Sprint rolling out Android 2.2 to Samsung Intercept

By on December 17, 2010 at 12:41 PM.

Sprint rolling out Android 2.2 to Samsung Intercept

In a forum post today, Sprint announced that it will begin rolling out an update to the Samsung Intercept handset. The update’s biggest payload will be an update from Eclair (Android 2.1) to Froyo (Android 2.2). Other niceties detailed by Sprint include:

Enhancements/Fixes:
- Sprint Navigation
- Dropped calls after unacknowledged call waiting
- Force Close message when opening up contacts

Important Notes:
-The software version is: S:M910.05.S.DL05
-The build version is: Froyo.DL05

The post notes that the update will be pushed in “waves” and users should be receiving it over next several days.

[Via Phone Scoop] More →

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Virgin Mobile offers Samsung Intercept Android smartphone, $249 contract-free

By on October 4, 2010 at 7:54 PM.

Virgin Mobile offers Samsung Intercept Android smartphone, $249 contract-free

If you prefer your smartphone service to be void of contracts, Virgin Mobile has some news for you. Today, the prepaid wireless carrier officially announced that it was adding the Samsung Intercept to its smartphone lineup. The Intercept, which will be available in mid-October, packs an 800 MHz processor, 3.2-inch touchscreen display, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, and Android 2.1. The device will retail for $249.99 contract-free and can be added to one of Virgin Mobile’s very reasonable plans ($25, $40, $60). More →

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Best Buy Mobile slips, sells a Sprint Samsung Intercept one week early

By on July 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM.

Best Buy Mobile slips, sells a Sprint Samsung Intercept one week early

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Sprint’s latest Android handset, the Samsung Intercept, landed at Best Buy stores earlier this week — in preparation for its big launch on July 11th. Good news for those looking to pick one up, as one Intercept has accidentally made its way from the warehouse to the wild via a presumably over-eager Best Buy Mobile employee who sold the handset a week early. Once an unreleased handset lands the hands of a tech-savvy consumer, it is only a matter of time before the first hands-on preview hits YouTube. Interested parties can hit the jump to check out this soon-to-be-released, entry-level Android offering.

[Via Android Central] More →

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Sprint-bound Samsung Intercept breaks cover

By on June 29, 2010 at 1:31 PM.

Sprint-bound Samsung Intercept breaks cover

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We’ve been waiting for the Samsung Intercept to show its face for quite some time, and here it is. The successor to the Moment, the Intercept will land on Sprint on July 11th. While much of its features are still a mystery, it is known that the Intercept runs Android 2.1, has a 3.2″ display, has a four-row sliding QWERTY keypad, Wi-Fi, GPS, and — if we’re lucky — an improved camera. More →

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Sprint launching Motorola i1, Samsung Intercept, 4G in more markets

By on June 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM.

Sprint launching Motorola i1, Samsung Intercept, 4G in more markets

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Thanks to one of our connects, we’ve scored a shot of Sprint’s playbook which contains some upcoming launch dates. The first on the list confirms that the Motorola i1 we scooped way back will definitely launch on June 20th in stores. However, it won’t be available in stores for purchase until July 11th. Next up is the Samsung Intercept M910 (what some have referred to as the Samsung Moment II). The presumably Android-based Samsung Intercept is due to launch on July 11th as well, for online and in store purchases. What would the nation’s first 4G carrier be without some 4G market launches? We’ll see a number of cities get lit up for Sprint Speed in July, and some of these include Rochester, NY, Syracuse, NY, Kennewick, WA, Pasco, WA, Visalia, WA and more.

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