MWC 2011 - Rollin' with Motorola, Samsung & Huawei

MWC 2011 - Samsung

It is of little surprise that we found the Samsung booth at MWC  literally littered with the Samsung GALAXY S II, a refreshed and updated version of its flagship Android phone, the GALAXY S - check out our coverage on the GALAXY II and the GALAXY Tab 10.1 here. The rest of the newer phones in the GALAXY family like Ace, Fit, Gio and Mini also made appearances here along with the Nexus S (of which needs no introduction - for an extensive review on the device, check out our article here). But for now, we take a quick look at both Samsung GALAXY WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 which were both officially announced on the 15th.

It is clear that the Samsung GALAXY S II takes center stage at the Samsung booth.

Don't be mistaken, the Android 2.2 Samsung GALAXY WiFi series are not smartphones - like its namesake, they only come with WiFi capabilities, which means no mobile network or 3G connectivity. Yes, think of the WiFi gadgets as the Android equivalent of the iPod Touch - PMPs with smartphone capabilities. The WiFi 4.0 and 5.0 are almost identical in specifications, with a few differences. Take for example, the 4.0 comes with a smaller 4.0-inch SLCD screen while the 5.0 comes with a bigger 5.0-inch TFT screen, so it boils down to whether you prefer a better viewing experience over size or vice versa. If you are looking to get one with more internal capacity, the 4.0 might tickle your fancy as it comes in 8 / 16 / 32GB variations as compared to 5.0's 8 / 16 GB choices (both also allow up to 32GB for microSD cards).

Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 4.0 (left) and Samsung GALAXY S WiFi 5.0 (right). Both are possible to be upgraded to 2.3 Gingerbread at commercial launch according to the official press release.

Some of the mobile accessories available for sale at the Samsung booth. We spotted phone and tablet covers as well as the official Samsung Galaxy Tab accessories like Vehicle Dock Kit and Keyboard Dock.

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