CNET First Look
Samsung Dart T499 (T-Mobile)The Samsung Dart is a decent entry-level phone for T-Mobile, but there are better options out there.
I'm Nicole Lee, senior associate editor for CNET.com and this is a First Look at the Samsung Dart for T-Mobile. It is a very basic entry-level Android phone for T-Mobile, and as you can see here, it's a very simple silhouette. On the front, here is a 3.1-inch display. It's a little bit small by most smartphone standards. On the back here is a 3-megapixel camera lens. The Samsung Dart ships with Android 2.2, but it has Samsung's own TouchWiz interface on it. The TouchWiz interface means that instead of the main menu scrolling up and down like most Android phones, it scrolls side to side in multiple pages. The screen is quite small as you mentioned before and the resolution isn't really that sharp either. However, it's quite colorful, as you can see. The Samsung Dart, as we said, is quite basic but it does ship with a number of basic Android features that includes support for Google Apps and Services. It also has a very unique feature courtesy of T-Mobile and that's Wi-Fi Calling. That means you can make calls over Wi-Fi. The Samsung Dart is a quad-band 3G GSM phone so it can be used internationally as well. The Samsung Dart is available for free after a new 2-year service agreement from T-Mobile. I'm Nicole Lee and this has been the First Look at the Samsung Dart.