Review: Samsung Strive
The Strive uses AT&T's feature phone menu system. From the home screen, the left soft key opens a list of shortcuts. These are all user-defined and can include apps, settings, folders, actions and so on. For quick access to specific functions, this can be a life-saver.
The right soft key opens up the full menu, which is a grid of icons. It's the usual assortment of AT&T-branded stuff such as AT&T Music, AT&T GPS, etc.
Notably, there is a new feature called Online Locker. This is a service that lets users upload stuff, such as photos and videos, to AT&T's servers and store them there as well as share them from there. It costs $10 per month to use, though.
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The d-pad can be set to launch user-defined apps, such as the IM client or web browser.
The most interesting thing is perhaps the app switcher. No matter what application happens to be open, pressing the app switcher button opens a dock at the bottom of the screen that lets users jump quickly to core features such as the phone, messaging, browser, music, gaming, and Java apps. Users can also choose to end all running apps from there. If you have to jump to something fast, this is a great way to do it rather than exiting the current app and clicking through additional menus.
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