This also means that the device is headed for other markets in the near future. In fact, according to some sources, the device might just land in India by the end of this month. We do not have any information regarding the price at which the phone will retail in India though. However, it would be a nice competition to the HTC Magic which is currently the only Android based handset “officially” available in India.
Meanwhile, during the launch of the i7500 in Taiwan, HS Kim, general manager of Samsung Taiwan, predicted global sales of Android-based handsets are likely to reach 7.5 million units in 2009, up from 750,000 units shipped in 2008.
The launch of i7500 comes ahead of the iPhone 3GS by Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) which is scheduled to be launched by end August.