Sprint Epic 4G video sit down in NYC

By on August 18, 2010 at 7:01 PM.

Sprint Epic 4G video sit down in NYC

We were invited to sit down with Sprint to talk about the new Epic 4G, and we fielded some questions from you guys! Here’s the segment we did with David Owens, VP of Consumer marketing. So, HTC EVO 4G or the Epic 4G? Which one is it going to be?

P.S. Hopefully next time the aspect ratio won’t squish my head to make me look like a watermelon. More →

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Your EPIC 4G questions answered

By on August 18, 2010 at 11:01 AM.

Your EPIC 4G questions answered

Yesterday, we posted our first impressions of Sprint’s Samsung EPIC 4G. In said article we asked you to communicate to us questions you had about Sprint’s second 3G/4G handset, and you delivered. We’ve compiled a list of 19 questions from the post and have done our best to answer them for you. Hit the jump and we’ll get started. More →

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Sprint EPIC 4G: First Impressions

By on August 17, 2010 at 3:50 PM.

Sprint EPIC 4G: First Impressions

The Samsung EPIC 4G is Sprint’s second 3G/4G dual-mode Android handset. The full-QWERTY slider device is a member of Samsung’s Galaxy S line of phones, and packs the standard set of equipment expected of a high-end smartphone, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED display, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording… you know, all the good stuff.

As some of you have been kind enough to point out, we have yet to publish our full review of Sprint’s Samsung EPIC 4G. We’ll admit, we have been a little delinquent in getting around to testing the device, but we’re on the case now. We recently opened up our shiny new EPIC, and have been tinkering with it very diligently in order to put together some first impressions for you. Hit the jump and let’s get started. More →

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The Shack also taking pre-orders for EPIC 4G

By on August 12, 2010 at 11:02 PM.

The Shack also taking pre-orders for EPIC 4G

If you plan on reserving yourself a Samsung EPIC 4G tomorrow, here’s your backup plan… The Shack. RadioShack has announced that they too will carry Sprint’s EPIC 4G smartphone and, like Sprint, will be taking pre-orders for the new device starting tomorrow. The one catch appears to be this: “Eligible RadioShack customers can reserve Samsung Epic 4G (while supplies last) by purchasing a $50 gift card that is applied to the purchase price when the device arrives in stores starting Aug. 31.” We’ve got the full press release for you after the break. Happy EPIC hunting!

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Sprint's Samsung EPIC 4G, all yours August 31st, reserve yours August 13th

By on August 12, 2010 at 7:01 AM.

Sprint's Samsung EPIC 4G, all yours August 31st, reserve yours August 13th

Early this morning, Sprint announced that their second 3G/4G Android phone, the Samsung EPIC 4G, will be available to the masses starting on August 31st. A quick recap of the phone’s vitals: 4-inch super AMOLED display, 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G and 4G radios, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with support for 720p video recording, front facing VGA camera, and Android 2.1. The device will retail for $249.99 on-contract and Sprint has launched a micro-site where you can donate your name and email address in order to keep up to date with all the latest EPIC happenings. According to Sprint’s Facebook page, you can reserve yourself one of the new handsets for in-store pickup on the 31st starting tomorrow. There you have it. Who’s excited about this EPIC announcement?

UPDATE: Engadget was tipped to a super sleuthy URL that will allow you to reserve your EPIC today, as in right now. Try this link if you are interested. More →

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Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G teaser site goes live

By on August 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM.

Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G teaser site goes live

Sprint’s second 3G/4G dual-mode handset, the Samsung Epic 4G, now has its very own teaser page. For those of you closely following the genesis of the Epic handset, there isn’t much this new site will tell you. The new micro site, like all hype-sites, will afford you the privilege of volunteering your name and email address… to be notified when the device goes live of course. We’re interested to know, which Android QWERTY-slider phone interests you more? The Epic 4G or the DROID 2? Hit the bounce to vote in our poll! More →

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Sprint Samsung Epic 4G spec sheet emerges

By on July 26, 2010 at 11:45 PM.

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G spec sheet emerges

Excited about the Sprint Epic 4G? Want to know more official specifications? Great, because the folks over at sdx-developers.com got their hands on the spec sheet for the Epic 4G. Here is what you can look forward to: Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen display with multitouch, 5 megapixel camera with 3x digital zoom, LED flash, and 720p video recording, front-facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM, Rev. A 3G, 4G, 1500 mAh battery, GPS, six-axis motion sensor, 3.5 mm headphone jack, micro-SD card slot (takes up to 32 GB cards), and Android 2.1. We’ve got the full sheet after the break for those of you want, nay, need to know more. More →

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Sprint announces the Samsung Epic 4G

By on June 28, 2010 at 1:40 AM.

Sprint announces the Samsung Epic 4G

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Sure it might have a laughably bad name, but there’s no way in hell you can laugh at the Samsung Epic 4G’s specs. A part of the Galaxy S family, the Epic 4G is Sprint’s second 4G WiMAX smartphone. To go on sale later this year for an undisclosed price, the Epic 4G has a 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, sliding QWERTY keypad, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video capture, front-facing camera for video calling, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, mobile hotspot support for five devices, six-axis motion sensor, 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and 512MB RAM / 1GB ROM. It will come to market running Android 2.1 — with a bit of help from Samsung’s TouchWiz 3.0, naturally — but Sprint has gone on the record as saying an update to Android 2.2 won’t be that far off once the Epic 4G is released. Good to know. More →

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