Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy Gio smartphone, which comes in a stylish, ergonomic design. Its fashionable look is just the beginning; the Gio smartphone packs in a huge mobile performance, featuring the Gingerbread operating system.

Everything from navigation to downloading and Web browsing is faster and easier. New features include the Social Hub, which keeps all social networking services (SNS) and messaging in the one spot, and the Android Market, which ensures that all users' entertainment and communication is at their fingertips.
The polished design of this mobile gives it a timeless look. The Gio satisfies design aesthetics while also being ergonomically compact for easy portability and comfortable usage. The 3.2” HVGA display is ideal for viewing video and browsing photos.
Enjoy the speed and rich performance of this smartphone. Users will no longer have to wait for movies to load or applications to start – everything works quickly and is hassle-free. WiFi provides faster Web browsing with wider coverage than before, and the HSDPA 7.2Mbps downloads large files quickly.
A one-stop centre for all user messaging, the Social Hub offers a quick status check of all messages across various platforms, including e-mail, instant messaging, social networking and SMS.
Users won’t have to view different calendars to get their schedule. Various online calendars, including Facebook Events, are integrated onto one easy-to-check calendar.
Thanks to the Hybrid widgets, users won’t have to look up two separate widgets to check the time and the weather. There is a widget to monitor data usage, so users' phone bills won’t get too out of control.
With access to the mobile’s many features, users will also enjoy fun and entertainment around the clock. Everything from Google Mobile Services to over 200 000 applications from the Android Market is available.
“We are excited to be able to offer the Samsung Galaxy Gio to the South African consumer – as it not only diversifies our mobile range, but also ensures that we are offering a wider audience the opportunity to experience Samsung Android technology – testament that Samsung has a smartphone for every need and budget,” says Paulo Ferreira, head of product and software solutions at Samsung.