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Samsung Trender (photos)

Sprint's Samsung Trender is a compact QWERTY messaging phone that won't require a data plan off the bat.

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You again!

With its proprietary OS, smallish screen, and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Samsung Trender recalls the heyday of messaging cell phones.
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Compact

Unless you've got giant paws, you won't be able to hold a jumbo smartphone like this. The trade-off for such compactness is the phone's 2.8-inch screen. Since there's no virtual keyboard on the Trender, it mostly works just fine. Read CNET's full Samsung Trender review.
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Keyboard

While narrow enough to easily move around, the Trender's keyboard was too flat for total comfort. Read CNET's full Samsung Trender review.
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Camera

A 1.3-megapixel camera sits on the back. The slightly dull and unfocused images left much to be desired. Read CNET's full Samsung Trender review.
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Profile

The Trender's thickness is par for the course when it comes to QWERTY handsets. Read CNET's full Samsung Trender review.

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