Finally the wait is over. Sprint has released the first Windows 8 devices. The Samsung ATIV S Neo and HTC 8XT are both coming to the Sprint line up this summer. The HTC 8XT stats:
- $99.99 and a $50 mail in rebate
- HTC BoomSound
- 8-megapixel main camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera
- multishot burst mode to help capture the best picture of a moving photo subject
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400
- 1.4GHz dual-core CPUs
- 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM memory
- 4.3-inch display
- 1,800mAh lithium-ion battery
The ATIV S Neo will feature:
- $149.99 and a $50 mail in rebate
- 1.4GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB of RAM
- 4.8-inch high-definition display,
- 2,000mAh lithium-ion removable battery
- ATIV Beam using near field communication (NFC)
- Samsung exclusive Now feature, which highlights top news, weather and relevant information at a single glance.
So PS doest the Samsung Now sound a lot like the Blink Feed from HTC. I do like the feature although I wish it was a feature that came with the stock Android.
This is an opinion post that I wanted to be all about what the customers are thinking. So for those of you located in a non LTE wanna know how long have you been waiting. Sprint launched there first LTE markets in July 2012 its almost one year later and Sprint is in 80+ markets. Now even thought thats a great deal from the initial 15 markets but when you compare apples to apples. You have the competitors like Verizon who when Sprint started their 4G LTE quest they already had 304 markets. Now a year later their in 497 markets. What take Sprint so long you might ask?
The technology wasn’t widely used in the latter part of 2012. While I do anticipate customer will flock to Sprint once they have excused a larger LTE footprint. I wanna know what you guys think ?
The leaked ad by Engadget advised that a new ZTE smartphone is coming to Sprint. Its a mid grade Android device. The device is set to launch on March 1. The device will be $49.99 after $50 rebate.The specs are as follow:
- 4-inch display
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor
- Android 4.0 ICS.
- Scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass
- WVGA resolution (800 x 480 pixels)
- 4G LTE speeds
- 1,730 mAh battery
- 1 GB of RAM
- 5 MP rear-facing snapper
- 1 MP front-facing cam
- 4 GB of internal memory
The consumers are in complete control and they have spoken Android devices rule the Sprint Now Network. All thought the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is one of the mostly devices on the list its seem most Sprint customer appreciate the value for the money. The top rated Sprint phones are as such.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2
- LG Optimus G
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- iPhone 4S
- HTC Evo 4G LTE and iPhone 4
The leaked document above states that Sprint has began offering people who bring over at lease one or more lines from a competing carrier a $400 device credit that can be used instantly. Im exciting and I hope its brings the customer boost they are looking for. There are however a few qualifications and stipulations they are as follow:
- Independently Liable customers must activative 3-5 new handsets on new lines of service
- At least one line must be a port-in from another carrier
- All phone must be activated on an Everything Share or Simply Everything Share plan
- Tablets , Accessories and Mobile Network devices dont count as the three device minimum
- $400 Device Credit can only be used on Devices
Its so hard to hold the excitement in but to think that the official launch is only 15 days away its crunch time!!!!! An internal document that leaked from Best Buy Canada shows us the device will be released on February 28 in Canada and its full retail will be $799.99.
Forbes analyst stated earlier this month that Sprint is expected to get the Blackberry 10 in May. Blackberry has since released a statement saying:
“Details of the commercial availability for BlackBerry 10 will be announced at the global launch events on January 30. Our executives have made it clear that the touch screen device will be available shortly after launch with the physical keyboard version to follow shortly after that.”
Detwiler the firm who’s analyst state their unsureness of how much success RIM’s three device may actually bring, given the competitive nature of Apple, Samsung and the up and coming Microsoft Windows brand.
“Our checks with major application developers indicate there is limited interest in the platform with it ranking 4th in priority among the major operating systems,” Detwiler contends.