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Samsung Acclaim Runs Android All the Way to US Cellular

Posted on May 10th, by Evan Selleck in archive. No Comments

There’s something about US Cellular. They’re a regional carrier, and in most situations (pretty much for as long as we can remember), a regional carrier like US Cellular wasn’t necessarily at the top of the cell phone food chain. Truth be told, their high-end devices were situated firmly in the BlackBerry market, with a couple Windows Mobile devices thrown in for differentiation. But now, everything is changing, and it’s good news.

The HTC Desire isn’t where the buck stops for Android on US Cellular. Samsung have gone ahead and officially announced the existence of the Samsung Acclaim (R880). It’s a touchscreen device, with a 3.2-inch display. It’s running Android 2.1 (very good news). There’s a 3MP camera on the back, and, get this, a full QWERTY keyboard, so that means it’s definitely not a CDMA-based Spica or Galaxy.

It’s also featuring WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS. It’s a “with Google” handset, which means that it’s coming with all of the standard Google stuff, like Gmail, Google Calendars, Maps, and Search. And, for the media player that’s on board as well, there’s a MicroSD card slot to save all your data. No pictures, but apparently US Cellular wants to launch the handset in July, so we should see what it looks like soon, along with the pricing.