Virgin Mobile’s Samsung Intercept To Get The Android 2.2 Update Soon

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Back in September, Virgin Mobile launched its first Android powered device, the Samsung Intercept. This handset comes with a 3.2 inch WQVGA touchscreen display with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Samsung Intercept originally runs on the old Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system. If you are eagerly waiting for the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update on for Intercept smartphone, then we have a good news for you.

Samsung Intercept features a 3.2 inch WQVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, Android 2.1 OS, Optical trackpad, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, Bar code scanner, Wi-Fi connectivity, 3.5 mm audio jack, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, GPS with A-GPS support, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, up to 5.5 hours talk time, up to 550 hours stand-by time and much more.

Virgin Mobile is expected to roll out the Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for its Samsung Intercept smartphone before this spring. According to the rumors, Intercept users will get the FroYo update on March 25th. The Froyo update will bring the ability to load apps on the MicroSD card, improved browsing experience, Flash Player 10.1, Application auto-updates, Bluetooth voice dialing, GPS enhancements, fully integrated support for Microsoft Exchange and much more. Stay tuned for more updates regarding the Froyo update for your Samsung Intercept smartphone.

Samsung Intercept Gets The Android 2.2 Froyo Update On Sprint

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Sprint announced that it will begin rolling out the much awaited Android 2.2 (FroYo) update for its entry-level smartphone, Samsung Intercept. This handset is also available on the airwaves of Virgin Mobile in the US, but the Android 2.2 update is currently available only for Sprint customers. Check out the complete list of fixes and improvements below. Enhancements/Fixes:

  • Sprint Navigation
  • Dropped calls after unacknowledged call waiting
  • Force Close message when opening up contacts

Important Notes:

  • The software version is: S:M910.05.S.DL05
  • The build version is: Froyo.DL05

It also comes with the Sprint Navigation, for those who don’t want to use the Google Maps. This update is pushed by Google and being rolled out in phases, so it may even take few days for the update to be available on your handset. You can also open your dialer and type *#*#CHECKIN#*#* to register your device with Google’s servers.

Virgin Mobile Offers Samsung Intercept For $249.99

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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.

Samsung Intercept Is The Virgin Mobile’s First Android Device

These days mobile phone manufacturers and carriers usually announce their new products and services on the social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Virgin Mobile officials recently announced on their Facebook page that Samsung Intercept will be their first Android device. They are planning to launch Samsung Intercept in their airwaves in the coming weeks.

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Virgin Mobile officials posted the following message on their official page on Facebook:
“The question of an Android coming to Virgin Mobile has been a hot topic lately here on Facebook. Well, we’re happy to confirm that our next handset launch will be the Samsung Intercept. Check out the photo below, get excited, & stay tuned over the next few weeks for more information!”

Samsung Intercept has a 3.2 inch WQVGA touchscreen display with 240 x 400 pixels resolution, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.1 OS, Optical trackpad, Wi-Fi, 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, Bar code scanner, 3.5 mm audio jack, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, GPS with A-GPS support, microSD card slot, 32GB expandable memory, up to 5.5 hours talk time and up to 550 hours stand-by time.

The price and release date of this handset on the airwaves of Virgin mobile is not available yet. Samsung Intercept is already available on the airwaves of Sprint. Let us know your views on the Android powered Samsung Intercept in the comments section below.

Samsung Intercept Runs Android 2.1, $100 on Sprint Starting July 11

Sprint and Samsung have officially announced the availability of Samsung Intercept, a phone which runs on and has a full QWERTY keyboard, large touch-screen display and a premium social networking experience.

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Samsung Intercept has a 3.2 inch display, 3.2 MP camera which supports video and a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Samsung Intercept also packs in several social networking apps and includes one touch picture posting to top social sites like and .

Samsung Intercept operates on the Sprint 3G network and also supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The phone also has a integrated GPS navigation and accelerometer. The phone comes with a MicroSD card which can be expanded up to 32 GB. Sprint Wireless is the official carrier for Samsung Intercept and will start selling the device from July 11, 2010 at a retail price of $99.99 (excluding taxes). More info and details about pricing and data plans can be found in the official Sprint press release here.

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