Samsung Behold II Brings Even More Android To T-Mobile USA

If AT&T is your home for the iPhone, Sprint is your home for webOS devices and Verizon is your home for the Motorola Droid, we guess T-Mobile USA is the home for all other Android phones. Ever since the G1 launched on the carrier last year, it seems like a never-ending flow of Android handsets have found their way onto America's second-largest GSM operator.

The next handset in line for deployment is the Samsung Behold II, which bills itself as a "multimedia powerhouse." The phone features a full 3.2" touch-screen OLED panel, integrated Wi-Fi, support for T-Mobile's 3G network, a 5MP camera (with autofocus, zoom, flash, five shooting modes and video capabilities) and Samsung's own cube menu also provides quick access to six top multimedia features: music, photos, videos, the Web, YouTube™ and Amazon MP3 for music downloads.

That UI goes by the name of TouchWiz, and this certainly won't be the first phone to sport it. TouchWiz gives users the ability to customize their phones by providing access to commonly used features and applications, and it also offers three different home screens to organize multiple workspaces with favorite widgets and application shortcuts. With Google's own OS onboard, it's no surprise to find Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube and Google Talk on hand, and of course the App Market will be front and center. There's also support for personal e-mail and corporate e-mail with Exchange ActiveSync, as well as instant messaging, and text, picture and video messaging. A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and visual voicemail round things up, and if the 2GB microSD card isn't large enough for you, you can always spring for a larger one.

The Samsung Behold II will be available nationwide at T-Mobile retail stores, select authorized dealers and online at beginning Nov. 18, 2009 (that's tomorrow!), though pricing is not yet announced.