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Hands-on with the Samsung SGH-G810

CNET takes the Samsung SGH-G810 for a test drive.

Two months ago at the GSMA World Congress, Samsung unveiled the SGH-G810. We weren't able to handle it then, but here at CTIA we finally got to play touch and feel.

A 5-megapixel camera phone and an upgrade to the Samsung SGH-G800, the SGH-810 is a bulky slider phone in shiny silver. As expected, it's heavy on the camera features with an autofocus, a 3x optical zoom, and a xenon flash and it looks like a standalone shooter when viewed from behind. The large, full-color screen is lovely, and the controls and keypad buttons were pretty easy to use. Other features include GPS navigation, Bluetooth, TV output, USB 2.0, a 3.5mm headset jack, Geotagging for photos, Google search and Gmail, multiformat audio and video support, and Wi-Fi.

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The GSM phone is unlocked, but it will be a long time before it lands at a U.S. carrier--if it does at all. We'll give it a full trial just as soon as we can get a review model, but in the meantime check out the attached SGH-G810 video.