Samsung i7500 Android phone coming to O2 next week?

We knew it was coming, and now whispers have it that we could be seeing Samsung's first Android phone –the Galaxy i7500 – as soon as next

Reg Hardware has had word from a number of staff at O2 stores that the handset is listed in the stock management system as arriving in stores next week.

Whether this proves to be true or not, we do know there isn't much longer to wait. An O2 spokewoman has confirmed the phone, which will be exclusive to the network, will launch "in the next few weeks".

A reason for this variance may be down to the rumours that the phone failed O2's "customer experience process" that all phones sold on the network have to go through before launch. If that is indeed the case, this may well have set the phone back a few weeks while the problem was rectified.

Whoever is right, we'd say you can expect another phone to add to the Android family before September is out, if not before.

Keep it locked to for a full review when we can get our hands on it, and be sure to check out our hands on video with Samsung's Jet phone while you're waiting.