Sprint Ambassador Phone is Here

The FedEx guy dropped by the house this afternoon and left a tidy little package on my doorstep. And no, it wasn’t a flaming bag of dog poop. Since my dogs were going ape shit, I decided to leave the package outside until the boys went back to destroying the house. About fifteen minutes later, I was sitting at my desk, and I realized that the only reason I’d be receiving a package is – wait for it! – because my brand new Sprint Power Vision Phone had arrived!

The package was a lot simpler than I had expected, containing only a pre-activated phone and a one-page explanation of the package contents. I think there was something in there about an instruction booklet, but seeing how I’m a dude, I’m still not really sure what one of those looks like. Needless to say, I busted open the package with semi-reckless abandon, promptly revealing my Samsung MM-A920 super-badassophone. You can read the tech specs here, or you can go with my technically exacting description below:

  • The exterior color is a steely metallic navy blue, somewhat reminiscent of a James Bond-driven Aston Martin. Sadly, I think this is a thinly-veiled attempt to draw your attention away from the sluggish broadband connection.
  • Actually, I kind of lied with that last sentence. In truth, sites that are optimized for mobile displays load up pretty quickly, nearly satisfying my “let me see that SOB now” tendencies. I’ve accessed the internet on a previous generation GSM phone, and it was a three-toed sloth by comparison.
  • The screen resolution and brightness on this puppy are both total highlights. Samsung has also thrown in lots of extra, do-nothing goodies, among them a multicolor phone number display. Oooh. Aahhh.
  • The camera is pretty decent at 1.3 megapixels. At this point, you can almost tell the difference between a pimple and a nipple. Almost.

When I get stuck somewhere sucky in public, I’ll be sure to check out more features (like the freaking TV!). Until then, I’ll stay right here on my laptop wondering why in the hell anyone would actually choose to get info delivered to them on a 1.2″ x 2.2″ screen.

Note to self: get one of those bluetooth headsets so people will always think you’re walking around talking to yourself.

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6 comments… read them below or add one

R February 7, 2006

Too funny! You crack me up somtimes! Congrats on the new celly – Samsung is one of the best :) And Sprint…well, I can’t complain too much.


TAD February 7, 2006

Hey – you lucky bastage. Here’s hoping I get mine by this time next week! Really looking forward to it. I’ll be sure to post an entry with lots of hawt action photos.


tfro February 8, 2006

yeah, dude, where are the cool photos? I’m way too lazy to click on some link to wade through sprint’s site. I think camera phone photos of the camera phone are the only option here…


Chris P. February 8, 2006

Aw, crap, I didn’t realize you had to do all that via my Sprint link – what a bunch of baloney.

Okay, I’ll update with some pics today.


TAD February 14, 2006

My phone came today! Yay! But it’s locked… Booooo. Was yours locked? If so, how did you unlock it?


Chris P. February 14, 2006

Tad, mine was not locked, but I suppose there are a few definitions of “locked.” My phone was pre-activated, so it worked right out of the box. I did notice, however, an instructional sheet that indicated what to do if your phone was not already activated…Hopefully your answer lies there.


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