Today at The Commonwealth Club, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse unveiled several progressive initiatives that continue Sprint's environmental leadership in the wireless industry. These include offering two powerful devices from Samsung Mobile, the Samsung Replenish from Sprint, an Android touch QWERTY device enabled with Sprint ID and an optional solar charging battery cover and the earth-friendly Samsung Restore, first available from Sprint in 2010, coming to Virgin Mobile USA customers without a contract.
Samsung Replenish will be available on May 8 in all Sprint channels, including sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1, Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart, at the incredibly affordable price of $49.99 with a new-line activation or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. The optional solar battery cover for Samsung Replenish, as well as an Eco-cover made from Naturacell, will also be available starting May 8. Samsung Restore, the first green device from Virgin Mobile, will be available on April 18 for just $79.99 (taxes and surcharges excluded) and no contract. Virgin Mobile offers Beyond Talk unlimited data plans starting at $25 per month.
Here is more info on the Samsung Replenish Android smartphone:
The full-featured Samsung Replenish includes:
? Touch QWERTY bar phone with 2.8-inch QVGA display ? Android 2.2, Froyo, with access to more than 150,000 apps on the Android Market ? Special access to Sprint ID Pack, including Green ID pack ? 2 megapixel camera and camcorder ?upload, share and store pictures with Photobucket, Facebook, MySpace and upload video to YouTube ? Wi-Fi and GPS capable ? Bluetooth 2.1 ? 2GB microSD card slot; supports up to a 32GB memory card
? Processor: MSM7627-2 600MHz Single Core ARMv6 ? Dimensions: 2.4 x 4.8 x 0.5 inches; 4.1 ounces ? Display: 2.8-inch (1.8 inch x 2.6 inch) TFT (240 x 320 pixels and 262k vibrant colors) ? RAM/ROM: 256MB/512MB ? Standard 1160 mAh battery: up to 5.4 hours continuous talk time
The Samsung Replenish will come in three color options ? Onyx Black, Arctic Blue and Raspberry Pink (in June).