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First Look: Samsung Armani

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First Look: Samsung Armani

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The Samsung Armani is one super sexy phone, but it falls short of perfection because of lackluster features and a tricky user interface.

[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi, I'm Nicole Lee, associate editor for www.cnet.com. >> And in this box right here is the brand new Samsung Armani, which is a design by Giorgio. So we open the box, it's all black, very sleek. And [inaudible] in the box. It is as you can see a very slim and compact touch-screen handset [assumed spelling]. Everything is done via the touch screen, so you touch it, to navigate [inaudible] the menu, to dial, to text. But even with heptic feedback [assumed spelling] , which means whenever you touch something, it sort of gives little tiny vibrations so that you know that you've selected something. There's even a cool cover flow [inaudible] featured on the front. If you swipe your finger, [inaudible] it actually switches before the calendar and the clock. There's a built in music player. There's also a camera, a camcorder in here. And there's also a web browser. Even though we like the Armani's touch-screen interface, it doesn't always work the way we expect it would work. And swiping doesn't always work, because it doesn't always select when we want it to be selected. And, photo quality, even though it's 3-megapixel camera, it's a little bit mediocre. Photos seemed a little bit overcast. Also, you have to use the virtual alphanumeric keypad to type out text messages. There's no on screen QWERTY keyboard, which we would have liked for a touch screen [inaudible]. Aside from that though, it's a very sleek, very sexy phone. You will definitely turn heads with this phone. My name is Nicole Lee. >> This has been the Samsung Armani. ^M00:01:23 [ Music ]

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