When U.S. Cellular announced the Samsung Acclaim r880, no one knew what the handset would look like. A couple of weeks later, Google presented the phone during its I/O conference, although without showing its sliding QWERTY keyboard.
Luckily, thanks to Samsung, we can now see the Acclaim’s keyboard – and it’s quite an interesting one, with four keys on the left side painted in the same color as the directional keys, seemingly for gaming-related reasons.
QWERTY keyboard aside, the Acclaim should feature Android 2.1, a 3.2 inch HVGA touchscreen display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Google services, 3MP camera, and memory expansion slot. As you can see, the phone is totally not like the Samsung Galaxy S, but messaging-hungry users on a budget will probably find it perfect.
U.S. Cellular (which will also launch the HTC Desire later this year) has previously stated that the Samsung Acclaim would be available starting July. The handset’s price is not known at the moment.
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