With the official launch of Windows Mobile 6.5 underway, Sprint got in on the action and announced the upcoming availability of its first Windows phone, the Samsung Interpid.
The Intrepid will be available starting October 11 for $149.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Aimed at business users, the smartphone has world roaming capabilities, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and support for Sprint's EV-DO Rev. A network. The Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional phone also features a 2.5-inch touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard.
There are plenty of apps and services on the device as well. The Intrepid offers a Smart Read business card scanner (works with the phone's 3.2-megapixel camera), access to social-networking sites, and Microsoft's TellMe service for voice-activated dialing, texting, and more.
The Samsung Intrepid also supports a number of Sprint services, including Sprint Navigation, the Sprint Music Store, and Sprint NFL Mobile. Of course, you can also download more apps through the new Windows Marketplace for Mobile.