We go hands-on with Sprint's first eco-friendly smartphone
We met up with Sprint tonight in a cozy Chelsea bar and bring you our first look at the Samsung Replenish. It's Sprint's first eco-friendly smartphone, made in large part from recycled materials. The basic specs, if you recall, are a 2.8-inch touchscreen 600MHz processor and a meager 256MB of RAM and a 2MP camera. So high-end, it is not. But it is running Android 2.2, so it's go that going for it, which is nice.
What you've got is a relatively solid-feeling smartphone with a physical keyboard, something we've been sorely lacking on Android. The keys are decent enough, raised just the right amount with a little bit of curvature.
You also get four four physical buttons, in the menu-home-back-search configuration. The left-hand bezel sports the volume rocker, and the right hand has a voice-activation button and camera button. The power button and 3.5mm headphone jack are up top.
Pop off the back and you have access to the 1600mAh battery and microSD card, which you can swap out without having to remove the battery first.
All in all, if you're looking for an Android phone on Sprint with a physical keyboard, well, you've found it. It's not the fastest, but you will be the first kid on your block with a "green" smartphone.
We've got more pics after the break.
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