Galaxy S WiFi nullifies the monthly data issue

If you're looking for a second device you don't have to add to your monthly data bill, the Galaxy S WiFi was made with you in mind.

Samsung Galaxy WiFi 4.2
The Samsung Galaxy WiFi 4.2 is a different sort of "no contract" device. Samsung

BARCELONA, Spain--Samsung is back with another Wi-Fi-only device we like to refer to tongue-in-cheek as a Galaxy S phone without the phone . Indeed, the Galaxy S WiFi has most of the makings of a more entry-level Android smartphone, from the version 2.3 Gingerbread OS to the 4.2-inch WVGA screen (480x800-pixel resolution) and the 1GHz processor.

There's a 2-megapixel camera on the back and a VGA lens on the front, and all the usual Samsung apps and hubs. As long as the price is right, I could see this as a second device for parents to give their kids for casual gaming, e-mail, and free Wi-Fi calls.

Make sure you're keeping up on all the other great smartphones and tablets announced at Mobile World Congress.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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