The latest phone to come out of the Galaxy lineup of Samsung’s mobile handsets is the Galaxy Pro. Its vertical (not horizontal) QWERTY keypad design gives it a strong resemblance to RIM’s BlackBerry phones. However, as is the case with all the Galaxy phones, the Galaxy Pro runs on an Android platform. The Pro is being looked upon as another strong alternative for the monopoly of RIM in the business phone market as users have finally started looking outside the BlackBerry universe for the next generation of more efficient business phones.
Android has been going from strength to strength since being introduced in 2008 and has made its position quite strong in the mobile consumer market. In fact Android has just recently been announced as the most used mobile platform in the US, overthrowing RIM from the top of the charts in the process. Samsung is attempting to plant a firm foot in the emerging business phone market which is based on Android. It offers the users many features that are markedly different from the other mobile phones which come in the Galaxy range, for an example, the shape and form of the phone which is not a slider or a flip but has a distinct solid vertical QWERTY shape with a dual lettered number button interface which is more in the line with a BlackBerry. The phone combines a 2.8 inch touchscreen with a 3 inch autofocus camera and an 800 MHz processor.
The installed software and applications on the phone aim at connecting better with the business customers. One app which deserves particular mention here is the Social Hub Premium, which is a tie-up of most popular social networks and integrates them in one. It is a very handy resource to toggle between different social networks, business or personal, under one umbrella while also organizing the large number of messages emanating from these in an efficient and seamless manner