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Samsung Epic 4G Touch Now Available From Sprint

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If you’re on Sprint and were waiting for the Epic 4G Touch (aka Sprint’s version the Galaxy S II Android superphone) then today is you’re lucky day. As promised, Sprint has finally released the Epic 4G Touch today and it’s now available for you to order for the standard superphone price of $199.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan.

For those who don’t know, the Epic 4G Touch is one of the most powerful 4G Sprint phones yet, with impressive specs like a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus screens (like AT&T’s Infuse 4G. Basically, everything and anything you view on it will look insane), 8 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front camera (for higher quality video chatting), ridiculously thin design (it’s literally pencil thin!), the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 3.0, 4G16 GB of built-in storage, and a super fast dual-core 1.2 GHZ processor (so you should never see any freezing or lag even when doing intense things like multitasking or gaming).

We haven’t yet had a chance to see the Epic Touch 4G in person but we have used its European cousin (which is pretty much the same as Sprint’s version but is simply called the Galaxy S II) and we gotta say– this looks to easily be up there with the Photon 4G and EVO 3D as one of Sprint’s top phones today and is definitely worth a strong look if you’re looking for an awesome new Sprint phone.

For more info on the Epic 4G Touch check out Sprint’s site here.

Samsung Epic 4G Coming to Sprint August 31st, Just in Time for School

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Sprint users we gotta hand it to ya– it must have been tough watching all these new smartphones get announced and released but only for carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. But don’t worry if you’ve been eying that new Samsung Epic 4G phone for school this year as Sprint and Samsung have just announced that you should be able to get your hands on one just in time for school when it launches August 31st for $249.99 with a new 2 year contract and data plan (in addition to Sprint’s $10 “premium data” 4G charge) and after an $100 mail in rebate (and yes, it is $50 more than Sprint’s other 4G phone the HTC EVO 4G).

Just a brief refresher for those who don’t know, the Epic 4G is Sprint’s second 4G phone (the first being the EVO 4G) and a part of Samsung’s line of high-end Galaxy S smartphones (like the AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant and Verizon Fascinate). In terms of design and specs, it perfectly matches up with what you’d expect from Sprint for their second 4G phone, packing a very impressive feature list including:

  • 4 inch Super AMOLED multitouch screen and 1 GHZ Hummingbird processor–Like all the other Galaxy S phones, these should mean that not only does everything look great, but runs great too.
  • Android 2.1 with Samsung’s customized TouchWiz 3.o interface– We’re kind of upset this doesn’t launch with Android 2.2 (I mean, the EVO 4G has already been running it for weeks), and all Sprint so far is saying with regards to an update is that it will happen “in the coming months.”
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus, and 720p HD video recording on back AND a VGA front camera for video calls– Similar to the iPhone 4, just here video calls can be made to other users (like Skype, Qik, EVO 4G, or even iPhone 4 users with apps like Fring) over WiFi, 3G, or 4G.
  • WiFi, GPS, 3G, and 4G– Including support for the latest and fastest wireless N WiFi networks.
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack and 16 GB microSD card included in the box– And Sprint and Samsung have also teamed up to introduce the Samsung Media Hub so you can buy or rent movies or TV shows and watch them right on that gorgeous screen over 4G. Basically, your good to go right from the start as far as media is concerned.

And of course, this is the only Galaxy S phone to offer a full slide out QWERTY keyboard (as well as a Swype keyboard for when you wanna type on the screen), which also really helps to differentiate itself from the EVO 4G.

So if you’re choosing between the EVO and Epic is the Epic worth the $50 more? It’s a tough call, as on the one hand you’ve got the EVO available today with Android 2.2 and all the latest features like Flash 10.1 support when browsing the web (as well as an even bigger 4.3 inch screen and a higher-res 8 megapixel camera on the back and 1.3 megapixel camera on the front); but on the other you’ve got that full physical QWERTY keyboard and a smaller design that may not feel so ginormous when you stick it in your pocket. Regardless of which you choose though, both look to be great choices and it doesn’t really look like there is a “wrong” one.

But we wanna know Sprint users– if you’re up for a new phone, are you gonna wait a couple more weeks to go with this keyboard packing beast or instead go for the $50 cheaper and already available EVO 4G? Share your  thoughts, dreams and plans in the comments.

