CTIA: A Moment with Sprint and the Samsung Moment
If you haven’t heard by now, Sprint announced the Samsung M900, otherwise known as the Samsung Moment. The Android-based device is Sprint’s second after the carrier announced and recently released the CDMA HTC Hero to retail availability over the weekend.
We took a break from Microsoft’s Windows phone booth on the show floor to catch up with Sprint representatives who gave us a geek peek into the AMOLED capacitive touchscreen device.
The Moment follows the Omnia II, a Windows Mobile-based device, with the AMOLED screen. From a tech perspective, the AMOLED display does offer brighter, crisper, and more vibrant colors along with darker blacks than a typical LCD display. The HTC Hero was compared to the Samsung Moment and the Moment’s screen popped more, as seen on the second video below.
Android is gaining momentum in the US. The first Android device to hit was the T-Mobile G1. Since then, T-Mobile has released the MyTouch 3G in the US and has announced the MOTO CLIQ. Sprint has followed with the HTC Hero and Verizon Wireless also announced that it has forged a partnership with Google for Android-based devices in the future. It looks like Android and Windows Mobile will be facing off soon as manufacturing partners for Windows Mobile–such as LG, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, and Acer–are either making Windows Mobile and Android devices or have shifted their focus completely to Android. However, at CTIA, Android wasn’t the only one making news; Microsoft had announced and launched Windows Mobile 6.5 as CTIA went under way.
The good news here is that Sprint’s been snagging some hot devices lately, and we’re proud of the company’s efforts with trying to grab consumer attention–first with the Palm Pre, followed by the Sprint Hero, and more recently the Windows Mobile Samsung Intrepid and the Samsung Moment.