Samsung has announced an expansion of its popular Galaxy smartphone range with the inclusion of business-oriented Qwerty devices as the firm looks to break into the enterprise market.
The Korean manufacturer is to introduce four tiers into the Galaxy range in an attempt to meet the needs of everyone from professionals to casual users.
The Galaxy R, Galaxy W, Galaxy M and Galaxy Y will join the existing Galaxy S range, which the firm claims has sold 10 million units worldwide.
Four devices have been announced, including the Galaxy M Pro, which Samsung is touting as a handset for "young and social professionals". The high-end specifications will pit the smartphone against RIM's flagship BlackBerry Bold 9900.
The Galaxy M Pro features a 2.66in touch screen with a resolution of 480x320 powered by a 1GHz processor. The handset comes with a full Qwerty keyboard and optical trackpad, as well as front- and rear-facing cameras.
The 108g handset also includes Exchange Active Sync, Sybase Afaria, Cisco Mobile and Cisco WebEx functionality out of the box.
Additionally, Samsung will launch the Galaxy W with a 3.7in touch-screen display and 1.4GHz processor.
Meanwhile, the entry level Galaxy Y targets younger buyers and those on a budget. The smartphone features a 832MHz processor and Swype functionality, and will be available in a range of colours. The Galaxy Y Pro also has a Qwerty keyboard, and is designed for business users on a budget.
All the new models are set to run the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, although there is no word on release dates and prices at this stage.
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