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Sprint offers the First Slider Power VIsion Phone
Posted: 22-Feb-2008 [Source: Sprint]

[Sprint offers the Samsung M520 slider Power Vision Phone featuring Sprint Navigation, live TV and over-the-air music downloads.]

Overland Park, KAN -- Sprint and Samsung Mobile announce availability of the M520 by Samsung. This unique slider phone makes it easy for customers to access the Web, find local restaurants, watch live television, download their favorite songs, send text messages or use GPS to find their way home.

As the first Power Vision(TM) phone in a slim, slider form factor, the M520 by Samsung is simple to operate and slips easily into a pocket or purse. It offers a robust multi-tasking capability that gives customers the ability to play music in background mode while also using the phone for text messaging, playing games or surfing the Internet.

Operating on the Sprint Mobile Broadband network, the M520 by Samsung provides access to Sprint exclusive services and multimedia content, including:

* Sprint Navigation, powered by Telenav, with GPS-enabled audio and visual turn-by-turn driving directions, one-click traffic rerouting and more than 10 million local listings.

* Live Search for Sprint, by Microsoft, gives voice-enabled access to directory information on-the-go, GPS-enabled directions, interactive maps and one-touch click to call access.

* Sprint Music Store(SM) allowing users to browse and wirelessly download full-length songs directly to their phone from a selection of more than 1.8 million songs for just 99 cents each;

* Sprint TV(SM) with more than 50 channels of live and on-demand video and audio;

* Sprint Exclusive Entertainment (SEE), the industry's only made-for-mobile sports and entertainment video programming network.

(Standard data charges apply to all downloads.)

"We are pleased to introduce this simple-to-use and inexpensive slider phone into our robust Power Vision portfolio," said Danny Bowman, Sprint's vice president of Customer Equipment. "Accessing services that are useful and entertaining is truly effortless with the M520 by Samsung. Customers will appreciate the uncomplicated menus and smooth multi-tasking capabilities."

This device is packed with helpful essentials including Web access, SMS voice and text messaging, Phone as Modem, picture caller ID, Wireless Backup and a MicroSD slot supporting up to 4GB of memory (64MB card enclosed.) Additional features of the M520 by Samsung include stereo Bluetooth(R) with audio caller ID that enables the user to identify callers with a spoken voice while they listen to music and a 1.3 megapixel camera with 2x digital zoom and camcorder functionality.

This device is now available in all Sprint retail channels including www.sprint.com and 1-800-SPRINT1. Pricing for the M520 by Samsung is just $49.99 with a $50 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract ($249.99 SRP.) It measures 4.01" x 2.04" x 0.5" when closed and weighs less than 2.8 ounces.

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