Epic 4G accessories

Itching to know what Epic 4G accessories will be available at launch? A look at the latest Sprint Playbook (that internal document that might as well be posted on its website) gives us a pretty good look. Screen protectors, a smattering of cases, media dock and battery chargers should all be on hand. Standard fare, to be sure, but it's nice to see that some of the official Samsung accessories announced the other day will be on hand.

We get another look at pricing -- $499 outright (which actually isn't bad at all), and $249 after contract and rebate. We already knew that, but it's nice to reiterate that you'll actually be spending $350 up front. Also interesting in the Playbook is that apparently you'll be forced to activate the phone when it's purchased, even if you buy it at the full unsubsidized price. No "cold phone purchases," it says. (Is that SOP?)

You can check out the whole thing at the source link. [SDX Developers] Thanks, Numus.

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Where is my Evo HDMI DOCK!!! ...for raising my voice

craigf#AC says:


Spork1673 says:

kinda worries me that the epic gets the media dock before the evo i hope sprints not putting the evo on the shelf

sveilien says:

There are no EVOs to put on shelves, lol.

well its ur lucky day, im selling a brand new evo!


hansonator says:

All Bell has for the SGV is a desktop dock ( vertical)and a spare battery for $80+!!!!

For you physical keyboard fans on Sprint this will be Epic indeed. ;)

celdroid says:

What is SGV?

rufflez says:

Samsung Galaxy V series.

hansonator says:

Ooops. Was supposed to be GSV ( Galaxy S Vibrant) Bell Canada version.

Giblet says:

Initialy the pre had to be activated even when sold at full MSRP also. It's largely to try and help keep them on the shelves and have less thrown up on Ebay for inflated prices for the first little bit.

rodvillegas says:

Don't believe everything on the internet. I remember when the EVO 4G was supposed to have some cool accessories.


All of those accessories are IN STORE!!!... EXCEPT THE DOCK!

rufflez says:

Apparently, the marketing team for Sprint didn't realize the USB port is on the top of the phone, they have the phone going into the dock backwards. A full rez version of the documents are at SDX-Developers

sYnOnYx says:

Seriously ill be pissed if the epic gets a dock on the first day.


it is pretty pathetic that phones like the DI & Evo had a dock in the works and get canceled. Now the new comer shows up and first day has one. HTC you're doing it wrong.

I just went to my local best buy in staten island ny and they said they werent doing pre orders....

steveymacjr says:

This article needs to note that the EPIC is $249 out the door at Best Buy..no Mail in rebate required... The EPIC is available for Pre-Order at Best Buy right now...
Samsung - Epic 4G Mobile Phone (Sprint) - BBM15TK http://bit.ly/9vjVhI (Pre-order link)

dragonol2 says:

Great point... if I have the choice (and BB has the stock) this is where I'll be getting my Epic day 1... Sprint's stupid MIRs can give other people waiting anxiety...

Fat Tires says:

Will that dock work with a Vibrant or a Captivate? If so, I'll run into a Sprint store and pick one up ASAP!

$499 vs Best Buy $650? Hmmm yeah, no brainer, will have to check out Sprint and save some money :)

Aero says:

if you are buying unsubsidized, as you seem to indicate, it is actually the same price if you take a minute to ask them match sprints unsubsidized and you are better off just taking local availability into consideration

Aero says:

Yes it has been Policy to mandate activation Smartphones purchased a full price in the store for several years.
Doesn'tt mean it was always done but sprint has a particular interest in doing it with handsets that are bound to be extremely popular.

wekebu#AC says:

My at&t STILL doesn't have a screen protector for the Captivate. And no accessories.

1414H77 says:

Best Buy has invisible shields made for the Captivate.

dragonol2 says:

And for the Epic... they told me when I preordered yesterday...

raulnsocal says:

anyone know if radio shack has accesories

flacahoe says:

I preordered the Epic at the Best Buy near my house and the lady told me they're selling it for $200 instead of the $249.99!! I was in shock to say the least...I'm going to call the Best Buy near my job to see if it was a BS. Has anyone else heard about this?