Posts Tagged ‘Samsung’

Galaxy S Round 2 Too Late?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

The Samsung Galaxy S caused quite a splash when it was first announced. Each major carrier in the US was going to get their own version. The Vibrant arrived on T-Mobile shortly after it was announced. The Captivate came out on AT&T a short while later. We are still waiting for the Epic 4G on Sprint and the Fascinate on Verizon. In the mean time, some other phones have hit the market. Is the Galaxy S still viable?

The Galaxy S is certainly a worthy phone. It is fairly packed with a number of features. It is however unfashionably late on Sprint and Verizon. The Droid X and Droid 2 by Motorola have both launched after the Vibrant and Captivate. Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia X10 on AT&T as well, already outshining the Captivate. While the Epic 4G may be slightly safe, I wonder how well the Fascinate will do. The upcoming announcement about the 7″ Galaxy S tablet is also going to mess with Verizon sales.

What do you think? Are you waiting on the edge of your seat for the Fascinate? How about the Epic 4G? Should Samsung have launched them all a little closer together? Let me know what you think in the comments.

Samsung Epic 4G Coming to Sprint August 31

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

@SamsungTweets tweeted last night that the Epic 4G will be available on Sprint on August 31. Sprint has confirmed it as well.

Here are the specs:

  • Android 2.1
  • Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor
  • 4″ Super AMOLED capacitive display
  • Dual cameras: 5-megapixel camera/camcorder with autofocus, Power LED flash and 3x digital zoom for HD (720p) recording, plus a front-facing VGA camera
  • 3G/4G capability
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability — supports up to 5 Wi-Fi devices
  • Slide-out QWERTY and virtual Swype keyboards
  • Digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor and GPS Navigation
  • Memory: 16GB microSD card included; expandable to 32 GB
  • Built-in Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Six-axis motion sensor for gaming

The Epic 4G is pretty packed with features, and more are on the way. It will feature Samsung’s AllShare service which enables sharing of various types of media to DLNA home appliances including televisions, digital cameras and printers. The Samsung Media Hub will feature a video and literary resource at some point. This feature is currently listed as “coming soon.” The Epic 4G will feature video chat and live video sharing via the Qik video app.

As a Galaxy S phone, it features a lot of the same stuff as the phones from AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. What makes the Epic 4G stand out is the slideout QWERTY keyboard and the 4G connection. This should make for a pretty nice phone, especially with the hub capabilities.

You can pick up the Epic 4G for $250 with a two-year contract and after the $100 mail-in rebate. It also requires a Premium Data plan. Of all the Galaxy S phones, this is probably the one to get. This of course may not be an option depending on who your mobile carrier is, though. If you are a Sprint customer and a Samsung fan, you caught a lucky break. Other Samsung fans should be content with the nearly identical alternatives on their respective networks. It will be interesting to see how well this cross-carrier phone does, especially in a world of exclusives among the other brands.

Upcoming Samsung Galaxy S Phone Promo Videos

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Samsung has a number of Galaxy S based phones coming out soon from each of the major US carriers. AT&T will carry the Samsung Captivate on July 18. T-Mobile will carry the Samsung Vibrant on July 15. Verizon will carry the Samsung Fascinate on an as yet undisclosed date. Sprint will carry the Samsung Epic 4G, also on an as yet undisclosed date.

Samsung held an event in New York shortly after announcing the lineup. The official site of the Galaxy S series was announced at that time. On it are the promo videos for each of the phones. The promos are nearly identical from one carrier to the next. As the videos have been popping up as brand new on other blogs, I figured I’d post them all here in one place. You can see the similarities for yourself. Enjoy.

Samsung Captivate

Samsung Vibrant

Samsung Fascinate

Samsung Epic 4G