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Epic 4G pre-orders starting today? (update: maybe not)

Chris Ziegler

We've gotten several tips this week suggesting that pre-orders for Sprint's mighty Samsung Epic 4G should be starting today, though at the time of this writing, the page where reservations are apparently supposed to take place is just offering to take down contact information to find out more about the device. We're also hearing that reservations will be taken through the 17th -- though we wouldn't necessarily say that means the phone's launching on the 17th or 18th -- and only one reservation will be allowed per customer, which won't require any cash or credit card hold upfront. Oh, and if you reserve, be quick about picking it up, because you'll only have until noon the day after launch to pick it up. Meanwhile, keep refreshing that Source link!

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

Update: Android Police is reporting Sprint's official line which is that there are "no plans" for a pre-order today; for what it's worth, we're including the full text of the internal email that's been circulating after the break. Interestingly, we've also received a tip of a Sprint customer care email response echoing the same date, suggesting that they'd received the same communication at some point. Whether the pre-order was canceled or delayed at some point in the last 24 hours, we're not sure.

Reserve Now allows customers to reserve a Samsung Epic™ 4G a Galaxy S™ phone for pick up at participating company owned retail stores on launch day.
Effective Date: 8/5/10 - 8/17/10 or until inventory runs out
· Reserve Now functionality opens to Sprint Premier customers beginning 8/5/10 and opens to all other customers beginning 8/6/10.
· Sprint Premier customers will receive an e-mail on 8/5/10 with a direct link to begin the reservation process.
· The general public will receive an e-mail on 8/6/10 with Reserve Now pre-registration site updates, store locator and information.
· The Samsung Epic is not available to Employee or SWAC customers at the time of launch.
· Reservations are made through
· Customers can only reserve one Samsung Epic 4G phone per reservation.
· No money or credit card information is required.
· Reserve Now closes on 8/17/10.
· Note: Reserve Now will close early if inventory runs out.
· Reserve Now orders not picked up by noon the day after launch are canceled.
· Use Reserve Now for Samsung Epic to help customers reserve their Samsung Epic 4G phone.

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