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Samsung debuts Galaxy Pro

Samsung introduces a new addition to its Galaxy series of Android smartphones. Meet the Galaxy Pro.

Samsung Galaxy Pro
Samsung Galaxy Pro Samsung

BlackBerry users looking to make the switch to Android might be interested in taking a look at Samsung's latest smartphone, the Galaxy Pro.

The Galaxy Pro, which was unveiled today, combines both a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.8-inch, 320x240-pixel touch screen in a slate design. It runs Android 2.2 with Samsung's TouchWiz user interface, so you have access to the various Samsung Hub services.

The smartphone also offers support for Microsoft Exchange, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, and mobile hot-spot capabilities. Despite having the word "pro" in its name, however, the handset is more of an entry-level to midrange device, as it uses an 800MHz processor and has a 3-megapixel camera.

The Galaxy Pro is expected to ship in the UK later this month (UK service provider Three is already onboard), while other European countries, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and India are expected to follow soon afterward. There's no word on pricing or U.S. availability yet, but the smartphone is a quad-band GSM/HSDPA device, so there is the possibility of buying it unlocked.

For more information, check CNET Asia's hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Pro for some first impressions.