Sprint announces Samsung Moment Google Android device, which would you buy?

Sprint announces Samsung Moment Google Android device, which would you buy?

Summary: After using the HTC Hero on Sprint now for over a week I have almost made the decision to add a Sprint account to my mobile arsenal, even though I don't have the strongest reception in my area. Sprint just has too many extremely compelling devices for me to resist and I may just have to figure out a way to make it work. The latest announcement brings us the Samsung Moment launching on 1 November for $179.99. This is the second Google Android device and it has a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard. I need to get my hands on it and see how it compares to the outstanding HTC Sense UI experience on the Hero.

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After using the HTC Hero on Sprint now for over a week I have almost made the decision to add a Sprint account to my mobile arsenal, even though I don't have the strongest reception in my area. Sprint just has too many extremely compelling devices for me to resist and I may just have to figure out a way to make it work. The latest announcement brings us the Samsung Moment launching on 1 November for $179.99. This is the second Google Android device and it has a full QWERTY slide-out keyboard. I need to get my hands on it and see how it compares to the outstanding HTC Sense UI experience on the Hero.

Specifications of the Samsung Moment include:

  • 3.2 inch AMOLED 320x480 pixels capacitive display
  • 4 row QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.2-megapixel camera with flash and camcorder with auto-focus
  • 802.11 b/g WiFi
  • Integrated GPS receiver
  • Stereo Bluetooth® 2.0 wireless technology
  • microSD card slot
  • Media player with 3.5-millimeter headphone jack
  • Visual voice mail for quick and easy access to specific voice mail messages
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer

Samsung generally has some good camera phones so I hope to see some quality images from the digital camera. I also need to find out more about the Exchange ActiveSync support and see if it includes Calendar and Contacts like the HTC Hero.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Google, Hardware, HTC, Mobile OS, Samsung, Smartphones, Telcos

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  • Now I'm Torn...

    I was all set to pick up the HTC Hero, but now...I really like what I've seen of the Sense UI, but having a physical keyboard option and a faster processor would be nice. I wonder if the Moment will have an internal compass like (I believe) the Hero has.

    10 points to the tech site that does a Hero v. Moment comparison pointing out the pros and cons of each. :)
    bcswartz
  • RE: Sprint announces Samsung Moment Google Android device, which would you buy?

    Keep us posted on the MS Exchange sync capabilities

    I only need a phone to sync calendar & contacts with MS Exchange...not email or web surfin'

    My T-Mobile contract ends next month HINT HINT
    d.j.elliott@...
  • RE: Sprint announces Samsung Moment Google Android device, which would you buy?

    Matt
    I have heard that this will sport Android 1.5 and no donut. Effectively this means no Wifi WPA Enterprise support. That kills it. It is one of the major advances on Donut that I am relishing on my G1.
    ecobranon
  • specs!

    more complete specs over here.......
    https://developer.sprint.com/site/global/develop/t
    echnologies/android/devices/androiddevices.jsp

    (sprints developer website)
    ;)
    TechPr0sSD
  • Hopw about adding none of the above.

    NT
    mrlinux
  • RE: Sprint announces Samsung Moment Google Android device, which would you

    my name is Judy, and I plan to exchange my Hero for the
    Moment as soon as Best Buy gets it in (I have already
    talked to them about doing that) precisely because the
    Moment does have the landscape slider. Don't you just
    love having choices? I want to stay with Sprint and
    Android, so I couldn't be happier that Sprint is
    committed to providing choices for everyone. Share your
    view with me at http://www.SamsungMomentForum.com a fans
    site for the upcoming Samsung Moment.
    coolfx35
  • RE: Sprint announces Samsung Moment Google Android device, which would you buy?

    To ecobranon comment about the moment not having wifi for your info it does. It is a great phone.
    ladyg75903