Samsung Intercept: Affordable Android for Sprint

After a couple of high-end models, Sprint brings Android to the masses with the affordable Samsung Intercept.

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Samsung Intercept for Sprint
Samsung Intercept for Sprint

If the Samsung Epic 4G is a bit too much for your needs , then let us introduce you to the Samsung Intercept.

Announced on Wednesday for Sprint, the Intercept gives customers a more budget-friendly Android option, coming in at $99.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The smartphone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and, like the Samsung Moment, has a combination of touch-sensitive keys, physical buttons, and an optical trackpad.

The Intercept will ship running Android 2.1 and also includes a 3.2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. However, it will work only on Sprint's EV-DO Rev. 0 3G network. Carrier services, such as Sprint TV and Visual Voicemail, will also be available on the device.

The Samsung Intercept goes on sale July 11 in either gray steel or satin pink and will require an Everything Data plan, which start at $69.99 per month.