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Samsung May Be Behind Bigfoot's Tracks As It Stomps Over To T-Mobile

Last month, T-Mobile announced that it would be introducing its second Android-based handset "really soon." The implication was by the end of June or early July. We know that HTC is holding a special event in London June 24, but new reports suggest that Samsung's "Bigfoot" device may be the Android handset T-Mobile is getting ready to launch.

Last month, T-Mobile announced that it would be introducing its second Android-based handset "really soon." The implication was by the end of June or early July. We know that HTC is holding a special event in London June 24, but new reports suggest that Samsung's "Bigfoot" device may be the Android handset T-Mobile is getting ready to launch.Silly codenames aside, there have been all sorts of reports about new Android handsets from just about every hardware maker under the sun. Most phone-making members of the Open Handset Alliance have committed to bringing an Android-powered device to market at some point, including Acer, Garmin-Asus, Motorola, Samsung and others.

Samsung announced the i7500 in April. If you thought the i7500 and the Bigfoot were one and the same, you'd be mistaken. An informant has sent purported shots of a new Samsung handset headed to T-Mobile. The handset in question will run Android and carry some pretty cool specs.

Boy Genius reports, "We've been told it will rock a 3 megapixel camera, be a UMTS/HSDPA device, and sport a 3.0-inch capacitive AMOLED touch screen display. We'd guess it will have integrated GPS and Wi-Fi, but that's just us talking."

The phone (pictured here) has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and black-and-green coloration.

With the Pre, N97, iPhone 3GS, and HTC Snap definitely on the map for June releases, events such as those planned by HTC on June 24 make for an exciting month in the smartphone industry.

T-Mobile and Bigfoot? OK. If The Boy Genius says so.

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