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Review: Samsung Propel

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Dec 22, 2008, 1:54 PM   by Stewart Wolpin

Our full review and video tour of Samsung's new QWERTY phone with an unusual square form factor. Find out if this stylish slider is a messaging maestro.

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Samsung should have named its new full-featured 3G-enabled Propel, officially the SGH-a767, "Portrait," since that's the position you always hold the phone in. Instead of the dual ergonomic arrangement of combining a standard candybar cellphone in portrait mode and a slideout/flip down QWERTY in landscape mode ala LG's enV, Samsung's Rant, Pantech's Duo, et al, Samsung has made the Propel slightly wider with a wide LCD screen and full slide down BlackBerry-like keyboard so you never have to rotate the phone. It's an ingenious design solution. Innovative ergonomics are nice, of course, but there's both more and less to the Propel than meets the portrait eye.

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Dec 22, 2008, 4:01 PM

Great Review

the phone seems ok but I'm really glad you put the part in there about the compatibility to MAC- you should do that for all the reviews!
I'm currently using this device. I really have nothing bad to say about this device. Before the Propel I was using two blackberry's...I find the Propel very easy to use. Out of the all the quick messaging devices that At&t has in their line-up this...

Dec 22, 2008, 2:57 PM

First Review?

I know this is way off topic, but I couldn't help but notice this review was done by Stewart Wolpin. Is he new to Phonescoop? I never heard of him before.
Must be... he said that ATT Navigator was a free service... try $10 bucks a month

Dec 23, 2008, 3:17 PM

Pales in comparison to the Motorola HINT

Motorola HINT is a similar form factor; but even more compelling and feature rich.

Dec 22, 2008, 5:37 PM


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