Sharp was the first in the market to introduce a clamshell Android handset with the Sharp Aquos 007SH, and while we’re not sure if there’s a raging demand for clamshell Android devices, Samsung is looking to try their hand at a clamshell Android smartphone of their own with the SCH-W999, which is the successor to last year’s SCH-W899.
The device will allow the user to choose to use it as a full touch screen phone, or flip it open to use it as a regular clamshell phone. Specs of the device remain largely unknown at this point, but what is know is that it will sport two WVGA OLED displays at 800×480 resolution and will be powered by an unknown version of Android, although it’s not hard to imagine there’s a good chance it will run on Gingerbread 2.3.
No word on when it will be released or how much it will cost, but for those living outside of China, it looks like you’re out of luck as it appears that the Samsung SCH-W999, much like its predecessor, will be targeted at the China market, although we’ll have to wonder exactly how many people out there actually want a clamshell Android smartphone to begin with.
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