Samsung Epic Touch 4G Receives Skype 2.7 Update

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The Epic  Touch 4G Android handset exclusive to the Sprint WiMAX 4G wireless broadband network was the first Samsung Galaxy  S II handset made available in the United States. The Epic Touch 4G has helped all global Samsung Galaxy  S II models to surpass 35 million units in sales worldwide, and is even an award-winning phone. At last year’s 4G World Conference and Expo in Chicago, Illinois, the Epic  Touch 4G was voted the Best New Mobile 4G Device. The handset also contains a feature set which is favorably comparable to the best 4G handsets in the entire smartphone marketplace.

Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at $49.99.

And while sales success and consumer popularity have both continued for the Epic  Touch 4G Android smartphone, it’s performance just got a little better still. Skype has released their version 2.7 update to its Android application that enables Android devices to perform video calls. This most recent version, update 2.7.0.907, also adds a fix of a minor in-call interface and refreshing problem, improved call quality, adds a few more minor bug fixes, and provides for a much easier Help portal.

This new Skype update for the Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G now allows those Android handset owners to place free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and also to call other non-Skype enabled mobile and land-line phones at Skype rates. The free Skype calls are not limited to video calls, as Skype-to-Skype IMs, video and voice calls are all free over either Wi-Fi or a 3G network. This also allows Epic  Touch 4G owners to make low-cost calls and SMS messages to land lines and mobile phones from their handset.

Details are available on Skype’s website, and you can even now show someone in a video call what you are viewing from the front or rear camera on your Samsung Galaxy  S II Epic Touch 4G handset. The Epic Touch 4G remains the most affordable of all Galaxy  S II models offered in the United States, at a retail price of $49 at select authorized Sprint retailers with a standard two-year activation and data plan.

The Epic  Touch 4G delivers one of the larger displays in the entire 4G smartphone marketplace, a 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display. 480 x 800 pixel resolution is delivered at 206 pixels per inch, and a dual core Samsung Exynos processor clocked at 1.2 GHz powers the handset. An 8.0 megapixel camcorder provides video capture at 1080P HD resolution, and 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is on board.  Buy the Samsung Epic Touch 4G starting at $49.

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