Quickie: Samsung Reclaim

The Samsung Reclaim reminds me of the Samsung Instinct s30 – it’s not particularly compelling, but then again, I’m not the target audience!

Is it green? To quote Jemery Clarkson: “Yes, very.” Some of the plastic parts are actually made of corn, but I don’t think this phone is any more biodegradable, considering all the electronics…

The Reclaim drops the Instinct s30′s poor touchscreen interface in favor of a traditional D-pad and a QWERTY keyboard, which is an improvement. It also features a standard micro-USB connector for data & power (instead of a proprietary connector), and a sightly better 2 megapixel camera (still without auto-focus or flash).

Device pictures and video:

Pros:
- Nice, bright screen
- Decent QWERTY keyboard
- 3G (EVDO Rev. 0) and GPS
- Good battery life
- Standard 3.5 mm audio connector
- Standard micro USB connector (data & power)
- Bluetooth ObEx (file transfer/sync), and A2DP (stereo audio)
- USB 2.0 mass storage support
- Easily accessible micro-SD slot
- Configurable messaging client (POP3/IMAP/Exchange support)
- Included bundle of services (Turn-by-turn navigation, TV, music store)

Cons:
- So-so 2 megapixel camera (no auto-focus, macro, or flash)
- No other colors than green or blue
- No multitasking other than music
- No gapless music playback
- No configurable IM client (no Jabber support)
- Hit & miss Java support
- No iSync support (but vCard support)
- No Bluetooth DUN (tethering)
- No data cable or earphones supplied with device
- Small 512 MB micro-SD card supplied with phone

Camera samples (slide show):

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