Samsung S8500 becomes first Bluetooth 3.0 approved handset

There is nothing more satisfying than claiming to be the first at anything, and so far this week, Samsung must be pretty happy with itself. After announcing its plans to mass produce AMOLED touchscreens, the first to include built-in touch functions, Samsung’s S8500 will be the first consumer handset to feature Bluetooth 3.0. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, or SIG, has approved version 3.0 for the handset and also slipped out a few details on the phone.

The Bluetooth SIG says the S8500 is a “stylish phone reinforced with featurs,” but there really isn’t much we can see so far that wows us. It has a high-resolution 3.1″ OLED screen which has an anti-glare coating for high outdoor visibility. The quad-band GSM handset is also said to be compact and slim, but that could mean anything, and it will come in a variety of different colors. Exciting? Hardly, but these specs may not be final and we’ve yet to see what the device actually looks like.

[Bluetooth SIG via PhoneScoop]