All week reviewing the Samsung Brightside, I've had that Killers song, "Mr. Brightside," running through my head. It's a great soundtrack to review by, but I hate to say it: the phone just doesn't deserve it.
The Brightside is a feature phone, which isn't a crime in itself. Conceptually, feature phones satisfy the need of bringing functionality like e-mail and a larger-than-flip-phone screen to the segment of people who don't want to or can't afford to pay a monthly recurring data fee.
Samsung Brightside from Verizon
So where did it go wrong? Well, if the mediocre camera and slow-as-slugs processor don't cool you on it, how about the fact that for the same price or less, you can find much more advanced smartphones?