CNET First Look
Samsung Acclaim (U.S. Cellular)The Samsung Acclaim is the first Android phone for U.S. Cellular, and is a pretty good for those on a budget.
>>I'm Nicole Lee, Senior Associate Editor for CNET.com and this is a first look at the Samsung Acclaim for U.S. Cellular. This is U.S. Cellular's first ever Android smartphone and it has a touch screen as well as a slide out QWETY keyboard. On the front here is a nice 3.2-inch HVGA capacitive touch-screen display. It's very nice and colorful as you can see here. It also comes with Android 2.1 so it has one of the latest Android operating systems on here. Underneath the display you do get the typical Android hot keys. As an alternative to the touch screen the square key here also doubles as an optical mouse. On the back here is a 3-megapixel camera as well as an LED flash. The phone slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. The keyboard itself is quite roomy but the keys are a little bit too flat to the surface for our tastes. With the Samsung Acclaim you get the usual Android features, of course, you get varied tech support with Gmail, Google Maps and Navigation as well as G Talk. The Acclaim comes with a few special U.S. Cellular apps as well. They include City ID, My Backups as well as Tone Room Deluxe and Your Navigation Deluxe which is U.S. Cellular's navigation application. The Acclaim also has a few extra Android apps thrown in like Facebook, MySpace, Twidroid and Evernote. A few extra Android goodies include the usual POP and IMAP e-mail as well as support for Microsoft Exchange and you also get stereo Bluetooth as well. Perhaps the best thing about the Samsung Acclaim is its price. It's only $100 with a new two-year service agreement with U.S. Cellular. I'm Nicole Lee. This has been a first look at the Samsung Acclaim.