Just when I thought the white smartphone craze had died down, Samsung says it plans to bring a pearly version of the Galaxy S II to Sprint for $199 on January 8.
Of course I should have known that milky-hued handsets are here to stay. First popularized by Apple's iPhone and then adopted by its Android competition, many of this winter's mobile devices sport a frosty skin. Motorola's Droid Razr and the Galaxy S II on T-Mobile are a few examples.
That's why it's natural Sammy will push a white model of the Samsung Galaxy S II, aka the Epic 4G Touch (a mouthful I know), to Sprint customers. It's a great product, which before the new Galaxy Nexus was the hottest piece of Android hardware available. The phone comes packed with high-end gear including a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, a beautiful 4.52 inch Super AMOLED screen, plus one of the best cameras currently offered by a handset.
The one drawback is it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread out of the box, but guess what? Samsung had said it would. It hasn't happened yet but I can dream, can't I?
All things equal, I like having a big selection of gadgets to choose from, though black or perhaps metallic silver is more my style. If it has a touch of pricier metal, all the better.