Samsung Galaxy 5 for the socialite

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PETALING JAYA: If you fancy yourself a social butterfly, then chances are you will love Samsung’s Galaxy 5, which the company says is dedicated to connecting users to their social world.

The Android-powered phone offers integrated communication such as e-mail, text messages, contacts and social networking feeds, all in one screen.

The Galaxy 5 is equipped with the TouchWiz 3.0 user interface (UI) and also has the Swype feature for faster and easier text input using the touchscreen.

Additionally if you have something to say but don’t know whether it should be done on Facebook or Twitter, don’t fret. The Galaxy 5 allows you to first write the text before deciding the best way to share it.

You will have the option to turn the text into a Facebook status update, a tweet, or a personalised note to a friend via SMS or e-mail.

The Galaxy 5 also comes with the Layar Reality Browser, which allows users to access augmented reality content by holding up the phone to a point of interest like a popular landmark. They can then pull up a menu for more information or reviews about that place.

The phone is also equipped with Google Maps, so users don’t have to worry about getting lost when trying to find a place to meet up with friends.

Additionally the Galaxy 5 comes with Samsung AllShare which allows you to play videos, photos, and music across a full range of DLNA-certified (Digital Living Network Alliance) Samsung devices, including notebooks and TVs.

The technology makes it easier for users to seamlessly share videos, without the hassle of connecting cables. Samsung said the Galaxy 5 can even be used as a remote control for your Samsung TV or used to play videogames on a laptop.

The Galaxy 5 is available now at a recommended retail price of RM699. – THAM MUN YEE

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