U.S. Cellular confirmed their exclusive Samsung Acclaim last month, but we have not heard much about the device since then. We know the phone runs Android 2.1 and features a 3.2 inch display with QWERTY keyboard, but the design of the phone had been a mystery.
I noticed today that Engadget dug up an image of the Acclaim and that reminded me we actually saw this phone at Google I/O and Clark captured a picture of it at the Android Device Showcase. This phone features four capacitive touch buttons on the front and a touchpad (similar to the Samsung Moment). The keyboard is your standard four-row layout with a little coloring for flair. Overall, this is kind of what we expected from the beginning – a tweaking of the Moment design.
No other specs are available, but if this phone turns out to be a clone of the Moment then it could feature the same 800 MHz ARM11 CPU. Samsung normally uses their own processors in their Android phones, so it could be something newer we are not aware of.
Customers of U.S. Cellular should still expect to see this device launch sometime in July. The carrier is also launching the high-end HTC Desire, which is expected to appear around the same time.