It's not actually running
anything approximating Bada
, but Samsung's new M3710 has at least one feature that'll apparently become a staple of Bada-powered phones: a built-in Games Store that serves up Java-based apps. That's the word from omniscient industry pundit Eldar Murtazin, anyhow, who also pegs the M3710 as the Corby Beat -- a logical extension to the already-bulging Corby
line, we suppose, given the similarity in appearance to some of the existing models and the presence of dedicated music keys along the bottom. As specs go, this sucker's got a 2.8-inch QVGA display, 3 megapixel camera, and WiFi; if you're noticing a striking similarity to the M5650 Lindy
, that's because this seems to be exactly the same thing save for a lack of 3G and video call capability. firstname.lastname@example.org
pegs it for a February launch for around 9,000 rubles ($304) SIM free, and realistically, odds are good you can eventually expect it in most of the same countries other Corby phones have hit so far.