Sprint and Samsung Announce Sprint’s Second 4G Phone– Say Hello to the Epic 4G

So you want Android, your on Sprint, and you want a 4G phone that is not only Android and 4G, but also has a slide out physical QWERTY keyboard instead of only a touchscreen one. Well, then you’re in luck– as Sprint and Samsung have just announced Sprint’s second 4G phone, the Epic 4G. So what is in the Epic 4G that, well, makes it want to offer the name Epic? Some really solid specs actually, including–

  • 4 inch Super AMOLED multitouch screen–Like AT&T’s recently announced Samsung Captivate.
  • Android 2.1 with Samsung’s customized TouchWiz 3.o interface— We expect this to hopefully get Android 2.2 soon, but Sprint hasn’t yet announced info on that just yet.
  • 5 megapixel camera with flash, autofocus, and 720p HD video recording on back AND a VGA front camera for video calls— Similar to the iPhone 4, just here video calls can be made to other users (like Skype, Qik, or EVO 4G users for example), and can also be done on WiFi, 3G, or 4G.
  • WiFi, GPS, 3G, and 4G— Including support for wireless N WiFi.
  • 1 GHZ Samsung Hummingbird processor– For making sure everything runs fast and smooth.
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack and 16 GB microSD card included in the box— So your good to go right from the start for using this as your all in one media device.

It also offers many of the other features the EVO offers (such as the ability to turn into a mobile hotspot, albeit here only offering 5 devices to connect at once, unlike the EVO’s eight). Yeah I know, pretty much the EVO 4G with a slightly smaller screen and camera but with a full slide out QWERTY keyboard. There is though something to be said for having that full QWERTY keyboard (particularly if, as is the case here, it doesn’t make the phone much thicker than the incredibly thin and sleek EVO), as even with the much improved touchscreen Android keyboards like Swype (which is also on the phone for when you want to type on the touchscreen), nothing quite beats a good ‘ol physical keyboard.

Oh, and if you are that person mentioned above, you may want to begin saving up money from that summer job; because while Sprint and Samsung have yet to announce a price or release date (let’s hope it’s soon!), I’m sure it will probably be in the EVO’s range of $200 with new 2 year contract and data plan (though it would be awesome here if I’m wrong).

So, anyone out there holding off on an EVO 4G to get this Epic 4G?

Sprint Announces Goolge Nexus S 4G

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AT&T isnt the only one making news in this day before CTIA. Sprint– who plans to have a crazy CTIA of their own— has today officially announced that before Spring is out they will be bringing the Samsung Nexus S to their 4G network with the appropriately named Nexus S 4G.

Beyond packing that Sprint 4G goodness this is pretty much the same Nexus S that was announced last year, though it’s still a pretty solid phone nonetheless with specs like a 4 inch high-res “Contour Display” with anti-fingerprint coating (in other words– a really nice, sharp screen that will make every thing on it look nice and clear. Oh, and the screen itself is curved — yes, curved– so that the phone will feel more natural in your hand particularly when your using it as a phone), 1 GHZ Samsung Hummingbird processor (for keeping things running fast and smooth), 5 megapixel rear camera with flash and second front camera for video chat (like the Epic 4G), 16 GB of built-in storage, WiFi (with support for the latest N networks), GPS and of course the latest and greatest version of Android for phones: Android 2.3 “Gingerbread.”

The Nexus S 4G will be available “this Spring” (so most likely very soon considering its almost April) for $200 with a new year contract and data plan.

Sprint Kicks Off CES Week With 3rd 4G Phone, the HTC EVO Shift 4G

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It’s been awhile since Sprint last released a 4G phone– almost 5 months since their last one, the Samsung Epic 4G. Obviously with 4G getting even more popular (and competitive) thanks to Verizon and T-Mobile’s new 4G networks, we expect 2011 to be a huge year for 4G phones– and Sprint of course looks to continue its lead in 4G phones, announcing their 3rd 4G phone, the HTC EVO Shift 4G.

This phone is pretty much a mix of the wildly popular EVO 4G and Epic 4G, taking pieces from both and putting it in a nice, simple design. Specs include:

  • A full slide out QWERTY keyboard (like the Epic)
  • Android 2.2 with HTC Sense— Like the EVO, with all the usual assortment of standard Android apps like the Android Market, Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube as well as Sprint apps like Sprint Mobile TV all pre-loaded.
  • 3.6 inch touchscreen— A step down in size from the EVO’s massive 4.3 inch and Epic’s 4 inch screen, but this does keep the same resolution of 800 x 480 so everything will still look just as sharp, clear and amazing as on those beasts.
  • 800 MHZ processor– To keep things running smoothly. Again, not as fast as the EVO and Epic’s respective 1 GHZ processors, but should be more than enough for browsing the web, watching some YouTube, texting and playing Angry Birds.

