The Samsung Moment, Samsung's first Android device in the states, is now available on Sprint for $179 with new 2-year contract. What makes the Moment special is that it packs a 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a hardware keyboard, and an 800 MHz processor. For Sprint Users who are looking to jump onto Android but can't leave a hardware keyboard, the Moment looks like a great option. And like the HTC Hero, the Samsung Moment ships with Android 1.5.

Who's buying the Samsung Moment? Who's waiting for DROID?

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Sprint Samsung Moment Available Now

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I love the Samsung Moment! I came from T-mobile from a G1, so having the full QWERTY keyboard was key! I also love the AMOLED screen, the 800 mHz processor and I can't wait for Eclair 2.0. It's not the sexiest looking phone but it's definitely up to par with the rest of the Android offerings (so far).

Is the Droid expected on Sprint? It looks like a serious contender, but I won't switch to Verizon for it. If the Droid is expected on Sprint, I'll look at it when the time comes. In any case, I'll probably wait for the Moment and/or Hero to get updated to 2.0, then evaluate the available options.

because they were in development when 1.5 was around, and look how soon a device w/ 2.0 is coming from when 1.6 was released. they are skipping 1.6 and going straight to 2.0 (apparently)

the best thing about android (versus winmo) is that you won't have to pay for the next major version - 1.5 to 2.0. Winmo 6.5 users, I believe you are stuck at 6.5, and a 7 winmo upgrade on the 6.5 phones are not guaranteed.

Actually no, the people over at xda have done a lot of work to allow people to upgrade firmware. Not to mention if a winmo phone had the problems like my hero someone would have fixed it themselves already

I'm on my moment right now, and its a great phone. Much more functional than the hero. Once sprint
Releases an ota update to 2.0 or cyanogen comes out with a new upgrade it will be even better.

Got mine yesterday, feel bad for the folks getting the slower and over hyped Motorola, because this Samsung phone is solid. After two days I cannot find anything wrong with it. Screen transitions are smooth, the keyboard slide is firm, and not having a bunch of crapware and customization on the O/S was a welcome change. Downloaded several apps from the Marketplace and I am good to go!

Thank you Sprint and Samsung!

Processor speed does not equal faster user experience. I think the decision by sprint/samsung to bring out practically the exact same phone as verizon/motorola, except with an inferior OS, is bizarre. it's like saying: here take your pick between these two PCs whose hardware is essentially the same but this one has Windows 7 and this one has Vista. Oh and we aren't gonna tell you if the Vista one will be upgraded and if it is who knows if the hardware will mesh well.

Actually, It would be XP vs Windows 7. Vista would be compared to 1.6. I've used both phones side by side and the Samsungs response time it WAY better. If faster and/or better response time and app switching doesn't make for a faster user experience then you really don't know much about mobile phones. That little bit of difference is one of the major things these phone manufactures are competing for. I'll be picking up my Moment this weekend.

I personally love the samsung moment. I've heard no bad reviews about it but that if you press the space button in the middle it does not do anything. But yesterday I was in sprint and it worked perfectly so Idk what people are talking about when it comes to that! I will be getting my moment for Christmas.!* yay!

I personally love the samsung moment. I've heard no bad reviews about it but that if you press the space button in the middle it does not do anything. But yesterday I was in sprint and it worked perfectly so Idk what people are talking about when it comes to that! I will be getting my moment for Christmas.!* yay!

I've had the Moment since the day it came out. I LOVE this phone and have absolutely no complaints with it. I cannot however understand all the poor reviews it has gotten. Also, I can't understand why Samsung and, or Sprint have not marketed this phone in a better way either. I would love to have a 2.0 upgrade, but if I don't get it, I'll still be completely happy with this phone.