- Samsung announced its second Android-based smartphone, this one intended for
the Sprint network.
Samsung's Moment with touchscreen and slide-out QWERTY
keyboard goes on sale Nov.1 through Sprint's direct and indirect channels at $179 after $50 instant savings and a
$100 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement. Pre-registration for the
phone is underway at www.sprint.com/moment.
Samsung's other announced Android phone, the Behold
II, is a touchscreen-only phone that goes on sale sometime later this year on
the T-Mobile network at a price not yet disclosed.
The Sprint phone features EV-DO Rev. A data speeds, Sprint's
first 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen
and an 800 MHz processor, making it one of the fastest wireless phones
available, Samsung said. Other features include optical joystick, Wi-Fi
capability, integrated GPS navigation, accelerometer, 3.2-megapixel camera/camcorder
with flash and auto focus, stereo Bluetooth 2.0, Amazon over-the-air
MP3-downloading application, included 2GB MicroSD card, support for 32GB MicroSD
cards, Sprint TV live and on-demand programming, easy access to social-networking
sites, media player, 3.5-millimeter headphone jack, visual voice mail, and access
to personal and corporate email through Active Sync.
The Moment requires
activation on a pricing plan offering unlimited data, which includes the
Everything Data and Simply Everything plans.