Hands-on review of Samsung Reclaim: Pros and Cons

The Samsung Reclaim is priced at $130, this was as of August 7th 09 and will have a 2 year Sprint contract. The reclaim is not just good looking it is also a more affordable alternative to bigger devices. The Samsung Reclaim is 80% recyclable as it is partly made of corn-based bio-plastics.

It has quick access to environment-related sites and popular social media sites. A donation is made to the Nature Conservancy’s Adopt an Acre program from the company of $2 from each sale. The unit has a clean and simple interface, a circular button for easy navigation and a bulky ‘OK’ button. It also has a voicemail key and standard start call and end call keys.

The Samsung Reclaim weighs 3.5 ounces, is solid and balances well in the hand. The 320-by-pixel display is bright making it easy to read. A down side is that the lettering on the backlit QWERTY keypad’s is mainly blue-on-silver so this makes it hard to see if the lighting is weak. The keys are also narrow and overcrowded but even with big fingers you can send an e-mail or SMS. The unit has a 2-megapixel camera, a micro USB port and a microSD Card slot.

It also has a loop which comes in handy for attaching a hand strap. Using Sprint’s 3G network, Yahoo and Google were easy to gain email. A Java-based operating system is used on the phone and uses One-Click interface by Sprint. Web access to Microsoft Exchange servers are also supported by this. The Reclaim is available in 2 different colours, earth green and ocean blue. It has an energy-efficient design and is compact in size.

Source – pcworld.com

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