Samsung Galaxy S Announced On Verizon and Sprint
The Samsung Galaxy S aims to be on all four major carriers in the United States. Previously, we heard about the AT&T Captivate, the T-Mobile Vibrant, but today, Verizon announced the Samsung Fascinate and Sprint announced the Epic 4G.
The Verizon Samsung Fascinate will start off with Android 2.1 (hopefully to be upgraded to Froyo), 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, 3G Mobile Hotspot, a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 5MP camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 2GB internal memory, equipped with a 16GB microSD card, and it comes preloaded with Swype. In terms of other preloaded apps, the Fascinate will include Gmail, YouTube, Android Market, and others. Unfortunately, there is no word on pricing or availability as of yet, we will have to wait until Verizon decides to unveil more information. However, I expect the phone to launch sometime this summer, probably in July for the conventional smartphone price of $199.
The Sprint Epic 4G is an interesting phone as it is a slimmed down version of the HTC EVO 4G. The Epic 4G is the only flavor of the Samsung Galaxy S that comes with a physical QWERTY keyboard, but it does come bundled with Swype, for those who enjoy Swype. Similarly, it comes with Android 2.1, a 4 inch Super AMOLED display, 5MP camera, a front facing VGA camera, the same 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor, six axis sensor for smooth game play, 720p HD video recording, WiFi, and mobile hotspot capability up to five devices. Again, hopefully the Epic 4G will be upgraded to Android 2.2 whenever it becomes available. It should be cheaper than the HTC EVO 4G since it does come with as high end specs. Unfortunately, pricing and availability for the Epic 4G will be available in the coming months.
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