Last Updated: Oct 19,2014
In regards to the next Nexus device - do you guys think we'll see one before Christmas/New Years?
I think definitely before Christmas.
I guess I just dont buy into the marketing hype. Gorilla glass for example is still glass (and not exclusive to moto)
It resists light scratches. It still cracks scratches shatters under the right circumstances ( it suprisingly doesnt take much)
My personal opinion so far....I have not seen anything personally that seems extra special about moto phones.
The kevlar is new...is that multi device or one specific
Of course. Tho I don't know as it's all marketing hype. From what I've read: Gorilla Glass is tougher than "plain old glass."
Of course. It's glass.
I suppose there's a reason, but I wonder why they don't use plexiglass?
Like I said: They're generally built a bit more "robustly," from what I've seen. Not that they're bullet-proof, mind you.
I do not know. Honestly not sure how much it matters.
All good. Glad to hear that and thanks for clarifying.
Getting back to Sprint's offerings...yeah, I really hope they do start to step up the game. For me, it doesn't mean I'll leave because it's the only carrier that gets strong signal at my house, but I feel like they are moving in the right direction. This is the first year I've actually waited to use my upgrade in a long time.
I'm with you there. My upgrade is burning a hole in my pocket. I want to use it but I'm waiting for the Note 2. Normally I'd get so bored with my phone that I'd get a new one almost every 6 months.
I certainly hope every carrier gets the Note 2, I mean just look at all the competition the Galaxy 3 got everyone. With the Note 2 and the LG Eclipse Sprint could have a strong lineup with decent budget phones coming out pretty soon. Throw in some Nexus devices and Christmas is coming ealy this year.
When is the last time Sprint had a good Moto phone? They have been as good as the other carriers with Samsung and HTC.
Also the 2 Nexus phones they have got (S and Galaxy), they have been way behind on getting them (6+ months after they are released) and then they don't get timely updates like the GSM Nexus phones.
Photon last year.
As for the Nexus, unless Google puts the smack down and really does release several Nexus phones at once, I wouldn't expect to see a new one on Sprint until April/May of next year, holding with their release dates for the Nexus S 4G and the Galaxy Nexus.
Admiral? There was another as well.
As discussed earlier in the thread, moto and verizon have an exclusive agreement. Just as you do not see much from moto on tmobile or att...
Each device has a number of reasons for delay. There are agreements made,carrier bidding on first dibs and carrier specific changes (like led notification)
The S was delayed by choice I bet.. samsung was at a crossroads then (can you say instinct)
The Galaxy due to LTE
Sprint got the S3 weeks before anyone else.
Manufacturers are trying very hard to streamline the process
Updates...they are more in the hands of the manufacturer than what people believe
Hmmm, so if T-Mobile just cancelled the Note 1 in favor of offering the Note 2 soon, I wonder how far behind the other carriers will be, considering LTE radio has to be added:
Samsung SGH-T889 Leaked For T-Mobile – Could Be The Galaxy Note 2
I guess Mr. Ed will have to update us more at the end of the week.
Nice! Considering the Photon Q was August 19, it would seem fitting that the Note 2 or the LG Eclipse would be this month. Thing is, the LG Eclipse already passed through the FCC, but I hadn't seen any reports that the Note 2 has gone through the FCC already.
My last date prediction had the Cayenne being released this month, but the Eclipse could release at the same time (considering the Cayenne is a mid-range device).
I just hope that, by my Birthday (10/26), I'll be able to cross compare all the superphones and get myself a birthday present upgrade of a new phone!...LOL.
*hmph* Well, then, I'm out of the market. No decent Motorola on Sprint, nothing else Sprint has that interests me, and I'm not interested in paying $20 more per month for less from VZ.
Maybe I'll be back to look again in a few months.
Thanks to all of you for your help and information.
Just out of curiosity.. what's the obsession with Moto phones?
I'm watching the Motorola event
Motorola. On Display. - YouTube
Google's access to Motorola already paid off because they enlisted Motorola's help to get the Google Glass presentation to work the way that it did.
Razr Maxx HD would've been my upgrade choice, if it was offered as a Photon follow-up.
Verizon's exclusivity will just hamper Motorola's "growth" if they don't start offering high-end devices across all platforms.
This live event was a major disappointment. Three versions of a phone exclusive to Verizon. I really don't know why Google involved themselves, it could have been all Verizon reps with a token Moto rep and had the same impact.
Motorola, I am disappoint. I really thought we were going to see a hint of what the new post-acquisition Moto would look like.
Maybe that's it...Google aligning itself with Verizon exclusivity, like Apple did with the iPhone before?...LOL...Hopefully, they're not that dumb. I don't think the Google/Motorola guys should've made any comments about Verizon, even though it was a co-hosted event with Verizon.
Samsung did it right. Release a high end phone for ALL carriers.
Yup. Not only that, but they kept the carriers from having too much influence on branding so that the phone (for the most part) was universal across the different providers. Helped the SGS3 become the most popular device, over the iPhone.
Galaxy Note ll didn't even drop yet and there's already rumors for Note lll.....
Samsung might be prepping a 5.8" ClorOLED display with 16 subpixels RGB matrix, can we say Note III?
Updated rumor/release breakdown:
4/22 - Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper
5/15 LTEvo (delayed due to Customs/Apple Injunction)
5/24 LTEvo (Phones finally reaching customers for soft pre-order release at Best Buy w/ Sprint pre-orders and other manufacturers trickling in afterwards)
6/2 - "Official" delayed LTEvo release date as announced by Sprint
6/21- SGS III (delay to 1st weekend of July)
7/1- "Official" delayed SGS III release date as announced by Sprint
7/15 - White LTEvo
8/19 - MoPhoQ (XT897)
9/16 - Samsung Galaxy Victory LTE
Sprint and Samsung officially announce the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE; September 16th for $100
9/21 - iPhone 5
iPhone 5 price, features, release date unveiled, Verizon, Sprint and AT&T LTE supported
10/31 (maybe 9/23 based on FCC filing ???) - LG Eclipse (LS970) - Rumored release date was 10/31, but considering it hit the FCC on August 10, just picking off past timeframes from when FCC filings are reported (took 6 weeks 3 days until Photon Q was formally released), I'm thinking it might come out sooner.
LG Eclipse stops at the FCC on the way to Sprint
Sept./Oct.??? - LG Cayenne (LS860)
LG's LS860 'Cayenne' visits the FCC, flaunts Sprint LTE bands - Engadget
Sept./Oct.??? - Galaxy Note 2
10/14 - ZTE Flash ???
The ZTE Flash has quite the package, heading towards Sprint in Q4?
11/18 - ???
Count of LTE Devices out of 15 Sprint announced they would have by the end of 2012:
7 Officially Released by 9/21
1 (LG Eclipse) Hit FCC on 8/10
1 (Cayenne) Hit FCC on 9/1
1 (ZTE Flash) leaked ad sporting LTE connectivity
1 phone projected for availability on Sprint (SG Note 2)
4 mystery LTE devices remaining.
Looking over the dimensions of the Razr HD and Razr Maxx, the LG Eclipse should be a little shorter, but closer in width to the SGS 3. Last question is thickness, but if it is the same thickness as the Optimus G, that means it'll be almost the same thickness as the Razr HD (thicker by .05mm, which is negligable). Although, the thickness could be quite deceiving because that is usually measured off the thickest part of the phone and the Optimus G's styling looks like it's pretty consistently thick from the top to the bottom, where the Razr HD's thickest portion of the phone is only at the top of the phone.
Can't wait until the official release.
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