Sprint Epic 4G launch?

Sprint playbook blankSo we've all been sitting around, not-so-patiently waiting on the launch of the Sprint Epic 4G -- its version of the Samsung Galaxy S, with a keyboard tacked on. (See our hands-on with the Epic 4G.) And lo and behold, the Sprint playbook shows Aug. 11 as "Epic Launch Day." Only, we've been told that the playbook's been edited and no longer has anything "Epic" going on on Aug. 11.

So maybe the Epic 4G isn't actually launching next Wednesday. Or maybe it is, and Sprint's just trying to throw us off its tail. But one thing's for certain: Nobody canceled National Underwear Day today, and we're got our own Epic celebration planned for later tonight. Thanks to you know who!

Update: Added the edited playbook.

There are 17 comments

it. says:

Why do you tease us Sprint! Why!

Because we like to be tickled! It's what keeps us coming back for more!

hampstenj says:

that was a TMI moment on the last comment, but come on Sprint just tell us when it's coming!

trooper54 says:

Best name for a release date bar non...


HAAS599 says:

This sounds too good to be epic

cr3amy says:

Seriously Sprint? Y'all can't just go out and say "Look, we're not sure. All we know is, sh*t happens when you party naked, and that has delayed the phone a bit. We'll release it soon."?

jnemesh says:

I just spoke with an employee at my local Sprint store and he confirmed that the Epic is launching next week! Important info as I was just about to pick up an EVO!

spepi says:

I heard from my corp account manager, rumors have it for Aug. 20

j0j044 says:

More than likely not because Samsung manufacters all the parts. They wont have to wait on anyone making them screens or any other business. Cant wait for the beast!

bimmerfest says:

Will be sold out just like the evo ?? Which phone should I get this or the evo??? I wanna sign with sprint by end of the month

Go Android! says:

Sprint phones always come out on Sundays. Except the Pre and Evo which came out on Fridays.

atown says:

Actually I was in line at 6:00am on Saturday 6/6 for my Sprint Palm Pre.

atown says:

Which was launch day for the Sprint Palm Pre.

bridic says:

I was looking at the latest playbook today and I didn't see that on the one that I was looking at. Not calling foul, just saying I didn't see it.

Globetrahter says:

It makes sense to come out on the 11th or 12th actually, so the people who bought the White Evo 4G's cant come exchange to get this phone.

badsushi says:

Actually, I work for "The Shack," and we usually have weekly training every Monday. However, this weeks training was canceled to "prepare for an exciting new product launch" the week of the ninth. Seems to line up.

brooklyn says:

I sent you guys an email with a chat transcript with a sprint.com rep saying the Epic will be available mid-August.