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Samsung DoubleTime (AT&T)AT&T takes a risk with the Samsung DoubleTime; its two touch screens and interesting clamshell shape lend it an unusual design
If you are sick and tired of all those plain black phones then you're gonna at least wanna take a look at this, the Samsung Double Time. I'm Jessica Delcourt for Cina and I've got your first look right here. This is a new Android Smart phone for AT&T and the most interesting thing about it is the unusual form factor. It's all white and it has a stick hand from the side and the phone opens like a book to reveal a second internal screen. Both of these screens here have a 3.2 inch size and an HDVA resolution. Inside, there is a four row Qwerty keyboard that I personally find compact and comfortable to use. There are also four navigation buttons on the keyboard. The Double Time unfortunately only runs Android 2.2 Frolio and not the more recent Gingerbread. But a conserve is affordable hot spot for up to five devices if you buy an additional plan. As for the rest of the phone, I should point out the handy's here are really thick so it has a durable fill. And there are two different angles when you flip it open. There is also a 3.2 megapixel camera that unfortunately took rather core washed out photos. There is a micro SD card slot and the phone even come with 2 gigabytes free install. However if you do have to remove the battery to access that if you want to add more memory, that is real big bummer. Inside the phone has a 600 megahertz processor so it was a little bit slower running. And not blown away by the Double Time's performance but I do like the hardware. I personally don't mind it's a little bit thick because I can switch something to grab on to and the heaviness actually makes it feel little bit more solid in the hand. You might have also noticed a fun pink accents and that combine with the unusual designs definitely won't appeal to everyone and to be honest this doesn't seem like the kind of phone that AT&T usually carries. I do have the plus though for taking the risk on the form factor but at the same time the slower processor, the video or camera and the smaller screens are kind of disappointing. I don't see it for more than a very limited audience. However I will say that call quality was good and the $50 price tag is appealing. That is with a new two year contract of course. I'm Jessica Delcourt. You can check out my full review of the Samsung Double Time on cina.com.