Review: Samsung Replenish
The Replenish comes with the stock Android browser. It's a good browser, and running over Sprint's EVDO network, it performed well in most of my tests. I noticed slower data speed when the Replenish had a weak network connection, but otherwise the browser is just the same as any other Android 2.2 phone.
With access to the Sprint ID packs, the Replenish has a bit more customization options than other Android phones, as long as you don't mind someone else doing the customization for you. The ID packs are pre-packaged. Even though you can adjust them after they are installed, they still pull together an odd and not always great selection of apps, widgets, shortcuts, and home screen arrangements. Personally, I'd much rather design my own, custom home screen and set the Replenish up the way I want it. Thankfully, the Replenish lets you do this, too.
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Hands-On: Samsung Replenish
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