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Et tu, Sprint?

Et tu, Sprint?
It seems like all the major US mobile providers want a Google Nexus One that is compatible with their network and to help build their customer base. First came the Nexus One in January to work with T-Mobile's 3G/UMTS 900/AWS/2100MHz network, and then yesterday came a new version to work specifically on AT&T's (and Rogers) 3G/UMTS 850/900/2100MHz networks. We also knew that Verizon was going to get their own CDMA/EVDO Rev A. version, which is expected out in a few weeks. So who's missing from the Nexus One party? Sprint. We guess their RSVP got lost in the mail, but better late than never as Sprint has now announced plans that there will be a specific Nexus One compatible with their network, and will be sold directly on-line through the Google Phone Store. Unfortunately the press release doesn't give a price or date, but simply states "we are confident that it will be consistent with Sprint's commitment to deliver more value than our competitors and keep pricing simple". So does this mean Sprint will have a 2-year contract pricing similar to T-Mobile? Or are they waiting to see what Verizon will have their pricing as first? All we know at this point is that competition is a good thing and we're glad to see that all 4 major US providers will have a Nexus One that will be compatible with their respective networks. Now how about a CDMA/GSM global roaming version?

Google Nexus One Review | Specifications (T-Mobile)

source: Sprint

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. j0nytn (Posts: 9; Member since: 16 Feb 2010)


"now about about a" and the title "Et tu, Sprint" did you by chance mean "Y tu," come on phonearena tsk tsk you must have no shame

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 22:17

3. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)


"et tu, brute?" does that ring a bell to you? Caesar? William Shakespeare? . . btw, i agree with you on "now about about a" part...

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 22:18

4. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Et_tu,_Brute%3F

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 22:20

5. matte (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


et tu is french y tu is spanish

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 22:30

7. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


" et toi " woud be the right way to say in french.

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 23:37

8. david_the_gom (Posts: 114; Member since: 20 Dec 2008)


"et tu" used in this case is Latin that was used on "Caesar" by William Shakespeare...

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 08:36

11. scottmbolt (unregistered)


Spanish sucks.

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 19:24

21. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its kind of scary that people dont just get the shakespear references off the cuff anymore. what are kids studying?? TuPac? lol Et tu.... is latin. Et tu brute (and you, brutus?). that said, the original phrase was one of suprise and betrayal, so im not sure its used in the correct context here anyways.. LOL.

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 22:13

2. bgrdfan2 (Posts: 9; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


Soooo... Now that every carrier will have this phone, let's see who's going to sell more devices... I know it's kinda one sided with VZW having the most customers, but let's see if the smaller carriers can gain some ground on the big boys... Why would At&t keep adding phones to thier network if it's already clogged up with iphones and ipads without expanding it. Alot of people are going to pissed off when they buy the N1 and it's not all peaches n cream with the data being slow or not even connecting. I just don't get it and maybe someone can educate me on why they are doing this. Don't get me wrong, i'm all about business and companies trying to make money but this just seems foolish. Is the N1 really that great of a phone that every carrier needs to have it??? I have the Eris with the 2.1 but i'm going to add a line to my account if that phone is that sick...

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 10:53

16. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


With the n1 being on all networks I doubt that someone would go to ATT especially for the n1. The people using the phone on this network more then likely are those already on ATT and used to the data speeds...

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 16:44

18. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


To answer you questions the n1 coming to every carrier is the culmination of googles goal. To reinvent the way u buy ur phone. Not by choosing carrier then selecting your handset but by choosing your phone then the carrier that suits you best. And as far as at&ts network goes, they are expanding. Vastly. Thousands of new towers are going up with a majority already up. I've noticed a significant improvement myself. AT&T isn't just getting stale. They know their network sucked and even thigh it is far from fixed they are doin better. I just wished they'd hurry the hell up.

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 18:00

19. jd829 (Posts: 155; Member since: 24 Feb 2010)


at&t has already commited $19 billion this year into improving the network, so bring on the smart phones!

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 18:14

20. Sellcell (Posts: 118; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)


well put

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 19:27

22. remixfa (Posts: 13942; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


clever is dead on. its about being able to have any device on any network. Its a great start i think. If apple had an iphone on every network, do you really think given the choice everyone would still be on ATT? Whats gonna be really interesting is if the pricing is gonna be homoginized through all of the carriers or if the carriers get control of the pricing and if it will be a big enough diff for people to choose one carrier over another.

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 22:20

6. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


Where's herbie, pj and their cohorts? There's talk of the Supersonic making it's debut in a week or so, making that Droid look ok and then the wait on 2.1 for the rest of the lineup. Don't forget 4G, let alone devices and phones is still a wait.

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 12:07

17. herbiederb (Posts: 275; Member since: 28 Jan 2010)


Haha.. glad to know Im missed. Been busy. If they release Supersonic next week and NYC has WiMax.. Im IN! I will be playing the HD2 for sure next week. Cant wait!!

posted on 17 Mar 2010, 23:44

9. AvtoExport (Posts: 15; Member since: 02 Jul 2009)


It wil be nice, but Where is this information from: "Now how about a CDMA/GSM global roaming version?"

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 02:56

10. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


I forgot about the C40, i1, Hero 2, an Android lg, Series 7 and a crappy RIM Storm slider

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 09:14

12. CODYPHOBIA (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jun 2008)


I think thats the first time ive seen phone arena comment on their own post.

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 10:38

15. jbroots3 (Posts: 104; Member since: 29 Jan 2010)


we can all phone arena for being offensive haha

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 10:02

13. Kblakeshot (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Jan 2010)


So now the Nexus One is already on T-Mobile & AT&T, and is confirmed for Verizon in the next month and now Sprint. iPhone is still AT&T only and is going to become a has been soon. Does Steve Jobs want people that do not have AT&T to not buy the Nexus One in hopes of the iPhone coming to their network? I think not. Nexus One is about to take over.

posted on 18 Mar 2010, 10:37

14. jhoots (Posts: 74; Member since: 13 Jan 2010)


hey phonearena, are the sprint and verizon models going to come with an updated touchscreen to fix the ailing multitouch problems the original Nexus One has??

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