Virgin Mobile announced via an image upload on their Facebook page that they're landing the Samsung Intercept as their first Android phone. No word yet on pricing or release date, but we can't imagine it would be too terribly much (should be in the range of their LG Rumor Touch).
What we do know are the specs of the Intercept:
- 3.2” 240 x 400 px LCD display
- 4 row slide-out QWERTY keypad
- Android 2.1
- Samsung S3C6410 ARM 11 CPU @ 800 MHz
- 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM
- 3.2 MP Camera (with video)
- 802.11g, Bluetooth (2.1), headphone jack
- 2 GB microSD card in the box, support for up to 32 GB
- EV-DO rev. 0 (slower than EV-DO rev. A)
As I stated in my review of the Intercept, it's certainly not a bad little device, but it's definitely not going to blow any minds when compared to flagship hardware such as the Epic 4G. Virgin's plans range from $25 to $60 per month, although Blackberry users are charged an extra $10/month. They may make a similar move with the Intercept, but they've made no official announcement either way.