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Video 1st Look: Spint’s Samsung Transform

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Last week at CTIA, Sprint announced a trio of Android phones.  These 3 phones all work with their new trick called Sprint ID. Among all this Windows Phone excitement, I found time to do quick unboxing and 1st look at the Samsung Transform. The Transform has a slide out keyboard, runs Android 2.1, and packs a nice sized 1500mAh battery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk6nOgpShTM

Samsung Transform
The Transform is a designed for heavy text and email users. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA screen, a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.2 megapixel camera with camcorder functions, and a front-facing camera for video conferencing.  The Samsung Transform will ship with Android 2.1 running on an 800mhz processor. It’s only got 512 MB of internal storage, but has a MicroSD card slot that will support up to 32GB. The 3.5″ TFT screen is powered by a pretty nice sized 1500 mah battery. You can grab the Samsung Transform on Oct. 10 and the pricing will be $149.99 with a two-year service agreement. (after a $100 mail-in-rebate)

I plan to do another video tonight to show how Sprint ID works, so stay tuned.

Chris is a former Microsoft MVP, Windows Phone. Chris works for AT&T, but his thoughts and opinions are his own and that he does not represent AT&T in any capacity online. ChrisLeckness.com

3 Comments

  1. doog

    10/12/2010 at 2:15 pm

    I’m amazed that new Android phones are being released that are still 2.1. And HVGA, for that matter. I could see a low end HVGA device running 2.1 for $50 on contract, but not $150.

  2. John

    10/13/2010 at 1:41 am

    Regarding the close price proximity of the EVO and Epic: In addition to the initial cost, they also require an additional $9.99 per month fee for the “extra features”, over and above one of the standard data plans. In my market, Sprint doesn’t have 4G running presently, and no official roll-out date in the future, at least not disclosed to the masses. I’m not a power-user per say, so for now, I’ll save the extra 10 bucks a month plus the additional up-front cost, and in a year, when we’ll probably have 4G available, upgrade to the latest, greatest replacement for the EVO/Epic, as they’ll be pretty long in the tooth by then. Also, I believe Sprint has announced there will be an upgrade available to 2.2, although loading it in the first place would have been nice.

    • Chris Leckness

      10/13/2010 at 4:02 am

      Thanks John. I guess $149.99 after all the smoke settles isn’t too bad. I really like the keyboard. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find time to do the Sprint ID video today.

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