Samsung Epic 4G Android Phone (Sprint)

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The perfect all-in-one device for staying connected, getting work done, and enjoying the latest in
entertainment while on-the-go, the Samsung Epic 4G runs on Sprint's new and expanding 4G network,
offering simultaneous voice and data connectivity and download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.
Additionally, the phone can still connect to 3G data services in areas not currently served by Sprint's 4G
network (learn more about Sprint's 4G network below). The 4G-enabled Samsung Epic helps you stay
connected to work and friends as well as enjoy HD videos, gaming, and more. The Epic 4G has a large
4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display that provides brighter, thinner, and higher-resolution than
traditional screens. Samsung's innovative display technology makes watching movies, viewing videos and
playing games come to life like never before, even in bright light and outdoor environments. And
messaging is simple and easy with the Epic 4G's side-sliding full QWERTY keyboard as well as the
included virtual QWERTY keyboard with Swype technology, which allows you to input text faster and in a
more intuitive way with one continuous finger motion across the screen keyboard. Running the Android 2.1
operating system, the Epic 4G brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use
every day, including Google Search by Voice, YouTube, and Picasa. The Epic 4G also provides easy
access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and
Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun
games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day. The
forward-facing VGA camera makes it easy to have video calls using the two-way voice and video service
from Qik (upgraded account service required), while the 5-megapixel camera on the back also offers HD
video recording (720p) for playback on your HDTV. With built-in mobile hotspot functionality, the Epic 4G
also allows up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices--including laptop, camera, music player, video player, or any
other Wi-Fi-enabled device--to enjoy the benefits of 4G speeds on the go. Other features include music
downloads from the Amazon MP3 Store, microSD memory expansion (16 GB card included; optional 32
GB cards supported), HDMI audio/video output, and up to 6 hours of battery life (learn more about power
management on the Samsung Epic 4G). It features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, slide-out
QWERTY keyboard, and onscreen keyboard. with Swype technology. Sprint's Blazing Fast 4G Network.
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 in 32 markets (with more coming online soon). Sprint 4G
delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, giving this mobile phone the fastest data speeds
of any U.S. wireless device available today. Sprint 4G network coverage is expected to reach 120 million
people by the end of 2010. Sprint 4G services dramatically increase download speeds for photos, videos
and large files. You can download a favorite song, picture, sitcom or large video in seconds, not minutes,
or watch live streaming video- all while on the go, not just from the home or office. Additionally, businesses
can benefit from the fast connectivity speeds of 4G. Some examples include: Real estate agents can
conduct virtual property tours. Construction teams using 4G in the field can save valuable time by sharing
schematics with engineers online. Insurance companies can speed their claims management through
real-time communication with on-site adjusters. Health care professionals can improve their ability to
remotely monitor patients. Emergency first responders can rapidly assess and coordinate disaster action
with real-time on-site video and audio. Photojournalists can instantly transfer high-resolution images to the
newsroom. Learn more about what to expect when switching between 3G and 4G coverage. A Movie
Theater in Your Hand. When Samsung Media Hub launches on the 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. The Epic 4G will
also share user-generated video content with other devices thanks to Samsung's exclusive AllShare
service, which wirelessly shares stored music, pictures and HD video to other DLNA (Digital Living Network
Alliance) certified home electronics--including HDTVs, monitors, digital cameras, printers and more.
Through AllShare, you'll be able to capture moments with the phone's camera and camcorder and
wirelessly show them to friends or family on a DLNA-certified HDTV or download music from a PC to the
Epic 4G and take it on the road. Ideal for Gaming. The 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, the 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. To get you started, a demo of the popular
Asphalt 5 racing game is preloaded. Mobile Hotspot capability shares the 3G or 4G experience with up to
five Wi-Fi enabled devices (see larger image). Key Features. Ultra-fast 4G connectivity with simultaneous
voice and data capability. (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.) in areas not yet served by 4G.
