Samsung Intercept: Virgin Mobile's Android first

Virgin Mobile will pick up the Samsung Intercept, the first Android phone to make its lineup.

Samsung Intercept for Virgin Mobile
This puppy will be a prepaid option for Virgin Mobile subscribers. Virgin Mobile USA

It wasn't long ago we saw the Samsung Intercept hop into Sprint's lineup, and now it's set to do it again with Virgin Mobile. While an entry-level Android device, the smartphone will make a more notable splash as a prepaid handset with Virgin Mobile for the simple reason that the Intercept is the carrier's first Android phone.

We found the Samsung Intercept for Sprint to be a decent Android entrant, running 2.1, which is pleasing to the eye and hand. It has a 3.2-inch WQVGA display, and measures 4.43 inches long by 2.19 inches wide by 0.59 inch thick.

The Intercept also features Bluetooth, a 3.2 megapixel camera, and a microSD card slot for expandable memory.

We haven't heard anything yet about pricing, availability, or the other goodies inside, but we expect it to hew closely to the Sprint version.

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Jessica Dolcourt reviews smartphones and cell phones, covers handset news, and pens the monthly column Smartphones Unlocked. A senior editor, she started at CNET in 2006 and spent four years reviewing mobile and desktop software before taking on devices.

 

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