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Video: Samsung Epic 4G Modded for Gaming Domination

Any of our readers so obsessed with gaming that they would shell out for a brand new cell phone and permanently remove keys from the physical keyboard in order to create the ultimate Android game pad?  No?  Well this dude did.

The shot above is of a brand new Samsung Epic 4G that has been modded to be a gaming beast.  The mad man behind this device admittedly only uses Swype for all of his typing needs and actually targeted this phone knowing it had one of the better physical keyboards on the market.  Watch the video after the break and tell me if your Droid 2 will be this guy’s biggest competitor.  

Via:  Phandroid

  • Oh nice, thanks for your information!

  • Nice, that's helpful for me!

  • Nice, that’s helpful for me!

  • Jawcase

    Geez the game gripper is $12 bucks

  • Zub

    wish the would bring this phone out in a GSM version. want it so bad!

  • jparness

    Cool hack, bro! I'll stick with the wiimote via bluetooth, but this is way more portable and looks much better.

  • graceonthebass

    Awesome!!! Does this guy know there is an android app called Wiimote control that you can use to enable bluetooth use of a Wii controller to run games?

    • Bromhoward

      Wiimote doesn't work with the Epic.

  • Well if you don't use the keyboard for anything else then this is pretty badass. Have fun with your new phone/portable game device, sir!

  • i_m_dhruv2001

    That was incredibly Creative!!


  • i nearly cried when i saw that

  • jedijesus95

    That is sweet but I prefer my wii mote setup but this would come in handy sometimes.

  • oscarahj

    Whether or not you play games on your phone, this mod is seriously “epic.”

    (See what I did there?)

  • lol not my phone, not my concern… (bcuz i was gonna say that was pretty stupid of him.)
    but i dont care.

  • Mrpicolas

    well not my first choice but cool none the less

  • Mth2134

    Off topic:
    LauncherPro just updated again

    • Mth2134

      And anyone using the LP Facebook widget may want to update asap as this update fixes a mistake he made. Just want to pass along. Back to topic!

      • djsbears85

        What mistake did he make?

  • i never use my keyboard either, i use the stock android soft keyboard for everything. but i also don't play games, so i wouldn't do this. my next phone won't have a keyboard.

  • banditball

    That is too hilarious….WOW!!! hahahahahahaha

  • james

    What notepad app is that???

    • Jacob French08

      i believe it is “ColorNote” from the looks of it….

      • james

        that wasnt it

    • its the note app included with all the samsung galaxy phones.

    • Stephen D

      That's either Memo or Write and Go. I'm not unfreezing them to determine which one, but it is one of those.

  • Calculatorwatch

    That is awesome. I'll stick with my game gripper though, much easier.

  • Mike H

    That would really suck if for a special game you needed a key he took out! 😛

  • RealGame22

    Verizon is getting a sister phone of the Epic soon

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  • Cody

    Wow I got first and hey beastly phone setup

    • Cody

      -_- you idiot…

  • bravoleader2

    That is awesome. Props to that guy.

  • choosn2change

    Dude this is so epic… and first.

    • Cody

      My bad I had major fail =/ I was looking at it top to bottom not the time…. oops…

    • Cody

      Nope sorry… try again

      • Michael_NM

        Fail Cody. 😛

        +1 to the dude with the Epic. He found a use for a physical keyboard…

      • choosn2change

        not epic or not first? cause according to disqus im first and well….it is an “epic”

        • DBK

          Sorry to burst your bubble, but choosen2change was first. 🙂