Review: Samsung Craft
Sep 30, 2010, 9:43 AM by Philip Berne
The Samsung Craft is the first LTE phone on the U.S. market, available on Metro PCS. Is it the herald of great things to come?
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The Samsung Craft is the first LTE phone in the country, available on MetroPCS’ burgeoning LTE network. It may use the latest networking technology, but this is no smartphone. Instead, the Craft is looking to entice MetroPCS fans to upgrade to a faster model. Is the contract-free carrier missing the boat with this QWERTY slider?
Thanks for the review
metropcs is still trying things and I think they are going to stick around, not because of gimmicks but because they are actually trying to be competitive.
Even if the Craft is short, its just a stepping stone on a long long path... to infiniti and beyond
After talking with MetroPCS
First, MetroPCS isn't focused on new customers with this phone. They seem to be thinking about their existing base. They imagine folks who already bought the Samsung TouchWIZ 1xRTT folks they offered will be thrilled with this phone. It's got faster networking and the fantastic AMOLED display. Those customers won't mind the interface.
Second, LTE is MetroPCS' 3G. Their network performance is disappointing if you've used T-Mobile's HSPA+, Clear's WiMAX or even AT&T's and Verizon Wireless' networks on a very good day. But if you've been using 1xRTT for the last couple years, it isn't so bad.
Third, this is the most expensive phon...