Sprint Announces a Second 4G Smartphone, the Samsung Epic 4G
CREDIT: Sprint; Samsung
Sprint announced today it will soon carry a second 4G-capable smartphone, which will be made by Samsung and go by the name "Epic 4G."
The phone boasts some impressive features, leapfrogging Sprint's much-touted EVO 4G , the first smartphone which according to the carrier can take advantage of the 4G (fourth-generation) broadband cellular networks now coming online.
"Sprint takes another leap forward today, announcing its second 4G-capable smartphone," said Steve Elfman, Sprint's president of network operations and wholesale, in a statement.
The smartphone has a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard as well as a virtual keyboard with Swype fast-typing technology . A high-resolution, four-inch Super AMOLED touch screen and a five-megapixel camera also adorn the Epic 4G. Its operating system will be a new, tweaked 2.2 version of Android. Pricing and a release date have not been announced.
"Samsung Epic 4G joins a portfolio of powerful devices offering an unprecedented simplicity and value to our customers as the only national carrier with a 4G network and devices and applications that can leverage the increased data speeds to provide a high-def entertainment and business experience in the palm of your hand," Elfman added.
Sprint currently offers 4G service in 36 markets and plans to add major metropolises including Boston, New York and Los Angeles this year.