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Supersonic coming to Sprint

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shadrap, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. shadrap

    shadrap Android Enthusiast
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  2. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    wow.....i'm VERY intrigued by this phone.
  3. Roddy

    Roddy Well-Known Member

    wow this sounds really really intresting.. I hope it has a qwerty keyboard.. I hate virtuals.
  4. This is probably the one coming in Q3/Q4 with the launch of 4G I was told about at the Sprint stores last night.
  5. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    Android + Snapdragon + 4.3 inch screen + Sprint = WIN

    4G when lot's of us don't have 3G + Waiting until the phone is out of date to get it = FAIL.

    I hope Sprint comes out with something in between to satisfy us.
  6. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    Its funny, I was reading in another thread how some members are so pissed that their phones are only running 1.6, 2.0 etc and that Sprint should give them 2.1 already or a phone like this. On another thread it was why Sprint was so far behind the other carriers and not having the best phone out there. Yeah, it would be nice to have 2.1 on our current phones, but I rather have them test it out thoroughly than pushing it out and having all sorts of bugs, freezes, etc. It would also be nice to have the latest best phone, but once it comes out another will take its crown soon enough.
    This phone on the other hand will have the only title that others will not take away for a long long time, the ability to do 4G along 3G.
    These confirmed specs alone make it a good phone to use on the Sprint network.
    • 4G WiMax/3G
    • 4.3 inch screen
    • Android 2.1
    • HTC Sense UI
    • Virtual keyboard
    • Have Snapdragon processor (as the article sort of implies)

    Personally, my wish list would be the following to achieve..
    Very Good Phone status
    Ability to sync with MS Exchange

    Excellent phone status
    5+ Flash camera
    Actual Keyboard (although I doubt it, since the article says its thin.)
    32GB SD card
    No NFL, Nascar add-ons built in (ability to download them if one desires)
    International capability

    Either way with the confirmed specs so far it would be one heck of a phone, and one that I would surely get once it comes out. I figure it will come out by Nov/Dec, around the same time that Sprint brings its WiMax to NYC and a few other big cities.

  7. You are using that "something in between to satisfy us".
  8. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    I disagree.

    Right now I am using the Hero, don't take me wrong, I love the device. However I would like a bit more power - nothing is ever wrong with that. However I as much as I look forward to "Supersonic" if it exists - I don't look forward to the 4G part of it.

    My problem with 4G is that our area doesn't even have Sprint 3G yet. We have one carrier with 3G and that's Verizon. Verizon's 3G here is not significantly faster then Sprints 1x speeds and plus they cost a bit more monthly. Chances of T-Mobile or AT&T getting 3G here are next to nothing. The most update to map I can find of Clear spectrum holdings doesn't include my area. This map was from 2007 so things could be different but there are a lot of markets that I am positive Clear / Sprint will shore up before ours. I am thinking years before I ever see 4G.

    Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this Supersonic device will have a premium price tag (which I am fine with) however that premium price tag will probably be a bit higher because of the inclusion of 4G.

    Frankly I am just tired of hearing about 4G. Sprint has 2 devices that are capable of using 4G and both require shelling out more money not only for the device but for an additional monthly cost to use it. Until there is a few more markets and a few more devices Sprint needs to seriously stop banging it's 4G drums. It's all about making money and I understand that; but Sprint could be making money selling some devices in between now and the end of the year.

  9. That phone is barely 3 months old and is just fine for most users. You must be one of those guys who needs 8 apps running at once plus his music and youtube videos going right? Do yourself a favor and just buy a laptop. Plenty of processing power to run all your needs and portable! :D
  10. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    No I am actually just the type of guy who likes technology. I am not big into music or youtube videos. Cellphones have always been my number one fascination. I love the fact that a mere 10 years ago I bought a phone that looked like a peanut which could make calls with a floppy antenna; now I have sexy device that can almost do everything a netbook can. I happen to have three laptops; right now I am writing this post on an asus netbook. I am 3 months into a device and my typical device life cycle is 6 - 7 months and my chosen carrier has decided to sit on their thumbs while everyone else runs circles around them. That makes me feel itchy! Do yourself a favor and stop being such an apologist :D
  11. Again, what other carrier do you see "running circles" around Sprint?
  12. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    When it comes to hardware options Sprint is starting to lack.

