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The wait for the
The carrier will take preorders starting August 13 through an online reservation process. On Friday, you can head over to Sprint's dedicated Epic 4G page to reserve a phone for purchase, while supplies last. Customers can then pick up their phones on August 31 and must complete their purchase by September 1, 6 p.m., local time, otherwise you lose your reservation. The phone will also be sold at Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Wal-mart Stores, but no word yet on whether these retailers will take preorders.
As part of, the Epic 4G features a 4-inch Super AMOLED touch screen, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor, and a 5-megapixel camera with HD video capture. Unlike the others, however, the Epic offers a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, front-facing camera for video chats, and of course, 4G. You'll also be able to use the smartphone as a mobile hot spot (3G or 4G) for up to five devices.
We'll have a full review up for you soon, but in the meantime, feel free to share your thoughts on the device below.
Update: RadioShack will also be taking limited preorders on August 13. Customers can reserve an Epic 4G by buying a $50 gift card, which will then be applied to the purchase price of the phone when the handsets arrive in stores on August 31.