Telstra Next G latest Android – Samsung Galaxy Ace

It seems like Samsung and Telstra are really shaking things up in Australia with Samsung’s Galaxy line. Over the last year, the Galaxy family expanded from the Samsung Galaxy tablets 7 and 10-inches, to the Galaxy S smartphone to the Galaxy S2 coming up next week.
Telstra has just signed an exclusive agreement with Samsung to distribute the new Samsung Galaxy Ace smartphone on its Next G network.

“Building on the success of the Galaxy range, the Samsung Galaxy Ace offers a unique take on the Android smartphone experience, combining performance and functionality in a sleek design,” said Tyler McGee, vice president of telecommunications at Samsung Australia. “We are excited to be partnering with Telstra to launch the Galaxy Ace and provide customers with the latest in Samsung smartphone design and innovation”.

Samsung-Galaxy-Ace Telstra Next G

Unlike the other Galaxy products, this one is more of a lower end device. Nonetheless, this Android device will run Android 2.2 Froyo, on a 3.5-inch touchscreen. Powered by an 800MHz processor, the Galaxy Ace will have only 158MB of internal storage expandable with microSD to 32GB. You can capture your precious moment with the 5 megapixel camera while listening to FM radio on your handset.

Software wise, the Samsung Galaxy Ace comes with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI overlay and the popular Swype keyboard allowing you to draw your fingers over the letter you want to type. The Samsung Galaxy Ace also includes a pre-loaded Navigon GPS turn-by-turn navigation application.

The Samsung Galaxy Ace is available right now with or without a plan. For the smartphone itself with no plan, it will cost you $528. It will cost you nothing with the 2 year Telstra Freedom Connect plan for $59 a month, which includes $550 worth of calls, unlimited text messages in Australia and 1.5Gb of data.

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