updated 08:45 am EDT, Mon September 29, 2008
Samsung Delve Leak
Relatively small national carrier US Cellular will have its own full touchscreen device by the end of the year, a leak stemming from BGR would suggest. The Samsung Delve would be cosmetically very similar to the Instinct at Sprint but would have physical call/answer buttons instead of touch-sensitive controls on the earlier phone; it would also carry Samsung's stock TouchWiz interface with widget support in place of Sprint's custom-designed software. A full HTML web browser is still part of the design.
In return for the less specialized software, the two-megapixel cameraphone will have several preloaded apps, including built-in clients for Facebook and MySpace as well as US Cellular's Toneroom store for buying ringtones and YourNavigator for assisted GPS.
The Delve should be available sometime in mid-November, but hasn't been given a price by the alleged insider. Sprint currently sells the equivalent Instinct for $129 with a two-year plan.