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  1. SpeedVX's Avatar
    Ok, finally its official. Sprint has just announced that the Epic 4G will be debuting on 8/31. I just got the email -- the press release should be up soon.
    08-11-2010 11:10 PM
  2. scientific's Avatar
    Ok, finally its official. Sprint has just announced that the Epic 4G will be debuting on 8/31. I just got the email -- the press release should be up soon.
    Funny, it says 8/20 on the website...some people reporting 8/31, others 8/20
    08-11-2010 11:12 PM
  3. Phone#IM's Avatar
    I went to the website and it is saying 8/20 for me
    08-11-2010 11:12 PM
  4. bliger241's Avatar
    was any1 else able to reserve one through the website?
    08-11-2010 11:12 PM
  5. SpeedVX's Avatar
    ...and here's the full press release.

    The skinny -- you can start reserving it tomorrow (8/13) and it'll be available through retail on 8/31.

    Sprint expands device leadership with the launch of Samsung Epic 4G, Debuting on Aug. 31; Sprint's Galaxy S Smartphone Boasts Blazing 4G Speeds, QWERTY Keyboard and Brilliant Super AMOLED Touchscreen
    New reservation system begins Aug. 13 for Samsung Epic 4G at Sprint | The Now Network | Samsung Epic 4G

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Aug 12, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

    The wait is almost over! Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced pricing and availability for America's first 4G-capable phone with a full QWERTY keyboard and brilliant Super AMOLED touchscreen, Samsung Epic(TM) 4G, bringing customers an all-in-one device for staying connected, getting work done and enjoying the latest in entertainment while on-the-go. Samsung Epic 4G is the only 4G Galaxy S(TM) smartphone and the only one to offer a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.


    Samsung Epic 4G will be available beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31, in all Sprint retail channels, including Sprint.com, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, with Sprint Stores opening at 8 a.m. local time. It will cost $249.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade, two-year service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate (taxes excluded).

    For the first time ever, Sprint is offering customers a unique opportunity to reserve Samsung Epic 4G for purchase. Customers can reserve their smartphone for purchase at Sprint | The Now Network | Samsung Epic 4G beginning Friday, Aug. 13., while supplies last. Customers who reserve Samsung Epic 4G will be able to complete their purchase beginning Tuesday, Aug. 31, and must complete their purchase no later than 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Through the reservation process, customers will be able to reserve their devices online, pick them up in a Sprint Store, and receive the full retail experience, including Sprint's Ready Now service.

    "With its beautiful display and slide-out keyboard, Samsung Epic 4G is a powerful tool for our customers, and it extends Sprint's 4G leadership with a second strong smartphone option," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. "As we continue to lead the 4G revolution, we are proud to offer our customers two 4G smartphones, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot and several 4G USB modems to access the fast speeds on our 4G network in more than 48 cities today. 4G enhances entertainment, gaming and business applications."

    Powered by the Android(TM) 2.1 operating system, Samsung Epic 4G is part of a new breed of Samsung smartphones offering the best in screen, speed and content quality for a premium user experience, and offers a fully integrated multimedia, messaging and social networking experience. It features an exceptionally thin smartphone design with a slide-out, full QWERTY keyboard and 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display supporting a series of advanced touchscreen gestures, including multi-touch pinch, long tap and zoom and vertical and horizontal swiping.

    Samsung Epic 4G is the only 4G smartphone to offer three fast and easy ways to enter text onto the device - a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, virtual keyboard and Swype technology, which allows users to input text faster and more intuitively with one continuous finger motion across the virtual keyboard.

    Additional industry-leading features:


    Samsung 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Application Processor supports amazing 3-D graphics, faster upload and download times and the full richness of HD-like multimedia content
    Dual camera: 5 MP camera/camcorder with autofocus, power LED flash and 4x digital zoom for photos and HD video1 (720p) video recording, as well as a front-facing VGA camera for video chat and more
    Visual Voicemail
    Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience
    Android Market for access to more than 65,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
    Wi-Fi(R) b/g/n
    1500 mAh removable battery

    A Movie Theater in Your Hand

    When Samsung Media Hub launches on Samsung Epic 4G, it will be the first and only 4G handset to feature a video store with movies and TV shows available for purchase or rental and video content set up for an HD-like entertainment experience on a handset screen. With 4G from Sprint, users will be able to get turbo-charged downloads of a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment.

