Samsung Monte on Vodafone

The Samsung S5620 is the first Samsung Monte phone to be released, this latest model has now been launched on the Vodafone network after initially being released on Virgin Mobile and Orange in earlier this month. Since then the Samsung S5620 Monte has gone on to be picked up on O2 as well as being made available as a SIM Free phone and on the Pay As You Go scheme.

The Samsung Monte (pronounced ‘Monty’) is the very latest touch screen phone from the manufacturer who has opted for an attractive curved design to the exterior housing rather than the flat, squared designs of many current touch screen phones.

Available in both Silver on Black and Orange on Graphite colour schemes this new Samsung phone features a 3.2 mega pixel camera with smile detection, 3G support, WiFi and HSDPA for fast internet downloads but the main selling point of the Samsung Monte is its social networking integration with support for most websites.

The home screen can be personalised with shortcuts to your favourite social networking sites and widgets to your favourite applications, the main touch screen measures 3 inches and there is also a multimedia player and support for geo-tagging on your photos. 55au7700

The first of the colour schemes to be made available is the Black/Silver edition with the new Orange/Graphite being a Vodafone network exclusive handset for a limited time period, the silver and orange colours relate to strips of colour down the sides of the phone which look great in contrast to the darker black and graphite of the housing of the phone.

Samsung has been busy releasing new model this year with the Samsung Wave (also known as the Samsung S8500) breaking new ground with a ‘Super’ AMOLED display alongside the manufacturers new software platform; Bada.

Other models include the Samsung Galaxy Portal which is an Android powered device with a similar touch screen and camera specification as well as the Samsung Diva which is the manufacturers latest fashion phone.

Competition against the new Samsung Monte comes in the form of the LG Pop, Nokia 5800 and Nokia 5530 which all offer a similar sized touch screen experience. Keeping the same size screen but with a slightly better camera resolution is the Nokia X6, Sony Ericsson Vivaz, HTC HD Mini and HTC legend.

The Samsung Monte S5620 is also known as the Player Star 2 in other markets and is currently being backed by a substantial TV advertising campaign aimed at lovers of social networking, further networks are expected to pick up this latest model as well as the orange/graphite edition after its initial Vodafone exclusive period has ended.

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