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    Sprint Nextel Corp. Releases Samsung Epic 4G Smart Phone

    Sprint Nextel Corp. Releases Samsung Epic 4G Smart Phone

    Sprint has announced the new Samsung Epic 4G smartphone to debut soon. Unofficially rumored as the Galaxy S Pro, the Epic 4G has dual cameras with LED flash and (720p) video recording, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a six-axis motion sensor. Running on Android 2.1, the handset also features WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with hotspot capability for up to five devices and access to 4G data networks (WiMAX), which can deliver max speeds of more than 10 Mbps.

    Sprint Nextel Corp. Releases Samsung Epic 4G Smart Phone

    The Epic also sports a 5 megapixel main camera and 720p video, while a front facing VGA camera allows you to video chat. The Super AMOLED touchscreen supports multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping gestures, and there’s also a digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor and GPS on-board.
    Video and text content on Samsung’s Media Hub are in the works for this device, with content tailored for the small screen available for rent or purchase. Android 2.1 will also provide DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) support and access to Social Hub social networking integration tools.

    Sprint Nextel Corp. Releases Samsung Epic 4G Smart Phone 2

    Here are the specs…
    • Size: Dimensions: 4.9 inches 2.54 inches x 0.56 inches (124.8 mm x 64.6 mm x 14.2 mm) (LxWxT)
    • Weight: 5.46 ounces (155 grams)
    • Battery: Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery
    • Memory: 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
    • Processor: Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor
    • Display: 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display with pinch-to-zoom
    • Google full HTML browser
    • Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and Wi-Fi coverage areas
    • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices
    • 4G data speeds (WiMAX) – peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps
    • 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) – peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps
    • Media player with 3.5mm stereo headset jack
    • Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP Stereo and EDR
    • WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n
    • Digital compass, six-axis motion sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS
    • Expandable memory: 16 GB microSD card included; supports up to 32 GB
    Release date is unknown, but chances are a late-summer debut is likely.

    Published on July 2, 2010

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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