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Review: Samsung Galaxy S II for AT&T

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Menus Calls/Contacts Messaging  

The calling and contacts applications on the Galaxy S II don't appear to make any significant changes over previous Samsung Android phones.

The software dialpad pops up when the phone button is pressed. From there, it is easy to access the call log, favorites, and the main contact list.

 

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The Galaxy S II for AT&T includes the same Samsung "Buddies Now" home screen widget found on other recent Galaxy-branded smartphones. It lets you populate home screen panels with links to up to nine buddies. It loads up a full-screen carousel with the faces of your nine top friends. Scroll through the list for easy access to calling and messaging tasks via the action bubbles that appear in the widget next to your friends' avatars.

If you want to look at a buddy's entire contact card, simply press their face and you'll be taken into the contact application. This app can be used instead of creating individual contact shortcuts on the home screen.

 

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