Looks like Samsung has been busy lately, this is the fourth phones this week they’ve announced and I have three of them sitting here right now… The other three were on T-Mobile this one is on US Cellular, not even sure if I can get US Cellular around here though.. Anyway the Acclaim is Samsungs’s first Android phone, and I’d like to check it out as I’ve become partial to Android now, but WinMo still holds a place near and dead to my heart I’m just waiting for the new WIn7 phones to come out before I make any real judgments.
Samsung today announced the availability of the Samsung Acclaim (SCH-r880). The Acclaim is equipped with a 3.2-inch touch screen, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and innovative 2.1 Android platform with Google mobile services.
The Android 2.1 Operating System provides access to built-in Google™ mobile services, including Google Search ™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and Google Talk™. Additionally, the Acclaim also gives users access to thousands of applications available in the Android Market™, including Google Goggles™ and Google Maps™ with navigation.
“We are excited to deliver this cutting-edge technology,” said Edward Perez, vice president of sales and marketing operations for U.S. Cellular. “Many of our customers lead busy lifestyles, and the Acclaim is the perfect device for multi-tasking while staying in touch with family and friends.”
The Acclaim’s slide-out QWERTY keyboard makes it easy for users to quickly send text and picture messages to their friends or post messages to their favorite social networking sites, including Facebook®, MySpace® and Twitter. The Acclaim will be pre-loaded for U.S. Cellular customers with applications such as My Contacts Backup, City ID, Tone Room Deluxe and Your Navigator Deluxe, U.S. Cellular’s free voice-prompted turn-by-turn navigation system.
Ideal for the consumer on-the-go, the Samsung Acclaim is equipped with stereo Bluetooth® capabilities for seamless hands-free communication and is compatible with Virtual Private Network (VPN) for easy access to company records and information. The Acclaim also offers advanced features to auto sync your e-mail and contacts while managing both personal e-mail and corporate e-mail through Microsoft Exchange.
The Samsung Acclaim’s brilliant, 3.2 inch touch screen display incorporates specially designed widgets that allow users to customize and personalize their phone, with instant access to their favorite functions. The 3.0 megapixel camera and camcorder on the Samsung Acclaim feature an LED Flash and Auto Focus and comes standard with a 4 GB microSD card included (supports up to 32GB of external memory) to instantly capture and store all your favorite moments.
Key features of the Samsung Acclaim include:
· 3.2 inch Touchscreen Display
· 3.0 Megapixel Camera/Camcorder with LED flash
· Android™ 2.1 (Eclair) Operating System
· One-Touch Access to Android Market™
· Google Mobile Services (Google Search™, Google Maps™, Google Talk™ and Gmail™)
· Memory Card Support: microSD™ Card (4GB included, supports up to 32GB)
· Support for Corporate and Personal Email
· Text, Picture and Video Messaging
· Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity), Bluetooth® and VPN (Virtual Private Network) Compatible
· Standard Rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
· Dimensions: 4.49” X 2.32” X .60”
· Weight: 4.59 Ounces
The Samsung Acclaim will be available July 9 for $99.95 after mail-in rebate at U.S. Cellular retail locations or at www.uscellular.com. Customers who purchase the Acclaim will receive a $20 gift card to use towards applications in the Android Market. For additional information about the Samsung Acclaim visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.