The Good Like its twin on Boost Mobile, the Samsung Transform Ultra has an uncluttered Android Gingerbread interface, a front-facing camera, and a fair price tag.
The Bad The keyboard on the Samsung Transform Ultra could rise a little higher, and camera quality could be improved.
The Bottom Line Folks looking for a phone with a QWERTY keyboard will find in the Samsung Transform Ultra a reliable midtier device, though $20 more could nab you an even better phone.
Samsung Transform Ultra (Sprint)
It's rare for parent carrier Sprint to show a handset after one of its MVNOs, but that's exactly the order of arrival for the Samsung Transform Ultra, which first debuted on Boost Mobile in early October, about three weeks before the handset became available on Sprint.
An Android 2.3 Gingerbread slider phone, the Transform Ultra features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and an almost-"pure" Android experience, save for Sprint ID, a gallery of "identities" made of certain apps, wallpaper, and shortcuts (it's called Mobile ID on Boost.) The handset runs on a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, has a 3.5-inch HVGA touch screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a front-facing VGA camera, and 3G support.
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