Sprint's device portfolio continues to grow; Samsung Exclaim and HTC Snap on America's most dependable 3G network allow customers to easily enjoy social networks
Samsung Exclaim fact sheet (pdf)
HTC Snap fact sheet (pdf)
OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 22, 2009--
Sprint (NYSE: S) has launched two devices that make it easier to stay
connected with your friends and colleagues through increasingly popular
social networking sites.
Sprint, which is listening to and reaching out to its customers through
Twitter and Facebook®, understands the power of the changing
nature of communications. The new Samsung Exclaim™ and HTC Snap™ make it
easier than ever for customers to use the social networks of their
“Social networking is a powerful tool that helps people stay connected
whenever and wherever they want,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice
president-Product Development for Sprint. “HTC Snap and Samsung Exclaim
are designed with social networking in mind, and they leverage America’s
most dependable 3G network1 to deliver the promise of staying
in touch with those who matter most; and Sprint’s Ready
Now retail experience offers the perfect opportunity for customers
to learn all about the key features and functionality of these new
As part of the company’s focus on a great customer experience, Sprint
has expanded its social networking presence to meet and interact with
customers where they are in order to provide direct and timely responses
to their inquiries. Customers can receive Sprint updates on Twitter via @Sprint
for specific company-wide green initiatives. Become a fan of Sprint on
the company’s Facebook
page, or check out Sprint’s Flickr®
Sprint recently highlighted two popular social networking sites,
Facebook and Twitter, in its advertising. The company’s Palm
Pre Facebook and Social
NOW TV spots both showcase what is happening on Sprint’s Now Network.
Social networking requires access to the Web, and Sprint understands
that people can’t always be chained to their personal computer. With the
new Samsung Exclaim and HTC Snap, Sprint offers customers easy one-click
access to staying connected with friends and family:
Samsung Exclaim: Samsung Exclaim features a messaging-centric
form factor in two great colors – Blueberry and Raspberry. The device’s
dual-slider design hides both a numeric keypad and a full QWERTY
keyboard. Exclaim is focused on social networking, with new interactive
Facebook and MySpace tiles right on the home screen as part of Sprint’s
Click customizable user interface. Customers can now add Twitter to
their home screen using One Click as well. These new One Click tiles
give customers a much richer experience than links to Facebook and
MySpace on other feature devices in market today:
Facebook tile - Provides One-Click access to share “What’s on your
mind,” check status updates, monitor your news feed, manage your inbox
and track the status of your friends.
MySpace tile – Offers the ability to update your status, monitor your
friend lists, review your pictures and albums, manage your inbox and
friend requests and track your comments.
Twitter tile – Allows you to post Tweets with one click, check updates
for everyone you are following, see responses to your Tweets, manage
the list of people you are following and those who are following you
and see what the whole Twitter-verse is saying.
Samsung Exclaim will be available beginning June 21 in all Sprint retail
channels, including www.sprint.com
and 1-800-Sprint1, for $79.99 (excludes taxes) with a new two-year
service agreement, after a $50 mail-in rebate.
HTC Snap: HTC Snap is the first wireless phone to feature Inner
Circle™, which allows people to prioritize emails from the most
important people to them. Sprint is the exclusive nationwide provider of
the 3G-enabled HTC Snap. Among the email standards this device supports
are POP3, IMAP4 and seamless Microsoft Exchange email compatibility,
which includes Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile software.
Inner Circle – One-touch access to the people who matter the most. Add
your most important contacts to your Inner Circle, and then see email
from these people in one place regardless of which account received
One-Touch Camera – Capture the moment before it’s gone. Capturing and
sharing photos doesn’t get any easier.
One-Touch Messaging – Monitor all your messaging and email accounts at
HTC Snap is easy to hold and carry, and the ergonomically sculpted
QWERTY keyboard makes text entry a breeze. With a 1500 mAh battery, HTC
Snap can keep up with the busiest of lifestyles. Paired with Sprint
Navigation and built-in GPS, Snap makes getting from place to place
easier than ever, and the crisp 2.0 megapixel camera means never missing
a moment once there.
HTC Snap will be available beginning June 21 in all Sprint retail
channels, including www.sprint.com
and 1-800-Sprint1, for $149.99 (excludes taxes) with a new two-year
service agreement, after a $100 mail-in rebate.
These devices, along with Palm® Pre™, operate on America’s most
dependable 3G network. The Sprint 3G Network is faster in more places
than AT&T’s 3G network2, and Sprint has more than 20
times the coverage of T-Mobile’s current 3G network, based on square
miles3. No carrier has a larger voice calling area than
Sprint. The Nationwide Sprint Network (inclusive of roaming) reaches
more than 304 million people in the United States, Puerto Rico and the
U.S. Virgin Islands, with a Sprint national calling plan that includes
In addition to America’s most dependable 3G network, Sprint offers
customers significant savings for individuals and families compared to
similar plans from AT&T and Verizon. With Sprint’s Everything Data
plans, customers can save $120 or more per year compared to AT&T and
Verizon. Families can save $360 or more per year with Everything Data
Family plans from Sprint vs. AT&T and Verizon. These plans include
unlimited messaging and unlimited data, including email, social
networking, Web browsing, GPS navigation and exclusive applications.
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 more than 49 million customers at the end
of the first quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services;
instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a
global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.
1 “Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data
connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top
50 most populous markets from January 2008 to February 2009. Not all
services available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network
when 3G unavailable.
2 Speed claim based on total network size, square miles, multiplied by
network upload/download speed capability. User’s speed experience may
3 Coverage comparison based on publicly available information as of
4/1/09 inclusive of Sprint roaming partners. Based on square miles..
Natalie Papaj, 703-586-0048