Review: Samsung Replenish
The Replenish trods a well-worn path when it comes to messaging. It runs all the stock Android 2.2 messaging applications, and doesn't offer anything new, not even from the Sprint ID packs.
It has the generic email app for POP/IMAP/Exchange email, and the dedicated Gmail application for Google users. Both of these applications are capable and time-tested.
The stock SMS/MMS app is loaded on the Replenish, and I didn't notice any different or unusual behavior with it. It offers threaded conversations, as always.
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As for IM, the Replenish has GTalk on board, and nothing else. If you use Yahoo, Windows Live or AIM, you'll have to seek out third-party apps from the Android Market.
On the social networking front, the Replenish is one of the most anemically equipped devices I've seen in a long time. All it comes with is Tweetcaster, the third-party Twitter application, and a generic, catch-all social networking application to aggregate feeds called SpringPad. If you want Facebook and the real Twitter app, you'll have to download them yourself.
Hands-On: Samsung Replenish
Sprint held a small press event this afternoon to show off the new Samsung Replenish, its new "green" Android smartphone. What sets the Replenish apart, aside from its environmentally-friendly build?
Samsung Outs QWERTY-Equipped Replenish with Android
Samsung has posted information on its web site about an unannounced Android handset. The SPH-M580 Replenish is a monoblock QWERTY device that has both a full keyboard and a touch screen.
Sprint Graces Samsung Replenish with Android 2.3
Sprint has indicated via its support forums that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now available to the Samsung Replenish. The update also offers a fix for an SMS bug.
PrepaYd Wireless Launches with $40 Unlimited Plan
A new wireless service provider called PrepaYd Wireless launched today and offers an unlimited talk, text (SMS only), and 3G web data "Power" plan for $40 per month. The company also offers an unlimited talk and text "Advantage" plan for $35 per month.
Samsung Reveals Price Points for Gear Sport Watch and Icon X Headphones
Samsung today said its Gear Sport smartwatch and Icon X 2018 headphones will be available for pre-order starting October 13, with general retail availability to follow October 27. The Gear Sport, a fitness-focused smartwatch that runs Samsung's Tizen platform, costs $299.99.