Samsung I5500 is a Corby that runs Android 2.1 Eclair?

18 May, 2010

We've seen Samsung Corby phones in a variety of shapes and sizes, but now rumor has it that a new member of the group - the Samsung I5500 Corby - will run Android and become the first Corby to earn a smartphone degree.

We don't know much about this new Corby, except that it recently got a Wi-Fi certification for the b/g/n protocols. It received FCC certification as well, so we're looking at 3G, Bluetooth and GPS for the Samsung I5500. The camera resolution is unknown, but it probably won't be more than 3MP.

The rumors add Android 2.1 Eclair and Corby branding to the mix and an expected price of 200 euro putting it at the low end of the price range for an Android phone.

We don't have a photo of the Samsung I5500 Corby yet - the photo on the left is a quick mockup. In-the-wild photos can't be far behind though.

Source (Site in Italian)


Reader comments

  • vjim
  • 20 May 2010
  • n%n

N97, N900, N8?? Maybe not brand new but you get the point... Nokia also announced enough phones for the coming period!

  • J
  • 19 May 2010
  • pWB

This phone rocks. It's the cheapest Android phone ever and gives everyone a possibility get an Android powered phone. Specs are good enough.

  • ulquiorra
  • 19 May 2010
  • 8QX

"I will never buy these garbage phones from Samsung (Corby) are just cheap plastic and cheap they almost all look the same they can not learn from their au eye nokia devices midrange nokia c5 (pure metal quality construction) and so on ... samsu...

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