As much as some may loathe RIM and Blackberry, there’s no denying it’s still the platform of choice for the business world. Many strive to take the king down and provide enterprise-attractive alternatives (certain manufacturers who used to back Windows Mobile come to mind) and Samsung may be the next up to bat.
According to Korea Times, the Galaxy Q would see its primary market in America and would target the booming demand for phones that tailor to messaging and social networking buffs. Thus, the addition of a full QWERTY keypad accompanied by a full touchscreen makes the perfect balance for a wide range of needs.
“Galaxy Q _ based on the Android mobile platform _ will be all about providing simplicity in user experience, although it will still feature a full QWERTY keypad. The full touch-screen phone will also come with advanced social media features,” according to an industry source close to Samsung’s plans.
“The timing of the Galaxy Q launch hasn’t been fixed. Samsung still has things to negotiate with American carriers like AT&T and Verizon Wireless. However, the phone will be on American shelves by the end of year”
It makes sense that Samsung would target that crowd which – as of now – has been best approached by Verizon with their highly successful Motorola Droid. Even still, it’s not enough to knock Blackberry off its lucrative throne and Samsung’s hoping to change all that. Talk is good, but now it’s time to see if they can put those plans into motion and really take a shot.
For now, we’ll just have to focus on the here and now and ask ourselves the question: will Samsung be successful in their current mission of knocking Apple and their iPhone down a few notches? Thanks to the Samsung Captivate, they could very well be onto a great start.