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Samsung Smiley (photos)

If you don't mind the small keyboard and can get past the cringe-inducing name, T-Mobile's Samsung Smiley is a user-friendly messaging phone.

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Samsung Smiley

The Samsung Smiley, aka the :), has a standard slider design for a texting phone. On the display you can see that dreaded emoticon.
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The Smiley has a decent display, though its navigation array feels slightly cramped.
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The Smiley's volume rocker and microSD card slot sit on its left spine.
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You must open the Smiley to use the camera lens and self-portrait mirror.
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The Smiley's keyboard also is somewhat small. It could be fine for some users, but people with larger hands might have a harder time.
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Most keys on the keyboard serve double duty. Also, the Smiley offers few shortcut controls.
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The Smiley's plastic skin gives it a somewhat wispy feeling in the hand.

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