Sprint Samsung Transform comes with stock Android 2.2
Last week when we first heard of the Samsung Transform that’s headed to Sprint, it appeared to be a keyboardless Galaxy S.
Well, apparently it isn’t keyboardless, and it doesn’t have Galaxy S branding. That much is clear from today’s leak of this device’s manual.
The Samsung Transform has the same form-factor as the Epic 4G, Sprint’s Galaxy S, and as such does come with a QWERTY keyboard. The Transform looks like it is a midrange device and it has WiFi, Bluetooth, a 3 megapixel camera and a microSD card slot.
What is most notable about this smartphone is that it will be running stock Android 2.2, no TouchWiz nonsense here. However, to make up for that (and prove that carriers just can’t get over the whole ‘device personalization’ craze), Sprint have added a dedicated ‘Sprint ID’ softkey to the device, which allows users to customize their handset using ‘Sprint ID-packs’.
These ID-packs are more than just a UI skin, they contain “features and functions ranging from icons, wallpapers, menus, and applications”. They are each customized for different uses.
The ID-packs can be downloaded directly from the Transform and purchased via the online Sprint Store.
And that’s all that the manual gives away. Obviously, there’s no release date to speak of yet, or even an official announcement. But, neither of those can be far away now that the manual was posted on Sprint’s own servers.