If you wanted N1 on Sprint


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  1. socarwolverine

    socarwolverine Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    hmm...kind of saw this coming when Google pulled the Verizon version out from its announcement and told you to go check out the Droid Incredible instead.
     
  3. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice VIP Member

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    Agreed... saw it coming.

    Not happy about it though. :(
     
  4. ap3604

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    Jesus, I already have my T-Mobile version and it doesn't hurt me but I really don't like Sprint (and Verizon) giving hopeful N1 customers the finger.

    Its not that they just said no to subsidizing the phone... its that since they work off a CDMA network (non sim cards) they will just block the phone entirely off their network. Even if you had a Sprint compatible version and called them up to activate it they would tell you no. Greedy SOB's. :mad:

    I wanted the N1 to become a smartphone standard across all 4 carriers so that Google would continue to produce it for a LONG time and come out with subsequent versions over time. But with just two carriers supporting it I am scared Google might abandon it long term due to low sales.

    Sprint cans Nexus One in favor of EVO 4G -- Engadget
     
  5. Roze

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    *argh* don't say that...there will be subsequent phones...Nexus two...that we've been hearing rumours of. Plus the US market is not the ONLY market. I think it's from a production standpoint that Google didn't make the CDMA Nexus. I mean with GSM, Google only neede the 2 versions and ship it to the other parts of the world since majority of the countries use GSM phones. With CDMA...it's only Verizon/Sprint and some other countries...
     
  6. SnotF

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    Where exactly have you been seeing rumors of the nexus 2
     
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    Yeah, and it's been just that, a rumor, nothing more nothing less... even that was a motorola device nota google voice or an HTC device
     
  9. ap3604

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    With both Sprint and Verizon blocking half of Google's N1 customer base I fear that long term there wont be enough sales to justify future Google support. I want this thing to be like Apple bring out a new iPhone every year but if there are low sales #'s....
     
  10. Roze

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    Well...most rumors have some basis to it...it just depends on how it's twist lol
     
  11. crabman

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    To be objective its a tough to make a business case on offering the N1 when it will be double the cost to consumers but with weaker specs in nearly every buzzword category. Unlocked/unbranded is meaningless to most Americans. They dont know what roms are or why they would want to root a phone. Not that they have ever heard of rooting in the first place. I like my phone, the N1 is a great piece of hardware but if I'm running Sprint I make the same decision.
     
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    The EVO will have voice + data plans at least $80/mo minimum due to the 4g prices. Right now I pay $34/mo with my N1 for data and make calls through SIPagent. By Sprint not even allowing an unlocked N1 on their network they are giving their customers the finger on easily available options and forcing them to buy more expensive products; an evil tactic used by the devil of all companies - Apple.

    :mad:
     
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    My understanding is that 4g is an extra cost option that will be tacked on top of the existing data (3G) plan. Regardless. Sprint must make a business case for selling a handset and the N1 business case is weak at best. Most people do not frequent these sites and are not going to be aware of the benefits of an unlocked/unbranded device. In the my spec is bigger than your spec department the N1 gets the proverbial sand kicked in its face. Its double the cost in a market where people expect to pay 199 max up front and has less wow factor. IMO this is a tough sell and unrealistic considering the business end includes fixed costs to recoup in training, support, etc. and you already have a branded device ready to hit which should outsell it by a massive margin. That branded device will further be packing crapware that has the potential to bring in recurring income that will never be seen on the N1 and will have a new high speed data sell for even more profit.

    Allowing it on the network at all is a different issue. I keep hoping to see people revolt over these practices....
     
  14. SLVR

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    Meh. Changes Nothing. Bring on the Nexus Two that does T-Mo, ATT, Sprint and Verizon. Oh and yeah a blind man could see this.
     
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    I guess we are in google's hands now. Hopefully they will continue to support the N1, and I hope we get all the updates first (big plus to the N1). Would any of you guys buy an N2 after this experience?
     
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    Hopefully if they release a nexus 2 they release it for all carriers on the same day. That is what has killed the nexus 1 on other carriers. Also the nexus 2 is rumored to be the Motorola shadow that just came through the wifi cert, hopefully it is true.
     
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    Hell yes. As long as they allow bootloader to be unlocked I will buy N2 over any other phone. If you asked me today If Id take the Evo and Incredible or N1 Id say N1 with all its goodies by devs. Im hoping they kick out a N2 by who ever before Christmas.
     
  18. Buck Shot

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    this is a Google phone, the only google phone. That company has so much money its ridiculous. Just think of all the money they make from these phone companies . The idea of abandonment is crazy. Maybe by the time the Nexus 5 comes out we will. U still got developers like cyanogen that port 2.1 on G1's.
     

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