Review: Samsung Conquer 4G
The Conquer 4G supports mono and stereo Bluetooth headsets. I had no trouble pairing with either. Sound quality through mono headphones was very good, on par with the standard voice calls. Quality through stereo headphones was also good. It also connects with computers and/or other phones for pushing files around.
The Conquer 4G offers the standard Android clock on the lock screen, which is visible when the device is first woken from sleep. It's a nice, large digital read-out that's easily visible everywhere except under direct sunlight. It can't be customized, though.
The Conquer 4G only includes Google Maps. Sprint's TeleNav-based navigation service is lost. Google Maps and its Navigation and Places features make for a powerful set of tools when it comes to routing directions and discovering nearby points of interest. The trifecta of these applications means there's no excuse to get lost nor to find a great place for dinner. The Conquer 4G's GPS radio performed very well in most circumstances, and was able to pinpoint my location to within 15-25 feet most of the time.
AD article continues below...
Sprint Mobile Wallet
Sprint's upcoming Mobile Wallet service will use near-field communications technology mated to customer credit card accounts to enable tap-and-go mobile payments. The software to control it is installed on the Conquer 4G, but I was unable to use it to create an account. The service is currently being trialled in a few markets with a few retailers. Sprint will be expanding its availability over time.
Samsung Conquer 4G to Pack WiMax and Android 2.3
Samsung today published details about the D600 Conquer 4G, a new WiMax Android smartphone for Sprint. Based on the specs, the Conquer 4G appears to be a mid-range smartphone.
Sprint and Samsung Make Conquer 4G Official
Sprint and Samsung today announced the Conquer 4G, a new Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone that works on Sprint's WiMax 4G network. It has a 3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480) display, 1GHz processor, and offers a 3.2 megapixel main camera with flash, and 1.3 megapixel user-facing camera.
Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of a new Sprint iD pack that is aimed at making smartphones easier to use for seniors. The Active Senior ID pack includes 20 applications and services that Sprint believes can help to improve the smartphone experience for older users.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active Heads to T-Mobile and Sprint
Samsung today said its rugged Galaxy S8 Active will soon be sold by T-Mobile and Sprint. The phone has been available from AT&T since earlier this year.
Samsung Makes Deepsea Blue Note8 Available to U.S. Consumers
Samsung today said it will sell the Deepsea Blue color variant of the Galaxy Note8 smartphone in the U.S. Since launch, the device has only be available to U.S.