Enterprise Mobility: Android Smartphones Look to Dominate 2009 Holiday Shopping Season

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2009-10-09
 
 
 

Android Smartphones Look to Dominate 2009 Holiday Shopping Season

by Michelle Maisto

Android Smartphones Look to Dominate 2009 Holiday Shopping Season

T-Mobile Tap

No keyboard here, the T-Mobile Tap is a touchscreen phone with a focus on Web browsing and socializing. It support email, SMS, MMS and IM, and comes with GPS, Bluetooth and a 2-megapixel camera. Users can choose between berry and midnight blue finishes.

T-Mobile Tap

Nokia 3711

The Nokia 3711, which will arrive late-October-ish on the T-Mobile network in a shade called sable, is an economy-friendly feature phone with 3G Web browsing, built-in GPS, support for email and IM, a 2-megapixel camera with video and Bluetooth.

Nokia 3711

myTouch 3G Fender

A limited edition of the myTouch, the 3G Fender phone has a guitar-inspired wood-grain finish and comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and video and audio clips from musicians T-Mobile calls "iconic."

myTouch 3G Fender

Fender

The myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition will arrive "later this year" for a price that's still to be determined. It offers all the features of the standard myTouch, along with a 16GB microSD card.

Fender

Motorola Cliq

The Motorola Cliq, which slides to reveal a full keyboard, will be part of T-Mobiles holiday lineup, arriving in the fourth quarter. It runs the Android OS and features MotoBlur, a social-butterly technology that culls and syncs contact information from various applications.

Motorola Cliq

BlackBerry Curve 8520

On Oct. 7, T-Mobile introduced a wintery version of the BlackBerry Curve 8520 in a shade it calls Frost.

BlackBerry Curve 8520

Samsung Behold II

Rounding out T-Mobiles holiday offerings is the Android-running Samsung Behold II, which features a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, Samsungs TouchWiz interface and a new cube menu that offers quick access to six favorite apps. A 5-megapixel camera and 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity are also on board.

Samsung Behold II

Samsung Moment

On Nov. 1, Sprint will begin selling the Samsung Moment. It will by then be Sprints second Android smartphone and feature a 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, visual voicemail, e-mail support, easy access to the Android Market and built-in Google services such as Gmail, YouTube and Google Search.

Samsung Moment

Samsung Moment

The Moment will retail for $179.99 with a two-year contract, after a $100 mail-in rebate and a $50 instant rebate.

Samsung Moment

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