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Samsung and T-Mobile launched Galaxy S Relay 4G

Samsung and T-Mobile launched Galaxy S Relay 4G

While many people think that the time of hardware QWERTY keyboards is pretty much over, these devices continue to make their way into the market and happen to be quite popular. Recently Samsung, in conjunction with T-Mobile, launched another smart phone equipped with QWERTY keyboard with the name of Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G which is available for $149.99 along with a 2-year contract. While this set cannot really compete with Samsung Galaxy S3, it comes with pretty decent features and is certainly a good low budget option.

Important technical features of Galaxy S Relay 4G include 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor, 4 inch Super AMOLED display, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1 GB of RAM memory and 8 GB of internal storage capacity. Other than that, the mobile would be equipped with 5 mega pixel back end camera and 1.3 mega pixel front end camera. There would be an 1800 mAh battery onboard and finally, the 5-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard is the distinguishing feature of this smart phone.

The trend of QWERTY keyboards is decreasing with the passage of time, but there are still many people who simply can’t give them up. For those people, this mid range Samsung device seems to be a great option. Besides, having support for WiFi calling service of T-Mobile, this mobile allows you to make a call even when the cellular signals are weak and WiFi connection is strong. With respect to the physical structure, this device is a bit thicker compared to most recent smart phones but that is quite understandable given the presence of a 5-row QWERTY keyboard.

Users who like to use QWERTY keyboard would find this handset very useful since the keys on the keyboard are properly labeled and reasonably spaced. Besides, there are also several additional functional keys such as directional arrow keys, a large space bar, comma and period keys, and a .com alternate.

Talking about the software features of the phone, it would utilize Samsung’s TouchWiz UI in conjunction with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The TouchWiz UI from Samsung is quite popular and comes with several useful widgets and options. Unlike Windows Phone 7, the home page panels on this device also work perfect in landscape orientation. Usual Samsung applications such as Media Hub, Music Player, and S Voice are also available on the phone. Besides, users would also find many of the T-Mobile specific apps including Access T-Mobile, Dropbox, Lookout, Mobile Hotspot, MobileLife Organizer, Slacker Radio etc. Overall, this is a pretty decent device and for the users of QWERTY keyboard, it can be a great option.

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