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Sprint's second 4G device to have Epic launch August 31st

Sprint's second 4G device to have Epic launch August 31st
Sprint has announced that it will launch its second 4G enabled device on August 31 when it makes the Samsung Epic 4G available. The variant of the Galaxy S Pro (which includes a sliding QWERTY keyboard), will cost $249.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a signed two-year contract. Similar to EVO 4G owners, those who purchase the Epic 4G will need to pay $10 a month extra as a  Premium data add-on. The carrier says that the handset gives users the ability to "take advantage of a richer data experience than ever before". The price is $50 above the current price that other high-end devices like the Motorola DROID X and DROID 2, Samsung Captivate, HTC EVO 4G and the BlackBerry Torch have been priced at. This leaves the feeling that Sprint believes it has a premium phone on its hands, one worthy of costing more money.

Sprint will launch the Samsung Epic 4G with Android 2.1 under the hood and said that an upgrade to 2.2 is planned for the "coming months". The other Galaxy S models already launched are expecting to be served Froyo next month, which would be a logical time-frame for the Epic's upgrade. The carrier is also using a brand new reservation system that will allow Sprint customers to reserve the handset starting this Friday the 13th (!) until supplies run out at Sprint.com/Epic4G. Those who manage to get a reservation can pick up their phone at a local Sprint store on August 31st.

Samsung Epic 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: Sprint

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Samsung Epic 4G coming August 31 for $249.99

Samsung Epic 4G coming August 31 for $249.99


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. Sprints Finest (unregistered)


I can see paying an extra 50$ bucks for the screen.....ITS A GALAXY S.Its Gorgeous.BUT WOULD I GIVE UP MY EVO 4G FOR IT...That ladies and gentlemen....is the 350$ with 100$ mail-in rebate question??? :/

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 08:06

26. trelee (unregistered)


sumwhatrediculous@gmail.com if you switch let me know I want an evo

posted on 14 Aug 2010, 14:44

37. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Look how mad you all get when someone hates on Sprint, I have valid reasons and you all still blindly mock me with immature banter. You all make fun of iPhone fanboys, Ive seen your comments, and here you are doing the EXACT same thing. Are you really that insecure that you feel "Offended" if someone talks trash about your cell phone carrier? Do you hate on everyone who doesnt share the same interests as you? Pathetic.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 09:04

2. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Seriously? You Sprint people crack me up saying "Sprint is sooo cheap". Your willing to pay an EXTRA 50$ for the screen, rather thatn an extra 10$ a month for better service and coverage with a better phone. I seriously am starting to think that Sprint is for misfits, your all as oblivious as iPhone users. Maybe everyone is right Sprint should get the iPhone, you all act the same.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 09:56

4. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)


well papajay one could say the same for you thinking that ur crappy phone is a good phone and paying more for substandarized service and guess what else no matter what it cost if ppl want it they will buy it do you really think if the droid 2 or anyother phone you may be talking about cost 250 or even 300 that ppl wouldnt buy it if you think they wouldnt your an idiot

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 10:12

5. belve14 (Posts: 113; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)


PapaJay fag you are the definition of a an idiot...you place judgement upon people with a phone or servicewowww. Saying people are misfits wtf are you serious. That is one guy who is obviously confused but you go ahead and insult everyone not just with sprint but people with an Iphone thats just plain dumb and uneducated. Sprint is cheap by the way and has pretty good service and we all know Verizon has the best service. But they flat out butt rape you financially and how do I know that I work at Verizon Wireless...not at the little stores neither.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 10:53

7. bitslizer (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)


@Papajay224 well let see... the only network better than sprint is verizon, AT&T suck and tomobile coverage is not that good. $50 upfront? or $10x24 = $240 ....? I would pay the $50 upfront. Phone is personal pref, I've never been a big iphone fan

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 11:15

9. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


@dahaka17 Have you ever heard of adding a period to the end of a sentance? Or do you think your getting your point accross more with your ranting run on sentance that makes less sense than your mom on a street corner. Just checking.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 11:21

10. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


@belve14 I havent been "Raped" and Im pretty sure 93,000,000 customers "In this economy" really arent complaining about prices (yeah thats alot of zeroes) . All I was saying is you all you at Sprint and your penny pinching nature are a little hypocritical when it come to these things when genius up there says "Just for the screen" he'd pay an extra 50$. He already has an EVO?!?!? so 200$ phone less than 6 month old and a 250$ "Just for the screen" Cmon?? So yeah 240 for the year is better adding 10 extra dolalrs for superior coverage. Looks like I have found a whole villiage of idiots..Wheres the leader?

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 13:16

13. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)


oh wow look guys hes using sentance punctuation as a comeback.....watch me give a crap ....... wait for it....... nope dont care.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 16:11

19. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Look Guys?!? Who are you talking to? Are you o.k.? Or is this some ill attempt at getting a gang of blog posters to try and offend me? You guys are really pathetic. Im glad your with Sprint. It groups you up into a nice pathetic liitle ball of crap, waiting for a dung beetle to come carry you away. Tmobile FTW

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 09:14

27. SMB (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Aug 2010)


Who opened up the idiot bag and let PapaPenis out? Did he just say "TMobile FTW"? With that comment, his idiocy stands out like a white boy in Harlem.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 20:18

33. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


They started the Android reign with the G1 and Nexus 1 plus there prices are decent, customer service was righted one of the highest next to Verizon, and lastly they aren't Sprint. Who by the way got the "mist improved" in customer satisfaction. How crappy do you have to treat your customer on a regular basis to eventually get a "most improved". Who's lost more customers than the competition even with flagship devices like Palm Pre's failed launch and Evo 4g. Who's saturated with prepaid customers because their service sucks, and lastly who fired 25,000 customers because they called to much....oh yeah...I give up, now I can see with all these facts, YOUR right.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 09:25

3. EvoOwner (unregistered)


I plan on selling my evo and going with this. To be honest the screen really is too big. 4" is perfect.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 10:12

6. ibap (Posts: 700; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


We know it is a premium phone. "Sprint prices the Samsung Galaxy S Pro variant above the recent level of other high-end phones to show that this is a premium device..." Sprint didn't say they were raising the price "to show that this is a premium device" - Phonearena said that. Where does Sprint say that? They set a price for the phone, and you can argue about why, but I don't think it is to SHOW this is a premium phone. It does indicate that they value it above the EVO though. And with the screen and the complexity of the slideout keyboard, I'm not hugely surprised. Loyalty upgrade October 7th - I just hope they aren't sold out by then. If it were further off, I think I'd just buy it.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 11:04

8. bitslizer (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)


another way to look at it, all the other keyboard less Galaxy S are $199, the extra keyboard and 4G is the added cost. Although I think the Droid 2 is $199 also...?

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 12:21

11. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Seems pretty shady to charge just for a keyboard. Just saying. High end standard is 199.99 there's nothing new here...

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 14:43

17. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


you really think youre winning customers for verizon by being a dick?? smooth. real smooth.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 16:12

20. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Im sorry, I had no Idea I was offending anyone, nor was I aware that I was advocating for Verizon. I was just using common sense. You should try it before pointing you fingers at someone.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 14:42

30. sprint ftw (unregistered)


@papadildojay Your a dildo

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 20:30

34. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Your comment matters.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 12:24

12. SellPhones82 (Posts: 520; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Looks like I'm going with an Evo then. It would have been a toss up if both were $199.99 but $50 more for the Epic with the GPS problem that has yet to be fixed along with lag complaints and TouchWiz. Not to metion it's at least another month before the Epic gets FroYo and the Evo already has rooted 2.2 ROMs out there with and without Sense. Plus I do not feel like waiting 3 more weks for a phone.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 13:24

14. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)


the evo has the offical 2.2 as well

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 15:40

18. bitslizer (Posts: 20; Member since: 29 Jul 2010)


AFAIK, GPS have unoffical fix, so does the lag issue, and samsung stated they are "investigating" the GPS issues

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 14:04

15. Juan Canola (unregistered)


Sprint FTW!!! I'm in love with this company!

