Samsung Behold II for T-Mobile USA runs Android
Today Samsung and T-Mobile USA launched the SGH-T939 Behold II, the first Android device from Samsung to hit the U.S. market. The Behold II features a sweet looking 3.2-inch AMOLED display, and I am guessing that it has to be the same HVGA unit that is found on the Galaxy.
Of course the device supports T-Mobile’s 3G network and WiFi. It is also of no surprise that the Behold II features Samsung’s widget-based TouchWiz user interface and its 3D cube multimedia menu. I’m none too excited about that cube menu, however, since it was utterly useless on the Samsung Jet that I reviewed earlier this year for MobileBurn.com.
The Behold II features the standard 3 homescreen panels found on most Android smartphones. The phone comes with a suite of Google apps that include Maps, YouTube, Gmail, and Search. Samsung has also included Microsoft Exchange support on the device, as well. An IM client is pre-loaded, and it will probably support Yahoo!, MSN, and AIM, since that is pretty standard for T-Mobile.
Lastly, we know that the Behold II features a 5.0 megaixel autofocus camera and supports microSD memory cards as large as 16GB in capacity.
Samsung has told me that the phone will be available in time for the holiday shopping season later this quarter. No word on pricing yet, but I’m going to guess that it will be in the same US$199.99 range as the Motorola CLIQ.
Small gallery after the jump.