This almost reads like one of those rumors that would soon be defunct but this is not a rumor; Samsung is offering Apple’s Safari browser on one of its new phones. It will be first available in August to Europe and to other areas with GSM service at a later time.
The L870 S60 phone is a slider style that is only 13.5mm thick and according to Samsung has a "minimilistic" keypad that "is deliberately designed to provide enough spaces between each keys to provide convenience."
Other features include the Symbian 9.3 operating system with a choice of three themes, a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 3 megapixel camera, FM radio tuner and BlueTooth support.
But, the most interesting feature of the phone is that it has Apple’s mobile Safari browser installed and it’s not a hacked version or webkit deal, it’s the real thing. The Safari browser is quite possibly the best mobile browser there is but you’ll never convince me that it is going to be good on anything but the iPhone/iPod Touch.
I suppose time will tell if the browser is any good on Samsung’s offering but if you want the real experience just buy an iPhone. There’s no word on pricing but based on its features and design, I expect it to be in iPhone price territory but that’s just a guess on my part.