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    A number of Sprint Samsung Epic threads are merged into this one thread.

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    Samsung Epic and Palm Pre

    Hardware
    Overal Size: Closed size is 6.97 cubic inches vs. Pre 6.4 cubic inches
    4G speed - 4G also found in unannounced markets vs. 3G only
    Screen: 4" vs. 3.1"
    Resolution: 480 x 800 HD is twice the Pre's 320 x 480
    Speed: 1 GHz stock processor vs 600 MHz (Pre 2: 1 GHz)
    Keyboard: is twice as big
    Camera Resolution: 5 MP vs 3 MP (5MP Pre 2)
    Autofocus: Yes vs. No for Pre, Pre Plus or Pre 2
    Digital Zoom: 3x vs. none
    Front Camera: Yes vs. No for Pre, Pre+ or Pre 2
    Video Chat: Yes vs. No for Pre, Pre+ or Pre 2
    Voice Dialing: Yes vs. No
    HD Output: 720p HD wireless
    microSD Card: 16GB vs. none
    • The Epic has nothing like the Palm Touchstone


    Basic Android features
    • Many webOS patches are already built into Android or are apps.
    • Speech to Text - say a message or email instead of typing it.
    • Widgets let you customize your home screen
    • Voice Search is much like like universal search but by voice

    Android's open API's allows for apps not in webOS
    • A variety of Android music players instead of one in webOS
    • Android mic access allows speech and sound recognition in apps like:
    - - Shazam can use an Android mic to listen to a song & tell you what it is
    - - Voice Actions can do things like "send text to Jeff Miller See you at 10"
    - - Talk to Me hears your spoken words and says it in other languages.
    - - gStrings can tune your guitar, base, violin, etc.
    • Android developers can access the camera for apps like:
    - - Layar can use the an Android camera to look beyond walls
    - - Barcode Scanner can use the camera to read barcodes
    • Other apps available now in Android
    - - Swype - type by sliding a finger around. Sets Guinness Record - More.
    - - Amazon Nook & Barnes and Noble Kindle eReaders (900,000 free books)
    - - Flash Beta 3 - Yes, it is real.
    • There are 100,000 Android apps...

    If you wanted the EVO but were holding out for a keyboard, that would be Epic. (or Droid 2)

    Palm Pre/Pre 2 Comparisons:
    - 4.3" HTC EVO - 4.3" Droid X - 4" Captivate - iPhone 4
    - w/Keyboards: 4" Samsung Epic - 3.7" Droid 2 Global

    For more information on the Samsung Epic 4G see:
    - Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint: everything you need to know
    - Sprint Epic 4G official page - Samsung official page
    - Epic, Pre, Pre2, and EVO Comparison Chart
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    Oh man....Sprint is just getting all the big name devices now eh?


    Samsung's Epic 4G for Sprint seems to live up to its name -- Engadget


    That rumored Galaxy S Pro is very real and very official for Sprint this evening, 'cept it's not actually called the Galaxy S Pro -- instead, it'll be known as the Epic 4G when it comes to market "in the coming months." Like the EVO 4G before it, the Epic 4G sort of blows everything out of the water on paper: 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and 720p video recording paired with a VGA front-facing cam for video calls, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, six-axis accelerometer, and a 1GHz Hummingbird core. Oh, and of course let's not forget those EV-DO Rev. A and WiMAX radios, the latter of which will earn you theoretical downlink speeds in excess of 10Mbps -- speeds that will work nicely with the phone's five-device mobile hotspot support (three devices fewer than the EVO 4G, interestingly).

