One of Samsung's expected smartphone releases may be in trouble with some observers, including the Unwired website, believing that the design has, in fact, been cancelled.
The handset, known as the M8000, was the subject of development rumours along with the Jet and Omnia phones. In fact, all three phones were grouped together under the same codename, the 'Cubic' line of products. The M8000 was to run under the Symbian operating system and offer a full touchscreen. In fact, the Samsung handset was reported to be based on the S60 version 5 edition, along with a screen packing in 640×360 pixels and a standard S60 Webkit browser. Also, since it was part of the same Cubic family, other specifications would have made familiar reading, such as the fast 800 MHz Samsung CPU.
However, reports are now circulating that Samsung has decided to cancel the Cubic project and not release any more high specification Symbian phones.
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