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Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper now Available on Sprint

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Although Sprint subscribers have yet to take advantage of the new ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity, they can now use near field technology with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or LG Viper. The telecom is still in the middle of rolling out its LTE market, but the handsets are already tagged as their first 4G-enable smartphones.

Meet the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus earned excellent reviews the moment it was released by Verizon last December. In fact, PCWorld’s Ginny Mies called it “the best Android phone currently available.”

It features a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 5-megapixel rear camera, and a 4.63-inch capacitive screen with 720p display that makes for a delightful Web browsing experience. Since it’s a Nexus phone, Google will be the one issuing operating system updates, which means that the phone will always have the latest Android OS running on it.

Users can also get a $50 Google Wallet credit if they activate the feature within a week’s purchase. The app enables the owner to pay for his or her items by tapping the phone on a PayPass reader, which is available in various retail stores and establishments like Macy’s, Whole Foods, and McDonalds.

To get the Google Wallet credit, users must buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on or before May 22 and activate the feature within seven days to get the first $10 bonus. Within three weeks of activation, the owner will get the remaining $40 in credits. Subscribers can have the handset for $100 on a two-year contract from Sprint.

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What You Need to Know About LG Viper

Meanwhile, the LG Viper also costs $100 on a two-year contract with a mail-in rebate. It features a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, camcorder with flash, Android Gingerbread, 4-inch capacitive screen with 480×800 resolution, Qualcomm 1.2 GHz Snapdragon dual-core processor, microSD card slot, and 2-GB internal memory.

Other than the above-mentioned specs, the mobile phone also has a platinum rating from UL Environment, an independent product safety organization. The device’s packaging is 100% recyclable, contains up to 87% post-consumer paper printed with soy ink, and is finished with glue less construction. Its casing is made of 50% recycled plastics and comes with an energy-efficient charger.

 

Although Sprint Nextel has yet to light up its 4G LTE towers, the telecom announced that Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Atlanta will be the first cities to receive coverage. You can check out their official website to see their 4G coverage map.


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