    Samsung Epic 4G will also share user-generated video content with other devices thanks to Samsung's exclusive AllShare service. AllShare wirelessly shares stored music, pictures and HD video to other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified(TM) home electronics, including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more. Through AllShare, users will be able to capture moments with the phone's camera and camcorder and wirelessly show them to friends or family on their DLNA-certified HDTV or download music from a PC to Samsung Epic 4G and take it on the road.

    Ideal for Gaming

    Samsung Epic 4G's brilliant Super AMOLED touchscreen display offers the best representation of color on a mobile phone that matches original content more than 100 times the contrast quality of other leading displays. It also features faster response time, which reduces "ghosting" images, wide viewing angles to prevent blurring or distortion and a thinner design to offer more accurate and responsiveness to touch.

    In addition to the dynamic screen, Samsung Epic 4G's six-axis motion sensing uses an accelerometer and geo-magnetic sensor to fine-tune its ability to interpret simple movements and provide an optimal gaming experience. When the phone tilts up and down or left and right, the game can immediately respond in the same direction.

    A demo of Asphalt 5, a popular racing game, is preloaded exclusively on Samsung Epic 4G allowing users to take full advantage of these advanced gaming capabilities.

    Tremendous 4G Tool for Business

    Samsung Epic 4G is designed to deliver one of the best multimedia experiences for business users in several vertical industries, such as healthcare, education, public safety, construction and professional services, through superior speed and display innovation. It offers support for push email and integrated calendar services, including Exchange ActiveSync, Google(TM) and Yahoo!(R), as well as full support for Google Mobile Services.

    With Android's open-software platform, businesses can benefit from several productivity-enhancing applications available in Android Market(TM), including bar code scanning, signature capture, document viewing and the ability to stream and upload video for customer approval and archival purposes.

    Android 2.2

    Sprint plans to upgrade Samsung Epic 4G to Android 2.2 in the coming months. With the Android 2.2 upgrade, customers can expect improved EAS support, improved browser performance, including Flash 10x support, voice dialing over Bluetooth(R) and application storage on external memory.

    Worry-Free Pricing

    In order to provide the best experience, Samsung Epic 4G will use Sprint's industry-leading Everything Data or Business Advantage Messaging and Data plans, which include unlimited Web, texting and calling on the Nationwide Sprint Network to every mobile in America with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM. Everything Data plans start at $69.99 per month. A $10 per month required Premium Data add-on will allow customers to take advantage of a richer data experience than ever before.

    Additionally, an optional pricing add-on will turn Samsung Epic 4G into a mobile hotspot connecting up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, gaming devices and digital cameras, simultaneously at 4G speeds where available and at 3G speeds anywhere on the Sprint 3G network for just $29.99 per month (excludes surcharges and taxes).

    With the Sprint Free Guarantee, customers can take advantage of Samsung Epic 4G for 30 days. If not completely satisfied, customers may return the device within 30 days to get reimbursed for the device purchase and activation fee, get both the early termination and restocking fees waived, and receive a full refund for the monthly service plan charges.2

    Blazing trails with Sprint 4G

    Samsung Epic 4G joins a powerful list of 4G-capable devices from the only national wireless provider to offer 4G service today. Sprint 4G offers a faster wireless experience than any other U.S. national wireless carrier, and Sprint is the only national carrier offering wireless 4G service today in 48 markets. Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G3,giving Samsung Epic 4G the fastest data speeds of any U.S. wireless device available today.
    08-11-2010 11:15 PM
  6. bliger241's Avatar
    anyone want to reserve it today? i got the link i guess by accident when i refreshed the page
    https://sprint.timetrade.com/tc/Rese...ad&postalCode=
    08-11-2010 11:17 PM
  7. Phone#IM's Avatar
    Will Sprint premier customers be getting the phone on the 20th instead of the 31st???


