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Samsung Galaxy Pro, Galaxy Mini Available On Three Network

Three has announced that it will be selling the new Samsung Galaxy Pro smartphone in April, together with the Samsung Galaxy Mini; they have yet to confirm whether the Galaxy S II will also be released soon.

The Galaxy Pro comes with a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen and a full QWERTY keyboard and will remind many Blackberry users of their old favourites.

It runs on Android Froyo (v2.2.1) and can be turned into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot "at a touch of a button" according to the press release, which may hint to the presence of a dedicated hotspot button.

The device also comes with Samsung's "premium" social hub for free, one which allows - like so many of competing user interfaces - to manage the customers social lives in one central place.

Other features of the Galaxy Pro include an 800MHz processor - possibly one of Samsung's own - a 3-megapixel camera with AF but no flash, 2GB microSD card with the option to swap it for a 32GB one, Wi-Fi, 3G and a thickness of only 11mm.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Mini, it is a smaller version of the popular Galaxy S. It has a QVGA 3.14-inch capacitive touchscreen, a 600MHz processor, a 3-megapixel camera without flash, runs on Froyo 2.2.1 and has a thickness of 12mm.

In other words, it is just like the Galaxy Mini without the keyboard and the price tag. However, it will face some tough competion at the lower end of the market from LG, ZTE and HTC.