A couple of days ago, some intriguing pictures emerged of a new Samsung handset. Equipped with a physical keyboard and apparently running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it was evidence to suggest that we’re not ready to say goodbye to our old friend QWERTY just yet.
Now, Samsung have confirmed the existence of the phone, and named it the Samsung Galaxy Chat. Aside from ICS and a keyboard, the entry level phone has a 3″ QVGA touchscreen (133ppi), 2MP camera, 4GB of onboard storage with a microSD slot and WiFi. It also features Samsung’s Quick Office, ChatON and S Planner apps.
The Galaxy Chat will clearly be aimed at the budget end of the market, and will certainly appeal to the still-substantial base of people who’d like to enjoy Android 4.0 with the firm, button-pressingness of a physical keyboard.
The Galaxy Chat will be coming out in Spain this month, and will slowly seep out across Europe and the rest of the world in due course. We’ll keep you updated on when it’s coming to these shores.