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Samsung Transform Ultra (photos)

Boost Mobile adds a new Gingerbread phone to its lineup, this time with a QWERTY keyboard.

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More Gingerbread love for Boost

Boost Mobile has been a big Android lover of late, and indeed, the new Samsung Transform Ultra runs on Gingerbread.
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Screen stuff

The 3.5-inch screen keeps things pretty compact. (Read the complete Samsung Transform Ultra review.)
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Big on buttons

In addition to the four physical buttons below the screen, there's this slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately, it was a little flat. (Read the complete Samsung Transform Ultra review.)
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Camera, times two

You'll find two cameras on the Transform Ultra. Unfortunately, neither the 3-megapixel rear-facing shooter nor the VGA front-facer are very good. What is good is this textured backing. (Read the complete Samsung Transform Ultra review.)
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Mobile ID

Mobile ID will load up "ID Packs" of your choice, which install apps, wallpaper, and so on around a central theme. It's entirely optional. (Read the complete Samsung Transform Ultra review.)
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Side view

A silvery rim hugs the phone's perimeter, giving it a bit of style and sheen. (Read the complete Samsung Transform Ultra review.)

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