Meet the Samsung Moment, Sprint's Second Android Phone Available November 1st for $179
We've heard whispers of a second Sprint Android device before and now it's official--meet the Samsung Moment. The Moment is a QWERTY-slider device that packs a 3.2-inch AMOLED screen, 800MHz processor, 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with video and flash, and an 'optical joystick'. And of course, the usual slew of wireless options--Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and EV-DO.
The Samsung Moment will be the second Android device on Sprint and it certainly looks like a winner. The Moment is most definitely the previously rumored InstinctQ and we applaud Sprint and Samsung for delivering a top-notch Android device without the baggage of a previously used name. The Moment will be available for $179 on 2-year contract ($100 mail-in-rebate) on November 1st.
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*the better processor makes the phone able to handle more applications without being sluggish. I haven't felt like the Moment has been sluggish, and I use it the same way as the Hero
*the proximity sensor that locks the touch screen when I'm on the phone, so I don't hang up on people anymore.
*the slide out keyboard. The things I miss about the Hero, but weren't enough to make me keep it:
*the better UI
*the miniUSB (the Samsung has a micro). I only miss the mini, because I have 3 other chargers that are mini, but this is my first microUSB device so I have fewer chargers.
*the Hero is a bit slimmer than the Moment Overall, I'm very happy with the Moment, but the Hero is still a very nice phone.
1. Short battery life when not just making calls
2. Laggy touchscreen Multi-touch and Android 2.1 (not 2.0) seem to be coming to the Moment sometime before June of 2010. From what I've gathered, the screen is capable of multi-touch but its OS isn't, yet. Hopefully the update will also improve touchscreen latency too.