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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:

– 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)

– 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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