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Any new phone rumors for Sprint?

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  1. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    I really want a Nexus phone but I would like HTC to be the maker. I'm not one to rush and buy the latest and greatest phone, if the rumor is true like you mention about (multi Nexus device), I just hope HTC is on board.

  2. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    The rumor is 5 Nexus devices by different manufacturers. I would assume that HTC will be one of them.
  3. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That's why part of me thinks that the reason Motorola is coming out with a qwerty phone for the supposed "follow-up" to the Photon is because they're possibly thinking of making a Motorola Nexus phone. I just don't know if I'm patient enough to see that happen before November. I have until December to take advantage of my last 1 year upgrade.
  4. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    HTC, Samsung, and Motorola would most definitely be on board if the rumor proves true. The big question is who the other two would be? My money is on LG and Huawei. I don't think Sony is willing to give up the control necessary for a pure Android phone, and ZTE isn't as big as Huawei (and Huawei is making a very aggressive push into countries outside of Asia).
  5. Bnice

    Bnice Guest

    It wouldn't surprise me if Asus is somewhere in the mix.
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I think that's pretty accurate, although Huawei hasn't really made that much noise over here...yet. I think the 5th company might be up in the air with whoever comes up with the most innovative concept. Bnice's idea of Asus sounds good to me. I really love the idea of the Padfone and I'd give that a shot, if it were available on Sprint.

    Samsung, HTC, Motorola, & LG should be locks...That is, if they do really plan on following the "multi-nexus device" theme.
  7. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Good theory. Also, Samsung is announcing the next Note in Aug.

    I agree. I'm guessing Samsung, HTC, Motorola, Asus, and LG are going to be part of the project.
  8. mak916

    mak916 Well-Known Member

    It would be nice to see Sony do one. I'm sure LG will one of them. Will Sprint carry all five if the rumors prove to be true?
  9. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    As much as I'd want to say that Sprint would carry all of them, part of me feels like it'll initially be GSM providers would be easier for this to happen with, since the phones would only need to be unlocked and have a SIM card slot, in order to work with a US GSM provider (e.g. ATT or T-Mobile). And another thing to take into consideration is, how do they make all of those Nexus phones LTE compatible, if they all have to be set to different radios? It's a big task. Realistically, we may not see this happen in the close future. A couple years down the line, maybe.
  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    rumored nexus 5..

    my guess for the first 4:

    HTC.. the first Nexus
    Samsung.. the biggest maker
    Moto.. they are owned by google.. they better have one!
    Asus.. they just made the Nexus 7 tablet

    the 5th is in the air...

    might be just 4 makers.
  11. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    The multiple devices is supposed to include tablets. I am hoping it is a nexus 7, a nexus 10, and 3 phones one of which I hope is from Motorola. If that happens I'll be getting the Moto nexus phone and a nexus 10
  12. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Yeah I'm very interested in the Nexus 10. As for the phones, I'll pick whichever has the best specs.
  13. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    You might want to double-check that before you commit. In the US the only GSM band is the 1900 MHz one, except maybe if you're out in the country. (All 800 MHz bands in the US are being repurposed for law enforcement use, starting in urban areas.) Most countries outside the US and Canada use 1800 MHz, 900 MHz and even 450 MHz bands. You'll need a multi-band phone made for international use, or buy one with the correct radios where you are, if you don't travel.

    Don't forget data! Now that everybody's rushing to out-of-band (OOB) data, you have a whole new set of frequency incompatibilities between nations. When you consider that in the US there are a lot of companies buying, selling and swapping band licenses still, now isn't a great time to invest in a gray market smart phone. You could spend a lot of green and lose half the functionality overnight.
  14. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Very good point. It was just an assumption based on what I thought would be the most cost effective, but we'll see what happens.
  15. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    Man, it was so simple with the original AMPS system. By law your phone covered every (all 2) carrier and band, and you could change carriers at will without having to do anything special. Deregulation sucks, big time.

    I'm looking forward to being a spectator for the next few years as all of these new bands and technologies get rolled out. Wireless telcos seem perfectly happy to buy expensive new data plants to use for a year, then replace it with a totally incompatible one. They're not even trying to do graceful transitions, and we all know who will suffer from that. I just wonder where all of that last year's high speed data equipment goes.

    On the phone level, it's going to be fun seeing how they can make a phone with a dozen or so radios and internal antennas for each, almost as many modulation schemes, more bells and whistles, and put it in a slim profile where the battery lasts more than an hour. It's like trying to sit on your suitcase to close the catch. Pretty soon something has to give.
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Lol...Daemon, you get post of the day IMO. Best simile ever with the suitcase reference.
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  17. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    The 5th could be Sony, they were the original OEM chosen for the Second Nexus with the Xperia Play device, but later Samsung got it.
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  18. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I've got nothing officially on this one (like I could say anything anyway haha) ...cept maybe some rumors I heard from my friend we all know Sammy...

    look for some sort of announcement from them at the end of August (per the online stuff u may or may not have read about the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1)

    then there is the new HTC that has benchmarks that have been showing up online
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  19. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    I'm almost ready to give up on dreams of any kind of Note coming to Sprint. Since the release of the first one, other carriers getting it had been wishful thinking. The fact that TMo got it I NEVER saw that one coming. Even now, there's less [rumors] than before regarding Note 2 coming to Sprint.
  20. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I have claims from my Samsung source that the note 2 will be on all carriers, just as the s3 is. (this guy has been right on all of the sammy releases since the s2...and usually has a device in hand 30-60 days prior to launch, thus pictures/info etc that I have posted in the past on those devices prior to their launch)

    other rumors online think we may see it as soon as september.
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  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Note 2 intrigues me also. Looks like I'll just hold out till November to see all the possibilities.
  22. simcha

    simcha Well-Known Member

    It would be sweet if Motorola and HTC were producing Nexus phones by the end of the year. I'd have some serious choices to make. So far, with my disappointment that the MoPho successor looks to be a QWERTY slider, I'm left with the LTEvo as my only serious choice for my last 1 year upgrade to be used by the end of the year. Not that I'm complaining much because I really like that LTEvo.
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  23. Bigprimo

    Bigprimo Well-Known Member

    I would buy a ASUS Nexus Device in a heart beat just like my new Galaxy 7 that's coming. I have been building Comps for years and I always use ASUS products cause they are the best hardware around.
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  24. smitty543

    smitty543 Well-Known Member

    Have had LTEVO for about a month. Much faster than original EVO. My wife, however, wants a physical keyboard. Will there be a new "smartphone" with a physical keyboard for Sprint?
  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Motorola Photon Q is one of the rumored QWERTY phones and only "superphone" that's been talked about w/ a physical qwerty. I'm anticipating that this will be the next superphone launched, now that the SGS 3 has been officially out for a couple weeks. My prediction would be 1st weekend of August or possibly mid-August, given the fact that the white LTEvo was just released on 7/15.

    There was also a mid-range LG qwerty being rumored, as well as a mid-range Samsung qwerty being rumored.

    I'm pretty sure all of those have been discussed at some point in this thread.

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