Sprint announces availability of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear
Sep 25, 2013 (MarketLine via COMTEX) --
Sprint, a provider of wireless and wireline communications services, has announced that Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear will be available from Sprint beginning October 4, 2013, in all sales channels.
Built on Android 4.3, Jelly Bean, Galaxy Note 3 will be available in Classic White and Jet Black and costs $349.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Available in Jet Black, Oatmeal Beige and Wild Orange, Galaxy Gear will be available for $299.99.
Galaxy Note 3 smartphone customers can sign up for Sprint's new Unlimited, My Way plan or My All-in plan with talk, text and data while on the Sprint network. The Sprint Unlimited Guarantee gives customers unlimited talk (calls to any wireline or mobile phone), text and data while on the Sprint network for the life of the line of service.
Sprint is the only national carrier to offer this guarantee. Customers can also take advantage of Sprint One Up, a new upgrade program that gives customers the ability to upgrade their smartphone every 12 months and get our best smartphone plan, Unlimited, My Way starting at just $65 a month (excluding taxes and surcharges), the company reported.
Galaxy Gear introduces the smartphone experience to wearable gear. It features a 1.63-inch Super AMOLED display and 1.9-megapixel camera. When paired with Galaxy Note 3, the user is connected to discreet notifications, hands-free calling, media/music control and S Voice access. Other key features include: Smart Relay; Smart Lock and Find My Device.
"Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Galaxy Gear provides our customers with a wireless experience like no other," said David Owens, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. "Sprint and Samsung have been partners in innovation for many years, and this combination of the right device on the right rate plans is exciting for our customers. While other wireless providers are moving away from unlimited service, we know these types of devices will only increase the amount of data our customers use each month, and they shouldn't be restricted to using their smartphones when their wireless provider wants; customers should be able to use their smartphone when they want, the way they want."
Galaxy Note 3 builds on the award-winning Galaxy Note family by offering a fast 2.3GHz quad-core processor for robust multitasking. The new Multi Window lets users seamlessly toggle between supported applications without closing a window or opening a new page. Additionally, Drag and Drop mode within the new Multi Window allows users to easily drag and drop text or image from one window to the other. Users can also run the same application in two different windows at the same time.
The 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display provides a beautiful viewing experience and enables enhanced multitasking capabilities that allow users to fully utilize the larger screen. The new S Pen can be used for drawing sketches or writing notes but also plays an integral role in how users interface with the device. A simple click of the S Pen button while hovering over the screen introduces Air Command. With Air Command, there is no need to toggle between screens, memorize commands or look up different menus. These five features make it faster and easier to get things done: Action Memo; Scrapbook; Screen Write; S Finder and Pen Window.
For more advanced notetaking, the new S Note reportedly offers a comprehensive solution enabling users to easily write, organize, edit and browse notes and the Easy Chart feature. It can also be synced with Evernote or a Samsung account, and be enabled for access on different devices.
Galaxy Note 3 is a SAFE (Samsung for Enterprise) device, meaning it is a good solution for corporate Bring Your Own Device programs and includes support for corporate email, contacts and calendar via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, VPN connectivity, on-device encryption and MDM integration. It also features the enhanced privacy and security protection provided by Samsung Knox. Users can use Samsung Knox to run and store security-sensitive applications and data inside a protected container. Security inside the container is strengthened by the system-level protection of Samsung Knox against malware and phishing attacks as well as hacking attempts.
It features a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with camcorder, Smart Stabilization and LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Galaxy Note 3 also offers easy-to-use camera features, including: Eraser Shot and Drama Shot.
Additional features simplify and enhance the way users interact with Galaxy Note 3: Easy Mode; Air View; WatchON and S Beam.
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