Samsung Moment (TM) fact sheet
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Available Nov. 1, Samsung Moment from Sprint features a slide-out
QWERTY keyboard, brilliant display screen and premium Web experience;
for Samsung Moment begins today at www.sprint.com/moment
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 2009--
Sprint (NYSE: S) and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung
Mobile), the number one mobile phone provider in the United States1,
today announced the upcoming availability of Samsung Moment™,
Samsung’s first U.S. handset integrating the open and innovative
Android™ platform with the high-speed connectivity of America’s most
dependable 3G network2 (EVDO Rev. A.) and the best value in
wireless with the Any Mobile, AnytimeSM calling feature.
Samsung Moment represents a new generation of portable Internet access
devices and provides access to built-in Google™ mobile services,
including Google Search™, Google Maps™, Gmail™ and YouTube™, as well as
thousands of applications available in Android Market™. Samsung Moment
also offers the first Sprint 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen, creating
crisper colors and wider viewing angles than other display screens.
Samsung Moment is powered by an 800 MHz processor, making this device
one of the fastest wireless phones available today.
Beginning Nov. 1, customers can purchase Samsung Moment through all
Sprint channels including Web (www.sprint.com),
Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and our national retail partners. Retail
pricing will be $179.99 (excluding taxes) after a $50 instant savings
and a $100 mail-in-rebate with a two-year service agreement.
Pre-registration for this phone begins today at www.sprint.com/moment.
“Sprint is thrilled to add the powerful and sophisticated Samsung Moment
to our growing portfolio of Android devices,” said Kevin Packingham,
senior vice president of product development for Sprint. "This is the
second Android product that will be available from Sprint this holiday
season. With a full QWERTY keyboard, Samsung Moment allows customers to
easily access the thousands of applications available in the Android
Market. The excitement around Android products confirms Sprint’s
decision several years ago to be a charter member of the Open Handset
Alliance and lead the Open revolution.”
“The launch of Samsung Moment is an exciting realization of our
commitment to providing consumers open, powerful and versatile devices,”
said Omar Khan, senior vice president of strategy and product management
for Samsung Mobile. “With the combination of the Android platform,
applications, Web browser and a powerful 800 MHz processor, the user
experience options are unlimited.”
Leveraging a library of applications
As charter members of the Open Handset Alliance™, Sprint and Samsung are
closely aligned with the Android community. Through Android Market,
Samsung Moment users can download thousands of applications, widgets and
games on their phone. Pandora®, ShopSavvyTM,
TwitterTM, ShazamTM, amazon.com®, USA
Today®, Flixster®, PacManTM,
CraigslistCheckerTM, and MySpaceTM Mobile are
among the countless well-liked applications already available on Android
Market. Additionally, customers can access Sprint Navigation and Sprint
exclusive applications NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
already preinstalled on the device. Samsung Moment is a perfect solution
for anyone who wants the freedom to stay connected on-the-go and enjoy a
In addition, Sprint recently launched new tools on its developer Web
site designed to make it easy for developers to create innovative
applications for the Sprint Android-powered devices – http://developer.sprint.com/android.
The enhancements will give developers access to Sprint products and
services, including location-based services, messaging and geofencing
through the Sprint Developer Sandbox. Developers using the site and
tools will easily be able to create and test applications for the
Android platform on the Sprint network.
Application developers will have a chance to learn more about Android at
Sprint’s ninth annual developer conference this fall. The Sprint Open
Developer Conference, Oct. 26-28 in Santa Clara, Calif., is open to all
attendees and will feature information through speaker sessions and
coding camps on developing applications for a range of platforms,
including Android. For details, go to http://developer.sprint.com/devcon2009.
“The Samsung Moment and the Android platform are helping Sprint drive
openness and innovation,” said Andy Rubin, vice president of mobile
platforms at Google. “With the Samsung Moment’s built-in suite of Google
mobile services, along with thousands of applications on Android Market,
Sprint customers can enjoy a unique mobile experience.”
