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Samsung A900 Coming to Sprint

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Oct 20, 2005, 3:39 PM   by (staff)

The FCC today approved the Samsung A900, an ultra-thin clamshell CDMA phone for the U.S. based on the Korean SCH-V740. As rumored, FCC documents confirm that the RAZR-like phone is intended for Sprint. FCC documents also confirm that the phone will be dual-band digital-only, have an internal antenna, Bluetooth, a swivel camera, a color external display with media keys, and EV-DO high-speed data. The Korean version is only 14.5 mm thick and has a music player, a QVGA display, and a 1.3 megapixel camera.

from FCC



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Steve Collins

Nov 10, 2005, 12:50 AM

Palm OS?

What are the chances the A900 will run Palm OS? My i500 is getting tired and I can't bear to replace it with one of those 1990's sized Treos or the Windows OS i600.
something about a snowball and hell...sorry brother

Oct 21, 2005, 12:13 AM

Forget the RAZR! Sprint is getting the Samsung SLMR!

Eat that Verizonites! Very Happy
If I was wack enough to go with CDMA, I'd definately prefer this over Motorola's crack phones.

Oct 26, 2005, 2:41 PM

was i mistaken....

i thought motorola was putting out a cdma version of the razr, which would be juuust about the same, but just a lil fatter.

what ever happened to THAT one?

Oct 22, 2005, 1:47 PM

Saw the Korean version in my store a couple months ago...

A Samsung rep from Korea came through the store a couple of months ago and it looks nice... As a tech I just hope Samsung addresses their reception issues. The best phone for reception right now (on Sprint) is the A560, beleive it or not...

Also the A940 is actually launching soon! EVDO, tilting screen video camera, looks sweet!

Also keep an eye for some new Sanyo's as well, so don't get too excited yet...

Oct 21, 2005, 6:02 PM

Anyone know about using this phone on Verizon?

this phone looks very nice and i cannot stand the new UI for all verizon's the razr is so old school....everyone seems to have one. the slmr would be a nice purchase ....but i have very happy about that....but not happy that sprint gets this phone. so....any ideas about loading verizons PRL'S on this phone?
People used to be able to do it. There was even once a hack on Verizon's website that enabled you to activate any CDMA phone on their network, provided you figure out how to get the PRL on there. After that was locked out, the only way to do it was to...

Oct 21, 2005, 3:25 PM

Universal Mobile Telecommunications System/Wideband Code Division Multiple Access

Peak data rates of more than 2 Mbps. When UMTS?W-CDMA is not available customers can fall back to EDGE.

Oct 20, 2005, 4:54 PM

No analog???

I agree...the phone is super sweet! However, one thing this phone lacks which I feel is quite notable, is the fact that it doesn't do analog, only dual band digital. So that means that people in Montana, Yellowstone, and other areas will be in trouble. Oh well, maybe I'm just over reacting...
The more I think about it, the more I think you may be right, in a sense.

This phone will probably be popular to buisness people as well, and they travel, so then they take Mr. Slickphone with and it doesn't work.....

I know that you can get d...
No EVDO Phones have analog
Not only do no EV-DO phones on Sprint or Verizon have no analog, but if you look at Montana, for example, Sprint is now able to broadcast their native signal on both the former Qwest sites (cities) and on WW/Alltel 800mhz CDMA for a good percentage of...

Oct 21, 2005, 2:26 AM

Rotating lens?

I dunno....i had the lg 7000 with verizon and i hated the rotating lens on top of the phone. I like this phone, just wish it didn't have that rotating lens. But I'm anxious to see some preview pics of the sprint american model. All my searches online just lead me to view the korean model. I'm sure sprints version will look a little different.

Oct 21, 2005, 12:46 AM

More Details

nice. looks like i found the phone i want to replace my Sanyo 8100 with.

quick question guys. when do you think more details will be made available?

Oct 20, 2005, 4:05 PM

Dunno....Black can be tricky

I dont know about the black, if its too shiney it can look cheap and plasticy, I think a flat black would look better on this phone, they just have to be careful
Trust me..its a good color black. I've held it, used it and made calls with it here in South Korea. The only thing keeping me from buying it i s the expensive price. Confused

Oct 20, 2005, 7:09 PM

Anyone know the release date?????

When is Sprint releasing this phone. Finally a bad ass Sprint phone with bluetooth!!!!

Oct 20, 2005, 4:02 PM

That is one friggin NICE PHONE

Lucky Sprint customers Smile

I like it!!
Hopefully Sprint doesn't drag their feet long and release will be soon.
ASAIK, Verizon is supposed to release something virtually identical, right?

Oct 20, 2005, 4:49 PM

Rel Date

When Is the Release Date, I just got off the phone with sprint and they said Nov LATE.
garrett70 said:
When Is the Release Date, I just got off the phone with sprint and they said Nov LATE.


That would make sense, that is about the same time verizon will release it's RAZR. It makes sen...
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