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Supersonic coming to Sprint

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

  1. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member

    you know guys i came from Pre and wished i had all these apps and now i have the Hero and i have no use for all these apps, but this new supersonic does nothing for me, it looks like a droid without the slider and looks like the rest of HTC lineup, so it have faster cpu but still no flash drive witch is not cool. honestly if this new phone looks like the one in pics it is nothing special. What do you guys think? honestly how many apps do you need on one phone, i use the same ones i used on the pre with exception of some that pre does not have yet. PrO enjoy your Hero cause we dont know when HTC be coming with this unit since WiMax is not everywhere yet. Wonder if Pre and iPhone will use snapdragon how will they run speed wise.
     



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  2. billsmed

    billsmed Android Expert

    This looks interesting...

    HTC Supersonic

    According to this article, the phone is coming to Sprint in March.
     
  3. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    Interesting indeed.
     
  4. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    please please please please please be true. this or the incredible will most likely be my next phone. these specs are hard to top.
     
  5. Doubtful. Why would Sprint bring a Wimax phone out already when its not due to be up and running for a year? They will most likely release the Bravo this Spring and the Supersonic towards the end of the year when they get ready to launch Wimax.
     
  6. MauiDude

    MauiDude Well-Known Member

    Dude, do any of you peeps actually read stuff here?? Wimax has been in effect for awhile now.
     
  7. billsmed

    billsmed Android Expert

    We'll soon know if you're right or not. This does seem like a real phone to me and it reminds me of all the leaked information that lead up to the release of the Nexus One. I was amazed when almost all of that leaked information came true.

    I'm hoping the HTC Supersonic will be officially announced next month: HTC schedules press event on February 16th at Mobile World Congress

    Earlier this month at CES, Sprint announced the WiMAX Overdrive Hub. That's been available since January 10th. I don't know a lot about it, but I believe 4G coverage is available in some areas of the country right now and like you said mbell75, by year's end a lot more areas will have coverage. Because 4G isn't fully deployed, I don't see that as a reason for Sprint to hold back. They expect you to keep a phone for 18-24 months and it seems that a fully deployed (or nearly so) 4-G coverage falls within that time range. I also think this phone will stir excitement and interest in Sprint's WiMAX service.

    Personally, I'm excited about the Supersonic. I've been considering jumping ship when the Nexus One comes to Verizon in March, but this phone overcomes most of the criticism brought out in the media about the N1. Customer service is good with Sprint too, and right now, that can't be said about Google and the N1.

    This seems like a very good move on Sprint's part to stop people like me from jumping ship and they will probably even gain new customers.

    Bill
     
  8. gdubmedia

    gdubmedia Newbie

    So..unless I've been mistaken, I keep seeing that the SS will run on both WiMAX and 3g. If this is the case, wouldn't Sprint and HTC want to release this device as quickly as they can to gain revenue and buildup for the 4g service as it rolls out more and more?

    "Now you can be ready for the next wave of cell service. The HTC Supersonic." Or something along those lines. ;)
     
  9. shawn487

    shawn487 Android Enthusiast

    i have read that some where also. I dont know if it is true or not or where i read it at. it said something about wimax being backwards compatible so it can run off 3G and 4G
     
  10. billsmed

    billsmed Android Expert

    According to this spec sheet at phonearena, the Supersonic is 3G capable. Also, the information on the WiMAX Hub, shows it as having dual 4G/3G connectivity.
     
  11. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert

    that, combined with the leaked images and specs, would lead me to believe it should be released before april.............i hope.
     
  12. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    Are you all ready to pay another $15-20/mo for service just to have a faster phone? I can't imagine it being less than that. It surely won't be free.
     
  13. Kittyfae

    Kittyfae Member

    No idea.
    But, if you go to Sprint's site right now and look at the monthly price for the 3g/4g usb adapters... they are the same price for 3g as they are for 3g/4g.
     
  14. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    It's a promo with the new combo card. My business rep told me about it and to upgrade while we had the chance so we got our two lines upgraded to it. That promo on the data side won't last forever.
     
  15. Kittyfae

    Kittyfae Member

    Ahh, fair enough. On a different site it said it was $20 more but with a promo. Forgot about that, thanks :3
     
  16. momoceio

    momoceio Android Expert

    When I saw it listed on letstalk.com with Sprint abilities...I thought something might be up.
     
  17. mach330

    mach330 Well-Known Member

    just wondering..is the 4G service going to cost more? i'm guessing it is.
     
  18. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    of course it will. think they're going to give you more speed for free? The only reason 4g and 3g broadband service is the same right now is because of the promo with the launch of the new 4g card. That will end, and it'll be back to being a premium.
     
  19. mach330

    mach330 Well-Known Member

    i would think that once 4G (LTE) is completely rolled out that verizon would only have all 4G (at least for pricing)?
     
  20. Kittyfae

    Kittyfae Member

    Not for a while, iirc.
    Since there would still need support for legacy/non-lte devices.

    EDIT: I mean for fallback when there is no 4g signal. Wouldn't want to have a customer go out of a 4g area and be completely stuck and there is a 3g. Now if only I lived 5 miles to the north I'd be able to have Sprint's 4g/WiMax. :p
     
  21. corrado7

    corrado7 Newbie

    i think its 10 buck more per month
     
  22. joek71

    joek71 Well-Known Member

    LTE is long time away at least 1-3 years away, WiMax is already here and WiMax2 is on way. Some cities have WiMax up and running and more cities will be here this yearm HTC will make cdma and wimax together on one phone.
     
  23. momoceio

    momoceio Android Expert

    I don't really use the trackball...only when editing text. If they had a better method to do that then I wouldn't need it at all.
     
  24. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    that's the point. selecting text is much easier when you have precision which you don't have with a capacitive touchscreen. The trackpad and trackball offer precision. I use the the 4-way cursor buttons on the keyboard all the time when navigating through text boxes, some scrolling, along with editing. It's just more efficient than using your fingers and having the screen guess by pressure what letter you meant to put the cursor before and where you wanted it to stop selecting.
     

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