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 →
Owners of both the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment from Sprint might want to take a seat, because we’ve got some bad news for you. Not long after it announced that Android 2.2 is in the works for the EVO 4G, today Sprint tweeted that it will not be offering a similar update for the two older devices. Of course Android being what it is, this isn’t the end of the world for some users as there exists plenty of custom ROMs from sites like xda-developers, but for the average person this has really got to suck. More →
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.
Not even half a year old, it looks like Sprint is almost ready to launch a refresh of the Samsung Moment. This morning WeRAndroid gave the world its first glimpse at what it reported to be Sprint’s first Android 2.1 handset, the Samsung Moment2. Unable to list specs past the OS and the fact it will have that awful TouchWiz 3.0 UI overlay, the images make it fairly clear that Samsung didn’t feel much of a need to re-work the design of the handset much. They’v ever so slightly enlarged the surface area of the keys by making them less round and also introduced what looks to be a chrome bezel. The leakers claim that they’ll be back later with more information, so until then we’re not going to hold our breath for anything major like a 1GHz processor or Super AMOLED display. More →
As part of its internal announcement for the upcoming Nexus One, Sprint addresses the upgrade options for its current crop of Android handsets. Eager HTC Hero and Samsung Moment owners may want to take note as the document informs employees, and now the general public thanks to this leak, that Sprint is actively working on the Android 2.1 update for these two handsets. Interested parties should expect additional information in April which hopefully will take the form of an OTA update and not another promise of imminent delivery. Though we realize that these are three different companies involved, excuse us if we are still a bit skeptical. More →
Last night we posted a friendly survey asking some easy questions about Android. It included the devices that it runs on and also what everyone loves and dislikes most about the platform. We had an awesome response to it in a pretty short time period (over 2,800 completed surveys since last night), so here are the results! More →
Sprint and Samsung are adding some spice to the Moment by incorporating mobile DTV into Samsung’s flagship Android device. The Moment will showcase Samsung’s ATSC Mobile DTV chip, a single chip DTV implementation that promises lower power utilization, smaller size and less cost than its multi-chip counterparts. The chip inside the handset will tune in DTV signals from local broadcast stations, allowing users to receive news, sports, prime-time TV and emergency alerts on the Moment’s 3.2 inch AMOLED screen. A mobile DTV-equipped version of the Moment will be rolled out in a limited trial to customers in Washington D.C and Baltimore in Q1 2010. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →
So far, all of the Black Friday leaks we’ve seen haven’t been all that friendly to smartphone lovers, but according to our sources, Wirefly will be picking up the slack come Friday with the following deals:
Verizon BlackBerry Storm2: $0.99 for new subs / $29.99 for existing VZW customers (Friday only) followed by $9.99 / $49.99 until Monday
AT&T BlackBerry Bold 9700: $0 / $29.99 (Friday to Monday)
Sprint Samsung Moment: $79.99 / $99.99 (Friday to Monday)
If none of those phones catch your fancy, there are still some savings to be had as Wirefly will be waiving activations for AT&T and Verizon phones until Midnight on December 1st.
Motorola’s DROID might be the new darling of the Android world, but other manufacturers are still kicking about and pumping some great offerings. Yesterday Sprint pushed out one such device and that’s the Samsung Moment. It might not be benefiting from the insane amounts of hype that the DROID is enjoying, but it does have a 3.2″ AMOLED touchscreen display, sliding QWERTY keypad, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 256MB RAM and a speedy 800MHz processor running on top of Android 1.5. At $179.99 after a $100 MIR, the Moment comes in at $20 cheaper than the DROID, a price we can’t help but think Sprint is already considering slashing.
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It looks like Samsung is all aboard the Android bandwagon now with another slick device, this time coming to Sprint. After announcing the Behold II for T-Mobile, Samsung is making the Moment official. Like most Samsung devices as of late, this one looks a tad bland but some of the features certainly make up for it: 3.2″ AMOLED screen, slide out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 800MHz processor, which is huge! If anything, that processor is the biggest thing this device has going for it. Now if only Samsung will change things up in its design department, it could have some serious winners. Still, at $179.99 with a two-year contract, you could do worse. Also lastly, Samsung’s OS-agnostic TouchWiz UI isn’t on here. That’s going to make this most like the fastest Android handset on the planet.
What? You thought Sprint was done now that it announced the HTC Hero? Apparently things are just getting started, Sprint fans, as two new handsets have popped up on Sprint rebate sheets valid through October 31st, and you know what that means — well, sort of. Rebate sheets have a tendency to be tricky territory because the handsets found within don’t always launch when you might expect. They do however, give a good general time frame nonetheless. On to the details… The first handset, dubbed the Samsung Intrepid, is the Ace sequel many of you have been waiting for. Details are a bit limited for the time being but we know it’ll run Windows Mobile 6.5 so the soonest we could possibly see it is October 6th (though we think it may come a bit later). Rumored specs include a 528MHz processor, QWERTY keypad, 3 megapixel camera, CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A and GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity, Wi-Fi, aGPS, microSDHC support and a QVGA display. Most importantly perhaps, at least as far as current Samsung Ace owners are concerned, it’s said to sport 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. As for the other unannounced handset — the Samsung Moment — we’ve got nothing for the time being but details will surely find their way to light now that we know this bad boy is out there. Hit the jump for a bigger version of the image above along with one more shot.