Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sprint Introduces its Second 3G/WiMAX Android Phone

Sprint introduced its second 4G-capable handset -- the Samsung Epic 4G, a Galaxy S smartphone and Samsung Mobile's first 4G Android-powered device. Key capabilities include:

  • 3G/4G capability

  • 4G data speeds (WiMAX) - peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps

  • 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) - peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps

  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor

  • 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display with pinch-to-zoom

  • Google full HTML browser

  • Android 2.1, with access to more than 50,000 apps on Android Market

  • Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas

  • Google mobile services including Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube , and syncs with Google Calendar

  • Visual voicemail

  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability - connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices

  • Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, Power LED flash and 3x digital zoom for HD video (720p) recording for capture and playback on an HD television and front facing VGA camera for video chat and more

  • Qik video application for video chat service and live video sharing

  • High-quality video streaming and downloads at 3G and 4G data speeds

  • Bluetooth® 2.1 with A2DP Stereo and EDR

  • Built-in WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n

  • Digital compass, six-axis motion sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS

  • Expandable memory: 16 GB microSD card included; supports up to 32 GB

Sprint will announce pricing and availability in the coming months.

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