Samsung Electronics New Zealand has unveiled the Samsung Galaxy 580, calling it a ‘smart, social media powerhouse’ based on the Android 2.1 platform.
The Samsung Galaxy 580 smartphone is internally known as "Galaxy I5800" and is the latest in Samsung’s portfolio of Android-powered devices and supports a full range of social networking capabilities.
Stefan Lecchi, head of the mobile communications business in New Zealand says the Samsung Galaxy 580 was designed to extend the brand’s portfolio of Android smart phones.
“The Galaxy 580 underlines Samsung’s commitment to offer a smartphone for every lifestyle. This device has a number of distinct benefits that can be tailored to suit users’ personal tastes.”
The Galaxy 580 features Samsung’s Social Hub, an integrated contacts list that links contacts from across social networks, enabling users to connect with friends across platforms and communicate seamlessly across networks.
Contact lists from sites including Facebook, MySpace and Twitter are accessible on one platform ensuring users can remain connected at all times. Social Hub also enables fans of social networking to view photos on their mobiles using the integrated media browser and seamlessly upload, manage and share photos from Twitter and Facebook and create a digital photo album while on the go.
“With Social Hub, it is now easier than ever to keep in-touch with friends, family and colleagues through email, texting, social networking, video conference, or simply making a call, says Mr Lecchi.
The Samsung Galaxy 580 delivers rich media experiences, with support for a full suite of Google mobile services, including Google Search with Search by voice, Google Maps, Gmail, Calendar, YouTube, Google Talk and Android Market. The Google mobile services are customised based on regional preferences and availability.
In addition, the Samsung Galaxy 580 includes a range of intelligent features and applications such as SWYPE. Rather than typing letters individually, users simply swipe their finger across the keyboard from letter to letter, making texting on a touch screen phone quicker and easier than conventional mobile phones.
It has a 3.2” WVGA TFT LCD (240X400), and a 3.0 megapixel digital camera with auto focus. Other connectivity options include Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0 (full-speed), and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n.
With 170MB of RAM the Samsung Galaxy 580 comes with a 1GB MicroSD included, with support to up to 32GB.
The Samsung Galaxy 580 is available on the Vodafone New Zealand network, supporting GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz and 3G (HSDPA 3.6 Mbps) 900/2100 MHz.