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Samsung Transform Ultra review: Solid QWERTY slider

Sprint's Samsung Transform Ultra differs very little from the version for Boost Mobile. In it, QWERTY-philes will find a likeable Android Gingerbread phone.

Samsung Transform Ultra
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The Samsung Transform Ultra is about as close as you can get to a pure Android experience on a slide-out QWERTY keyboard phone. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, of course, over which its most notable overlay is Sprint ID. If you use it, Sprint ID will let you download preconfigured packages of apps and wallpaper, for example, that fit a specific theme.

It has a front-facing VGA camera for video chats, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a $79.99 price tag--with that new two-year service agreement and after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Watch the video, see the photos, and read all the pros and cons in our full Samsung Transform Ultra review.