Sunday, April 1, 2007

Sprint Ambassador Program - Phase III

I was recently asked to again participate in the Sprint Ambassador Program. I participated over a year ago in what they refer to as "Phase I." This is now considered "Phase III" of the program. Yesterday I received my new phone from Sprint Corporate. It's a new phone from Samsung called the UpStage. They refer to it as a flip phone, but the "flip" has to do with it being a 2-sided phone. One side is the conventional phone while the other side is all the multimedia features that we've come to expect from modern phones.

Here is a photo of the phone:

The photo does not show you how small the phone really is. I have never had such a small phone! The phone is only 4" high and 1 3/4 inches wide.

The parameters of the Ambassador program are the same as before. In exchange for free use of the phone for 6 months, I offer feedback back to Sprint on the phone and/or their service. There is no stated expectation from Sprint that I "blog" about the phone, but since they have chosen bloggers in the past, I'm sure they are expecting some of us to write about the phone. Obviously, I am doing so now.

Anyway, I will post information about the phone as I use it. One thing I have found interesting is the battery wallet that comes with the phone. It's a leather cover that contains, in essence, a backup battery. I haven't completely figured it out yet, but it is an interesting concept.