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Samsung launches dual SIM Galaxy Y Duos and Galaxy Y Pro Duos mobile phones

Consumer electronics giant Samsung has launched two new Android handsets into their Galaxy range of devices, the full touch screen Galaxy Y Duos and qwerty keyboard based Y Pro Duos - both with dual SIM capabilities.

Samsung's Galaxy Y Duos and Y Pro Duos are both based on similar phones already in the company's portfolio of devices, only without the twin SIM card feature set.

The new handsets can contain two different SIM cards at the same time, whilst being able to fully utilise them both with separate phone numbers and simultaneous use of mobile broadband.

These mobile phones are geared up for accepting a business and a personal SIM card, reducing the need to carry two mobile phones. Dual SIM card handsets are also a favorite of travellers, with the ability to use one card for local calls and another for international and long distance.

Samsung's Galaxy Y Duos arrives with a 3.14-inch 240x320 QVGA full touch screen, whilst powered by an 832MHz processor, with 4GB of internal storage and support for 32GB microSD cards, a 3 megapixel camera whilst running from Android ‘Gingerbread' 2.3 with the TouchWiz UI.

The Galaxy Y Pro Duos is the first dual SIM device from Samsung, with a full qwerty keyboard and a 2.6-inch LQVGA display plus the same camera, memory, OS and overlay as the other model.

Samsung's Galaxy Y Duos and Y Pro Duos will be rolled out to Europe, CIS, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, Middle East, Africa and China in the new year - whilst the Galaxy Y Duos arrives in Russia first, in January

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.