Sprint gives you a WiMax Android phone for $100 on contract as the Samsung Conquer 4G launches today
The Samsung Conquer 4G is a WiMax enabled Android handset that you won't confuse for say, the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G. There is the matter of that 3.5 inch screen with resolution of 320 x 480. And the Qualcomm MSM8655 1GHz single-core processor is so 2010. On the back is a 3.2MP camera that was hot stuff back in the days of the LG Dare. Yet, the Samsung Conquer 4G isn't totally designed for the Flintstone-era. Android 2.3 is installed and there is a 1.3MP front-facing camera. Of course, with 4G in the name of the phone, the handset is enabled for WiMax coverage. The Swype keyboard comes with the phone right out of the box.
Priced at $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a signed 2-year contract, the Samsung Conquer 4G appears just in time to give your kid going off to college, or for the first-time smartphone user unsure if he/she can handle all of those widgets and apps. The off-contract price is $399.99. Either way, you are getting Gingerbread and 4G connectivity for only $100. At a time when the price bar for new Android phones has been moved higher than the $199.99 that we have been accustomed to, the Samsung Conquer 4G has a refreshing price tag on the device-as long as you don't mind some out of date specs.
source: Sprint via AndroidCentral
1. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 386; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
Verizon is the only company raising the price bar, the 1ghz single core Thunderbolt (which I do actually own) is $249.99 because it's on Verizon, whereas the 4G, dual core, 3D next gen EVO 3D is only $199.99. Verizon is the most overpriced carrier! They have the most expensive talk plans, the worst data plans available, and then standard texting plans (which are still ridiculous) which they have yet jack up recently, so who knows, and on top of that, the most expensive, least innovative hardware.
2. xoatomxo (Posts: 57; Member since: 26 Apr 2011)
thats why im going to change from verizon next month when my contract end
3. Yo (unregistered)
Verizon has to cover the cost of union thuggery.
4. stealthd (Posts: 968; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
I think you mean they have to give their employees fair wages and benefits.
And that's Verizon, as in landlines and FIOS, not Verizon Wireless, so keep the naive teabagger comments where they're at least remotely relevant.
6. wumberpeb (Posts: 437; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
Easy there stealth, I know it's simple being a tough guy on the internet...but ease up
Besides, thanks to the blackberry bold launching today on sprint, even the budget carriers can charge $250 for their top models. I also believe the Epic launched a year ago this month with a $250 price tag
8. wumberpeb (Posts: 437; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)
My bad...apparently it's $199 online for the bold
5. stealthd (Posts: 968; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
The LTE chip actually makes the phones considerably more expensive. Still doesn't excuse Verizon and every other carrier for not giving away every phone on contract.
7. gdubb03 (unregistered)
i don't understand why no one has said this yet but you can get the evo for the same price. Make sense? I know its eol in a couple months, but still its way better than this doa pos.