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  • 5 megapixel camera with flash and HD video recording– Like on the Epic, though for some reason there’s no front camera for video chat. You’d think (and expect) that since it’s a 4G phone and takes so much from the EVO and Epic that it would have this too…
  • microSD card slot— With a 2 GB card included in the box (upgradeable to 32 GB).
  • And of course, 3G, 4G, WiFi and GPS

At $149.99 it’s the cheapest 4G phone at launch yet, though that $50 here does seem to be a big difference in what you’re getting when compared to the $200 EVO or even the $249 Epic– with both offering much more bang for the buck in their bigger screens, front cameras and faster processors. And with places like Amazon offering both of those phones for only $99.99 on 2 new year contract (see here for Epic and here for EVO. UPDATE: as commenter kweenb points out, when upgrading from a current Sprint contract, Amazon charges $179.99 for the EVO and $199.99 for the Epic— why we don’t know. The $99.99 price we saw is when buying either of the phones as a new Sprint customer. And if you are looking for an EVO, you may also want to check out Radio Shack, whose offering on upgrade an EVO for the same $149.99 as the EVO Shift 4G), we’d recommend you look there before going for this (that, or wait a couple of weeks to see if Sprint drops the price on this closer to that level).

The HTC EVO Shift 4G launches this Sunday, January 9th, for $149.99 on a new 2 year contract with Sprint data plan and additional $1o a month 4G  “premium data” add-on (still required for all 4G Sprint phones). Full specs and more info can be found at Sprint’s site here.

T-Mobile Announces Samsung Galaxy S II Release Date– Coming October 10th For $230

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On T-Mobile and waiting for the Galaxy S II? Well, your wait is now finally almost over. With Sprint already releasing their version of Samsung’s hit Galaxy S II earlier this month (as the Epic 4G Touch), and AT&T planning to release their version on Sunday, it was only a matter of time before T-Mobile joined the party– and we now know when that will be. Beginning October 10th this beast of an Android phone can be yours for the slightly more expensive price of $230 with new 2 year contract and data plan (why T-Mobile is charging $30 more than AT&T and Sprint we don’t know).

For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S II is one of the most powerful T-Mobile phones yet, with impressive specs like a 4.5 inch Super AMOLED Plus screens (like AT&T’s Infuse 4G. Basically, everything and anything you view on here will look insane), 8 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front camera (for higher quality video chatting), ridiculously thin design (it’s literally pencil thin!), the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 4.0), support for T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ 42 Mbps network (this is T-Mobile’s upgraded 4G network and should make everything you do online even faster– maybe even faster than your home internet!), 16 GB of built-in storage, and a super fast dual-core 1.5 GHZ processor (so you should never see any freezing or lag even when doing intense things like multitasking or gaming).

All in all, if you have an upgrade and are looking for super fast, super awesome T-Mobile phone you should definitely check this out.

For more on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II see T-Mobile’s site here.

Samsung Galaxy S II Coming To AT&T October 2nd

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On AT&T and waiting anxiously to make the Samsung Galaxy S II you’re next phone? Well, your wait is almost over. AT&T has announced that beginning October 2nd (or about 10 days from now), the Galaxy S II will finally be available for the standard smartphone price of $199.99 with new 2 year contract and data plan.

For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S II is by far the most powerful Android phone ever released on AT&T and is right up there with the iPhone 4 as one of AT&T’s best cell phones. Like Sprint’s Epic 4G Touch, the AT&T Galaxy S II comes loaded with impressive specs like a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screens (pretty much a slightly smaller version of the Infuse 4G’s 4.5 inch screen. Basically, everything and anything you view on here will look incredible), 8 megapixel back camera with 2 megapixel front camera (for higher quality video chatting), ridiculously thin design (it’s literally pencil thin!), the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread (with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 4.0), support for AT&T’s HSPA+ 4G network (this is the faster, upgraded version of AT&T’s 3G network and is available in most areas you normally would get 3G), 16 GB of built-in storage, and a super fast dual-core 1.2 GHZ processor (so you should never see any freezing or lag even when doing intense things like multitasking or gaming).

All in all, if you’re looking for an awesome new phone on AT&T– and don’t want to wait for whenever the new iPhone comes out— this looks to be the phone for you. So, anyone looking to get this right away or are you gonna instead wait to see what’s new in the next iPhone before deciding which is your next phone?

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Samsung Makes The US Galaxy S II Official, Coming Soon To AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

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It’s finally official. After lots of rumors and teasing Samsung has finally made the US versions of their hit Galaxy S II Android superphone official for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile. And wow do they look to live up to the hype.

