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Samsung Galaxy Appeal, a Gingerbread slider (pictures)

AT&T's prepaid Samsung Galaxy Appeal has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and Android 2.3.

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Samsung's Galaxy Appeal has prepaid appeal, too

AT&T's Samsung Galaxy Appeal wraps Android 2.3, a keyboard, and a 3.2-megapixel camera into a reasonable $150 package.
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QWERTY keyboard

The keyboard buttons are fairly spacious and the keys themselves are responsive. Still, they didn't quite line up with my fingers, and I found typing to be at times slow and uncomfortable. (Of course, everyone's fingers are different.)
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Touch-sensitive navigation

The usual touch-navigation options and TouchWiz interface are Galaxy Appeal mainstays.
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Soft-touch

I do really enjoy the gently textured soft-touch coating that makes the phone easy to hold.
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Side view

The QWERTY makes the Galaxy Appeal a little thicker around the middle, but that's normal for handsets with physical keyboards.
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Whole picture

The device is rather generic, but there's a certain comfort in familiarity. You know what you're going to get with a handset like the Galaxy Appeal.
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Studio shot

The camera didn't blow me away with its shots, and it also lacks flash and auto-focus, so you'll need plenty of ambient lighting and a steady arm. Note the brownish cast to this studio shot, which was set up indoors with professional lighting.

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