updated 08:20 am EST, Thu January 29, 2009
Samsung Propel Pro Leak
AT&T will soon pick up a premium equivalent to the Samsung Propel that will serve as a full-fledged smartphone, BGR has discovered in a leak. The Propel Pro would switch from the feature-limited basic OS of the original to Windows Mobile 6.1 with according support for third-party apps. Samsung should appropriately give the slide-out QWERTY phone a black-and-chrome look and a more exotic optical joystick for control.
Very few other details have surfaced, though the Propel Pro should have 3G and a camera. Release information is similarly unclear, though the apparently complete state of the device with AT&T-branded firmware points to a relatively close release. While the US carrier often releases phones outside of major events, its next-closest major opportunity to launch the Propel Pro comes with the Mobile World Congress show in mid-February.