While feature-packed advanced smartphones are proudly looking down from every shelf, simple and easy to use phones are becoming a rarity. But the truth is that not everyone needs a sophisticated device and there are still many folks out there who use their phones primarily to make calls and send text messages. With those customers in mind, Samsung launched an entry-level messaging phone – the Samsung Comment 2 equipped with QWERTY keyboard. The phone is available now in Cricket stores and at its dealers and will set you back $89.99 and without contract.
Samsung Comment 2 for Cricket – Overview
The Samsung Comment 2 for Cricket looks a lot like a Blackberry with its full QWERTY keyboard. Four rows of back-lit keys make typing fast as a lightning and there are messaging shortcut keys to make communicating even easier.
The phone features a 2.4-inch QVGA display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution, a 480 MHz processor and a 2 megapixel camera / camcorder to capture the most important moments of your life. The built-in memory is just 256 MB but luckily the phone has a microSD card slot compatible with up to 32 GB memory cards so you should not run out of storage space too soon.
If you would like to use your Comment 2 for something more than just keeping in touch with your friends and family, you sure can do so, since it has a music and video player and comes with a few games embedded and easy access to social networks – Facebook and Twitter.
The Samsung Comment 2 is preloaded with all useful Cricket Services users have come to expect including MyHomeScreen, Cricket Navigator, Cricket 411, MyBackup, Cricket Storefront, and more. It also include the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS), an alerting network designed to disseminate emergency alerts to mobile devices such as cell phones.
The phone packs a 1000 mAh battery which offers up to 4 hours continuous usage time and up to 11 days standby time, and Bluetooth Wireless Technology, thank to which you can enjoy the convenience and safety of hands-free calling. Bluetooth supports the following profiles: HSP, HFP, DUN, OPP(vCard Only), PBAP, FTP, and A2DP.
The Comment 2 can be customized according to your preferences, and you can choose from several menu styles, wallpapers and ringtones. The device has a selection of useful tools, which will definitely make your life easier, for example calendar, calculator and alarm.
Other features of the Samsung Comment 2 include: 3.5 mm headphone jack, bilingual voice recognition (English and Spanish), voice activated dialing, and picture caller ID.