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Blu Speed (photos)

The Blu Speed has a decent QWERTY keyboard and features that include a dual SIM card slot for two different numbers, a front-facing VGA camera for video calls, Skype Mobile, Opera Mini browser, Wi-Fi, FM radio, and even an e-book reader.

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Nicole Lee
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Blu Speed

The Blu Speed is a unique international phone that is available unlocked. It has two SIM card slots, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, e-mail, an Opera Mini Web browser, and more.
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Speed looks

Our main problem with the Blu Speed is its design. It has a rather cheap construction, with a bland design that does it no favors in the looks department.
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Back

The Blu Speed has a 2-megapixel camera on the back that takes decent photos.
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Thin

The Blu Speed is rather slim and compact, at around 0.51 inch thick.
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Keys

The Blu Speed has a decent keyboard, but we thought the optical mouse took some getting used to. The user interface is just OK.
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Front facing camera

Though you can't quite see it here, there's a VGA front-facing camera on the top right, which you can use for video calls. This is quite an amazing feature for a simple messaging phone like this. It even comes preloaded with Skype Mobile.
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Dual SIM

The Blu Speed can accommodate a microSD card and two SIM cards behind the battery.

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