As I mentioned in a previous post, my friends at Sprint sent me their new Samsung Replenish smartphone, the first eco-friendly Samsung device powered by Android, to test out. I took this phone with me to the soccer CONCACF Copa de Oro doubleheader and have been trying it out since. The first thing I loved about the phone was the touch screen, which made it extremely easy to navigate through the various apps. I used Hootsuite and Twitter to tweet through out the game and found it very easy to type in my tweets while in a rush. I think those who have trouble typing using touchscreen keyboards will really love the keyboard that comes with the phone; it gives you the ability to experience touchscreen while you’re playing games, searching for apps, or browsing the internet, yet allows you to use a regular keyboard from composing messages.
The menu was easy to navigate. I had the option of touching the “HOME” graphic on the main screen or pressing the phone key on the keyboard pad if I preferred.
Making it even easier for me to navigate my phone was that it arrived pre-configured with Sprint’s exclusive Lo2Yo Futbol and Green Sprint ID pack. This means I had all the tools needed to tweet during the game using the hashtag #CopaOro2011, already programmed, as well as access to live streaming of full-length tournament games, alerts for the results and schedule, access to the photo gallery and real-time sports news updates, soccer themed wallpapers, video on-demand with goals, highlights and more. Basically making this phone a soccer fan’s dream.