Samsung adds Galaxy Pro to its line-up

Samsung Electronics has announced an addition to its Galaxy smartphone lone in the form of the Galaxy Pro.

The phone runs Android 2.2 ‘Froyo’ on an 800MHz Samsung-built ARM chip, making it somewhat less than state-of-the-art. It sports dual-input control with touch-screen and CrackBerry-alike QWERTY keyboard.

Samsung is pushing the phones integrated Social Hub Premium, which it says gives one-touch access to emails, instant messages and social networking accounts

"The Social Hub Premium provides a simple way for our customers to stay in touch with their friends and colleagues – via work and personal emails, Facebook, Twitter and text messages," said Simon Stanford, managing director of Samsung Mobile UK and Ireland.

Samsung is pitching the phone at both business and social users. It runs the “Think Free” Office Document Editor, for viewing and editing MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on-the-move.

It has a 3.0 M, a 2.8-inch display with WiFi and Bluetooth capability, 512MB of internal storage plus a 2GB microSD, which can be boosted up to 32GB.

Samsung said the Galaxy Pro will be available during the second quarter in the UK market later followed by other European countries, Middle East, South East Asia and India.

Three will be offering the phone on its network and has just stuck a promo video on YouTube, embedded below: