Samsung Captivate Glide thumbs-on review: Keyboard bummer

A slider smartphone with a tabletop QWERTY? Bummer, dude. Thankfully the rest of the phone performs well and the price doesn't hold you at gunpoint.

Samsung Captivate Glide
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AT&T's Samsung Captivate Glide is one of the carrier's two new Android-toting slider phones (the other is the Samsung DoubleTime.)

The Captivate Glide looks and feels like a member of the Samsung Galaxy S II pack, albeit a lesser model, with slightly more modest specs. There are still 4G speeds to be had with the HSPA+ network, and a dual core processor running the show with Android Gingerbread. However, there are also a couple of design flaws I had a hard time looking past, like the weak link of the keyboard, a bad Achilles heel to have if the keyboard forms your entire sliding form factor.

Still, if flat keys don't bother you as much as they bother me, the $150 purchase point is a fair one and the smartphone definitely delivers. Watch the video, see the photos, and discover more pros and cons in the full Samsung Captivate Glide review.

About the author

Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.


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