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Samsung Delve - a TouchWiz phone for Alltel

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Samsung Delve - a TouchWiz phone for Alltel
We've received unofficial but pretty solid information about the Samsung Delve (R800), a TouchWiz candybar phone. According to the source, Delve will be offered by Alltel, which will begin pre-selling it starting next Thursday, October 30. The phone is scheduled for a full launch a week later, on November 06. It will be priced at $250 after a two-year contract and a $100 mail-in rebate.

Features include:
  • 3" 240x400 touch screen
  • Dimensions of 4.57" x 2.17" x .48"
  • Full browsing capabilities
  • Samsung Delve - a TouchWiz phone for Alltel
    2-megapixel camera
  • Email access via the new Alltel Mobile Email application
  • GPS Navigation
  • MP3 player

Even though the Delve is not a smartphone device, it will require a SmartChoice Pack because it has full HTML browser that will be billed as data.

We've previously heard about the Delve from a rumor that the
same device will come to US Cellular as well.


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


omg alltel and U.S. Celluler have like the same phone set-up cool, but USCC is better

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 11:29

2. (unregistered)


so 350 before am MIR? are u kidding? thats more expencive than the storm and it does less!! geesh..

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 11:39

3. Armo (unregistered)


so u pay 350 and get back 100 or do u pay 250 and get back 100? considering t-mobile is gunna have a phone just like this except with way better features like 5 mp cam compared to this ones 2 and MAYBE even a front cam. and they're offering it for 150 on a 2 year (after mail and rebates). same with at&t with the eternity but with a 3 mp and its gunna be 100 after mail and rebates. so i highly doubt this phones will be 250. if it is, they are retarded.

posted on 29 Oct 2008, 21:08

37. (unregistered)


You pay $350 up front and get $100 mail in rebate making your final cost $250. It does require a Smart choice package though and a 2 year agreement.

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 11:47

4. ninja0nasty (unregistered)


USCC will have it for 149.95 and a 50 dollar mail in rebate. plus completly unlocked bluetooth

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 11:50

5. Phone cracka (unregistered)


definetly gonna get it then if USCC has it for 149.99 and 50 $ mir. This phone is freakin sweet

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 12:10

6. (unregistered)


bring it to verizon!

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 13:05

7. (unregistered)


verizon is gettting the real samsung omnia

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 18:12

23. (unregistered)


which, by most reviews, is pretty bad

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 10:46

33. (unregistered)


The Omnia is a WinMo phones so this is more like the Instinct with TouchWiz

posted on 29 Oct 2008, 21:18

38. (unregistered)


No review says that the phone is bad..

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 16:51

8. (unregistered)


If this phone is that expensive, imagine how much the omnia will be.

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 19:14

9. Jyakotu (unregistered)


So, Alltel gets a bootleg version of the Omnia? Okay I guess.

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 20:19

10. (unregistered)


The earpiece is too big. They could had made the screen bigger. Patiently waiting for the Samsung A867 from AT&T.

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 22:53

11. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


Verizon needed the omnia badly because all they have are dumb LG phones and without LG they'd be nothing. All these verizon fans love their chocolates and envy's targeted at 16 yr old kids. Oh and the Dare is highly overrated.

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 02:26

13. (unregistered)


good for you...go get a Vu or a shine and shut your mouth

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 03:43

14. tfex (unregistered)


ill just get an iphone thats actually worth something. verizon fans just bash the iphone becauce they cant have it. the dare was their best answer to the iphone and it cant even come close. the storm will probably be another overrated piece of garbage as well... GOOD LUCK VERIZON!!!!

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 10:58

17. (unregistered)


Bashing Blackberry? careful...thats treading on thin ice

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 13:18

18. PUNISHER (unregistered)


Iphone worth something?? Talk about an overhyped POS. Not to mention the crap network its on.. Good luck, and oh yeah send some pic messages with your iphone as well.. Oh wait you cant.

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 16:26

22. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


No thanks, Im happy with my sony ericsson 580i. Oh nevermind u wouldnt kno that because sony doesn't produce phones for verizon.

posted on 25 Oct 2008, 23:42

12. (unregistered)


i dont understand y phones are still being released or dev'ed for alltel when vzw is going to aquire them soon......

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 10:01

15. (unregistered)


WOW VZW ARE ACQUIRING MARKETS OF ALLTEL NOT ENTIRE COMPANY!!!!!!!