    Verizon: Droid, Droid Eris, HTC Imagio, Omnia II, Touch Pro 2, Diamond, Storm 2 and your usual string of random Blackberry phones...and soon the Nexus One, Pre and Pixi - new and improved.

    T-Mobile: Nexus One, MyTouch3G, G1, Motorola Cliq, and typical Blackberry line and soon the HTC HD2.

    AT&T: iPhone, Tilt 2 (Touch Pro 2), HTC Pure (Diamond 2), Blackberry, 3 future Android devices and most likely the Pre and Pixi soon.

    Sprint: Hero, Moment, Touch Pro 2, Pre and Pixi, Treo Pro, Blackberry, and possibly the Supersonic.

    I like Sprint, I get a great deal with them and decent service. I have my complaints but they are healthy ones. As far as the Hero I love it; it's the best device I have every owned and everyday I like it a little more. I would love to have the Nexus One - not so sure about T-Mobile...when it hits Verizon if I have magically end up with some more disposable income I might be tempted to switch. However right now I am pretty happy with the Hero.

    I just want to see Sprint get better devices - and more options. The smartphone market is expanding exponentially and right now I don't see Sprint bringing many compelling devices to the market. Some people sit around and follow football teams - some of us follow tech companies. It's a hobby and I feel like right now my favorite team is being stagnant. There is still time and more trade shows for Sprint to come up with something - but I am not feeling it.
  13. Looking at that list, its pretty close. I dont see any one carrier with such a huge advantage. I agree Sprint could use another nice phone or two soon, but there may be one coming they havent announced. I am sure Verizon will screw up the Nexus One. All you need to do is look at the Blackberry Storm and the HTC Touch Pro. My TP on Sprint is great. Fast and responsive, never freezes or needs a hard reset. My friends TP on Verizon is awful. Slow, laggy, freezes and the keyboard works off and on. I would not count on the Nexus One being that great when its ported over.
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  15. T Mac

    T Mac Well-Known Member

    So if it ships to Sprint 1st half of 2010, how long will Sprint take to get it ready for the consumer? I'm looking forward to this phone in a big way!

  16. Probably summer. I doubt they will wait too long, they could use a new flagship device.
  17. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member

    Got this directly from HTC:

    [FONT=&quot]Hello Joseph,

    I understand your interest in the latest rumored devices. Of course, we cannot comment on speculation or rumor but we're excited about our upcoming products and encourage you to watch HTC.com for more information. As there has not been any official information released that confirms the existence of such a device, we really have no information available about if or when such a device might be released. As far as the update to Android 2.1 for the Sprint Hero, it has been announced that it will be available in the first half of 2010; unfortunately, we do not have a more specific timeframe for when it will be available. I apologize that there is no more detailed information for you at this time, but please keep visiting www.htc.com and our Twitter account at www.twitter.com/htc for the latest news.

    If you have any other questions, feel free to contact us again. You can find additional support at our user forum www.htcwiki.com. There is also a customer satisfaction survey for you to take if you are interested.

    HTC Technical Support
  18. Well he was sure (not) helpful. We knew all that from the boards already. Even if they DID know something, they cant say anything until HTC makes an official announcement. That wont be until Feb 16th at the earliest.
  19. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    I still say if the Supersonic comes to Sprint with or without Android 3.0, it will be around the end of 2010 since thats when alot of the scheduled cites bound to get 4G will be going live. For sure it will come with 2.1 but 3.0 will sweetened the deal.

    TS out
  20. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member

    Where there is smoke there is usually fire, i would like to see the real supersonic like we all would. will there be a hard keyboard on it, is it a slider or is a bar like the hero.
  21. PrO1210

    PrO1210 Member

    I bought the hero 3 days ago(before i read about the app limit) and NOW I want this... i'll have to see if they'll work something out with me.

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