Any new phone rumors for Sprint?

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  1. nemesys06

    nemesys06 Well-Known Member

    Having a glass back just means better chance of damaging the phone if dropped. Take the iPhone for instance. I love the build of the sgs3. Sure, it's got a plastic feel to it, but the device can take a lot more beating than most other phones on the market. It's lighter and more shock absorbent than glass.

  2. andyacecandy

    andyacecandy Well-Known Member

    I agree plastic will be more shock absorbant... and in terms of damaging yes plastic is better but in terms of aesthetics and feel in the hand, I prefer glass... or even a more solid feel like a rubberized/textured back
  3. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Sprint should have also offered the Note 10.1.
    I'm also curious as to what that Plug-in-connect Tri-Mode USB looks like.

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  4. PyroSporker

    PyroSporker Well-Known Member

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  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I updated the list of lte devices to be released. Only 1 device left to be announced for the year to hit the 15 Sprint mentioned would be released this year.
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  6. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Pretty damn disappointed in the devices supposed to be released this fall although I am mildly interested in seeing what the last one is going to be.
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  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    What would be such a huge shock, but I think would get Sprint more new customers, would be an announcement that the last LTE device to be released for the year would be the Asus padfone 2.

    I'd be a little upset if they did release the padfone 2 late, without announcing, simply because the Note 2 is pretty much my choice at this point, but I'd hold out for the padfone 2, if it came out on Sprint. The Padfone 2 event is next week, so we'll see if there is any mention of US release.
  8. Citizen Coyote

    Citizen Coyote Well-Known Member

    I hope it's not the Galaxy S III Mini that Samsung will be officially revealing tomorrow. That would be a serious letdown.
  9. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    OMG YES!!!
    Sprints already going to make a killing on the phone. Having the Note 10.1 in their arsenal would rake in even more money. I think that would've been a win/win for customers and Sprint.

    I still have my reservations about the Padfone 2. It's so circa Photon and Atrix. The entire concept is ideal and it's just a gut feeling this phone is only going to appeal to those who know the full scope.

    Most customers (IMO) are going to go with the name they know which is either Samsung, HTC or Apple.
  10. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    They may be revealing the zte phone that was leaked in an ad a while back. That's supposed to be released this weekend according to that ad. For those that aren't familiar with it, it's on my lte list a couple pages back.
  11. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Note 10.1 would've sold more for sure, but i don't think I'll ever buy a carrier specific tablet, unless I buy it off contract and without activation requirements. The plans are ridiculously priced for tablets. Way better just paying for hotspot fee and wirelesslys tethering a tablet off a smartphone using unlimited data vs. paying for the tablet plan.

    I agree to a certain extent about the padfone 2, but the thing that would prevent carriers from bringing this over is primarily because they can't charge for the tablet plan. That's what i personally love about the Padfone 2. A person could use a tablet while in an office all day, but still be able to receive phone calls from the same device. This concept should be a big seller for business oriented folks.
  12. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Sprint needs to get a (new) Nexus this year, and a good one.
  13. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    padphone's biggest benefit and biggest hurdle is the data plan.

    customers can use a tablet on a carrier's network with out an extra data month plan.
    Carriers can not charge for a 2nd data plan to customers to use a tablet.

    which carrier is desperate enough to bring a device like this.. just to keep and bring in new customers.. at the cost of not getting extra data plans from each customer?
    Sprint and TMobile.
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  14. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Yup. Sprint and t-mobile are in a position that, if they offered the padfone 2, it'd be game changing. And especially if they offer a subsidized price that'll be worth it to consumers, unlike the high prices that Motorola offered for the now defunct lapdock.

    If the padfone 2, phone only, were offered at an upgrade price of 199.99, but for an additional $100 offered the tablet dock and keyboard as added accessories ...I believe the padfone 2 would sell like hotcakes. If you compared, buying a high end cell phone + the least expensive of the 10 inch tablets available, it'd be a steal of a price. Then, add the keyboard dock makes it even better.

    But, back to the point dan and i mentioned...carriers would make more money not offering it. I do feel like it'd be more popular than most would think, as long as it were sold and marketed properly.
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  15. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    So far I'm disappointed with these Nexus rumors. Hopefully things will change or I'll just wait to see what new tech we'll see coming in 2013.
  16. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Weekly Update

    UPDATE from 10/4/12 post

    New Releases/Projection/Predictions:
    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
    9/21 - iPhone 5

    11/11 - LG Optimus G (LS970)
    Official Release date -
    ??? (10/14 date did not happen) - ZTE Flash
    The ZTE Flash has quite the package, heading towards Sprint in Q4?
    Oct. 24/25 or Nov. 2??? - Galaxy Note 2
    Sprint Note 2 rdf and wi-fi certification spotted
    More details leak out on Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note II - Los Angeles Gadgets |
    Samsung says save the date for ‘The Next Big Thing’ on October 24, expect more Galaxy Note 2
    Sprint’s Galaxy Note 2 and Pair of 4G LTE Equipped Galaxy Tab 2 10.1′s Appear At The FCC
    Oct./Nov.??? - LG Mach (LS860)
    LG's LS860 'Cayenne' visits the FCC, flaunts Sprint LTE bands - Engadget
    Sprint adding 4 new devices to its 4G LTE fleet | The Droid Guy
    TBD - Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (SPH-P500) Tablet w/ LTE
    Sprint’s Galaxy Note 2 and Pair of 4G LTE Equipped Galaxy Tab 2 10.1′s Appear At The FCC
    Sprint adding 4 new devices to its 4G LTE fleet | The Droid Guy

