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Samsung’s “Moment” Android phone coming to Sprint for $179.99

October 7, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

Samsung

Samsung’s “Moment” Android phone coming to Sprint for $179.99

Samsung will have two Android phones in the pipeline this holiday season as they are set to release the Samsung Moment on Sprint. Days after confirming the official release of the Behold II, Samsung debuted the Moment at the CTIA conference.

Unlike the Behold, the Moment has a slide-out keyboard and a seemingly stock version of Android. There will be no TouchWiz UI, but the phone will run Android 1.6 when released on Sprint November 1. The Moment will cost $179.99, after a $50 instant discount and a $100 mail-in-rebate.

The Samsung Moment has an 800MHz processor (faster than anything seen on Android so far), a 3.2-inch AMOLED touch-screen, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that Engadget described as “clicky and requires a surprising amount of pressure to actuate individual keys, but not enough to be frustrating.”

You may recognize the Moment as the previously leaked InstinctQ. Samsung and Sprint have opted for a new name and a new website for anxious users wanting to sign-up for updates.

Other specs include:

  • 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 messages
  • Access to personal and corporate email through Active Sync