Samsung gives Sprint a Moment, first Android phone with AMOLED screen

Samsung has officially announced Nov. 1 availability of its first Android phone, the Samsung Moment, from Sprint for $180 (with the usual contract stipulations).

Moment's main claim to fame over its proliferating Android kin is its 3.2-inch AMOLED touchscreen, a first for Sprint. AMOLED creates crisper colors and allows wider viewing angles than other display screens, or so claims Samsung; there have been some questions about AMOLED's actual power savings benefits. More momentus is Moment's 800MHz processor, which ought to be faster than the Sprint HTC Hero and its 528MHz processor.

Like the Motorola CLIQ, the Moment has a horizontal slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but with four rows of keys not three, meaning no need to press "ALT" to tap out numbers.

The Moment will be available with Sprint's new Any Mobile, Anytime feature, which gives you unlimited calling to any wireless customer in the U.S. on any carrier anytime when you subscribe to Sprint's $90 or $70/month all-everything plans.