Not WP7: Today’s Other Highlights

Sure, we all know the big news about Windows Phone 7 and how Microsoft’s new mobile platform is going to shake the phone industry’s roots. But putting aside all the hype and hoopla, there are a few other important news highlights that are also worth talking about. Here’s a quick look at all the other news that are not WP7 related.

First up, Samsung has just unveiled a new smart phone, the Galaxy K. For now, the device is only available in Korea, but considering that this is the Android Galaxy handset series that we are talking about, a local release in the UK is quite likely. The only question now is when Samsung would actually take the time to bring the handset over.

Considering the initial specs of this handset, one could almost say that it is a Galaxy S Lite of sorts. The phone packs a 1GHz CPU, a 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen and of course, the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system. From the Samsung launch event, it has been shown that the Galaxy K is available in two colors: black and white variants.

Nokia is also launching a new handset, and this one is being done locally; a Symbian^3 smart phone, the Nokia C7. This little touch screen smart phone brings a 3.5 inch AMOLED display, an 8 mega pixel snapper and about 8 GB of internal memory. This will be the very first time we will all get to try out the Symbian^3 OS. Also, expect this little number to be slightly cheaper than the high end Nokia N8.

Lastly, going back to a little bit of Android news, it appears that Google is not entirely happy with how the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z have turned out. According to reports, the two high end Androids are getting a launch delay until the issues are resolved. Some believe that the delay is simply meant to move the launch away from the WP7 event.

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