Pretty standard fare here. With the launch of the second 4G-enabled device, Samsung's Galaxy S variant called Epic, getting ready launch in just a few days now, it's no surprise that the user manual has managed to show up online. And sure enough, if you're into reading brand-spanking-new (as of August 17th, technically) digital PDF files for a phone you don't quite have yet, here's your chance.
It's only been a few days since we heard official word from Sprint and Samsung when customers would be able to get their hands on the newest 4G capable device coming to market. You should have already got your reserve down, or even your pre-order, with a release date of August 31st set in stone for Sprint. And considering that's right around the corner, we figured you'd want a review of the device, so you could decide whether or not to pick it up come the end of the month.
After plenty of speculation, and plenty of rumors swirled around, it turns out that that August 11th rumor was actually accurate. And, we were cutting it pretty close, at least on the West coat. (It is technically the 12th over there on the right side of the US, after all.) But, sure enough, Samsung have officially announced the Samsung Epic 4G's availability date, and have gone ahead and done one better: told us the price, too.
When the Samsung Epic 4G was announced, despite the fact it had plenty of the same features seen on other Samsung Galaxy S devices, one of the stand-out features was that ability to connect to Sprint's 4G WiMAX network. Sure, the EVO 4G was the first device to do it, but it couldn't stay in the limelight forever. Now that the Epic 4G is close to a release date (we assume), here's Sprint to show you why you'd want to take a look at the Epic, versus the EVO.
We're not sure when it happened, but some how the Samsung Epic 4G has managed to gotten itself caught up in some wild accusations regarding its release date. For the most part, and especially compared to other devices, the rumor mill consisting of the banter about its suspected release date has been pretty quiet. But, as we inch closer to that August 11th announcement date (without so much of a peep from the third largest wireless carrier in the States), we're beginning to assume that maybe that date isn't right.
It may not be the easiest way to get a device, but it may be one of the funnest. Like most of Sprint's high-profile handset releases, they're doing what they can to make sure that a few lucky folks out there in Sprintland get their very own, without doing much at all in the way of work, or, paying. This time around they're working with Warner Brothers Entertainment, and they're handing out 10 Samsung Epic 4Gs.
Thanks to a trusted tipster to Boy Genius Report, it looks like we may finally have a release date for the Samsung Epic 4G. That may sound familiar: it's the Samsung Galaxy S variant that's heading to Sprint. Though, the Epic is definitely the more diverse of the Galaxy S devices out there, and probably most noteworthy is the fact that it's going to have that 4G connectivity that Sprint talks so highly about.
The Samsung Fascinate for Verizon just broke cover, and now we are hearing that Sprint is getting ready to announce something involving their own Samsung Galaxy S variant, the Epic 4G. Of all the Galaxy S models that made it State-side, the Epic 4G is definitely the most unique, from both the physical aesthetics, to the fact that it will be rocking on Sprint's 4G WiMAX network.
We know how it is. Sometimes you just want to sit back and watch a nicely CG-rendered mobile phone video. Especially when it's just a bunch of promotional videos thrown together. And when it comes to Samsung preaching up their latest Galaxy S line of devices (in this case, the Epic 4G), there's definitely a lot to talk about. In the video you'll find out why Super AMOLED is better, and you'll even get a bold statement like the one in the image below. We do know that the 1GHz Hummingbird processor is fast, and apparently that's enough for Samsung to make some bold claims.
Most of the Epic's specs are well known as well as how it will match up against other phones. At Engadget, they were able to receive one and do a test run on it. They went through a brief checklist including the Hardware, screen, software and its overall performance.