Samsung announces the Galaxy Chat, an Android 4.0 phone with a QWERTY keyboard

Today, Samsung announced a new Android 4.0 phone with a QWERTY keyboard, the Samsung Galaxy Chat. The Samsung Galaxy Chat features a candy bar form factor with a QWERTY keyboard, just like the plethora of Blackberry devices currently in the market.

The Galaxy Chat runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s Nature UX. It features a small 3.0-inch capacitive touch display, 4GB of internal storage with microSD slot for an additional 32GB of storage, a 2-megapixel camera, a 1200mAh battery, and more. The phone is clearly a low to mid-entry phone that is clearly for those who prefer phones with QWERTY keyboards. Maybe Samsung hopes to snag some Blackberry users who are leaving for other platform as RIM slowly sinks.

The Samsung Galaxy Chat will first be available this July in Spain. It will then be gradually rolled out to other parts of Europe, Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia. Unfortunately, no pricing information was made available, but Samsung says that it will be priced competitively.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow