The line dividing phones from tablets is getting harder and harder to see. Some tablets make phone calls. Some phones have enormous screens (for a phone anyway). Dell sort of skirted the issue by not really putting the Dell Streak 5 inch doohickey into a box. It makes phone calls, but the company doesn’t really call it a phone. Now Samsung is entering the fray with the Samsung Infuse: an Android phone with a 4.5 inch display.
There are already plenty of 4.3 inch models on the market, so the Infuse screen isn’t really that much bigger than others. But Samsung is clearly pushing the boundaries of devices that fit easily in your pocket here.
The Infuse will have a 1.2GHz Samsung Humminbird processor, an AMOLED display and Google Android 2.2 operating system. It will have a front-facing 1.3MP camera and a rear-facing 8MP camera.
The “phone” will be available in the US from AT&T — and I suspect the large screen and fast processor could make some AT&T customers think twice about purchasing a 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet.