Sprint plans to release this spring its fourth 4G phone, the Nexus S 4G1 from Google. The new phone will also be able to take advantage of the controls and services enabled by Google Voice integration built into the Sprint Network.
Manufactured by Samsung Mobile, the Nexus S 4G is using Android 2.3, Gingerbread OS, it It is powered by a 1GHz Samsung application processor and supports HD-like multimedia content along with a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The phone is using a 4-inch Contour Display featuring Samsung?s Super AMOLED touchscreen technology.
The Nexus S 4G also features a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera. In addition,it features a gyroscope sensor for playing games by tilting the device up or down or to the left or right.
Additional key features include:
* 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
* Android Market for access to applications, widgets and games available for download
* Google mobile services such as Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar, Voice Actions and YouTube
* Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
* Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
* 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
* Wi-Fi ? 802.11 b/g/n
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
* Integrated GPS
* 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery
Sprint Nexus S 4G customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps. In many cases, the device will get the updates and new apps as soon as they are available.
Nexus S 4G from Google will be available exclusively from Sprint this spring for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade (taxes not included) in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), as well as select retailers.
Sprint and Google also announced today that will allow Sprint customers to set their existing Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number. Sprint customers will be able to take advantage of all the features and benefits of Google Voice without the hassle and fees associated with porting their number.
Google Voice makes it easy for people to manage and access most of their voice-based communication. It lets users manage up to six different devices through one phone number with intelligent call routing and advanced features like call screening, blocking and recording using the phone?s dial pad. Sprint subscribers will be able to use their Sprint number across their office, home and wireless phones, and personalize settings so calls from friends ring their wireless device and home phone, while calls from the boss only ring at the office. Google Voice users can receive transcribed voicemails and read or listen to them online. They can also read, send and search text messages and call logs online at www.google.com/voice.
Google Voice users can receive transcribed voicemails and read or listen to them online. They can also read, send and search text messages and call logs online at www.google.com/voice.
"As part of our partnership with Google, our customers will appreciate having the easiest set-up experience of any wireless carrier for Google Voice across all of our CDMA phones, using their existing Sprint phone number," said Kevin McGinnis, vice president-Product and Technology Development, Sprint.
Integrated Google Voice Experience from Sprint
- One number for all your devices: Work, home, mobile; no need to change numbers after a move or new job
- Route phone calls and text messages: Send work calls to the office, personal to home or mobile
- Conditional call presentation: Hear caller info before answering or send straight to voicemail
- In-call options: Record calls, switch phones during a call, conference calling
- Manage it all online: Manage call history, texts and voicemail; listen to voicemail and read transcribed messages; view threaded text messaging history and continue the conversation online
For more information on Sprint?s Google Voice integration, watch the video and visit www.sprint.com/googlevoice
Use of Google Voice is available at no additional charge with Sprint plans.