Samsung's staying true to its word back at MWC
in February, announcing that the Soul slider is now starting to become available in parts of Europe with distribution expanding through the remainder of this month and May. Initial targets for the "flagship" model (Samsung's wording, not ours) are France, the UK, and Germany, with "major European carriers" promised to throw their weight behind the launch. Power features on the Soul include a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with face detection and image stabilization, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, and an FM radio with RDS, but the most visually distinctive goody on the phone clearly has to be its OLED-powered 5-way nav rocker that changes function based on the phone's mode. What isn't
on the Soul's feature list is HSDPA 850 / 1900 (or even GSM 850, for that matter) -- so unless AT&T or T-Mobile want to foot the bill to bring a new version of this puppy stateside, its estimated asking price of €400 ($632 or so) might be better left in the average American's wallet.