Samsung Transform Ultra is officially coming to Sprint as well

Samsung Transform Ultra is officially coming to Sprint as well
Even though it’s not regarded as a successor, the Samsung Transform Ultra is now setting its mark on being a part of Sprint’s lineup in the near future, which complements its recent availability with Boost Mobile earlier in the month.

Not surprisingly, Sprint will be taking in the handset as well, and from the looks of it, this Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone is nearly an exact replica to the model that’s on Boost Mobile right now. Specifically, it features a 3.5” HVGA touchscreen, sliding landscape style QWERTY keyboard, 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 processor, 3-megapixel rear camera, front-facing VGA camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, microSD card slot, and a 1,500 mAh battery. In terms of experience, it’s going to be sporting the usual Sprint ID pack experience running on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Obviously, this is pretty much a refreshed version of the aging Samsung Transform from last year, which easily positions it in the mid-range market nowadays. However, there was no mention from Sprint or Samsung on when the device will go on sale with the carrier – nor was pricing unveiled in the press release. Regardless of that, considering that it’s selling for $230 without a contract with Boost Mobile, one can easily imagine that this is going to be priced well below the $100 on-contract mark.

source: Samsung


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Transform Ultra
  • Display 3.5" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Battery 1500 mAh(7.00h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

This phone came out yesterday...

3. ryanl

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

78.88 at sams club with a 2 year upgrade

2. threeline

Posts: 316; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Yawn. Why would someone buy this crap when you can get the HTC EVO Design with 1.2gHz and 960x540qHD for $99? You know it will never see ICS becuase Samsung doesn't like to update and HTC does. Where is the Galaxy Nexus? Edit: also 4" screen, 1.3mp front cam, 5mp rear. Its 49.00 for new conracts and 79.00 for upgrades on wirefly.com!

4. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

WHy would someone buy the EVO Design with its single core processor and 4" screen? It's a budget EVO. Galaxy Nexus FTW.

5. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

its got a keyboard and its supposedly faster than the epic. i am unsure why the epic is simply being sold for free?

7. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I doubt it is faster than the Epic, it's probably on par with it however. The Epic has a 4 inch super amoled display and a better 5 row keyboard, plus it is a 4G device. However it is still over a year old and they are probably going to discontinue it soon.

8. threeline

Posts: 316; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

I agree this phone is no way faster than the Epic. Maybe on par at best, but the Epic is 4G with a bigger screen so I really believe its a downgrade. The HTC EVO Design is a upgrade if you can live without a keyboard.

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

79.99 after $50 rebate on sprint.com. The Evo Design is better but not if you want a qwerty keyboard.

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