October 13, 2011 | by Charles West
Well, it looks like Canadian based Solo Mobile has finally joined the Android party, the carrier is launching its first ever Android handset dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Gio. This without a doubt maybe Solo’s best mobile device in its lineup, it may not be a powerhouse of a phone, but for a low-cost carrier it’s kind of a big deal. Solo will be joining its other Canadian brethren Bell and SaskTel — all carriers offer the Gio.
Now lets get to the specs, the Galaxy Gio will sport these features below:
- 3.2-inch touchscreen (480 x 320 resolution)
- 800 Mhz processor
- 3.2MP camera with video recording
- HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth
- 3.5mm headset jack
- 2GB memory card pre-installed
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Solo Mobile is selling the Galaxy Gio for $49.99 on contract, or $249.99 without contract. Interested customers can buy the smartphone online here. When it comes to offering premium Android devices this carrier is light years away from Canada’s top notch destination, Rogers. But kudos to Solo Mobile for at least getting the ball rolling.
Speaking of Canada’s powerhouse carrier, Rogers not too long ago announced that it will offer the only two 3D Android phones of which everyone is familiar with, the LG Optimus 3D and the HTC EVO 3D which became Rogers exclusives in Canada this past Summer. This was a clever move by Rogers, especially since U.S. customers interested in a 3D device has to choose between Sprint (HTC EVO 3D) and AT&T (Optimus 3D as the Thrill 4G). I don’t live in Canada but I’d say other carriers North of the border should follow suit.