Samsung’s first Android-powered phone available Nov. 1st from Sprint features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, brilliant display screen and premium Web experience
Sprint and Samsung Mobile today announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Moment, Samsung’s first U.S. handset integrating the open and innovative Android platform with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most dependable 3G network2 (EVDO Rev. A.) and the best value in wireless with the Any Mobile, Anytime℠ calling feature.
Samsung Moment represents a new generation of portable Internet access devices and provides access to built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail and YouTube, as well as thousands of applications available in Android Market. Samsung Moment also offers the first Sprint 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen, creating crisper colors and wider viewing angles than other display screens. Samsung Moment is powered by an 800 MHz processor, making this device one of the fastest wireless phones available today.
Beginning Nov. 1, customers can purchase Samsung Moment through all Sprint channels. Retail pricing will be $179.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 instant savings and a $100 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement. Pre-registration for this phone begins today at sprint.com/moment.
“Sprint is thrilled to add the powerful and sophisticated Samsung Moment to our growing portfolio of Android devices,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president of product development for Sprint. “This is the second Android product that will be available from Sprint this holiday season. With a full QWERTY keyboard, Samsung Moment allows customers to easily access the thousands of applications available in the Android Market. The excitement around Android products confirms Sprint’s decision several years ago to be a charter member of the Open Handset Alliance and lead the Open revolution.”
“The launch of Samsung Moment is an exciting realization of our commitment to providing consumers open, powerful and versatile devices,” said Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management for Samsung Mobile. “With the combination of the Android platform, applications, Web browser and a powerful 800 MHz processor, the user experience options are unlimited.”
“The Samsung Moment and the Android platform are helping Sprint drive openness and innovation,” said Andy Rubin, vice president of mobile platforms at Google. “With the Samsung Moment’s built-in suite of Google mobile services, along with thousands of applications on Android Market, Sprint customers can enjoy a unique mobile experience.”
Samsung Moment offers simple device navigation through an optical joystick located just below the expansive display. It features Wi-Fi capability, integrated GPS navigation and accelerometer. Additional features include:
- 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus
- Stereo Bluetooth 2.0 wireless technology
- Expandable memory up to 32GB
- Sprint TV with live and on-demand programming
- NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile℠
- Easy access to social networking sites, including Facebook, Flickr and Twitter
- Media player with 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
- Visual voice mail for quick and easy access to specific voice mail messages
- Access to personal and corporate email through Active Sync