Samsung Moment offers simple device navigation through an optical
joystick located just below the expansive display. It features Wi-Fi
capability, integrated GPS navigation and accelerometer. Additional
3.2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus
Stereo Bluetooth® 2.0 wireless technology
Expandable memory up to 32GB
Sprint TV® with live and on-demand programming
NFL Mobile Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM
Easy access to social networking sites, including Facebook®,
Flickr® and TwitterTM
Media player with 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
Visual voice mail for quick and easy access to specific voice mail
Access to personal and corporate email through Active Sync
Customers who purchase the new Samsung Moment can also take advantage of
Sprint’s newly announced Any Mobile, Anytime feature, which gives
customers on the Sprint network unlimited calling to ANY wireless
customer in the United States on any carrier anytime by selecting
Sprint’s EverythingSM Data plans. This device requires
activation on a pricing plan offering unlimited data, which includes the
Everything Data and Simply Everything Plans.
The Simply Everything plan provides nationwide unlimited calling,
unlimited text and unlimited data, including email, social networking,
Web browsing, GPS navigation, Sprint TV, streaming music, NFL Mobile
Live and NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile, for only $99.99 per month. That’s a
savings of $1,200 over two years vs. a comparable AT&T iPhone®
plan3. Sprint Everything Data plans with unlimited messaging
and data start at just $69.99 for 450 minutes with unlimited night and
weekend calling starting at 7 p.m. (All price plans exclude surcharges
Both Everything Data and Simply Everything plans are available to
existing customers without extending the service agreement. New lines of
service require a two-year service agreement.
The Sprint 3G Network is faster in more places than AT&T’s 3G network4,
and Sprint has more than 20 times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G
network5, based on square miles. Since 2006, Sprint has
invested almost $17 billion in capital to continue improving and
expanding network performance.
Sprint is also the first national carrier to test, launch and market 4G
technology. Separate from its 3G investment, Sprint has announced plans
to extend its 4G leadership by launching the next-generation service in
numerous markets in 2009, including the recently launched markets of
Atlanta, Las Vegas and Portland, Ore.
Sprint is the only wireless carrier to offer Ready Now service with
trained retail associates to work one-on-one with customers to
personalize their Samsung Moment, set up features and demonstrate how it
works before the customer leaves the store. Customers have the choice of
sitting down with a Sprint retail associate at the time of purchase or
they can schedule an appointment for a later time at www.sprint.com/storelocator.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless
handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For
more information, please visit www.samsungmobileusa.com.
About Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor,
telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies
with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately
164,600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists
of two business units: Digital Media & Communications and Device
Solutions. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands,
Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips,
mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline
communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers,
businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for
developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including
two wireless networks serving almost 49 million customers at the end of
the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy
has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction
scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
1 Based upon reported shipment data from Strategy Analytics
Q2 2009 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Report.
2 “Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests
for 3G data connection success, session reliability, and signal strength
for the top 50 most populous U.S. markets (including Puerto Rico) from
January 2008 to July 2009. Not all services are available on 3G, and
coverage may default to a separate network when 3G is unavailable.
3 Savings based on publicly available information comparing
AT&T Nation Unlimited plus required iPhone data plan and optional
unlimited text messaging totaling $149.99/month for AT&T as of
publication date, excluding taxes, surcharges and fees. iPhone is a
registered trademark of Apple, Inc.
4 Speed claim based on total network size, sq. miles,
multiplied by network upload/download speed capability. User’s speed
experience may vary.
5 Coverage comparison based on publicly available information
as of 4/01/09 inclusive of Sprint roaming partners. Based on square
miles. Coverage comparison based on publicly available information as of
4/1/09 inclusive of Sprint roaming partners. Based on square miles.
Android, Google, Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Android
Market, Open Handset Alliance are trademarks of Google Inc.
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Source: Sprint and Samsung Telecommunications America
Caroline Semerdjian, 415-572-5828
Group for Samsung Mobile
Brett White, 817-992-6770