Samsung announced the availability of its new handset under the name M5650 Lindy. On hearing the name we feel like a totally different phone. But on seeing the pictures of the new Samsung Lindy, you will realize that Lindy is nothing but Samsung Corby with feature modifications. We have seen similar implementation in Samsung Star with the launch of Star WiFi. Guys at the head office of Samsung electronics are confusing customers by launching several touch phones each month. It might be a game plan from Samsung to create a virtual increase their market share. But Samsung is pretty successful with their recent touch phones like Star and Corby, both touched several millions in global sales. The launch of WiFi enabled Corby as Samsung Lindy would accelerate their growth in entry level touch segment. Another change in Samsung Lindy is the availability of high speed 3G at HSDPA standard. The 2MP camera in Samsung Corby has seen an upgrade to 3.15 MP autofocus with video recording.
WiFi and 3G are nowadays a common feature in phones with price around 200-215USD. 3G is not available at all locations, but with WiFi its possible to access internet and make connections when required. Samsung M5650 Lindy with its price will be yet another affordable touch phone, similar to S3650 and S3650W. Its 3 mega pixel snapper is the same one as seen on Samsung S5230 star, Samsung S5230W star, LG KP500 Cookie* and LG GD510 Pop*.
Samsung M5650 Lindy :
Samsung Lindy specifications:
Lindy uses Smasung TouchWiz user interface. This user interface is very responsive in Lindy’s 2.8 inch capacitive touch screen. Dedicated music keys a new feature that is not available in Samsung Corby.
Other notable features of Smasung Lindy:
960 mAh battery, access to social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook etc., document viewer, music player, web browser, photo call, GPRS, EDGE and USB connectivity.
Samsung Lindy price in India and launch date :
The competitors of Samsung Lindy are 3G version of LG Cookie, Nokia 5230 Xpress music (GPS) , Nokia 5530 Xpress music(GPS) and Nokia 5235 music (GPS) phones. The advantage of Nokia phones is that there are lot of applications, smartphone features and availability of GPS at almost same price. As a promotional offer of the Portuguese telecom TMN, Smasung Lindy is now available for 221 US dollars in Portugal. But the price would be 236 US dollars when the promotion ends. So the approximate price of Smasung Lindy in India would be around 11000INR. There is no confirmation about the India launch date of the device. But we expect Lindy to hit Indian markets by January of 2010.