Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sprint Debuts Samsung Epic 4G Smartphone

On August 31, Sprint will begin offering the Samsung "Epic" 4G smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard and brilliant Super AMOLED touchscreen. The device will cost $249.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes excluded).

Some key features:

  • 4G coverage on Sprint's WiMAX network with 3G fallback

  • Android 2.1 OS with upgrade planned soon to 2.2

  • Virtual keyboard and Swype technology, which allows users to input text faster and more intuitively with one continuous finger motion across the virtual keyboard.

  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor

  • Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, power LED flash and 4x digital zoom for photos and HD video1 (720p) video recording, as well as a front-facing VGA camera for video chat and more

  • Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience

  • Android Market for access to more than 65,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience

  • Wi-Fi b/g/n

  • 1500 mAh removable battery