Any new phone rumors for Sprint?

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  1. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    The offerings from Motorola are limited due to the moto/Verizon agreement

    Samsung deals to the highest bidder. Rightfully so both them and HTC now look fow all 4 carrier release. Bidding wars decide who gets to release first in some cases.

    Sony and LG are just behind the curve and RIM has almost completely dissapeared

    Build quality is still pretty poor on moto devices imo, and everyone I know that has one Hates them. And let's not forget locked bootloaders.

    From what I have seen Sprint is sticking with the 3 major players...HTC Samsung and Apple. I think we will continue to see some mid and entry type devices from others in there from others such as LG, Moto, etc but not much.

    Take the moto photon q. We don't currently have a slider, it fits that niche.

    Definitely not a device for everyone but it has its place

    And for those that mistakenly think Sprint is catering to Sammy, look again. Sammy is the only one pumping out 2-3 new device models every month.

    I called that one last year. Flood the market with tons of device
    options at every price point and what do you have?

    No one but sheep to buy the next Iphone

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  2. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I seriously thought motorola's exclusivity with verizon ended when att got the original atrix in january 2011? And if there's exclusivity for the razr line only, what's preventing motorola from doing the same exact thing they did with the atrix hd? Just doesn't make any sense to me. And I completely disagree about build quality. The Mopho is my first motorola after having mostly htc and samsung. It's by far the best build quality and ths customer support and responsiveness directly from motorola has been the best i've experienced too. In my time owning the mopho, i've gotten replacement back covers and replacement cables for my dock. And the phone specific accessories....kills all the other oem's. I could care less about the locked bootloader. Everytime i've considered rooting, i've never found a real reason I needed to root.

    I personally feel there are other ways sprint could distinguish themselves from the others by choices on device offerings beyond what they're currently doing. They're #3.

    Let's take the asus padfone. Can you imagine how much interest that would get, if sprint offered that in cdma/lte flavor, maybe even with world capabilities and unlocked sim for international use? That's a winner, imo.

    How about take a chance offering huwaei products? They've been making lots of noise at electronics conventions.

    They offer ZTE Who the heck buys a zte phone and those that did, complained about build
  3. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    I don't know how much of it is Sprint's fault, but it seems like their Galaxy Nexus is the red-headed stepchild of the Gnex line. The point of a Nexus phone is almost immediate updates, yet Sprint's (and Verizon's) are still running 4.0. Even Verizon's Gnex is part of the AOSP, however, unlike Sprint's. What's the use of a Google phone if Google can't keep it up to date?

    The point of this? If Sprint were to offer a pure Google phone like the Nexus and ensure it got as timely of updates as the GSM versions, that would differentiate them from everyone else. Maybe CDMA takes longer, but when devs are releasing functional Jelly Bean mods well ahead of the carriers, that's not an excuse.

    I just want a phone that I control. One that gets timely support but where I don't have to reject updates because it breaks some function I rely on or find useful, and on a carrier that lets me use all the features of my phone (I'm looking at you, AT&T, and your abhorrent ban on streaming Google Play movies over anything but wireless).

    Is that too much to ask for? :)
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  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Yep. :D Because Google controls the Nexus releases. They were the ones to declare that the Verizon model wouldn't update on the same schedule as the GSM version, just before release. Putting it back on the mainline was a fairly recent move.

    Add on 4G radios, just like with the Nexus S, and you have a formula for delay due to integration and testing alone. Add either unmotivated CDMA carrier on top of that, and you get closer to the GSM Nexus for updates than any other phone (so far), but not the same.

    PS - I agree with you, I was just saying. ;)
  5. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator


    Oh man, stop. lol

    Didn't Sprint have the HTC Flyer? I don't see why that new 5" HTC tablet/Phone won't be sold by Sprint too.

    as for the confirmation of the Note 2. You don't know how much that makes me so so freaking happy. Major internet hug from me to you. Thank you sir.

    On my current Galaxy Note I have that cover that replaces the back of the phone thus making it as thin as possible. I am sure the next generation will have similar accessories.
    On your list of upcoming devices you list the Note in October, is this based on what Mr. Ed said elsewhere or a prediction? Either way I am happy. woo hoo.

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  6. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    Yup, so far my Sammy source says all 4 carriers
  7. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    wow, I never thought in all my years that I would shed a tear on these forums all due to the happiness. You sir did just that. lol :D

    AT&T, you are going down. (well in a few months until the Note 2 comes, lol)

  8. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    Note 2 on all 4 carriers? awesome!

    but then when? if ATT got it on Oct 2012 and Sprint gets theirs in May of 2013.. I will be soo sad!
  9. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Why would Sprint get it in may 2013. if Samsung announces it at the Aug 30 event who gets it here in the states (and as per Mr. Ed it would be all 4 carriers, then why so late into the next year. Most likely it would be Oct-Dec (as per Drex's list).

