Buy a Galaxy 551 Android phone in the Philippines
Yesterday, while at the mall, I accidentally found a new member of the Android mobile phones found in the Philippines — the Samsung Galaxy 551. This particular Android phone has a physical keyboard instead of just a touch screen keyboard which should potentially make it a popular choice since the people from the Philippines love to send text messages.
Another great thing about the Galaxy 551 Android phone is that it comes with version 2.2 (aka Froyo) of the Android mobile operating system. In a way it makes me sad because Samsung still hasn’t provided a Froyo update for my Samsung Spica which is actually a more powerful mobile phone in terms of speed and screen resolution.
The Samsung 551 Android phone has very decent specs. It comes with a 3.2-inch 240×400 touchscreen display. A 3.2 mega-pixel autofocus camera but no secondary camera. It has 3.5G (HSDPA) and wifi for connecting to the Internet. It’s equppied with a 600Mhz mobile processor, GPS and bluetooth to round up some of it’s specs. Another plus factor besides the physical keyboard is the FM radio with RDS support. The mobile phone shop is selling it at about 13,000+ which should bring it right in the midrange price point for Android phones in the Philippines.
Seeing that the Samsung Corby with Wifi is a very popular mobile phone among teens in the Philippines, this should provide a very great alternative that offers the power of having Android as the operating system. I wonder if Samsung would offer it to the Philippine mobile service providers the way the Corby is being marketed.
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.