    Count of LTE Devices out of 15 Sprint announced they would have by the end of 2012:
    8 Officially Released by 9/21
    - Includes Sierra Wireless Tri-fi hotspot
    1 (LG Mach) Officially announced in press release. Hit FCC on 9/1
    1 (ZTE Flash) leaked ad sporting LTE connectivity w/ 10/14 availability date listed.
    1 (Note 2) officially announced by Sprint and Samsung US press event on 10/24/12. FCC documents released.
    1 (LG Optimus G) Officially announced in press release, by LG, as coming to Sprint & ATT. Rumors pick up regarding it possibly coming in the form of the next Nexus device, per Android and Me.
    1 (Samsung Tab 2 10.1) FCC approval docs leaked 10/2/12
    1 Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-mode USB
    Bold 4G LTE Lineup from Sprint Gains Four New Powerhouse Devices

    Only 1 mystery LTE device remaining (maybe nexus device)?
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  17. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Competition is heating up. Sony jumping into the Phablet race:

    Sony "Odin" Joins HTC DLX In Challenging Samsung Galaxy Note 2 For Phablet Crown - Tapscape

    Although, I'm not a big fan of the name...LOL...I neither read the comics nor watched Thor when it was released in theaters recently, and was never big fan of that superhero growing up, but I'm definitely intrigued to see how Sony fits the 6 inch screen into a comfortable mobile device. The Note 2 is already at the limits of what I'd find to be "comfortable," so I can't imagine that they'd come close to the same "size," while still being able to have a comfortable form factor for holding the device...let alone pocketing.
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  18. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    Phablets... >_< :p
  19. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Okay, so here's the most definitive confirmation of the storage on the Optimus G:

    Quick Look: LG Optimus G on AT&T and Sprint - YouTube!

    So, ATT went the smart route with 16gb internal / micro SD slot.

    Sprint opted to keep the phone exactly as the Korean version with 32gb / no micro SD slot.

    Other than that, no removable battery for either. Glad the actual carrier models were confirmed early, so that I could have my mind set on my final 1 year upgrade device (Note 2 is the winner).
  20. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    So tell me what are your thoughts of this potentially backfiring on Sony? The fact that they're coming late to the party with the larger phalet makes them look like they're copying Samsung.
  21. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

    Lmao! Wow 6'' screen? The Note would been my limit. Let's see how Sony pulls this off.
  22. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Going back a few posts, but yeah, i would love the Note 10.1 on Sprint. I only wish Samsung would have made the internal antenna component much like what Lenovo did with the Thinkpad and have it as a card add on. This way you can take any wifi version and just simply open it up and insert a 3G/4G/LTE card.

    But what i would really love to see is Sprint just sell Wifi Tablets and laptops and make a Plug-in-connect Tri-Mode USB that can be used with Android tablets (using a adapter connector of course) also.

  23. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That's a very good question and the first point you're making is actually #1 on the "backfire" list. The thing is, Sony has something that Samsung also has and that's a leg up when it comes to other electronics (e.g. TV's, Home Theater Equipment, Portable Audio Equipment, etc.). Even though the divisions are completely different, Sony does have a "leg up" on all of the mobile industry competition because they have Entertainment Divisions that they could tap into, that would help "sell" their products. Rather than say all the things that could "backfire" on Sony with these devices, I'd rather focus on the 1 area that no other OEM can really tap into, without necessarily costing an excessive amount due to the need to license content. Sony has a plethora of Entertainment divisions that, without a doubt, they should be integrating into their mobile phone offerings. We're talking movies, video games, TV shows, you name it. No other mobile phone OEM has access to this type of content without having to license out the content from a 3rd party. If Sony approaches it correctly, they'd basically be re-inventing the Watchman (for those of you that aren't old enough to remember, Sony basically invented portable TV's Sony Watchman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) and it's the perfect time for them to do it.

    Of course, this all depends on their being able to provide the hardware inside the phone that could handle the amount of content that they have at their disposal, under the Sony umbrella.
  24. RobAGD

    RobAGD Well-Known Member

    I am kinda bummed out, my Evo 4g is going tits up and I need to get it replaced. I wouldn't have replace it unless something like this happened, as I have been underwhelmed with the new phones.

    I played with the IIs and meh, I am not a fan of Samsung smart phones, I like HTC but the EVO LTE with a non replaceable battery is a deal killer so I am kinda hosed for a new phone. I was kinda hoping that one of the new Nexus One X+ might make it's way to Sprint.


    I may go back to my old Hero

  25. andyacecandy

    andyacecandy Well-Known Member

    Wait, so for Sprint is the LG Optimus G going to be an entirely different phone than the LG Nexus 4?

    That's crazy.. they'll be releasing these basically one month after one another and they're practically the same phone no? Or is the Optimus G better?

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