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Entry level NFC Smartphone from Samsung
August 3rd, 2011 by Dipak Sarda

Samsung Player City

Samsung is all set to come up with another entry level smartphone, the new Player City by adding Near Field Communication (NFC) feature to it. The handset is however not based on Bada, Windows Phone or Android OS.

The Player City smartphone which is already put for preorder at Expansys is powered by the MIDP 2.1 platform with a Dolphin browser, TouchWiz 3.0. However, the release date and the pricing details are yet to be revealed.

You can grab the Player City NFC in either black or white. The device which resembles the Samsung Galaxy Ace sports a 3-inch 240×400 pixel capacitive touchscreen, onboard storage of 30MB which is expandable up to 16GB using a microSD card support. It also features Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, NFC as well as a 3.2MP camera with QVGA video recording.

The smartphone also comes with Social Hub so as to integrate feeds from instant messaging services, Facebook, Twitter, MMS/SMS and Myspace.

Samsung is yet to announce the device officially in the UK. However, the handset has already hit the store shelves in France in June 2011. Samsung is geared up to add NFC capabilities to entry level handsets. Samsung Galaxy S2 is the latest phone from Samsung to come with NFC.


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