    What is off is that T-mobile just started offering the 1st gen Note, so either the 4th carrier is someone other than AT&T, Sprint and Verizon, Like Metro PCS or T-Mobile will also get the Note but at a much later timeframe.

    Either way i am happy.

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  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    i was not sayin it would happen that way.
    was sayin, if it did happen, i would be upset.

    Oct would be great on Sprint.. well, the earlier the better! I am sitting on an upgrade!
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Can u explain the cover that makes the phone thinner?

    Just prediction based on Mr. Ed and other devices release schedule. Thing is, still no word on mopho q release or price.
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I'm pretty confident it'll be released this year. Thing is, that October release might even be late. I wouldn't even be surprised if it releases in September and LG ls970 in October
  13. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    The q will be out between the 12th and 19th

    Didn't know that was a secret
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  14. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    I see what you mean, ok thinner if compared to other covers.

    Okay, picture it :)

    most smartphone covers go on the phone adding millimeters to its depth, width and height, then if you get one of those covers that also have a front that protects the display then that is another few millimeters to the depth of the phone.
    So going with the usual smartphone cover it would take a the Samsung Galaxy S3 (for example) dimensions of (H x W x D) 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm and increase it to anywhere between 139.7 x 73.66 x 10.16 (as in the case of an Otterbox case and above. And that one doesn't protect the display.
    With the Flip cover, it replaces the phones back cover (thus keeping the same depth there) and just adds a cover for the display. It only increases the size to 136.6 x 71.6 x 9.6 mm (basically 1 millimeter to the front and 1 millimeter to the left side.
    With such big smartphones like the S3 or the Note keeping the device protected as well as limiting the increased thickness is a must.
    So far Samsung with its flip covers seems to do that very well.

    The only issue I have on the Flip cover is
    1-one must flip the front cover to utilize and see the display and
    2-taking pictures/video may be a bit awkward, but overall I got used to it and am satisfied on its protection and finally
    3-it will get dirty (I have the white one)

    TS out
  15. Mr. Ed

    Mr. Ed Well-Known Member

    I ripped the flip portion off of mine
  16. smitty543

    smitty543 Well-Known Member

    Any new info about Moto Photon Q release date or cost?
  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I see what you're saying, TS. Yeah, I've definitely seen that. One of my buddies has a Note for business and has something like that.

    Quite honestly though, when I held that just seemed so humongous to me. I'm sure I'd get used to it, if I decided to go with the Note 2, but I'm just gonna hold out until December (and all of the phones have been released before using my last 1 year upgrade.
  18. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    :eek: Sacriledge

    Same feeling with me but I quickly got over that once I started emailing, watching videos and hitting some web pages.
    Then with xda and their hacks for floating video, etc I can't see myself going back to anything else smaller.

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    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  20. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

    I've been ALL about this since the thing was rumored and announced, posts that go way back. I just hate knowing that they will probably never make a Sprint compatible CDMA version. It really could sell well I'd imagine. :mad:

    At this point though I'm thinking I'd rather have a newer version that is upgraded (Kinda like how I would want the Note 2 rather than the Note 1 at this point). The current iteration seems like it has taken forever to release and make it to The States.

    I totally would 'rip the flip' too. That thing would get really annoying.
    Lets start a 'rip the flip' campaign :D

    It is just too funny how much the acceptable size has shifted over time. Even Apple and it's many user have changed their tune.

    I've been curious if the thing is legitimately pocketable. When I looked at it briefly at ATT it seemed at an awkward size that is slightly too much for the 'regular pant' pocket.
    Also does the stylus ever get a good use? (I know some probably only use it while others never do, just wondered about like typical, daily, on the run, usefulness)

    (Edit: I'm realizing how much this ^ sounds like THAT Guy. I don't want to sound like THAT Guy. :()

    What is floating video? A 'picture in picture' style smaller frame inset/overlaying regular operation?
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  21. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

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  22. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but it's more like split-screen P-In-P. It's one of the coolest functions that I liked on the SGS 3, when it was announced:

    Samsung Galaxy S III - Pop Up Play - YouTube

    Now, imagining that on the Note 2 (like TS mentioned), I could see myself lightening up to having that monstrosity of a device...LOL.

    I was also thinking, it'd give me a good excuse to just keep my headphones attached to it all the time. Depending on what the specs are on the Note 2, that might be my upgrade choice (even though I've been oh so hesitant about Samsung, even after its getting better w/ support).
  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

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  25. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    I totally agree. I'm enjoying my Nexus but the point of this phone is getting the latest updates. Oh well. I got this phone to get the pure Google experience and its awesome. I'm getting the next Nexus from the play store without the carrier BS.

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