Samsung Exhilarate

AT&T this morning announced that the Samsung Exhilarate, a 4-inch Android device that is the carrier's first eco-friendly device, made from 80 percent recycled material, will be available next week. (You might remember this guy from its announcement way back at CES in January.) It's also packaged with an energy-efficient charger. Spec-wise, it's got a Super AMOED display and dual-core Qualcomm Scorpion processor at 1.2 GHz. It sports a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3MP shooter up front. The Exhilarate also is an LTE-capable device, so it's got that going for it, which is nice. 

No, it's not the Galaxy S III. But it does have an actual release date of June 10 and will run just $50 on contract. AT&T's got some preview video after the break.

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AT&T's eco-friendly Samsung Exhilarate available June 10 for $50


After buying one as a present for a kid, I am starting to dig those smaller phones... especially when they come with dual-core CPUs, LTE and ICS!

In what realm does ICS translate to slow and bloated? If anything, ICS is LESS bloated due to the ability to disable and remove bloatware. There truly is no excuse for GB at this stage.

Maybe Samsung doesn't want to release other phones with ICS until their loved child (Galaxy S III) is released?

It's been almost eight months since Ice Cream Sandwich was released, and Samsung had access to the ICS code before any other manufacturer. Therefore there is absolutely no excuse for Samsung phones being announced at this day and age to come out with Gingerbread, especially lower priced phones like the Exhilarate and the Appeal who will never get an ICS update.

@Samsung: Take the Galaxy Exhilarate and the Galaxy Appeal back to the drawing board and release them with Ice Cream Sandwich. Do the same for every new phone you are about to announce. No more Gingerbread phones from the manufacturer who worked with ICS before everybody else!

Hmmm...there's something about this phone that seems very familiar...What could it be....oh wait! It's the Nexus S! Or what the Nexus S should've been. With a dual-core. With a micro SD. And 720p video recording. Sigh. I love the feel, shape, and size of my NS4G but it's feeling a big hampered. So if this comes with 1GB of RAM, it might be worth checking out.

Quote: eco-friendly device, made from 80 percent recycled material

Does anyone seriously believe this?

80% by weight? By volume? By count? By Value?

The case (the plastic shell) seems like the only recyclable material likely to be in the phone.

The glass? No way. The circuit board? come on. The battery, processor, memory chips, switches, buttons, speakers? Absurd.

Another example of slapping ECO on something and expecting people to be gullible enough to buy it. Sad part is, they are probably right.

The material to make those parts couldn't be recycled? The gold, copper, and platinum could easily be reused or recycled.

If you had bothered to watch the video (you clearly didn't), you would have heard the man say "80% of the housing" was recycled material.

Another troll fail