Last month we posted that Samsung Intercept will be launched on the airwaves of Virgin Mobile in October, and now the Android powered smartphone is officially announced by the wireless carrier. Samsung Intercept is the first Android device launched on the airwaves of Virgin Mobile.
As smartphone users come up for contract renewal and examine their monthly costs, they will start to wonder why they are paying more each month when they can get similar services from Virgin Mobile at a fraction of the price. With the Samsung Intercept on Android, Virgin Mobile is leading its customers into new, eagerly awaited territory while expanding our potential customer base,said Bob Stohrer, vice president-Marketing, Virgin Mobile USA.
Samsung Intercept features a 3.2 inch WQVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 operating system, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, Optical trackpad, Wi-Fi, access to the Amazon MP3 store, Bar code scanner, Virgin Mobile Live and more.
Other features include a 3.5 mm audio jack, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, contact and calendar sync via ActiveSync, GPS with A-GPS support, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, full integration of Google Apps, dedicated keys for quick access to social networking, up to 5.5 hours talk time and up to 550 hours stand-by time.
Samsung Intercept will be available for just $249.99 without any contract. You can also sign-up for the Virgin Mobile’s Beyond Talk plans which offers e-mail, data and Web along with 300, 1200 or unlimited voices minutes per month for $25, $40 and $60 respectively. This handset will be available from mid-October at major retailers or you can even purchase it online.