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 10:57

34. (unregistered)


Verizon is acquiring all of Alltel as a company, but for that to pass through the FCC they have to divest some of their markets so they dont have monopolies in those areas. So the part of Alltel that gets divested will not still continue to run as alltel but will be purchased by a completely different company.

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 10:48

16. Armo (unregistered)


haha i just realized something. this looks like the offspring of the omnia and f480 but raised by the instinct thats why its a cdma phone with a 2mp cam. lmao

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 13:19

19. PUNISHER (unregistered)


And your point is???

posted on 30 Oct 2008, 23:58

41. Armo (unregistered)


my point is that it looks like the omnia and f480 and instinct all mixed. did u understand this time or maybe i should try spanish? how about french?

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 14:17

20. matrix2004 from HOFO (unregistered)


The article should say Samsung Delve for Altell/Verizon.

posted on 26 Oct 2008, 16:23

21. tflex (Posts: 146; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)


In response to #19, how many apps could u apply to ur corny LG dare? Also, i dont see 10 million dare's sold. Im just assuming u have verizon and worship the dare like every other fanboy. Thats their only remotely good phone anyway.

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 02:57

25. (unregistered)


Who cares how many apps one can run on their phone when the phone in question is a shitty phone that one would be better off just getting an Ipod Touch.... Sorry for not being the first person on the fagfest which is the iPhone but that phone is the biggest piece of shit on the market for what it is. Even this website pretty much concluded the Instinct was an all around better Device then it is. So what does the iPhone have? Stupid customers whom fanboy for that junky phone because for some reason they feel like jumping on the forums and acting like tards so to justify themselves for buying that junk a** phone.... It also has a very nice touch screen and can do everything the ipod touch can do.. So how badly will the Storm kill the iPhone? Time will tell but whoever talked low of the Omnia... only the unlock phone got a bad rating.. The Locked GSM variant got high reviews retard..

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 00:32

24. (unregistered)


i'm with alltel, and i could care less about this phone. I've got a glimmer, and more than likely, this phone will have the same poor response touch screen as the Glimmer. So until we get a real touchscreen phone like the TouchHD, which looks even less likely to happen on CDMA, i simply don't care for them. And a AT&T tower just got put up in my backyard so the hole in my part of the state is filled. So I'm looking pretty foward to the end of my contract. This is just a honest question, how many of you send picture messages on a pretty regular basis? I don't, so the iPhone no multimedia message thing doesn't really bother me. I was just wondering if anyone really sends multimedia messages enough to get upset about it. I got the whole messaging package with alltel but hardly use the multimedia part of it. Just curious.

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 19:56

27. (unregistered)


If you want a good touch screen phone on the alltel network you should go w/the HTC Touch. It is completely Windows based and easy to use. It has a decent camera and full web-browsing capabilites (unlike the glimmer). I work at Alltel and sell at least 5 of them a week. Customers always come back pleased. It also has a really cool feature that allows you to just write your texts and emails on the screen and converts them to text for you to save time. I am actually an ATT customer currently and couldn't be more displeased. We are paying a lot more for a plan w/less features than we would w/Alltel. I am also going to throw my phone if I try to make one more call it tells me "network failed." Also the Verizon merger is still pending w/the FCC b/c of the possibility of a monopoly. We should have a definitive answer by the first of the year.

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 23:07

29. (unregistered)


I send pics all the time. For a phone touted as a multimedia powerhouse to not have MMS is a JOKE... I have a $20 Moto W385 that can send pics.

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 11:23

35. (unregistered)


Im gald that ive found someone on here that understands a little about cell phone carriers. Now what pisses me off is hearing everyone talk about the price of phones this and that. Well people do go to alltel because they have cheap pricing. Alltel has to compete in the top five of the carriers and still have competitive pricing. With verizons customer base at 70.1 million customers they are getting phones alot cheaper than what alltel with only around 10 million customers. Its like trying to compare walmart pricing and walgreens there is no comparison in pricing. Malmart has pull in the market same with verizon. So alltel cant even compete with pricing. But what they can compete in is their plans. And they completely tear it up in that.