(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). Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n). for accessing home and
corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go. Built-in mobile hotspot functionality. allows up to
eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music
player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device. Powered by the Android operating
system. (version 2.1) with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to
customize your phone via the Android Market. 1 GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor. speeds up
everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work. Swype input system. allows
you to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the keyboard, moving from letter to letter in
one continuous motion. The Swype technology then calculates what word you're intending to type (learn
more below). Samsung Social Hub provides one stop for all your updates. integrates all your social
networking services, messages, personal and business e-mail, calendars and contacts. 4-inch Super
AMOLED touchscreen display. (480 x 800 pixels, 16 million color depth) is one of the thinnest, most
responsive full-featured smartphones in the industry. 5.0-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto-focus and
HD video recording (720p). Forward-facing VGA camera. for making video calls. Two-way voice and video
capability will be available as an upgrade to the preloaded Qik app on the phone to enable conversational,
interactive, real-time sharing between mobile devices or from mobile-to-desktop. Included 16 GB microSD
card. with support for optional cards up to 32 GB. Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1). includes profiles for
communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly
stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. Instantly
download e-books. from Skiff, Amazon, Barnes Noble, and Kobo. Access to personal and corporate e-mail.
with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support. Send and receive email from multiple corporate
and personal email accounts. Also, get wireless email access to popular commercial POP3 and IMAP
accounts like AOL, Gmail, and Yahoo! Instant messaging. via popular services including Windows Live
Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, AOL Instant Messenger. View documents. including Word,
Excel, PowerPoint and PDF on the go to maximize your productivity. Visual Voicemail. gives you quick and
easy access to just the messages you want to listen to by letting you go directly to a specific message,
without needing to listen to or skip past previous messages. Full HTML Web browser. Airplane mode.
allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off. 3.5mm stereo headset jack.
Memory: 1 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM. Vital Statistics. The Samsung Epic 4G weighs 5.46 ounces and
measures 4.9 x 2.54 x 0.56 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery provides long talk and standby times.
It runs on Sprint's 4G network as well as the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies. What's in the
Box. Samsung Epic 4G handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 16 GB microSD card, quick start guide.
Sprint Services. GPS capable with Sprint Navigation: This GPS-enabled phone provides optional access to
Sprint Navigation for driving directions on your mobile phone--by voice and onscreen. Along the way,
turn-by-turn directions will be announced in a clear voice and displayed on your phone. For example, Sprint
Navigation will say, "Go 1.2 miles and turn right on Elm Street." As you approach the turn, you will hear,
"Turn right on Elm Street." Sprint Navigation also provides proactive traffic alerts with one click re-routing.
And it's easy to find restaurants, banks, cafes, hotels and more from over 10 million points of interest
across the U.S. Sprint TV enabled: With Sprint TV, you can make your cell phone your always-on source
for news, weather, sports and more. This comprehensive video service combines high-quality streaming
audio and video from channels including the NFL Network, ABC, The Weather Channel, Fox Sports, E!,
CNN, The Discovery Channel, and more. Stay Sporty with Sprint: With NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile,
instantly connect to the NASCAR information you want, when you want it. Follow NASCAR action from
practice to race day with real-time leaderboard and alerts. Get exclusive access to your favorite NASCAR
Sprint Cup Series driver with real-time driver stats, breaking news and more. Live in-car audio, race radio,
NASCAR on SPEED and other audio/video only available on select phones. Visit for
details. To access, just text "NASCAR" to 7777 on your Sprint phone or visit the Sprint Digital Lounge to
download NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile (standard text messaging and data rates apply). This phone also
provides access to Sprint Football Live--free for any phone with a data plan. You'll be able to follow all the
live play-by-play action with the Live Game Center for both pro and college football games, as well as stay
on top of the pro football draft with a Live Draft Tracker and in-depth analysis and bios on nearly 500 top
prospects. Access by texting "FOOTBALL" to 7777 on the handset to download Sprint Football Live from
Sprint Digital Lounge (standard text messaging and data rates apply). Learn More. Swype Keyboard. An
alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swiping
the finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed
and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the
Swype keyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and
then select Swype. In the image to the left, the word "quick" was generated from tracing the path shown
above in a fraction of a second, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage
to Swype is that there is no need to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry. Switching between 3G
and 4G coverage. When switching between 3G and 4G coverage, the Samsung Epic 4G may experience a
very brief interruption of data service as the device switches network connections. During this brief
interruption, applications attempting to access data may be unable to do so and may display an error
message. Below are some examples of how to proceed if an error message appears on the device. Other
data-usage applications may experience a very brief interruption and will continue functioning once the
network handoff is complete. Mail application: Simply tap the. Cancel. button and refresh your inbox after a
few seconds by tapping. Menu > Refresh. . Browser application: Simply wait a few seconds and attempt
loading the webpage again by tapping the. refresh. arrows or re-entering the address. YouTube: Simply tap
the. OK. button and attempt loading the desired video again. Sprint Mobile Hotspot: The Sprint Mobile
Hotspot will remain on, but there will be no internet connectivity until the device reconnects to the data
network. Pandora: Pandora may briefly pause until connectivity to the data network is restored.