Sunday, February 20, 2011

Samsung Tocco Icon with Social Messaging Fun

It is a well-known fact that affordability and features do not always coincide in the case of mobile phones. It is an age old problem that many manufacturers have tried to overcome, but ultimately have done nothing but fail. Samsung is probably the one manufacturer that came close to achieving it with its cheap phones that were running on the Bada operating system. However, even though it was quite feature rich, it was badly let down by the operating system. So, Samsung has gone back to the drawing board once again and has come up with the Samsung Tocco Icon. This phone is also known as the Samsung S5260 Star II.

The Samsung Tocco Icon will be coming with a 3.0 inch touch screen display that is probably going to challenge higher segment phones as well. This is because even though this is a budget phone, Samsung has managed to include the capacitive technology and many others into the screen. The result is that this is one feature rich screen that you just cannot take your eyes off. It is also massively helped by the resolution of 240 x 400 pixels. The phone will be using the Touchwiz user interface version 3.0 for the first time in a budget smartphone. The biggest problem that budget smartphones have been facing till date has been the internal memory.

Even though phones in this segment provide a number of features, they are sadly let down by the hopeless internal memory specification. It might also be the case with the Samsung Tocco Icon, but the saving grace of the phone has to be the 16 GB memory card support. This overcomes the problems that will come about with the 40 MB memory that is present internally. The massive amount of memory that you can create in the phone can be used to entertain you massively because the phone has a number of multimedia features that are the first for this segment. The chief amongst this will be the fantastic music player that is capable of playing all forms of audio formats that are being currently used today.

The camera in the phone is a 3.15 megapixel unit and it can record videos at QVGA resolution. The videos will be recorded at the rate of 15 frames per second by the camera, which is certainly good enough for a phone in this price range. The user friendliness of the phone is enhanced by the fact that it will be having a number of connectivity options. In fact, the connectivity options in this phone are one of the latest. For an example, the Bluetooth option in the phone is the latest version 3.0, whereas the competitors of the Samsung Tocco Icon will be using the version 2.0. Such is the forward thinking nature of the Samsung Tocco Icon that it is extremely appealing to the users. The phone will be coming with a 1000 mAh battery that will be providing excellent battery life.