Any new phone rumors for Sprint?

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  1. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    This new EVO has probably put a loop in my plans to get the GNex in a few weeks. I've had my mind set on the GNex for quite some time, but the Krait S4 just calls out to me. I have always loved HTC devices, but I'm super curious what the developer support will be like. We've never had many (if any) issues in that department as far as EVO devices go, but it is possible. I guess the upside is that the next EVO doesn't have 3D or any gimmick-like features to hold back from the developers bringing CM9 and other custom ROMs to it, but then again that has always been an HTC issue with them not releasing their complete source for kernels.

    Decisions, decisions!

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  2. Doomstang

    Doomstang Well-Known Member

    With Sprint already having the "Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch", I wouldn't rule anything out. :p
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  3. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    True story. That is rather depressing lol.
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    This is the new phone rumors for Sprint thread.

    It is not the "seems rather odd to me" snark thread and it's not the "I didn't know how many people were happy with the Droid RAZR's unremovable battery or the Nexus lack of sd card" thread.

    Seems very odd = calling people that you know nothing about hypocrites as if clever.

    Do as you think best, but I'd suggest this tangent ends.

    Consider it a formal mod warning, with appropriate consequences if not adhered to, and everyone here on notice to report further incidents to me rather than reply.
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  5. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

  6. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    OOOO. So is there an EarlyMon report button now?? Where is it! I want to report whenever I make grilled cheese and tomato soup! =D
  7. Orion

    Orion Well-Known Member

  8. moto139

    moto139 Member

  9. catpowrd

    catpowrd Well-Known Member

    I wonder how soon we will see the Note, since the Nexus might be out 4/15? Sprint sure has been slow and quiet about new phones.
  10. NYCHitman1

    NYCHitman1 Gun for Hire Developer

    I think Sprint is just trying to hit us with some stunner news. Catch everyone off-guard.
  11. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

    Besides that tweet, this other one...
    by Phandroid was also made. yet after 2 days, no further info. :mad:

  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

  13. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

  14. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    I think that may have just been Chris Chavez tweeting from Phandroid's account...
  15. ORD84

    ORD84 Well-Known Member

    If we see it after they launch the Nexus then we better not get a WiMax version of the Note, that would be the deal breaker for me, I want the larger phone and usefulness that it would provide me, but I don't want to get stuck with WiMax when they are shifting over to LTE....espescially seeing as LTE will be the new standard.
  16. catpowrd

    catpowrd Well-Known Member

    From what I read they stopped making WiMax phones last winter, all new should be LTE. They are just selling out the old WiMax stock. So any new phones introduced in 2012 should be LTE
  17. mak916

    mak916 Well-Known Member

    I did not say it was a deal breaker, but I said it almost is a deal breaker. You have to keep in mind that not everyone uses the phones the same way or for the same purpose. You may not need an extended battery, but some of us might. I need extra batteries because I don't always have access to an outlet. I manage my power well, but to be safe I choose to keep extra batteries. I don't feel that's ludicrous.
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    We don't stand for bad battery life.

    A whole cadre of us with the Evo 3D get 36 hours use. Stock battery.

    But it varies for everyone.

    I hope that all new phones coming get great battery life!

    But no access to spare or extended batteries... dunno...
  19. mak916

    mak916 Well-Known Member

    We can always carry a portable charger. I know I have a few around here at the house. I just don't like the idea of not having access to the battery. That's just me. With that said, I'm not going to jump on the first phone that comes out this summer. I want to see what Sprint has to offer. I do get good battery life at times with my EVO 3D. Sometimes about 18 hours to about 36 hours depending on use. If the new HTC phone proves itself to me, I'm on it. Love HTC phones.
  20. kct1975

    kct1975 Well-Known Member

    I have a HTC EVO 4G with the Extended Battery option. I upgraded about a year ago from an HTC Hero.
    I chose the EVO instead of the EVO 3D because I do not record video with my phone and rarely take pictures.

    As for the Extended Battery option, I was talked into it by the Sprint store sales person. I am glad that I got the Extended Battery. I constantly hear complaints from friends and coworkers with both iPhones and Androids about their batteries dying quickly. With my Extended battery I get a full day without having to charge if I do not use my phone much, and if I do use my phone a lot, I get about 4-8 hours between charges.

    As for having access to the battery, for me, that is a Must. Honestly, while I love my EVO, I have had it completely freeze-up on me and the only way to force a reboot was to pull the battery. It is something I learned as a Blackberry administrator at my job. If the phone freezes up, do a battery pull. So, personally I would never want to own any Smartphone I could not remove or pull the battery.

    Finally, back to the point of this thread, so what is the successor to the HTC EVO ?

    I love my EVO, but I am just wondering when my upgrade does come, what a worthy successor would be.
  21. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    I get a full day and more out of my E4GT. The EVO is by far one of the worst as far as battery life. I think the new S4 chip is going to relieve a lot of those issues. On Smartphones that don't have removable batteries, like the Razr, they have a way for you to do a reset without being able to pull the battery.
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  22. kct1975

    kct1975 Well-Known Member

    I can do a reset too as long my screen is not completely frozen. There are times I push an hold the 'Lock/Power' button on my phone and the Power screen does come up but the I push I try to push the Reset option and nothing happens.

    So for me, the Battery Pull is a last resort fail-safe'

    I just hope the designer of the new phones do include an actual Reset button if they do not allow a battery removal.
  23. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

    I have a razr, and have had a lock up. It is a simple combination button press that forces the reboot. It has been noted to work for a bootloop as well, not just with a lock up.
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  24. Tommydaniel

    Tommydaniel Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  25. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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