Samsung Glyde Review Verdict: Get Yourself a Voyager

9 05 2008

May 8th, 2008 by Todd Haselton

The Samsung Glyde was announced for Verizon Wireless today. The $249 phone, after a $50 rebate, has a 2.8” haptic touchscreen and a full QWERTY keypad that slides out from under it.

We liked the messaging capabilities of the Samsung Glyde, but were frustrated by its confusing and often unresponsive touchscreen and user interface. The LG Voyager costs $50 more and offers a second display, an onscreen QWERTY keypad, and support for V Cast Mobile TV. And the upcoming Samsung Instinct at least tries to be innovative with its easier-to-customize favorites menu and voice-activated local search, although that phone lacks a physical keyboard.

Other features of the Glyde include support for V Cast Music, Video, and Navigator for GPS. You can even add an 8GB microSD card to store your own songs for playback on the go.


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