    As software goes, the Epic 4G will be running Samsung's reworked version of Android 2.1 offering features like DLNA support and Social Hub. In other words, this is the closest you're going to get to an EVO 4G with a landscape QWERTY slide -- and at 14.2mm thick, you're only about a millimeter and a half thicker than HTC's entry. Like AT&T's Captivate, the Epic 4G is being described as "a Galaxy S smartphone," so it's pretty clear that Samsung's looking to group all of these things under a global brand with big-time name recognition. Neither pricing nor a launch date have been announced -- but hey, the EVO deserves a few more days in the spotlight, wouldn't you say? Follow the break for Sprint's press release.
    I'm not a fan of Samsung's UI over the phone and also the styling of the phone, but at 4" that will knock back the people saying the Evo is too large of a screen...plus its hummingbird 1ghz chip is more than capable for 3D games plus the super AMOLED screen takes care of the other Evo complaint.

    So now bears the question Evo vs. Epic?

    I'm still leaning Evo personally.
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    The EVO is certainly the nicer looking phone but if you only compare the processors the Epic wins but the processor isn't everything
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    nice ...... I see front face cam makes for a good dog fight.
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    no gestures... no cards... no dice ;-)
    honestly... a very boring looking design. I had an instinct.... pros and cons.... but def old hat.
    I am interested in getting my hands on it and testing functionality. Thanks for posting
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    all I'm thinking about is the additional $10 smackeroos per month for a 4g phone!
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    Yes I see... nice.. Looks like Sprint is coughing out a lot of 4G phones... I hope Palms is next with 4G! >.<
    Cingular 3125 --> Samsung Instink! --> Palm Pre --> ???
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    So what the hell is a six-axis accelerometer? Is that like a less advanced version of the gyroscope in the iphone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjudge View Post
    So what the hell is a six-axis accelerometer? Is that like a less advanced version of the gyroscope in the iphone?
    Think of it like the PS3 SIXAXIS motion controller...
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    well I don't own a ps3 but I looked this up so I think I understand now. Thanks.
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    Wow that is great invention of the Samsung in 2010. Samsung Epic 4G is really looking nice and stylish.
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    I'm so going to try to get this one as soon as it comes out!! I tried the Evo when it came out but it didn't work out. Maybe this one will be awesome. I just want to know if it's bigger than the Evo as in phone size & screen size. I kinda wanna get an idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjudge View Post
    well I don't own a ps3 but I looked this up so I think I understand now. Thanks.
    can you share your find for those of us who don't want to do our own research?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince_Basil View Post
    I'm so going to try to get this one as soon as it comes out!! I tried the Evo when it came out but it didn't work out. Maybe this one will be awesome. I just want to know if it's bigger than the Evo as in phone size & screen size. I kinda wanna get an idea.
    Phone is thicker and screen in .3 inches smaller
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    Quote Originally Posted by 063_xobx View Post
    Phone is thicker and screen in .3 inches smaller
    Alright. Cool. Thanks!! I think I'm going to be getting this phone. I hope it works better than the Evo. And what does this six axis whatever? Idk.
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    samsung hasn't made to many good smart phones imo. I think the only thing saving this device is the processor and android
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    Their WM phones were pretty decent IMO. I never had an issue with my Blackjack nor the Epic. Except for one button shortcut on the Epic, but that didn't affect the entire phone.

    They didn't really do well by Android though, until now, I hope. The Moment was just OK and the Behold II seems to have gotten shafted of an update. But the Galaxy seems to be much better.
    HP has officially ruined it's own platform and kicked webOS loyalists and early TouchPad adopters to the curb. You think after you drop it like a hot potato and mention it made no money and is costing you money, anyone else wants it??? Way to go HP!!

    And some people are fools to keep believing their hype. HP has shown they will throw webOS under the bus and people are still having faith in them??? News flash: if it's own company won't stand behind it, it's finished!
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    I think this phone will have fast updates... it's on the 4 main carriers!

    Selling my Palm things: just make an offer: http://forums.webosnation.com/market...nd-offers.html
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    .... And BGR 'supposedly' leaked Sprint's roadmap and there's a Blackberry and a bunch of Android devices.. And 4G cities...

    No Palm product..
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