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A tour of the Samsung Transform

Sprint's new Samsung Transform smartphone features midrange Android features in a slider design. Take a closer look with CNET photos and videos.

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SAN FRANCISCO--The Samsung Transform is one of three new smartphones that Sprint announced at the fall CTIA show here. And shortly after the carrier's official show press conference, we stopped by the Samsung booth to give the Transform a test run.

With a 3.5-inch touch screen, a slider design, and a full alphabetic keyboard, the Transform's design is nothing we haven't seen before. Yet, that's not to say it's unattractive. The device has a comfortable feeling in the hand, and the keyboard is spacious and comfortable even if the keys are rather flush. We also liked the bright 3.5-inch display that supports 16 million colors. Inside you'll find a decent assortment of features including a 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, an MP3 player, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, GPS, and the usual assortment of Android features. Running Android OS 2.1, the Transform also sports the new Sprint ID feature.

For a closer look at the Transform, check out the video and photo gallery.