Samsung Behold II Hits T-Mobile, Pairs Android with TouchWiz Interface

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Wow, another T-Mobile Android phone (Sprint's HTC Hero is the only Android-handset on another carrier). The Behold II has a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera, and TouchWiz UI (now with 3D cube menu for quick access to multimedia).


Those multimedia features include music, photos, videos, the Web, YouTube, and Amazon MP3 for music downloads. The phone's other key specs include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, microSD card expandable memory (up to 16GB), and support for Google services and Exchange ActiveSync.

With a completely new OS compared to the original Behold (and even the upgraded Memoir), it's kind of strange that Samsung kept the Behold name. Especially when it resembles the Android powered Samsung Galaxy. Still, there you have it. T-Mobile hasn't gone into pricing, but did say the Behold II would arrive "before the start of the holidays."


ARG!! Okay, so originally I wanted the MyTouch 3G, but then I realize T-Mo doesn't have as good coverage as AT&T, who I'm leaving because my iPhone is a very pretty useless device. Then I fall in love with the Sprint HTC Hero, but the hardware on this Samsung Behold II is better, and I LOVE Samsung hardware in general... but why does it have to go to T-Mo?

Should I wait for an even better Sprint or Verizon Android phone to come out, or should I stick with the Hero? Decisions decisions!!!