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 16:13

22. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Wow!

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 14:33

16. Tilmer Frankono (unregistered)


@ papajay224 quit hating on the best company ever! Sprint is going to take over the world!

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 16:13

21. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


...and wow.....

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 19:43

23. boosh310 (Posts: 6; Member since: 12 Aug 2010)


Evo owner and not switching, dont get me wrong the Epic's spec's look good but there isnt anything really coming out at me to make me switch....super amoled and the graphics card are the only thing that i really see as an upside on the phone.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 22:52

24. JPrice (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


boosh, you also get a 16 gig microsd vs the 8 gig that comes stock in the Evo, access to the movie store, as well as the SAMOLED screen and Graphics card

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 23:56

25. miguel plattus (unregistered)


@papajay stop hatin on Sprint just cuz Ur overpaying for the same service, stop trolling SPRINT FOR THE WIN

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 11:14

28. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


And wow again. You know I am no stranger to "Fanboyism" but that's because all my calls connect in all the right places, and I understand my bill and I have the best equipment to date. To see Sprint fanboys is like seeing fans in the stands at the special Olympics. You are all wounded I get it, this is all you can afford, the economy is rough for you poor Sprint people. But if you just use what you use and pay attention to your bill you'll realise your not spending what you think you are. I talk to you jokers all the time and your always complaining about how someone is screwing you when your not watching what your doin . Cell phone companies aren't like parents they aren't just going to NOT notice when you do something wrong, then when you all get caught you switch to Special companies like sprint who cuddle your mental wallet and cut your service in half. Just before they go bankrupt the shocking look of surprise strikes you that you were really just trying to make a point the whole time, but realistically you wished you had a different cell phone company all along. That old chestnut. Now that you've seen I've left a comment please feel free to -1 all day blindly so you can feel cool to these other people who don't care. Take the blindfold off, its nice out here.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 17:41

32. dahaka17 (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2010)


I love how you think we acually give a crap about your opinon, eveything that you type is complete sewage. Sprint go bankrupt? are you mental? High? or maybe your just one of those blind followers who think just because they are told something that it is the truth? kinda sounds like you should jump on the isheep bandwagon you know the phone thats made for "simple people" why in each of your little temper tantrums do you start talking about stuff nobody else it talking about its almost as if your in here hoping to argue with ppl

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 22:48

36. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Note just sharing my opinions, like what this site was intended for. It's you and your butt hurt fanboys and cheerleaders that can't take someone not liking Sprint, in my opinion Sprint is cheap garbage, I don't ask for anyone to try and prove me wrong, it my opinion and I'm entitled to it. Facts led me to my conclusions and my opinion, maybe you should focus on your opinion and leave other people alone. It's not like I'm holding a gun to your head.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 14:11

29. JPrice (Posts: 34; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


Papa,I am not going to insult you for using Verizon, however, as a Sprint customer, I am going to call you a jackass for essientially calling those of us who use Sprint retarded. I know what I paid when I used Big Red, and I know what I am paying with Sprint. Between the two, I am getting better service through Sprint and paying less. Just because one chooses to use Sprint does not make them less intelligent than you.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 16:54

31. Sprints Finest (unregistered)


@PAPA Fag Nutts You sir are a Jackass...and as for taking the blind fold off, why don't you take Verizons dick out your ass and maybe you'll realize the errors of your ways.

posted on 13 Aug 2010, 20:34

35. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Who all the sudden said I'm Dr. Verizon im using common sense and market research results. It's called un bias. Keep you trap shut. Clearly your sub par "attacks" at me prove your maturity level.

posted on 06 Sep 2010, 18:24

38. s (unregistered)


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posted on 06 Sep 2010, 19:03

39. salamander (unregistered)


I am loving the epic! Sprint's best android phone and probably best sprint phone..

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