Samsung Reclaim Hands-on

September 18th, 2009

Here’s the Samsung Reclaim. With a name like reclaim you’d expect it to be made from recycled bottles or something like that. In fact the reclaim is made from bio plastic – it’s made from corn as opposed to plastic made from petroleum.

Anyways a more appropriate name for the Reclaim would be the ‘Samsung Easy to Reclaim’. Apparently 80% of the Reclaim can be recycled and some places can recycle up to 96% of it.

Bio plastic is nice thing but it doesn’t feel as solid as the plastic on Samsung’s other phones. Still, I wouldn’t say it feels really chintzy, it kind of reminds me of the Palm Pre’s plastic.

Feature-wise the Reclaim is similar to the Samsung Vice but in a different form factor. You get a feature phone QWERTY device with a 2 megapixel camera, memory card slot, etc. While Bell’s carrier interface looks okay it’s still a carrier interface – that’s generally a bad thing. For example the music player has no background play, if you want to listen to music while you check your messages you’re out of luck.

Entry Filed under: Bell Mobility,Computers,Phones,Samsung

3 Comments Add your own

    Duker  |  September 19th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Interesting, since what I have read growing corn is worse for the environment than drilling oil…..

    justme  |  September 19th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    If I were interested to read about political correctness I’d go elsewhere. I’d like to know something about the browsing experience. Can we access HoFo with this? Is this any good to check Gmail and Hotmail? Can Google Maps run on this thing?

    Anonymous  |  September 22nd, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Um… What about that front facing camera? How many megapixels? Why is it there? Can you use it? ????

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