Any new phone rumors for Sprint?

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  1. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    For what it's worth, Motorola is an American company that made its phones in suburban Chicago long after other phone makers were having their made by political prisoners and children in Communist China.

    I knew a guy, a customer of my best friend, who worked at the Motorola plant, making those iconic flip-phones. I suppose it means a lot more when you know someone, hear the stories, and when you drive by the factory you say to yourself "that's where my phone came from!" (Sadly, that's no longer the case.)

    I like ASUS too. My primary workstation and a number of servers were built on ASUS motherboards. My secondary (Windows) workstation is a store bought ASUS tower PC. My laptop, netbook and tablet are all ASUS machines. I didn't set out to buy ASUS when I bought any of these; they beat the competition fair and square.

    But as a US citizen who doesn't have the kind of money it takes to move to another country, I'd rather invest in domestic industry in the hope that the US might turn around in time to give me a life worth living as I get older and less able to fend for myself alone. I have to have faith that Google and Motorola can come up with products that are at least as attractive as those designed by our free Chinese (Taiwanese) friends because I don't have much choice.

  2. SEMIJim

    SEMIJim Well-Known Member

    I agree whole-heartedly. But, unfortunately, Motorola seems to be married to VZW. VZW's got great coverage and the best data network, far and away, but they're too expensive for me. So I won't be buying Motorola product.

    Too bad.

  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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  4. Granite1

    Granite1 Zercron Encrusted Tweezer Moderator

    Looks like they opened their R&D office in the research triangle. Are is huge for biotech and electronics.

    I built I540 through the heart of the Triangle a few years back. Very cool place to be in regards to tech. ;)
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  5. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    VZW? Are you talking about Verizon? How can MOT be married to VZ (no W) and GOOG at the same time? That doesn't follow.
  6. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    They have been almost the captive supplier to Verizon for some time.

    When Google bought them, they said it would be business as usual. Many believe that they acquired them just for the intellectual property portfolio.

    So, it may follow very well. We'll see.

    And Verizon is frequently referred to here as VZW (wireless) or Big Red.
  7. Speed Daemon

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  8. Speed Daemon

    Speed Daemon Disabled

    Thanks again! I didn't think about it much because I bought my Samsung Sprint phone specifically because I'd read that Google was switching from HTC to Samsung as their reference platform. So this was the first time I didn't look for a Motorola phone first.

    I suppose I can kind of understand the VZW thing, since is used by Verizon's wireless subsidiary. (I'm also old enough to remember when was Motorola's only 2LD. ;)) But I'm stumped by Big Red. To me that's gum. Maybe it's a regional thing?

    I don't have any beef with Verizon, and nothing against buying from Big Business. Back when MCI cracked open the long distance market (one more sign that I'm old) I stood by the tried-and-true AT&T Long Lines as my long distance carrier back when Sprint was better known for dropping pins and blowing up microwave relay towers. (I wonder if they regret tearing down all those towers after they needed them for their cellular service. :rofl:)

    OTOH my dealings with SBC by any of its names leaves a bad taste in my mouth. I have to say that I'm wary of Verizon because a lot of their customers seem to have the same basic complaints that SBC/AT&T customers do.

    If Google bought Motorola's cellphone division, it seems doubtful that Samsung will be making the Android reference phone any more...

    How come all the sudden picking a new phone got real complicated? Thanks a lot for ruining my morning, Early! :mad: ;)
  9. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    I know its not the Note, but for those that are still wondering about getting a S3, Engadet is reporting that Sprint will offer the S3 for $50 only on Black Friday.

    See link

    It would be sweet if they did something similar for the Galaxy Note 2.

  10. SEMIJim

    SEMIJim Well-Known Member

    I don't have anything against VZW. It's just that their plans are too expensive for me. Since Motorola has become, effectively, a VZW-only product, I won't be buying Motorola. Simple.

    SBC by any other name would smell as rotten. I avoid them to the extent possible.

  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Well, Asus is denying a "sub-$100 tablet"...but, they didn't say anything about a "sub-$100 tablet accessory"...e.g., padfone 2?

    ASUS denies rumors of $99 Nexus tablet

    LOL...I'm just being extremely speculative and it's really out of wishful thinking, but a tablet "accessory" under the Nexus banner that would work in conjunction with an Asus Nexus phone?...Yeah, I'd pay $99 for that accessory for sure!...hahahaha.
  12. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    For all those that were disappointed in the MoPhoQ being the sole Motorola offering this year, maybe it wasn't such a bad thing:

    Antenna problems causing delay of Droid RAZR HD, RAZR MAXX HD?

    If Motorola radios go bad, that's not a good sign at all since that was the absolute best thing I've experienced with the MoPho compared to other devices. I seriously hope that Google can really turn that ship around in the right direction, otherwise it won't be good for Googlrola. I am still giving them at least 1 year, from the time of "formal" purchase (beginning of 3Q 2012 was when everything was finalized), but if by 4Q 2013, Motorola hasn't significantly improved under Google...I'm not likely to consider another device from them for quite some time. It's such a shame because I still feel like Motorola produces the best accessories for multi-tasking with smartphones (although, I do have to give huge props to Samsung for the S-pen, which is absolutely unbelievable as far as stylus implementation on touchscreen devices).
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    For all those holding out hope for the multiple Nexus phones being offered for Sprint, here's a really good breakdown based on all the Nexus rumors:

    What do we know about the next Nexus?

    Nexus Razr?...That'd be one way for Sprint to offer up a "true" successor to the Photon without stepping on the Verizon exclusivity.
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  14. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that link. I'm thirsty for more Nexus rumors. lol
  15. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    It could be called the Nexus 5 with the 5 superscripted. Similar to the One X 5 pictured above, but with the Nexus logo nearer the camera (about 30% of the way down from the top) and the HTC logo at the bottom, no Beats branding.

    Silly to hang a 5 on it imo, but nice if they finally go back to HTC.
  16. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

  17. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    I would expect a Nexus announcement soon. We're getting to the end of the year, and the announcement has traditionally been mid-October to mid-November. An LG Nexus would be intriguing. I would love another HTC Nexus, but I'm not sure if HTC is willing to go that route again.
  18. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Note. Twice the size, double the fun


  19. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Dude, that would be my dream phone.
  20. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Took Verizon forever to release the GNex, lot of what we heard involved internal politics over the open phone concept.

    I do expect a delay between the GSM and Sprint Nexus, but not as bad this time if Verizon doesn't get involved again.

    I'd be surprised if there were maker variations based on carriers. That would extend Google into the handset competition beyond their Motorola involvement.

    The argument for or against the HTC Nexus may be political as well. HTC and Samsung are the ones taking a beating in court with Apple. An HTC Nexus would be profoundly revitalizing on many fronts.
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  22. SMALBA

    SMALBA Well-Known Member

    So HTC announced the one x +. Any chance sprint will get it? I think the one x phones look awesome. I would definitely want one.
  23. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    As awesome as this would be, I think it's highly unlikely. It would have to be an EVO, and Sprint is not known for releasing improved versions of the EVO line after the launch of that year's flagship model. Later EVO phones are usually mid-range devices. Most likely the One X+ will go to AT&T (or maybe T-Mo).
  24. DarkShadow04

    DarkShadow04 Member

    I hope Sprint does something soon. I don't want to buy a new phone right now with all these quad core phones on the horizon. But badly need a new phone at this point.
  25. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    What are you currently packing?

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