Got a moment to play with the Samsung Soul and I’m really please with the initial screens — everything works very well through the haptic directional pad and the screen is very crisp and bright. It has a 5-megapixel camera and will be coming out on Vodafone in Europe, no word yet about a US launch.
Obviously this is “just another slider” but they’re doing quite a few interesting things with the Interface which warrants a second look. The haptics work very well and the top screen is easy to navigate and use. Once you start digging down you find most of the standard Samsung mobile menus, but for basic functions, including Google Search, Music player, and the File Manager, things work quite smoothly.