Samsung Bringing Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 to US

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Back in September, Samsung announced its Galaxy S WiFi 3.6, a device that’s essentially a Galaxy S without its cellular modem. While we’re well used to seeing manufacturers offer tablets with this sort of configuration, it’s a bit of a rarity for sub-five-inch devices (especially since we haven’t seen a new iPod touch in years). We saw the handset make its international debut last fall, and now it’s been revealed that the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6 will be seeing US release, as well.

What good is aging Galaxy S hardware? Samsung sees the handset as a media player for people who don’t already own a smartphone. It’s far from state-of-the-art, but a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, and a 3.6-inch WVGA display still make for some very usable hardware, so long as you’re not interested in pushing it too hard.

The big question will be what Samsung wants to charge for the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6. While there aren’t many WiFi-only models this size to compete against, shoppers will also be looking at smartphones available from providers off-contract, and there are some pretty good deals out there. If Samsung aims low, maybe around $150, we could see there being some decent interest in the Galaxy S WiFi 3.6.

Source: Engadget

Via: Android Spin

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!