MWC 2012: phones and tablets to look forward to
1. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Nokia should be placed last in the list.
2. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It doesnt make any sense...
What and why?
8. chapizzo (Posts: 116; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
Dumb ass!! Nokia does produce some very spectacular phones.
10. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)
Still fails to capture the smartphone market. why?
12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1052; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Why? Because they only made 2 new windows phones so far!
3. nmerry77 (Posts: 39; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)
No info on any thing for Sprint.....not a real shocker. :-(
5. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
If I said that I didn't care that Sprint had the latest & greatest, it would be an outright lie. However, I'm willing to sacrifice a little flash and pizzazz for my unlimited everything at $75 a month, as opposed to AT&T's 2GB for $90 (with the lowest talk plan and unlimited texting).
18. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)
actually at&t does have a plan for 50 bucks flat that includes unlimited everything as long as you do not have a smartphone anyone see the possibilities such as unlocked phones being to take advantage of that unlimited offer?
21. HGMIV (Posts: 52; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Are you asking if you can use an unlocked smartphone on that plan? If so, the answer is no. :-\
22. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
I'm not sure of the plan you're referring to, but I think you would be able to. But with no data plan, you're prices could be astronomical. But, chances are I'm wrong here!
9. Phonecall01 (Posts: 155; Member since: 02 Apr 2009)
Who says there's nothing for Sprint? A lot a these phones like the GSIII are generic and each carrier will put their spin on it. Sprint's GSIII is coming for sure. One of those HTCs may turn into the next EVO...maybe..
24. _VipeR_ (Posts: 47; Member since: 30 May 2011)
I think you are on the right track! Reading the article, the first and only real news specifically relevant to Sprint is the possibility that Motorola will reveal a high end smartphone powered by an Intel Processor. Sprint themselves confirmed that back at CES, I believe. And considering that the OG Evo has reached it's EOL, the Evo 3D was a gimmick destined for mediocrity surviving only on its decent specs, and that the Evo Design is honestly a mid-range phone that hasn't generated nearly the amount of buzz as probably intended, I would expect that the One X will end up being the next Evo! Though Sprint horribly made the Apple deal thinking that it would help level itself with Verizon and AT&T, they definitely won't give up on the Evo Brand that launched them back into relevance. Not to mention, Sprint has been the first to release each of the Galaxy phones and will continue that trend, they will want to get the Evo out and on the scene quickly so as not to be completely forgotten once the SIII is announced and released.
However, the most important factor and the reason I suspect that they have not generated any real hype over MWC themselves as they have in the past is due to the LightSquared issue. For Sprint to stay relevant, they have to get their LTE network up and running. Even as powerful as the One X and SIII are, I don't think many Sprint customers, myself included, are going to be willing to be content with having the most powerful smartphone in the game and be limited to only a good 3g network. We did it once with the OG EVO and Epic under the false illusion that we would all eventually have 4g. Now with the conversion to LTE a must, that dream has been further put on hold. The FCC is not going to give LightSquared the green light for their network, nor are they going to force the GPS industry to change its guidelines to allow for LightSquared's network to become a reality. Sprint's "Network Vision" was almost entirely dependant upon LightSquared gaining approval and building out its network. My question now, I'm sure along with many others, is What is Plan B? Clearwire doesn't have the funding to convert their network or expand it quickly. Sprint just guaranteed Apple $25 billion dollars over the next 4 yrs. LightSquared is basically dead in the water. Where does the "Now Network" go from here? All the high-end phones in the world won't matter if you don't have a network capable of providing the speeds to take advantage of said devices.
13. BioTek (Posts: 53; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)
-HTC One X
-Other technology from Sony and Samsung
17. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
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23. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Liked your word "Crap-Sung"!! Hi5!! :-)
25. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Can't say I coined the word, but I use the hell out of it
14. jamrockjones (Posts: 345; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
"At CES 2012, many will have their eyes focused on HTC as the Taiwanese manufacturer is expected to announce not one, not two, but at least three new smartphones." - I think that you meant MWC.
15. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
I am guessing at least 7-12 quad core devices. Dont forget about other companies, Asus, Lenovo, and maybe Casio
Also a couple of Intel devices. Sprint is still rumored to get the "First Intel device"
19. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Latest rumor is Verizon might to take a look into Asus, thinking about having the PadFone on Verizon.
A possible 1080 display for Apple I pad 3
Then there is Droid.....Mega X, 5'1 inch screen 3,000 mah battery 13.2 MP and 5.0 front cam. So far just a rumor I found.
20. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1119; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
all this is cool but will a New Verizon Windows 7.5 mango or More powerful Windows 8
smartphone or tablet be announced at the WMC or do us Verizon customers who want a legitimate high end windows phone 7 device have to jump ship and go to AT & T ot T-Mobile for some action