After the EVO and the EPIC, what is next for Sprint?


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  1. geomens

    geomens Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sprint released the Palm Pre June of 09 and it took them a year to bring another blockbuster, the Evo and the Epic relased just two months later. We keep hearing of all these other great phones coming to AT&T, Verizon and T-Mo but I am not hearing anything new for Sprint. Maybe I am not looking hard enough?

    I have a Pre on my second line that is up for an upgrade but not interested in the Epic.
     

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  2. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Well-Known Member

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    VZW & ATT can intro 1000 phones but still struggle with growth and profitability just like Sprint. Sprint needs to focus on Wimax deployment and staying positioned as a value provider. I also hope they have fewer phones with longer and better support. Evo is good enough for at least until LTE + Wimax become the new standard.
     
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  3. Clocks

    Clocks Well-Known Member

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    I'm not entirely thrilled about either the evo or the epic. I'm waiting for software updates + extended batteries to be available to the epic before I decide what to do. I'd love for HTC to release a new phone (4" no physical keyboard) for sprint before xmas though.
     
  4. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    I dont think you'll be seeing another blockbuster with Sprint till Christmas or (more likely) the following summer. Which is fine, I mean, honestly, I think all the droids over at VZW is overkill. Sure they attract customers, but most of which are blind and dont realize that there is a lot of redundancy on those shelves. I think Sprint has a great duo with the Epic and the EVO. All with the best value in service/data plans.

    maybe a WP7 phone on Sprint for C-mas?
     
  5. jen8112

    jen8112 Well-Known Member

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    I was waiting but can't wait anymore. I have an upgrade in Nov but don't want the EVO or the Epic. I think I'm gonna pick up a Hero on ebay and hold onto my upgrade until something comes along that I fall in love with. ;)
     
  6. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested in what's coming out in the Spring. I'm eligible for an upgrade in April, and even though I really want the EVO, I don't want a phone that is probably going to be EOL.
     
  7. HardKore

    HardKore Active Member

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    I too was interested in WP7 until they announced NO CDMA WP7 till first half 2011 : (
     
  8. one80oneday

    one80oneday Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see 1ghz+ 3G Android from Sprint so I don't need to double my monthly bill
     
  9. AndroidSPCS

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    In all honesty there probably will not be new phones until Q1 or Q2 of 2011, at the very earliest.

    Look at the Hero / Moment, they came out in 11/09. Everyone said wait to buy, there'll be new phones soon.

    Well the next Android phone was the Evo, coming out June or July 2010, almost a year later.

    Do you really want to wait?

    My upgrade is Nov, and I'm going to get the Evo or Epic. By the time you wait for the next phone, you will have missed almost an entire year already.

    And if you really think there are new phones coming out on Sprint, there would have to have been SOME rumors by now. So far, I have heard NOTHING about new phones, except for something called "Transform" that sounds like a low-end Hero or Intercept replacement.

    You can always wait, and miss your 12 months upgrade, if you're a Sprint Premier customer.
     
  10. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    12 month upgrade does not give you a full upgrade though. I was going to get the EVO but since I'm not due for my 12 month upgrade, I cant' get the mail in rebate on the phone. Just the $75 off till April.
     
  11. AndroidSPCS

    AndroidSPCS Well-Known Member

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    If you're a Sprint Premier customer you do get the full upgrade every 12 months.
     
  12. aceofspades626

    aceofspades626 Well-Known Member

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    I can't see any reason to assume there would be rumors already.
    And the market has changed a lot since the Hero/Moment launch a year ago. Verizon/Moto weren't even competitors then. Now they just relased three new superphones in a super tight time frame.
    I would be absolutely shocked if Sprint didn't have something new in January/Feb (right after everyone's 30 days are up from buying an Evo/Epic on special at the holidays ).
     
  13. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    I would have to disagree. I'm a premier member and I was told both by a friend that works at Radio Shack and a Sprint CS that until my two year mark I can not get the full upgrade deal or else I'd have an EVO right now.
     
  14. BenChase7

    BenChase7 VIP Member VIP Member

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    Not True. Sprint Premier gets a full upgrade every 12 mos. Ive done it twice now. :)
     
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    rsbenedict Well-Known Member

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    The main phone on a Sprint Premier account gets 1 yearly upgrade. I've used it for two years now. Great option.
     
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    jen8112 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, they are wrong or you are not a Premier Member. Premier Members get a full upgrade every 12 months on the main line.
     
  17. gabbott

    gabbott Well-Known Member

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    I've been able to get a full upgrade every 12 months for the past couple years. So either you aren't a premier customer or if you have multiple lines on your account, the line eligible for the 12-month upgrade is on another line on the account.
     
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    eieio Well-Known Member

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    4 new phones (minimum)

    2 Tablet PCs - maybe 3
     
  19. jen8112

    jen8112 Well-Known Member

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    Hello..*knock knock*...Sprint are you there?!

    I feel like I've been hearing about a new device dropping on AT&T or Verizon (even some on T-Mobile) everyday! And where is Sprint? Did they put everything they have in the EVO and Epic? I know, I know...Sprint is first in 4g. Well what about those of use that could care less about 4g? Do we have to switch carriers just to get new phones?! (Personally I'm not going anywhere...just sayin) Sprint dropped the Hero and the Moment a year ago and the EVO and Epic recently (the Intercept was in between but come one, not much to right home about there, and the i1 is Nextel so I don't count that ;)). Does that mean we have to wait until NEXT year to get a couple more good Android phones?!
     
  20. Woosh

    Woosh Well-Known Member

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    I agree(and I am dropping Sprint)...They must spend ALL their money on one big phone a year and a stupid amount of advertising or something.

    I just don't understand how they can't give some kind of selection. Technology moves just too fast imo to be buying a year old phone that is already declared not getting anymore updates.

    As nice as the Evo and Epic are I just don't see a selection of phones that interest me anymore. Even though monthly prices for Verizon imo are outrageous I would say they got it right with phone selection.(cept for the Bing fiasco)
     
  21. silencer271

    silencer271 Well-Known Member

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    their are at least 2 android phones still on the way (maybe 4)
    2 windows phone 7's
    2 black berries
    one tablet scheduled for by the end of January.
     
  22. AndroidSPCS

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    Um there won't be a CDMA W7 phone until mid 2011 at the earliest. Please don't spread false rumors.
     
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  23. silencer271

    silencer271 Well-Known Member

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    what false rumor? as of right now sprints stance on windows phone 7 is around launch date. Sorry I work for the company I've played wiht one sprint branded windows phone 7. The only thing that will stop its launch is if microsoft and sprint have agreed to wait till 2011. So till you know what your talking about please just keep your mouth shut. I am much closer to the source then you will ever be.
     
  24. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    Yes becuase a carrier has to drop a reiteration that's not really better than any of their other lineup, just to be current :rolleyes::rolleyes:

    What's the point of dropping 10 different phones in 2-3 months when they are all similar or the same? Seriously?
     
  25. silencer271

    silencer271 Well-Known Member

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    seems Verizon is approaching the land over lapping phones. I think thats why sprint is being the way it is. Doesnt need 3 phones so similar in its inventory.
     

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