Samsung, Tata DoCoMo launch India's first Android phone

Tata DoCoMo , the GSM brand of Tata Teleservices, and Samsung Mobile have launched the first Android-powered Samsung mobile phone in India - Samsung Galaxy (I7500) - with in-built Google Mobile Services.

Samsung Galaxy is a smartphone featuring a 3.2-inch Amoled full touch-screen with 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and wifi connectivity, providing users access to Google Mobile services and full web browsing at excellent speeds.

''Tata DoCoMo is a young brand that recently rolled out GSM services across eight circles (so far),'' Deepak Gulati, president, Tata DOCOMO, said. ''This launch marks the beginning of Tata DoCoMo's relationship with Samsung. We will continue working together to launch more innovative mobile offerings for Indian consumers on the Tata DoCoMo platform,'' he added.

Announcing the launch, B D Park, director (telecom), Samsung India Electronics, said, ''This powerful device will allow consumers to fully experience all mobile-based Google applications on this phone.''

Samsung Galaxy (I7500) offers users access to the full suite of Google Mobile Services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google Talk and Android Market.

The integrated GPS receiver enables comprehensive use of Google Maps features, such as My Location, Google Latitude, local search and detailed route description.