Samsung Epic 4G will be Sprint's second WiMAX phone with Android
The Samsung Epic 4G's capabilities have been further improved with the addition of a 6-axis motion sensor (similar to what the iPhone 4 has, we'd assume), which opens new possibilities for games and applications to take advantage of.
Another addition to the multimedia department will be video and music downloads available to purchase or rent from an upcoming Samsung Media Hub content store, which will be “powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment”. Oh, it also promises visual voicemail, e-books by Amazon and B&N, confirmed upgrade to Android 2.2, and mobile hotspot capabilities.
Samsung just upped the ante for Android in the US with another compelling handset on Sprint. It looks like this is all shaping to be a pivotal year in smartphone land, when finally the dream to carry one device that does it all may come to fruition. So many great offerings, so many maxed out credit cards.
Samsung Epic 4G Specifications
HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review
source: Samsung USA
1. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)
Oh man. Bootlegging just got easier I see.
2. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2800; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Wow, what a phone....damn you sprint! This makes my moto droid look so weak.
3. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)
I hope this can be unlock and use on any GSM network!!
4. gridlock (Posts: 31; Member since: 10 Jun 2010)
LOL, it's Sprint, so - CDMA, good luck getting it on a GSM network :))
7. cellslanger (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2010)
Try jamming your SIM card into the SD card slot, maybe it'll work. If it doesn't fit use a hammer to get that sucker in the rest of the way.
11. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009)
This method absolutely works. I endorse it 100%.
15. tuminatr (Posts: 579; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
did you guys miss the fact that this is the first GSM/ CDMA android for international roaming
17. cellslanger (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 May 2010)
Where did you read that? There is nothing mentioned in this article or in the specs about that...
19. tuminatr (Posts: 579; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)
on engadget, but it was the preliminary spec guess we will see when it launches
5. remixfa (Posts: 13882; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
why do they get the only flash version dangit!?! lol
6. droidman (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)
Man,what to get you got the Droid x coming out,now this phone , the dorid2 , the other three galaxy s models this is crazy and 6 months from now even more crazy shit technology is moving so fast.
9. bossmann20 (Posts: 38; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)
this is goin to give the evo a run for its money lol
10. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)
It's a smart move by Sprint. First introducing Evo 4G crazy phone to attract attention then quickly introduce another 4G phone with QWERTY for some ppl's special liking...
16. Vegas89 (Posts: 51; Member since: 15 Mar 2010)
Yep, it's funny cause it's pretty much the same thing the did with the Hero and Moment, Hero came first followed by the higher stat Moment a few months later, now EVO came first followed by the higher stat Epic. Sprint gives you a cookie and then shows you the cake later lol
29. M3rkSauce (Posts: 10; Member since: 19 May 2010)
haha? besides the slide out keyboard the epic has nothing on the EVO..coming straight from a sprint rep. In this case i'd say Sprint gave you the entire cake first and then suprised you with a delicious muffin (epic). haha
12. omarc26 (Posts: 357; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
will this phone have a front facing camera for video calling like the evo?
22. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
Tmo is getting the Vibrant. Same thing with no keyboard. Not a big deal breaker for me!
20. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)
lame 4g wannabe phone has NO frontcam to take advantage of wimax
23. Mali Mal (Posts: 35; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)
to post 20 jrcrow79... hey ma dude are u crazy why dont u look up some specs before u critique. it has a vga front facing camera that can video conference on 3G, 4G which i have in NJ hahahaha and wifi.
28. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)
rehTard haha. a front facing cam rocks!
25. scottmbolt (unregistered)
Wow, not too many bad things being said about Sprint and this phone, in this thread, I see. Looks like Sprint is quieting you Apple/VZW Fanboy losers.
26. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)
Sprint got it right. This is the perfect phone IMO
27. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)
i'm stoked to to see this awesome surge of smartphone technology. shit is hitting the fan and it smells good (^_^)