Samsung R700 Touch Phone Makes Its Appearance at FCC

  Samsung R700
Details about an upcoming touchscreen phone have just been posted on the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) website. It looks like the Samsung SCH-R700 is a dual-band CDMA (850 / 1900MHz) handset with EVDO 3G technology, which suggests that it might debut at Verizon, Sprint or US Cellular.

Information about its specs is a little scarce at the moment, but it seems that the device lacks AWS, which takes MetroPCS and Cricket off the table, as these carriers are using AWS technology for their network coverage.

The pictures posted on FCC's website don’t make it clear if this is an entry-level Android smartphone or just a simple feature-phone. However, the button layout does not suggest that this device might run any mobile operating system.

Other features of the R700 that could be confirmed from the official pictures include: a camera without flash, touch screen, headset jack and dedicated camera button, as well as lock keys.

Specs that haven't been confirmed yet, but might make their way on the phone's data sheet include: Bluetooth, FM Radio, MP3 and video player and microSD card slot for memory expansion.

The user manual of the handset is dated February 2010, which means that Samsung R700 was in the pipeline for almost one year.

There's a slight chance that the unannounced Samsung R700 touch phone might hit the shelves just in time for the holidays.

This is mostly based on the fact that the Federal Communication Commission posted full photos with the handset, which is uncommon for a Samsung device.

Obviously, no information about its price has leaked yet, but the R700 shouldn't cost more than $50 with a contract. Some carriers might even offer it for free, if the device makes it for the holidays.

Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming Samsung R700 touch phone.

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By    30 Nov 2010, 11:10 GMT