While not disclosing any sales figures, Sprint issued a press release this morning to say that yesterday's launch of the Epic 4G resulted in one of the best first day sales for any device sold by the carrier. The variant of the Samsung Galaxy S Pro is the second 4G phone on Sprint's line-up, which includes the EVO 4G. Fared Adib, the vice president of product development for Sprint, said, "We're very excited by the customer response to Samsung Epic 4G and the capabilities of our 4G network. With its beautiful Super AMOLED touch-screen, full QWERTY keyboard and two cameras, Samsung Epic 4G is a terrific smartphone that delivers the promise of the Sprint 4G network. As we continue to build out our 4G network, more and more of our customers will realize the benefits of these amazing devices and the realities of life at these blazing-fast speeds."
Besides being offered at Sprint's retail stores, the carrier's web site, and through Telesales, the Epic 4G is also available at Walmart, Best Buy and Radio Shack. The handset costs $249.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and a signed 2 year contract. The device will load data at speeds of up to 10 times faster than 3G in the 51 markets where Sprint currently offers 4G connectivity. The number of markets offering the faster network should grow larger as the carrier plans on expanding its 4G service to more cities over the course of the year.
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