Sprint now offering Samsung Intercept for $99.99 after 2 year contract

Sprint now offering Samsung Intercept for $99.99 after 2 year contract
As we previously told you, Sprint has launched today the sequel to the Samsung Moment-the m910 Intercept. The device is powered by Android 2.1 and unlike the Moment, there is a good chance that the handset will be upgraded to 2.2 sometime down the road. If you are seriously considering buying this model, there is a very important thing to take into consideration. As we noted in our previous story, for some reason known only to the pin-dropping network, the Intercept uses Sprint's slower Ev-Do rev.0 network as opposed to the faster Ev-Do rev. A pipelines that Sprint has used since the launch of the original Instinct. This might slow things down a little on the newer device. After your signature is in place on a 2 year, Sprint Everything Data Plan-which starts at $69.99 per month-the Intercept costs $99.99. So if that Samsung Moment that you have been carrying around is a bit long in the tooth, or you just want an Android device that has a shot at being served Froyo (unlike the Moment), than no one will stop you from heading over to Sprint and picking up the Intercept.

source: Sprint via AndroidAuthority



5. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

If there was a chance this phone would have Android 2.2 and Rev.A data, this would be a decent mid-range device, other than than they are just forcing us to get a Samsung Epic and pay the extra $10/month 4G fee. I don't like being backed into a corner, but I guess that is the nature of the business.

2. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

did some research out of curiosity and from what i'm hearing, this phone has some major downfalls. No flash, rev 0, no live wallpapers, low resolution, bad(or no) GPU, unresponsive soft keys, mediocre battery life and the list goes on... but on the plus side, it doesnt look half bad (aside from the spacebar placement on the keyboard). I wouldnt buy it but i can see first time android users somewhat enjoying it. If it has this many problems at launch, who knows what problems it will have down the road. C'mon sammy. Dont neglect your customers. It just worries me more of how things will be when the EPIC comes out.

3. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

this is an entry level android device, not every phone that comes out should have everything. Not every customer can afford 4G or fancy devices much less need them, plus do you think Samsung themselves would build a phone so similar to the epic for less money and expect it to compete?

4. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

i know its entry level. thats why I said I can see first time android users enjoying it. What I'm saying is that for a phone that is supposed to replace the better spec'd moment, there are way too many downfalls and if samsung wants to produce quality to their products, than they should fix as many problems that is wrong with the device as possible and not neglect their users like they have with the samsung moment. There are tons of entry level phones that produce far more quality and actually address their problems for improvement. I know the features aren't comparable to the EPIC's and its not supposed to, my deal is that samsung is known to leave people hanging when it comes to supporting their devices. If this is how they are going to act, how would you expect for them to treat problems with the EPIC 4G. Things like the unresponsive soft keys, the rev 0 data, and battery life are just three things that can be fixed with updates (had samsung chose to address them). Fixing these issues don't take away from the fact that its an entry level device. The EPIC will always be superior to this. But thats no reason to produce less quality.

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

better late then never I always say

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