Review: Samsung Behold
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Menus Calls/Contacts Messaging
All your messaging services are in the messaging menu. SMS, IM, email, it's all here. The first choice is to start a new SMS. Open it up, tap anywhere on the screen and the 12-key keypad pops up. Rotate the phone sideways and the full software QWERTY keyboard will appear on the screen for creating messages.
The software QWERTY works okay. It employs software prediction and begins predicting words as soon as you type, but you can turn it off if you want to. You can also jump back and forth to the 12-key or a writing recognition program that lets you write the the letters you want. It works pretty well, but I found it to be fastest using the full software QWERTY with the software prediction on.
Once you are done composing, there are four software buttons that let you insert an image, sound clip, video, or templates. You can use the "More" button in the bottom right corner to do the same thing. There are eleven messaging templates and you can choose to add your own if you wish.
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The email application has tons of POP3 presets already loaded in. Pick the one you use, type in your username and password, and you're all set. The email client behaves as you would expect. You can choose to remain signed in and receive notifications when emails arrive.
The story for instant messaging is pretty much the same. AIM, ICQ, Windows Live and Yahoo are on board. You can set the software up so that it signs you in automatically, turn sound notifications on or off, and set up your favorite buddies.
Oct 30, 2020
Samsung has officially launched SmartThings Find, a device-tracking solution roughly similar to Tile, as well as Apple and Google's respective Find My services. "SmartThings Find uses Bluetooth Low Energy and ultra-wideband (UWB) technologies to help people find select Galaxy smartphones, tablets, smartwatches and earbuds."
Jan 5, 2021
OnePlus has announced US launch details for its more-affordable Nord series, the OnePlus Nord N10 5G and OnePlus Nord N100. T-Mobile and Metro will both offer both models, marking OnePlus' entry into the prepaid market in the US.
Apr 7, 2021
Apple has officially opened up the technology behind "Find My iPhone" to non-Apple devices. The first devices using the new program ship next week, including bicycles from VanMoof, true wireless earbuds from Belkin, and a keychain-style tracking tag from Chipolo.
Sep 16, 2021
T-Mobile has started selling the CAT S22 Flip, a unique phone that blurs the line between smartphone and flip phone. The S22 Flip has the size and design of a typical rugged flip phone, but its 2.8-inch main display is a touch screen that provides access to the full Android interface, including third-party Android apps.
Nov 18, 2020
Google today launched a major revamp of its Google Pay app with a new interface and several major new features. Instead of a stack of cards and list of transactions, the new interface centers around the people and businesses you exchange money with, with a conversation-style interface for each person, group, and business.