Leaked Sprint roadmap shows releases for Q3
According to This Is My Next, the leaked roadmap confirms that the Samsung Epic 2 will be coming soon. The Epic 2 is looking to be a modest replacement over the original Epic 4G, including: a 4" screen, a 1.2 GHz single-core Hummingbird CPU, an 8 MP camera, and of course the full slide-out QWERTY keyboard as the original.
The other Samsung device is listed only as a "full touch 4G" device, which doesn't really help point the way. It could easily be referring to the Samsung Galaxy S II (or as it's known on Sprint, the Galaxy Within), which should be hitting American shores in that time frame (and hopefully closer to the beginning of that time frame). However, it could just as easily be referring to the Samsung Conquer 4G, which is also due out next month.
On the BlackBerry side of things, the roadmap includes the Bold 9930 (aka the Bold Touch), which will have the CDMA radio for Sprint, but also include a GSM radio for international roaming. But, more interestingly, the leak refers to a new push-to-talk BlackBerry coming along to supplant the far-past-its-prime Curve 8350i, which is the last Sprint BlackBerry to feature push-to-talk.
What do you guys think? Is this enough to get excited about if you're a Sprint customer?
source: This Is My Next
1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
I was really hoping to see the Epic 2 as the Samsung Galaxy S2 with a slideout keyboard.
3. Jimmy R (unregistered)
I know what your saying, heck my Epic is already running at 1.4 why would I want to downgrade....lol.....to 1.2 with only the 8meg cam being the only difference, no thanks GS2 here I come 8).
5. Su-Rio (Posts: 51; Member since: 05 May 2011)
what if it had a super amoled plus display, global capabilities, and actually the dual core expynos? omg, that would be the best phone ever, and kick droid's ass over and over again
7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
But it doesn't. They are saving that for the SGS2 devices for each carrier. It looks like The Epic 2 will be one of the "mid ranged" phones.
8. remixfa (Posts: 14178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
thats a dissapointment, really. why would the basically rerelease the same phone with a bigger camera and and overclock. granted and overclocked hummingbird runs about the same as a dual core snapdragon, but thats not the point.
i hope thats a misprint and its really the 1.2 exynos or at least a 1.2 OMAP.
2. Ivan6479 (unregistered)
Hmm... can you tell me what on earth is this article doing listed under new news for the GS2? There is clearly nothing within this article that gives anyone anything solid about the GS2. This was clearly a ploy just to tease the already frustrated American customers that have been trying to wait patiently as everyone else around the globe has been enjoying this phone for quite some time now. Seriously we have waited long enough!! The way things are going I am starting to give up hope of this phone and I am starting to look at other options. Besides by the time the GS2 does get released it will be obsolete within a few months seeing how Samsung already has the GS3 due to be released a little after the new year. Oh and who knows what Apple's new device with hold. The competition is heating up!! If Samsung doesn't release that damn phone soon, they won't be holding any titles for very ling that's for sure. :)
6. snowgator (Posts: 3297; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Until there is more info on what device is what and the specs of them all, why get excited. The Epic 2 is starting to look a lot like the Droid X2 on Verizon- good upgrade from other devices like a feature phone, not from the original Epic.
Sprint will have 1 Blackberry, 1 W7 device, and all the rest will be Droid. I like Droid, but some choices would be nice. Maybe next upgrade....
9. green2u (unregistered)
Doesn't Q3 include July? (July/Aug/Sept). If so, what happened to the supposed July release of the Motorola Photon 4G???!!!
10. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)
Pretty sure theyll put a dual core processor in it
11. Cristianx (unregistered)
I'm waiting to the Galaxy S2 on sprint and I like the Black Berry Bold 9930
12. ECPirate37 (unregistered)
I picked up the EVO 3D yesterday and it is amazing. The phones coming out will be nice, but why wait, go ahead and get the EVO 3D now. If you live in a market with 4g, it's almost to the point of being redonkulously fast to download and install apps. (2-4 seconds)
13. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
My friend picked up an Evo 3D on Friday, Sense 3.0 is very polished and pretty! And it's not a RAM hog like the rumor's been going around on XDA. His phone has around 800-850mb free. And you really can uninstall the bloatware w/o rooting.
I think the custom ROMs w/Sense 3.0 on XDA were bloated cuz they had to be hacked to run Sense 3.0.