Good news for US Cellular customers – looks like you’re getting your first Android phone. The bad news, however, is that it is one hell of a lame Android phone – why US Cellular would choose this phone to make an entrance with is beyond me.

The Samsung SCH-r880 Acclaim comes packing some pretty low-end specs:

  • 3.2” Screen (resolution not specified, which can’t be good)
  • 3.0 MP Camera (to be fair, it has an LED flash)
  • 4 GB microSD card (supports up to 32GB)
  • WiFi & Bluetooth

I’m not sure what versions of WiFi and Bluetooth it comes with (if you really want to know, you can go through the FCC filings here). And a 3.0 MP camera? Really? The enV Touch I bought a year ago was just a featurephone (whereas this is a smartphone") and had a 3.2 MP camera. That’s just embarrassing.


The only positives I see on the spec sheet are that it comes with Android 2.1 (it’s sad that this one of the phone’s bright spots), and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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US Cellular will be offering the snoozefest starting July 9, for $99 on contract.

[Source: Press Release via eCoustics]