Update (16:10): Found the official Sprint video for the Moment. Enjoy this while we wait for our HD video to upload. The Internet in the media center is slow.
Update (16:00): We got our hands on a special unit and shot some good HD footage. I got a complete walkthrough showing the case off and battery. The Moment features a 1440 mAh battery which should provide plenty of juice.
Samsung has not provided a complete list of specs yet, but I was told we can have access to them later tonight. Stay tuned for more details.
Update (12:30): I was wandering around the Samsung booth area and bumped into Jack Seeley from Samsung. No one else knew anything about Android phones, but Mr. Seeley turned out to be an expert on the Moment.
The 800 MHz CPU found in the moment is a Samsung S3C6410. This is a Samsung built ARM11 processor. Unlike the Qualcomm MSM7K single chipset found in the other Android phones, Samsung has a separate ARM11 cpu and modem chipset.
The Samsung Moment will feature 512 MB ROM and 256 MB RAM. (Same as Moto devices)
The Moment will ship with Android 1.5. Update will be released by Samsung and available as a PC update. I was told to expect Android 1.6 for the Samsung Moment in 2010. This is disappointing for hardcore Android fans, but the casual user will care less.
The Moment is a Sprint exclusive. Samsung said a Sprint exclusive such as this is not likely to ship in the UK, but could be available in Canada and Mexico. I would still expect a similar model sometime in the future for UK Android fans.
Update (11:50): Flickr gallery is up. More photos coming soon. We got some HD video recorded, but it might be hard to upload from the event. I asked about the 800 MHz cpu and they said it was a dedicated applications processor (not really saying much). Trying to get more info on the exact specs.
Update (11:45): Samsung employees are demoing the phone, but won’t let us hold it. I helped one of the Samsung girls navigate to the About Phone screen. The demo versions of the Moment are running Android 1.5. I will try to find out if Android 1.6 will be available at launch. Pics are coming up next.
Update (11:30): We just sat through the presentation of the Samsung Moment and got the release date and price. The Moment will be availalbe November 1, 2009 at Sprint stores and Best Buy. The phone will sell for $179.99 (after $50 instant savings and $100 mail in rebate).
The Moment features basically the same software as what was available on Sprint’s other Android phone (HTC Hero). Sprint Navigator, Sprint TV, NFL Mobile Live, Nascar, and Visual Voicemail are all included.
Customers can sign up for notification from Sprint at http://sprint.com/moment
Update (9:30): We are sitting at the CTIA keynote waiting for the special Samsung press event to start. We knew Samsung was unveiling a new mobile device and had speculated it was the InstinctQ phone for Sprint.
It looks like our guess was right, because Samsung Mobile just sent out a press release which announced the Samsung Moment phone.
Details are limited, but the specs that have been revealed include:
- 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen display
- 800MHz processor
- QWERTY keyboard that slides out horizontally
- 3.2 megapixel camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
This phone is Android powered and features a QWERTY keyboard so we expect this is the device everyone was calling the Samsung InstinctQ. A tipster told us the device is expected to launch on Sprint before Black Friday (November 27, 2009).
We will be attending the press event and will update this post soon with pictures and videos of the device. I will try to get a complete specs list as well.
If you got any questions you want to send in, I will try and get them answered by Samsung.