According to the eXpansys staff blog, Samsung has at least three new handsets ready for release before mid-2009.
The Samsung B2100 is a ‘toughphone' with IP54 certification and a rubber casing for all you butterfingers. It's a followup to the Samsung Solid M110 with many of the same features, but minus its 3G connectivity, flash and pedometer.
There's also a Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional smartphone codenamed Louve that comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera, tilting screen and a widget-y interface sort of like those on one of last year's most powerful smartphones, the Samsung i900.
Finally, the Samsung Pivot (also a codename), a successor to the Samsung i780, and one of the first phones to run Microsoft's next-gen OS, WinMo 6.5. The i780 wasn't the sexiest of devices, but Pivot sounds pretty solid, with a 5-megapixel camera, QWERTY thumboard, plus your usual lineup of AGPS, Bluetooth and Wi-fi...
We're expecting all these to be formally announced with full specs and pricing at next month's Mobile World Congress, so keep an eye on our in-depth coverage.