After three touch-screen phones in a row, it's nice to see a Samsung phone that doesn't try to hard to make a statement.
The new Samsung Renown (aka the SCH-U810) for Verizon Wireless is one such device; it has a standard flip-phone design that Samsung has become...wait for it...renowned for and its midrange feature set is what you'd expect from a Verizon 3G phone.
The chocolate color scheme is unique, and the Renown features dual-mode CDMA/GSM support, but ultimately, there's not much to distinguish the Renown from other phones in its class. Performance was mixed with good call and photo quality but poor streaming videos. For a full analysis check out our Samsung Renown review and take a gander at the Samsung Renown slideshow.
We went hands-on with the phone launched by the guy who helped make Android.
by Jessica Dolcourtby james phelan
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