    Because from Sprint's homepage anytime I click on the Epic link it says available 8/20
    08-11-2010 11:17 PM
  8. jamex's Avatar
    I cannot believe the phone will cost $250.00
    08-11-2010 11:20 PM
  9. appollod's Avatar
    I am a Premier but it only allowed me to reserve it on Aug 31. The reservation link no longer shows so I'm not sure if it was a trial run. But I received an email confirmation of my reservation already so I believe mine is legit.
    08-11-2010 11:20 PM
  10. Mook1e's Avatar
    31st is lame :|
    08-11-2010 11:20 PM
  11. bliger241's Avatar
    me too
    08-11-2010 11:21 PM
  12. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    31st here. wonder if its the store i picked? i picked a corporate store nearby
    08-11-2010 11:38 PM
  13. frontrunner11's Avatar
    all i can say is it's about time...
    08-11-2010 11:45 PM
  14. mbkowns's Avatar
    Okay lets start the epic 2 release date threads... I want to chase something.
    08-11-2010 11:53 PM
  15. Andrew Ruffolo's Avatar
    Okay lets start the epic 2 release date threads... I want to chase something.
    You can chase a Froyo release date.
    Aero likes this.
    08-11-2010 11:58 PM
  16. Aero's Avatar
    You can chase a Froyo release date.
    or epic 2
    08-12-2010 07:34 AM
  17. cwfranklin2's Avatar
    @BestBuyMobile just replied to me via twitter saying that they will have pre-order details for the Epic shortly. I'm hoping they offer it for $199. Highly unlikely, but here's to hoping
    08-12-2010 10:40 AM
  18. gotthelife4u's Avatar
    I am a Premier but it only allowed me to reserve it on Aug 31. The reservation link no longer shows so I'm not sure if it was a trial run. But I received an email confirmation of my reservation already so I believe mine is legit.
    Same here. I did not receive the email even though I am a Premier Customer. I used the link provided and I was able to reserve the phone for pick up on the 31st at 8:00 am. I am not wild about the price but what are you going to do. Now that I am lined up with a pre-order I can keep looking for an EVO and not worry about missing out on this phone.
    08-12-2010 11:13 AM
  19. gotthelife4u's Avatar
    @BestBuyMobile just replied to me via twitter saying that they will have pre-order details for the Epic shortly. I'm hoping they offer it for $199. Highly unlikely, but here's to hoping
    That would be great if they did that. You would have to wonder how much business Sprint Stores would lose if Best Buy did this.
    08-12-2010 11:14 AM
  20. Nickles0n's Avatar
    That would be great if they did that. You would have to wonder how much business Sprint Stores would lose if Best Buy did this.
    You have to wonder how much buisness sprint is losing because they priced this at $250.
    08-12-2010 11:19 AM
  21. gotthelife4u's Avatar
    You have to wonder how much buisness sprint is losing because they priced this at $250.
    Very true. I think they know the people that already have service with them are going to buy it no matter what. But like many have said new customers might be turned off.
    08-12-2010 11:41 AM
  22. lpsteve72's Avatar
    That would be great if they did that. You would have to wonder how much business Sprint Stores would lose if Best Buy did this.
    I would be very surprised if it was 199. I am wondering something else about best buy. They usually have their off contract price way higher than what sprint sells it for. So with that in mind and there is only a 100.00 rebate, they will have to make their instant savings higher to bring the price to the 249.99. I guess thats how they always do it. I guess they can't sell it for more than 249.99, could they? I have to purchase through best buy because I have $150.00 in reward money.
    08-12-2010 12:22 PM
  23. sandewest's Avatar
    I just received this 2day via sprint free message text.


    The latest in 4G mobile entertainment is available from Sprint on August 20th


    The Samsung Epic 4G will be available online and in-stores on August 20.


    To ensure you get your very own Samsung Epic 4G, reserve your device now online at sprint.com/epic

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    08-13-2010 12:11 PM
  24. cr3amy's Avatar
    lol omg wtf
    08-13-2010 12:21 PM
  25. Mattism78's Avatar
    I just received this 2day via sprint free message text.


    The latest in 4G mobile entertainment is available from Sprint on August 20th


    The Samsung Epic 4G will be available online and in-stores on August 20.


    To ensure you get your very own Samsung Epic 4G, reserve your device now online at sprint.com/epic

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    Like I mentioned on the other forum. When the announcement was first made Sprint had the 20th advertised on the website as well. It was meant to be the 31st for whatever reason. People posted about it, even showing screenshots. Unfortunately it is "Officially" the 31st.
    08-13-2010 12:24 PM
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