updated 10:20 am EST, Mon November 13, 2006
Samsung M500 at Sprint
Sprint today began carrying Samsung's newer M500 clamshell phone. Serving as a replacement for the earlier A920, the M500 sheds nearly a third of the thickness of the 0.95-inch outgoing model at 0.68 inches while still improving features. The new handset also incorporates 50MB of internal memory to accompany its microSD card slot and sees an upgrade to Bluetooth 2.0, improving speed during file transfers or using the phone's EVDO broadband in conjunction with a PC. A 1.3-megapixel camera and GPS route finding have been carried over from the A920. The M500 supports all of Sprint's recent music and video download services and can be had from the carrier today for $80 with a two-year agreement or $280 by itself.