A trio of images have surfaced online that show Samsung is working on a portrait-style QWERTY handset running Android.
Borrowing a bit from the form factor of the long-forgotten
However, that isn't the target demographic for a phone like this. Much like the
A Sprint logo is clearly visible at the top of the device, indicating that it's most likely ready for mass production. With Mobile World Congress and CTIA on the horizon, I would expect to hear more about this phone in short order.
Perhaps there's something unique enough in this phone to be considered an "industry first." Sprint has anwhere it plans to show us that the "impossible is possible." Okay, so maybe I'm reaching here.
I'm actually somewhat surprised that it has taken so long for a second manufacturer to come out with this design. As Android adoption, RIM has seen its share of the market dip over the last year. A few more handsets with this form factor should draw away additional users comfortable with a candy-bar-style smartphone.