Sprint Launching Moto i1 in June, Samsung Moment 2 in July
One handset we already knew about and one surprise handset will soon be sitting next to the HTC EVO 4G on store and warehouse shelves, ready to find a new home. Thanks to BGR’s deep network of connections, we now know that the Motorola i1 will be making its Sprint debut in June, and the Samsung Intercept (aka the Samsung Moment 2) will launch in July.
We all knew the Motorola i1 was going to see a summer launch, so this is really no surprise. According to the report shown below, the rugged iDEN Android device will be ready for online direct shipping on June 20, and available in retail stores on July 11.
Then there’s the Samsung Intercept M910, also expected to come out July 11. Given its model number, it can only be assumed at this point that this device would be considered the Moment 2. If so, expect to see the standard slide-out QWERTY keyboard with Android 2.1 and faster processor; there’s a good chance we’ll see a lot of other upgrades from the original Moment.
Frankly, news like this is simply the frosting on the cake considering we are about to commence on one incredibly crazy summer for mobile enthusiasts. We hope you hang on and enjoy the ride!
As a side note, Sprint also took this opportunity to show off plans to expand its 4G network to several new cities, such as: Rochester NY, Syracuse NY, Tri-Cities WA, Visalia WA and more.