Sprint has officially rolled out the highly anticipated Samsung Epic 4G and has kicked off this week in a big 4G way. Priced at $249.99 with a $100 mail-in rebate and two-year commitment, the Epic 4G is available now from Sprint’s online storefront. Folks that prefer purchasing in person can head down to their local brick and mortar store on Tuesday morning and snag this hot Android handset. Do not dilly dally as retail stores are reportedly opening early at 8AM for this launch and you will want to be the first customer to walk out of the store rocking this handset.
This Samsung offering joins the EVO 4G as Sprint’s second WiMAX handset and sports a 4-inch Super AMOLED display , 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, 5MP camera with 720P HD support, front-facing VGA camera, WiFi, 3G, GPS and all the other welcome accoutrements you would expect from a high-end Android smartphone. For context, the Epic 4G is a pro version of the Galaxy S lineup and features a slide-sliding QWERTY keyboard which sets it apart from its brethren, most notably the AT&T Captivate and T-Mobile Vibrant in the US.
In other good news, Sprint also welcomed the EVO 4G back to its lineup. After a seemingly endless absence, the EVO 4G is finally back in stock and available for purchase online. Despite its lengthy hiatus and the loss of its position as the premiere Android handset, the EVO 4G retains its $199.99 price tag which includes a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year commitment. If you cannot resist the allure of this HTC offering, you should pull the trigger quickly as the supply of this Android handset is reportedly limited.
If you are caught in the enviable position of not being able to decide which 4G handset to purchase, you should do some comparison shopping by checking out our hands-on review of the EVO 4G here and the new Epic 4G here.