Behold: Samsung, T-Mobile Have New Android Phone


T-Mobile and Samsung on Sunday confirmed plans for T-Mobile's fourth smartphone based on Google's Android operating system, the Samsung Behold II.

Neither T-Mobile nor Samsung confirmed pricing for the Behold II and didn't confirm a launch date beyond saying that it would arrive before the end of the year.

The Behold II will be Samsung's first Android-based phone to hit the U.S. It joins other Android-powered T-Mobile phones like the T-Mobile G1 and the T-Mobile MyTouch 3G, both from HTC, and also Motorola's Cliq, which goes on sale in the U.S. Nov. 2.

Behold II will include Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, a 5-megapixel camera with video capture, Wi-Fi capability and as much as 16 GB of expandable memory through a microSD slot. It also has a 3.2-inch AMOLED touch display and, notably, sports Samsung's TouchWiz UI and 3-D cube menu.

The Behold II also comes with built-in Google services like Gmail, Google Talk and YouTube, plus access to the Android Market for purchasing third-party apps.

"T-Mobile continues to expand our lineup of Android-powered phones in time for the holiday season with the addition of the Samsung Behold II," said Travis Warren, director of product marketing for T-Mobile USA, in a statement. "The premium screen and quality camera coupled with Samsung's innovative cube menu makes the Behold II a multimedia powerhouse that's made even stronger by T-Mobile's high-speed 3G network."