Update: Samsung Epic 4G beating the competition to the punch with an August 11 launch?

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Update: Samsung Epic 4G beating the competition to the punch with an August 11 launch?
Look who is planning to rain in on the parade for both the upcoming launches for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and Motorola DROID 2 – it's none other than Sprint's second 4G powered smartphone. One of BGR's Sprint sources stated that Sprint's version of the Galaxy S, the Samsung Epic 4G, will be splashing down for all to have by just one day earlier than the other two big handset launches this month. So that means you can circle down August 11th tentatively with an erasable pen until Sprint gives the official confirmation, but the same source goes on to say that a stores will be opening up at 8:00 AM for the anticipated handset. With less than a week left until the rumored release date, it'll be interesting to see who which one will triumph and rise above the competition between these three smartphones.

**Update**

One of our anonymous sources dropped us a line saying that there was a communication sent out today that the rumored launch date of August 11th for the Samsung Epic 4G is false and that no official date has been set for its release.

Samsung Epic 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: BGR

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26 Comments

1. Rager099

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 06, 2009

Yess!! i cant wait!!!

6. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Whats great is I signed up for ClearWrires super fast mobile internet for my laptop, and now I can use it via Wifi for my Droid Incredible. Did you hear that Sprint I have a Droid Incredible 4G!

16. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

That's what they want you to do! They even have the Clearwire iSpot so you can have an iPad 4g, iPod 4g, and even a iPhone 4 4G...$25 no data cap! http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/clearwire-ispot-brings-4g-to-apple-mobile-devices/?news=1 23

22. annoynomous unregistered

Wow!! And all you have to do is carry around an extra modem, sign up for another service with another carrier, make sure it is charged, and pay an extra fee with another company that is at least $30??? Sounds Awesome dude!! Way to go!!

2. mr. anderson

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 16, 2009

this is a false rumor, it is categorically not launching on the 11th

3. Goofy1 unregistered

And who are you and how do you know????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. pattypatterson

Posts: 48; Member since: May 28, 2010

a samsung rep was in my store today and said late august

9. mb unregistered

do you even know what categorically means?

17. cuddybonz1 unregistered

he is Miiissssster Annnnndersooooon.....wait for it.....Anderson!!!!!

4. toontz00smeg unregistered

it's defin coming aug 11th.

5. People unregistered

Mr. Anderson is right I work at sprint the i1 is gonna be launching in stores (already online) and we were supposed to get the white evo for sprint but due to the screen mess that will be delayed. Other than that only a small change will happen on the 11th it is rumored in the industry still for a later August release. Also if it was to launch on the 11th the device advocate would already have their hands on it. Guess what? They don't.

7. annoynomous unregistered

There has never been a phone launched or released with Sprint on a Wednesday, this will not happen unless maybe it is online only but I doubt it. The believable rumor is August 20th for a launch date which is a Friday, same day of the week the EVO was launched.

10. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

who cares!?..you cant do anything with a sprint phone that has anything to do with data and voice sametime whenyou want/need to..lmao..Fail!

12. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

jrcrow79 you seriously are the "smartest" person ever... Two words, Palm Pre. Oh and what kind of tool sits there and uses both at the same time. Usually when your talking to someone the phone is up to your ear, unless you have it on speaker or using a bluetooth headset. Also the Epic is a 4g phone which would be able to do both. I'll have fun browsing the web, listening to music, talking to friends on my Sprint network, while your looking for a signal.

18. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Voice and data have worked just fine for me the three times I've used it over the past year on my Sprint Palm Pre. The key being I have to have a WiFi connection which I always do at home a work. Since I mainly just text, email, and web this is a non isssue as I may use 200 min in a month. Also since the Epic is 4G it can do simultaneous voice and data while connected to either 4G or WiFi so your comment could not be anymore FALSE. Time for a new d-bag post to submit one every Sprint story jrcrow! http://newsreleases.sprint.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=127149&p=irol-newsArticle_newsroom&ID=1434543

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

leave por jrcrow alone. we all know hes on his mommies plan on ATT and really has no say.. so hes trying to make himself feel better by trying to make other carriers look bad. He just doesnt realize hes trying to defend the real joke in the industry, ATT.. lol

11. Sellcell

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

I don't get why Sprint doesn't confirm the date already. I was thinking that it might have to do with the EVO being such a hot sail and them wanting to keep selling more and more of it. If this were true though, then why would they make it official that it was coming out? I don't think it would hurt EVO sales at all and it will bring even more people to Sprint because some people like the physical keyboard and some don't. So SPRINT, just let us know already, stop being ri-frickendiculous!

13. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

fuck verizon wont get nice phone i need trow away my storm

14. JPrice

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

Unless my IAE tells me differently then I am staying with the August 20th date that has been floated by Sprint.

15. etownone

Posts: 40; Member since: Jul 25, 2010

Why did Samsung make the galaxy S differ t for every carrier? I'm looking forward tithe fascinate, but the Epic is the best (IMO) Galaxy S phone of the bunch ... with the qwerty skidding keyboard and front facing camera.

21. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 2010

And 4G

19. Andre Agassi unregistered

As a gadget freak I have every phone worth mentioning, which includes the iPhone 4 and the Evo. I have been anxiously waiting for the Epic from Samsung and my sources, which have yet to fail me, have indicated Aug. 20th. Seriously, I have to admit that ever since I purchased the Evo I have barely used my iPad or Viao laptop. I am a little disappointed that I can't use the Evo 4G as a 4G phone in most places I visit, however if Sprint and Clearwire are true to their plans, most of us living in a major metro area should be able to get a workable 4G phone before the year is over. The two places I tried my Evo with 4G were in Portland and Las Vegas and I can tell you there is nothing that can compare with them.

23. Eggowafflesrock unregistered

I don't believe that Sprint leaked the tentative august 20th launch date. The phone DEFINITELY isn't going to launch the 11th. It hasn't even shown up to store yet so thats impossible and Advocates for the device haven't even recieved their devices yet. Its even more frustrating for us sprint employees! We all wanna know when we can sell the thing let alone look at and play with it. It seems soo sick. On specs alone its got most of us drooling.

24. kevon unregistered

I just called sprint they said either next week aug 11th or the following week, and they can put me on the waiting list for $100

25. Eggowafflesrock unregistered

NONE, I repeat NONE of the corporate sprint stores are doing a wait list on the SAMSUNG EPIC at this time. And definitely not for a fee of 100 dollars. I work here and we aren't doing it. So please don't spread misinformation.

26. Kevon unregistered

so its the 11th and nothing has happened yet...

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