Rogers to launch the QWERTY-packing Samsung Galaxy S Glide soon
If you thought that the Samsung Galaxy S II all but obsoleted any future trace of the Galaxy S name (without the “II”) from the market, think again. In Canada, Rogers is getting ready to launch (what else?) a new Android-powered smartphone called, wait for it, the Samsung Galaxy S Glide.
Galaxy S branding aside (people really must like that “S”), the ‘Glide’ in that name isn’t there by accident. See, this will be the first Galaxy S since Sprint’s Epic 4G to sport a side-sliding full physical QWERTY keyboard.
The Samsung Galaxy S Glide will come with a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (possibly the same unit that’s in the Galaxy S II), an 8 MP rear camera, a secondary front-facing camera, and it will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Unfortunately no solid details on either pricing or the release date have been uncovered yet, but the Galaxy S Glide will be on the market in time for the holiday shopping season.
So if you were looking at the Galaxy S II for its specs but wanted a physical QWERTY too, soon you’ll have something to actually consider buying. At least if you’re a Rogers fan.