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 13:17

26. TheGlove44 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Oct 2008)


Okayyy, who said to go with US Cellular? Someone who doesn't have good credit? Seriously, if you understand anything about cell phone contracts, you'll quickly realize that paying a higher subsidized price for a phone will almost certainly guarantee that you're going to pay less for your plan in the long run. As for US Cellular, they're good if you don't want to leave your home area, don't mind roaming and dropped calls and/or had bad enough credit to not be qualified for a real cell phone. If you like Verizon, you're on point because their service is excellent and if you follow the news you'll see that they're acquiring Alltel. Right now, for shared plans and most individual plans, Alltel has the best price points available. (this is out of the top 5 carriers, which does NOT include the laughable US Cellular)... When Alltel is acquired by Verizon, which is said to be happening around January 1 '09, they will have by far, the best coverage in the US. The Alltel pricepoint, with the Verizon network will not be anything that can be rivaled by ATT, Sprint-Joketell, or T-Mobile (which is also great if you have bad credit). Do the math and figure out how much more you'll spend with ATT or Sprint or Verizon - Versus an Alltel plan, and you'll understand quickly why the up front price of the phone is more. Most people will end up making back the difference in the phone price in under 8 months and beyond that point, will be saving money. If what you really want it a digital camera that drops calls and lets you play all the PSP games in the world, then yeah, go to US Cellular. If you want good value for your money and a decent phone with good national coverage, then switch to ALLTEL...

posted on 27 Oct 2008, 23:05

28. PUNISHER (unregistered)


US cell was ranked #1 in midwest by JD power, doesnt seem like much of a joke to me. Unless you travel constantly through rural parts of the country Verizon doesnt seem that necessary when there are much better deals with equal service in different areas... Stop being a fanboy...

posted on 28 Mar 2009, 18:49

42. cougarfan (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Mar 2009)


I have U.S. Cellular and it is 100X better then VZW or AT&T in the area I live (Northeast Oklahoma). I have traveled all over America, and I very seldom go through an area where I don't have service. As for the roaming, it is only $10 more a month for a nationwide plan that covers all of america and canada and mexico. I had AT&t and I never had a signal. My dad has a work phone through VZW and he never has a very strong signal here either. When I try to call him it always drops the call. Besides, when I go outside of my calling area, U.S. Cellular starts to run off of VZW towers anyway, so we always have a strong signal.

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 08:01

30. whatever (unregistered)


well for those of you that want a good touch phone with alltel go with the new touch diamond it will be out in a week or so dont go with the touch6900

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 08:03

31. whatever (unregistered)


and whoever is bashing us cellular you are an idiot they have the same roaming agreements as alltel which means they can jump on the verizon network when available

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 10:37

32. HELLO!!! (unregistered)


I think it is retarded how many ppl get mad over phones!!!! What the hell did you do like oh i dont know 10 years ago??? does anyone remember the startack??? No mms or sms!!!! hmmmm maybe you should get mad and throw something!!! GET OVER IT!!!! WHO FREAKEN CARES!!!

posted on 28 Mar 2009, 18:50

43. cougarfan (Posts: 2; Member since: 28 Mar 2009)


I agree!!!! Technology is only a contributer to stress!!

posted on 28 Oct 2008, 17:00

36. perxon (unregistered)


this whole thing is funny. $149.99 after the rebate...so $149.99. How can someone compare a touch device from one OEM to another? They will be completly different. Plus the samsung will have a completly different interface than anyone on here as ever used before. We all are different, thank God, so be thankful for Apple for bringing us the iPhone and every other OEM that will follow with new cool devices.

posted on 29 Oct 2008, 21:19

39. (unregistered)


biggest grip I have with us cellular--10 digit dialing, only 1 area code here, 30 calls a day and have to dial the area code on every one of them, stupid--only carrier here that does that

posted on 30 Oct 2008, 11:34

40. questionmark (unregistered)


Requires a smartphone plan?!?!? This device isn't even a smartphone!!!! Bad pricing too. Who wants to pay $350 up front just to get a "dumbphone" with only a megapixel camera and low screen resolution (400x240) The worst part is how it requires the smartphone plan because the HTC touch Diamond for Alltel is being released within the next couple of weeks and it will also require the smartphone plan AND be the same price!!! The Diamond has a 640x480 resolution scren and actually IS a smartphone with the amazing opera browser so the required plan can be justified. Samsung+Alltel need to learn to price their cell phones more reasonable. I was actually looking forward to this phone because i wanted a cool touchscreen and i have no need for a data plan because i don't go on the internet much. Oh well. Verizon has the smartphone plans where you only pay for as much internet you have used so i guess ill wait until they get the omnia or touch pro.

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