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Alltel Gets Samsung's First U.S. TouchWiz Phone

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Oct 30, 2008, 8:00 AM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Oct 30, 2008, 9:28 AM

Today Alltel and Samsung announced the Delve, a new phone using the TouchWiz user interface. The TouchWiz interface has widgets that allow users to customize and personalize their phone, as well as drag and drop applications to the phonetop. It has a 3-inch touch display with a software keyboard and haptic feedback. The Delve is a mono-block phone with EVDO, Bluetooth with A2DP stereo, and GPS. It has a 2 megapixel camera with video capture, 3.5mm headset jack, supports microSD cards up to 8GB, and a full HTML Web browser. The Delve can be pre-ordered starting October 30, and will be available in retail stores beginning November 7 for $250 after rebates with new agreement.



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Nov 4, 2008, 3:40 AM


So, I work with US Cellular and now that its public knowledge that the Delve is one of the latest phones from Samsung with the newest Touch Wiz interface...and US Cellular has it...I guess it would be ok for me to place some info on it.

We got our demo phone up and running today so I spent some time getting to know it. Overall, it worked beautifully. A few insites are as follows:

To start, the Delve offers a large, clear, and brilliant 3 in touch screen. Response to touch was great. Next to that was the Widget bar on the home screen. Much like your desktop, the widget bar houses "short cut" icons. If you use the calender a lot, move the icon from the bar to the main screen...anywhere on the screen...for easy access. When your done with...

Oct 31, 2008, 6:26 PM


๐Ÿ˜ฒ Wow...people really get upset on this thing. I take back what I said about Phonescoop. It did not say when the carriers would get it...but what I am still suprised about is that Phonescoop has no mention on US Cellular getting it. In my view, reading what was lited on the news breif about the Delve, US Cellular should have at least been mentioned. And I know about the GSM Touch Wiz phone to! Its GSM and ONLY works with GSM. The US hardly has GSM, mostly CDMA and PCS. So I do have my facts right, you just have to read what I'm saysing. The Delve is the first CDMA phone of its kind to make it into the US with Samsungs latest Touch Wiz interface... ๐Ÿคจ
I agree. Thanks. A person that knows what he is talking about.


Oct 31, 2008, 1:55 AM


Altel was not the first carrier to get the Delve. In retrospect, US CELLULAR is a smaller carrier so is not in the news much like Sprint, Verison, or Altel but that should not mean its ignored all together. So just to clear up any confusion, US CELLULAR was the first to get this phone...and to boot is selling it for less than Altel. Though I cant disclose the price, what US CELLULAR is offering for the Delve far beats Altel...and its the same phone. There is hardly and differences between the two. So, if you want to save some money yet not sacrifice service, stop by your nearest US CELLULAR office if you have one and ask about the new Delve. I'm sure you'll be surprised....The Delve boasts a large 3 inch touch screen, Samsung's newest T...
Phonescoop didn't say that Alltel would be the first to get it. They said Alltel would be getting Samsung's first Touchwiz phone. See the difference? They didn't specify WHO was the first one getting it, they just said Alltel was getting it. Who the h...

Oct 31, 2008, 2:02 AM


I don't know who at phonescoop got the info that Altel was the first to get the new Samsung Delve but that info is incorrect. US Cellular was the first carrier to snatch this phone up. I work the for company and by saying Altel was the first makes me feel like US Cellular is being ignored and discredited. I'm happy to be with US Cellular and am proud we were able to be the ones to have first access to this latest phone from Samsung. So, please phonescoop...get your facts straight.

Phonescoop didn't say that Alltel would be the first to get it. They said Alltel would be getting Samsung's first Touchwiz phone. See the difference? They didn't specify WHO was the first one getting it, they just said Alltel was getting it. Who the h...
I'm glad USCC hires people that don't have a basic understanding of English

Oct 31, 2008, 1:50 PM


We just got the delve today and I must say it is a sweet phone. The new touch wiz tech is amazing. Not quite iphone touch status but still sweet! It feels sweet in my hands. the qwerty in landscape mode rocks! And the widgets are sweet! It will be a fast and consistent seller no doubt!

Oct 30, 2008, 9:00 AM

Incorrect Info USCC is the first

USCC will launch the Delve on Nov 4. And Alltel on Nov 6. Sansung said that USCC will get the Touchwiz UI first. So I dont understand how phonescoop is getting its info.

Where is the info where is the link stating that info?
We got our info from the official Samsung press release. Where did Samsung say that "USCC will get the Touchwiz UI first"? Do you have a link?
Even if USCC launches this phone first, what info of ours is incorrect? ๐Ÿ˜• We only said this phone is Samsung's first TouchWiz phone for the US, and Alltel is getting it. We're not saying Alltel is getting it first.

Oct 30, 2008, 12:43 PM


THats how much it is going to be in USCC locations on when it released on the 4th of November! WOO HOO!!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿคค that is with instant rebates in store.
and... i must add that is before the $50 mali in rebate. so $99.95 after rebate!
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