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Samsung Propel Pro Review
23 June 2009
Conclusion: Simple in design, yet fully featured, the Samsung Propel Pro is a good bargain – especially for those up for a two-year commitment. The one major flaw – the handset’s very average Internet speeds – will probably improve with AT&T’s 3G network upgrades, making the Propel Pro a phone to watch.
Pros: Clean presentation; Good keyboard; Solid camera
Excerpt: It was the days before the iPhone, and Cingular got it right with the BlackJack. It was among the first candybar-style messaging devices, and it was a huge hit. Cingular became AT&T, and during that time, they released the BlackJack II, which turned out to be another winner, but not as popular as the original. Getting away from the BlackJack franchise, AT&T is out with what should have been called the "BlackJack Slider" – the Propel Pro.
Summary: The Samsung Propel Pro is a capable Windows Mobile device, but its bulky design makes it less appealing than AT&T's other messaging smartphones.
Pros: The Samsung Propel Pro offers a full QWERTY keyboard with a number of e-mail solutions. The Windows Mobile smartphone also has 3G support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Call quality was good, and we were impressed with the picture quality of the camera.
Cons: The smartphone is bulky compared with other messaging phones, and the keyboard is slightly cramped. Samsung uses a proprietary jack for headphones and AC adapters.