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As we thought, all three Galaxy S IIs have massive, awesome Super AMOLED Plus screens (AT&T’s Galaxy S II is 4.3 inches while Sprint and T-Mobile’s are 4.5 inches like AT&T’s Infuse 4G. Basically, everything and anything you view on them will look insane), 8 megapixel back cameras with 2 megapixel front cameras (for higher quality video chatting), ridiculously thin designs (it’s literally pencil thin!), the latest and greatest Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz 3.0, 4G support, 16 GB of built-in storage, and are super fast with dual-core 1.2 GHZ processors. In short, if you’re looking for a new super powerful Android phone on AT&T, Sprint or T-Mobile you’re going to want to check these out.

In terms of release dates and pricing, Sprint will be the first to release the Galaxy S II— with their version called the Epic 4G Touch– on September 16th for $200 on new 2 year contract and data plan. AT&T and T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II’s are said to be coming not too long after that, but sadly we don’t have exact release dates or pricing for them just yet.

Oh, and for those wondering about the Verizon Galaxy S II. Well, we’re sorry to say that Verizon is passing on the Galaxy S II entirely…. and are instead rumored to be getting an even more powerful phone in October called the Samsung Droid Prime. According to BGR, the Droid Prime will be even more powerful than the Galaxy S II, will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network and possibly even be the first phone to run the next big update to Android, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (which is rumored to be coming out later this year). According to the rumors Verizon thinks this phone will be better able to hold it’s own against it’s other top phones like the Droid Bionic and upcoming iPhone 5. Yeah, if the Bionic isn’t for you then this looks to be the Verizon Droid to wait for.

We’ve got a few more pics of each of the Galaxy S II’s after the break, and for more info you can check out Samsung’s site here or Sprint’s site here.

So, anyone see this as your next phone?

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Samsung Begins The US Galaxy S II Teasing– Is This The Sprint Version?


Well we now know for sure what Samsung will be announcing at their big New York event next week— the long-awaited US versions of their hit Android superphone, the Galaxy S II. Samsung has begun releasing some YouTube videos like the one above which, you guessed it, are all about how the US will finally soon be getting the Galaxy S II.

Not much else about the Galaxy S II is mentioned in this teaser video, though we now know that we should expect the US versions to keep the Galaxy S II’s insanely thin design, front cameras and large, amazing screens. If you’re looking for a new Android phone for back-to-school those features alone should make you want to wait to learn more about this.

samsung galaxy s 2 youtube us teaser Oh, and if you look closely at the Galaxy S II at the end of the video (or in the pic above) you’ll notice that it’s different from the European Galaxy S II Samsung otherwise is showing off in the teaser video. That Galaxy S II has a large button on the bottom below the screen while this Galaxy S II has no button and also lists Kanasas City in the weather widget. Now this is just a guess on our part but perhaps this is the Sprint version of the Galaxy S II (rumored to be called the Epic Touch 4G after Sprint’s first Galaxy S phone, the Epic 4G).This all fits in with the other rumors about Sprint’s Galaxy S II– including the rumored September 9th release date (which is also the date listed on the clock widget)– and Sprint is based right near Kansas City in Overland Park, Kansas. Check out the above video for yourself and let us know what you think.

Samsung also said on their Twitter that they will be releasing new US Galaxy S II info everyday at 10 AM Eastern, so who knows what will be revealed next. And don’t forget to check back here next week for everything you need to know on everything Samsung announces.

Samsung Galaxy S II Finally Coming To The US On August 29th

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We know a lot of you have waited for this day to come, and you can now rest assured– it’s now finally almost here. We just got an invite from Samsung to an event in New York at the end of the month for a “major product announcement,” with the Galaxy S II’s little “II” logo of course hanging out in the bottom left. And that means just one thing– Samsung’s next generation of the hit Galaxy S line (aka the T-Mobile Vibrant and Galaxy S 4G, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G and AT&T Captivate) is now only a couple of weeks away from making its official arrival into the US. If you’re looking for a super-powerful, insanely thin phone with a large and incredible screen you’re gonna want to wait for this.

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For those who don’t know, the Galaxy S II is one of the top Android phones available today, with its European version (which was released a few months back and is shown above) packing all the top of the line features you’d expect in a superphone today like a fast 1 GHZ dual core processor, 8 megapixel back camera with second 2 megapixel front camera for video chat, gorgeous 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, 16 GB of built-in storage and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI on top. Now the like the original US version of the Galaxy S, we expect the US carriers to customize their versions of the Galaxy S II to differentiate from the others (with different names, designs and even some feature changes like a slightly larger screen, slide-out keyboard, 4G support etc.), but seeing as Samsung’s running this event and not a particular carrier we also expect to see all 4 carriers’ versions on the 29th with releases coming hopefully not too long after that.

We’ll of course have everything you need to know about everything Samsung announces covered for you back here, so stay tuned!