Virgin Mobile has announced its first Android powered smart phone Samsung Intercept. Virgin Mobile added the Samsung Intercept, running on the Android mobile operating system, to its affordable, no-contract lineup of handset and service offerings.
Virgin Mobile USA plans on making this Android-powered landscape QWERTY slider smartphone available with a price tag of $249.99 attached to it.
Samsung Intercept is also known as Samsung M910 for Sprint.
Intercept comes with high-end processor 800 MHz to give higher-quality graphics and faster performance.
Samsung Intercept features 3.2 inch TFT touchscreen(240 x 400 pixels), Qwerty keyboard, Optical trackpad, 3.15 MP camera(2048×1536 pixels ) with auto focus & Geo-tagging, Android 2.1 OS, 800 MHz processor, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth 2.1, 8GB inbuilt memory, microSD card slot for 32GB.
Full Specifications of Samsung Intercept
|3G Network||CDMA2000 1xEV-DO|
|2G Network||CDMA 800 / 1900|
|L x B x H||113 x 56 x 15 mm|
|Colors & Resolution||65K colors, 240 x 400 pixels (WQVGA)|
|Input/ User Interface|
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
|Operating System||Android 2.1 OS (Eclair)|
|CPU||800 MHz processor|
|Memory||Internal: 8GB of built-in memory|
External: Support for microSD cards up to 32GB
|Browser & Messaging||HTML, Android Browser|
SMS, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
|Still||– 3.15 Megapixels|
– 2048×1536 pixels with Auto focus, Geo-tagging
– Widescreen photo capture & Geo tagging
|EDGE & GPRS||No|
|Bluetooth & USB||v2.1 with A2DP Stereo & v2.0 micro USB,|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g|
|Headset||3.5 mm stereo headset jack|
|3G||Rev. 0, up to 153.2 Kbps|
|Music & Video|
|Music Format||MP3, WAV, AAC, eAAC+|
|Video Format||MP4, H.264, H.263|
|Type||Li-Ion 1500 mAh Standard battery|
|Standby Time||Up to 3000 hours|
|Talk Time||Up to 5 hours 30 min|
|Other Features||Bar code scanner|
Social Networking integration
YouTube, Google Talk
Google Search, Maps, Gmail, Facebook integration
Access to the Amazon MP3 store
Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
Samsung Intercept offers full integration of social networking apps, Microsoft Outlook Exchange e-mail and advanced messaging capabilities. This is not a GSM phone, it will not work on any GSM network worldwide. Sammy has gone this time with an EV-DO Rev. 0 (as opposed to Rev. A) which means you’ll be getting along with slower data speeds than you’d expect from your average modern CDMA smartphone.
Price & Availability
The Samsung Intercept will be available with in the next few weeks in mid-October for an affordable pricing at $249 prepay, paired with Virgin Mobile’s contract free Beyond Talk service options at $25, $40 and $60 a month.
Samsung Intercept was released in July, this year and it is available for $100 on contract after rebate via Sprint carriers.