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Discussion in 'Sprint' started by Tommydaniel, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. drexappeal

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    Only reason I'm anticipating it is because that's one of the main factors that has separated Motorola from the others (e.g. great signal and good battery life). Thing is, as successful a response that the Razr Maxx received for its 3300mah battery (or whatever size it is), I'm a little skeptical about Motorola wanting to go the same route with the Atrix 3 (ATT) and the MoPhoQ (Sprint), simply because of design & form factor w/ regards to incorporating that non-removable, bigger battery. The Razr Maxx set a precedent for a couple factors in the industry: 1) Having an ultra thin device, & 2) Incorporating a huge battery that was non-removable, but allowed people to use their devices non-stop without worrying about the battery going dead. I'm hoping that, the precedent is strong enough that it'll translate to all of the manufacturers' future devices. Not that I'm a big fan of "non-removable" batteries, but if it means heavy use in a 24 hour period without worrying about charging, I'd say it's worth it.

    So far, that precedent somewhat translated to the HTC LTEvo w/ it's bigger, non-removable battery. It still remains to be seen if Samsung will be following suit and also if Motorola will keep that as their standard for all future devices. Regardless, I'm having fun looking at all the possibilities (although, it gets me a little anxious actually waiting...which is not something I like to do a lot...LOL).
     

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    I don't like waiting either, but I'm not going to jump on the first nice phone that pops up. I really would love a Nexus device, but no expandable memory won't work for me. I'm not a fan of Samsung, but they have really improved. I'm also having fun with this waiting game. I want to see all the reviews first. And then get a chance to handle them for myself. If I was going for just looks, it would be HTC all the way. But since I'm going to be stuck with this device for a while, I need it to work for my needs. I need it to last more than 4 to six hours when I'm out traveling and can't recharge my phone. Don't know how many times I've ran into that problem.
     
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    This is the first year that I'll be waiting until HTC, Motorola, and Samsung have released their phones. I'm planning on looking through all the video reviews, specs, etc...prior to making a decision. It's a very strange experience for me, as I've normally made my decisions pretty instantly (based on specs and overall needs).
     
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    The thing is, this year there are alot of beastly phones coming out and its going to be a real battle to decide which is best for you. For me, its between the EVO LTE and the GS3.
     
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    If there really isn't much difference in the phones as far as spec wise, then I will most likely go with HTC. I'm hoping that they will, or someone will, make a battery case for the phone. I know the Iphone has them. I can't see why anyone else would not make one HTC.
     
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    That's an advantage that Apple has with the iPhone. They have 1 proprietary design, so it benefits the 3rd party accessory manufacturers more to make a single accessory, since it'll work with all the iPhones.

    With multiple manufacturers making different designs for Android phones...it would take too much time for them to make an accessory for the multitude of designs.
     
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    If the money is right, it could happen. I wouldn't be surprised if Seidio came out with something.
     
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    If this is the new S3, the One X easily beats it in the look department. Maybe the back might be more appealing, but the front is bleh so far.
     
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    It honestly reminds me of how the htc touch pro looked, from the front, when it came out. We'll see. I dunno how real it is. I don't believe anything truly until it's formally announced.
     
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    I still doubt that the new S3 will be any revolutionary device. We already have confirmation that the internal is just a slight upgrade.
     
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    LOL...nice find. Okay, so that answers that. That's why I never believe any of the leaks, realistically. It's fun to speculate, but I never hold any of the rumored information as 100% accurate, unless it was stated by Sprint or the Manufacturer.
     
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    All I want right now is a Galaxy Note =)

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    I find all these rumors to be hilarious. Not once have we received any kind of information that holds weight outside of the "new SGS" device to have quad-core A9 arch-based internals.

    Be that as it may - what in the world is Sprint going to announce at CTIA? With all these rumors flying around, I forgot there even was still CTIA coming up in a few weeks.
     
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    I forgot about CTIA also. Maybe Sprint will tell us more about the next Photon. Or maybe give us some information on their version of the GS3. Who knows? But it will be interesting to find out because Sprint has normally waited for this event to give us their flagship device.
     
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    It'll be fun to see, but at the same time, disappointing if there's nothing. Summer is usually Sprint's time to release their monsters for the year, so we'll see. They're not doing much better in obtaining new and keeping old customers.
     
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    Precisely. I kinda feel like CTIA is going to be a disappointment since all the big news has already been more or less announced. Only time will tell, I suppose.
     
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    So, I've been following the pre-release talk on the HTC EVO 4G LTE and someone posted the S4GRU article today about the pre-order and release date for the phone:

    EVO LTE Pre-Order under way with ship dates as soon as May 15th - Sprint 4G Rollout Updates

    Interestingly enough, the actual release date for the LTEvo is not really what caught my eye. What caught my eye was their being given permission by their source to also release the document they were given that stated a later release date for the LTEvo and more importantly, the OTHER device that nobody seems to be talking about that's on the timeline below the LTEvo:

    [​IMG]

    The device is listed as "NDA 105" w/ the same processor as LTEvo. The projected "lab exit" is 8/17. I wonder if this is the Sprint SGS 3 or possibly the Motorola Photon Q?
     
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    My guess would be Photon.
     
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    So this year's CTIA might be a lackluster event.
     
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    Pretty much what I said in another thread. Lol.
     

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