May 9th, 2009

In every single video I’ve seen of the Samsung i7500 Android Phone the reviewer navigates to the “Settings > About Phone” area where they note that it is running Firmware version 1.5 – cupcake. Not at all interesting since this is common knowledge. But what IS interesting has previously gone unmentioned… note the “Model Number” listed above the Android OS version in the below screenshot (taken from this video):

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It reads “samsung_capella7200”. What? We’ve never heard about anything named the “Capella” and there has been no mention of an Android Phone with model number 7200? So what could it mean?

  • Is this the internal codename for the Samsung i7500 that they’re using on beta devices?
  • Is it the carrier-branded name for the i7500 that will launch in some market as the Samsung Capella 7200?
  • Is it a mistake?

It’s SOMETHING. But it could be something that amounts to nothing. In any case I thought it’d be interesting to point out, and of course, get feedback from our genius readers.

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