Sprint Unleashes UpStage & The SPH-m620 Dualie Music Phone
Sprint has announced the SPH-m620 “UpStage” dual-faced music mobile. The UpStage is quite unique with a full side of the phone designated for traditional phone activities: calls, text messaging, contacts, etc., while the other is devoted to a fully-controllable MP3 player.
The phone offers a microSD slot for up to 2GB of external storage, a 1.3 megapixel camera, and stereo Bluetooth connectivity. Also included is a Music Manager application for sideloading tunes to the phone via USB and a unique battery wallet boosting the phone’s stamina for playing music up to a claimed 16 hours or 6.3 hours of talk time (up from 2.5 hours talk time without).
99 Cent Mobile Downloads!
With the phone’s release in early April, Sprint will be offering 99 cent over the air song downloads good on its entire Music Store catalog of more than 1.5 million songs. 99 Cents is currently the lowest rate available for over-the-air song downloads purchased in the United States. The SPH-m620 will cost $149 with a two-year agreement may have a $50 rebate carrot dangling on a stick for further enticement.
The UpStage service also includes 10 commercial-free radio channels from Sprint Radio, powered by mSpot, exclusive video programming from Sprint Power View, including a weekly top-song countdown, breaking music news, tour information and artist interviews and performances. The Sprint Music Store will also deliver up to ten free songs each week. The pre-selected songs can be found in the “Free Songs This Week” section of the Sprint Music Store, and they are provided through a partnership with independent music labels.
More information on the new Sprint Upstage.