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Samsung Replenish announcement

See below for the Press release announcing the Samsung Replenish.  You can learn more about this device here.

Sprint Expands its Environmental Commitment with Two New Samsung Eco-Friendly Devices and Green ID P...

Today at The Commonwealth Club,  Sprint CEO Dan Hesse unveiled several progressive initiatives that  continue Sprint’s environmental leadership in the wireless industry.  These include offering two powerful devices from Samsung  Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the stylish Samsung  Replenish from Sprint, an Android touch QWERTY device  enabled with Sprint ID and an optional solar charging battery cover and  the earth-friendly1 Samsung Restore, first available from Sprint in 2010, coming to Virgin Mobile USA customers without a contract.

Samsung Replenish will be available on May 8 in all Sprint channels, including sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1, Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart, at the incredibly  affordable price of $49.99 with a new-line activation or eligible  upgrade and two-year service agreement. The optional solar battery cover  for Samsung Replenish, as well as an Eco-cover made from Naturacell2,  will also be available starting May 8. Samsung Restore, the first green  device from Virgin Mobile, will be available on April 18 for just  $79.99 (taxes and surcharges excluded) and no contract.  Virgin Mobile  offers Beyond Talk™ unlimited data plans starting at $25 per month.

As  a special promotion in-line with Sprint’s commitment to environmental  responsibility, Sprint is waiving the $10 per month premium data add-on  charge for customers purchasing Samsung Replenish.

Samsung Replenish

Samsung  Replenish, Sprint’s first eco-friendly Android smartphone boasts access  to more than 150,000 apps in Android Market™, is partially built with  recycled plastics3 and recyclable packaging4 making it the ideal choice for the environmentally conscious consumer  who needs the latest technology. The phone will also be enabled with  Sprint ID which lets customers personalize their device instantly with  eco-friendly focused apps and mobile content.

The stylish, full-featured Samsung Replenish includes:

•          Touch QWERTY bar phone with 2.8-inch QVGA main display

•          Android 2.2, Froyo, with access to more than 150,000 apps on the Android Market

•          Special access to Sprint ID packs, including Green ID pack

•          Solar door charging accessory (sold separately)

•          2 megapixel camera and camcorder – upload, share and store pictures with Photobucket, Facebook®, MySpace® and upload video to YouTube

•          Wi-Fi® and GPS capable

•          microSD Card Slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card

•          Three color options – Onyx Black, Arctic Blue and Raspberry Pink (in June)

It includes the following eco-credentials:

•          Reduced environmentally sensitive materials (RoHS compliant5, free of intentionally added polyvinyl chloride (PVC), brominated flame retardants (BFRs), phthalates, and beryllium)

•           Energy efficient, with a charger that meets the EC Code of Conduct on  Energy Efficiency of External Power Supplies, Version 4, as well as a  visual alert for full charge

•           Casing includes 34.6 percent post-consumer recycled plastic content  (the highest level in our eco-portfolio) and 82 percent of the device is  made from recyclable materials

•          Fully recyclable packaging that incorporates 80 percent post-consumer waste material and uses soy inks

•           Includes a postage-paid envelop to recycle your old phone and promotes a  virtual user guide available on the Sprint website – www.sprint.com

Samsung  Replenish requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans.  The Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes  unlimited text, Web and calling to and from any mobile in America while  on the Sprint network, starting at just $69.99 per month – a savings of  $39.99 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk,  text and Web (pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).

Samsung Restore

Samsung  Restore is a full-feature messaging whiz, offering a slide-out QWERTY  with 4-row keyboard, 2 megapixel camera and camcorder, Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology, and social networking shortcuts to Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Additional features include: 

•          Access to Sprint 3G Network

•          2.4-inch LCD screen with portrait and landscape orientation

•          Navigate with preloaded Google Maps and Virgin Navigator

•          Meets Sprint Eco-Criteria http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/environment/devicemarkercriteria.html  including reduced environmentally sensitive materials, energy efficiency, use of recycled materials

•          Built-in media player

•          Expandable memory to 32GB

Green Sprint ID Pack

Hesse also announced the availability of Sprint’s newest Sprint ID pack – the Green ID pack. Sprint’s new Green Sprint ID pack, provides instant  personalization in a single download with apps, widgets and mobile  shortcuts on the user’s device, features apps from eco-conscious  favorites such as TreeHugger.com, Earth911.com, Green America and the  National Audubon Society.

Starting  today, owners of Sprint ID-capable devices like the LG Optimus S™,  Samsung Epic™ 4G* and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ can load the Green ID pack  onto their device in one simple click. Samsung Replenish will offer the  Green ID pack when it launches on May 8. Like all other Sprint ID packs,  the Green ID pack is free to download with Sprint’s Everything Data  plan.

Sprint’s industry-leading role in corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability continues to receive recognition:

Related Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoaxwnfQkUY

www.sprint.com/green

www.sprint.com/responsibility

Sprint Buyback

Sprint Project ConnectSM

www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect

1 The terms “earth-friendly”, “green”, “eco-focused”,  “environmentally-conscious”, “eco-friendly”, “eco-centric” and other  ecological terms refer to the product, packaging and recycling  initiatives as described in this release and applicable product  documentation, websites, and other referenced programs.

2 Naturacell is a plant-based plastic resin.

3 Recycled-plastic is made from a mix of polylactic acid (from corn) and  polycarbonate (from new or post-consumer recycled polycarbonate).

4 Recycling programs may not exist in your area.

5 Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, 2002/95/EC as amended.

6 4G used in connection with the Samsung Epic product name refers to the  fact that the Epic is capable of operating on Sprint’s WiMax network.

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