Cynthia Mae Pang DM'd us this Twitter message earlier:
"TP, is it true that there will be a Samsung Corby phone with QWERTY slide-out keypad and Wifi & 3G support that will come out in January 2010 ? I want to buy a touchscreen Corby phone ASAP with my 'napamaskuhan' but hearing about this Wifi Corby made me hold back on the purchase. Please shed some light on this. Thanks!"
YES, there will be a Corby model that will be released in January 2010 that will feature touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keypad, Wifi, HSDPA & 3G support. The name of that model is Samsung Corby PRO B5310 :
Corby PRO will run for around Php 11,990 at authorized Samsung retail stores across the archipelago. Here are the specs of the phone:
2.8” QVGA Full touch-screen
Slide-out QWERTY keypad
3.5mm earphone jack
3.2mp camera with 2x zoom
Expandable memory via microSD (up to 16GB)
HSDPA 7.2mbps technology
Read more about Samsung Corby PRO B5310 HERE ( with demo video ).
IMO, it's a nice phone. Definitely worth the wait, if you ask me.