New Sprint roadmap says Samsung Conquer 4G pushed for August, and a mystery Motorola XT603 slated for October
We have the Samsung Conquer 4G, which was supposed to appear by the end of July seemingly pushed for 8/21. This handset is supposed to take the place of the Sanyo Zio. This is a low-end Gingerbread handset with a 3.5" display, 1GHz chipset and 3MP camera on the back, which should be coming pretty cheap on contract.
Further down the list we spot a few smartphones of RIM's new crop. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 and Torch 9850 (aka BlackBerry Volt), are supposed to hit shelves 8/21 as well, whereas the run-of-the-mill BlackBerry Curve 9350 will appear 9/9, and in purple as well. The BlackBerry Bold 9930 should combine a 2.8" capacitive touchscreen with the beloved RIM keyboard, plus 1.2GHz processor and 5MP camera, while the Volt keeps this hardware, but as a true Torch successor is a slider with 3.2" display.
Next in line are two handsets from Kyocera - the Kyocera KYS3015 is supposed to replace the eco-friendly LG Remarq, while the Kyocera KYC5120 will take the place of the Samsung Intercept, from which we can safely assume that it should be an Android handset.
The Motorola MB855 listed as coming "Summer 2011" is actually the Motorola PHOTON 4G, which was already announced for 7/31 launch and $199.99 on contract. A mysterious Motorola XT603 is the interesting thing in this roadmap, scheduled for availability 10/2. It appeared on a document for Wi-Fi certification as well, but specs remain in the realm of speculation.
Rounding up the list are two offerings from value-for-money Asian manufacturers - the Huawei M650 smartphone for 10/30, and a ZTE V55 tablet pushed way forward to the first quarter of 2012. Not much can be obtained about the specs of those two. The Huawei M650, for all we know, could turn out Huawei's Windows Phone handset for Sprint, whereas ZTE's tablet should be shipping directly with Android Ice Cream Sandwich next year.
Of note is that the LG Optimus Slider has dropped from the previous Sprint roadmap, which we saw last month. Any of those upcoming Sprint darlings caught your attention? We know, we know, wake me up when the roadmap includes a Galaxy S II version, right?
source: Briefmobile via CrackBerry
1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)
SAMSUNG GALAXY S II make many American waiting for it arrival in the US while many countries in the globe enjoy it first.
12. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
American bureaucratic BS! Look at the games they're playing in Washington right now.
2. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)
The rest of those phone you can just stick in the recycle bin. just give me the GALAXY SII!!
3. nmEXPO (unregistered)
More Windows Phones please!!! I love my HTC Arrive but it would have been nice if i'd have more choice. I doubt Sprint will ever get a Nokia device :(
4. dawnpatrol (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
Does this definitively mean the SAMSUNG GALAXY S II isn't projected to be released before September now?
10. dj (unregistered)
i hope not. it is discouraging not to see the galaxy s2 or the kingdom/hero 4g. the list is clearly that of a carrier content on being last. hopefully they are released soon. well one things for sure, the next iphone wont be released on sprint before september.
13. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)
I hope not as well! This does not bode well for those waiting for the SGS2, esp when the head dog at Sammy said the US would be getting it in August.
5. humboldt1 (unregistered)
@ nmEXPO- I have the arrive as well,hoping the HTC EYERNITY makes it to sprint soon,WP7 is good though,glad I switched.
6. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
What are the specs on the new Mango phone that is going to hit Sprint? The "Huawei M650"? Because that wasn't at WPC 2011. I need something other than this Evo, I want speed and stability. If the Mango phone is all-touch, >3.8'' display, count me in on that October 30th, but I still would love to have the SGSII (Within). A couple of my family members have the Epic, and that is my favorite UI on Android to date.
Is WP7 really worth leaving Android?
7. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
W7 is a great OS. If you give it a shot, you will like it. In no way is it as mature as Android, but Mango looks to get in the conversation. However, I am not sure how much Sprint will support it. I have to admit I am concerned that carriers will look at W7 as an afterthought with the exception of AT&T. Microsoft is building a winner, but sales need to increase to get them out of the gate.
HTC is still the best bet on Verizon and Sprint. When was the last time Nokia was even producing a CDMA device?
11. Dj21o (Posts: 437; Member since: 19 May 2011)
Yeah I looked and didn't see anything on a Sprint Nokia device... You never know though, I guess CDMA is more supported over there, so lets keep our fingers crossed. Still excited to see the Huawei M650. Whatever that is lol.
8. 14tharoad (Posts: 6; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)
sprint has the motorola photon coming out july 31rst hope its a good phone,they really don't have much to choose from and verizon is still draggin ass with the bionic and samsung's phones feel like your on a toy phone and the only htc phone i've found i like so far is the 'sensation' but t-mobiles service s**ks,why is it so hard to find a good phone these day's?
9. CluckCluckNAway (unregistered)
Sprint needs to have an outstanding line-up of phones ready to accommodate the masses that leave the new AT&T-Mobile. I'm looking forward to the Torch. It just seems like a fun phone, that is unless Sprint is going to offer the Pre 3. Is it wishful thinking? Who knows. Stranger things have happened.
14. OriginalPreGuy (unregistered)
My job is in finance and I can't use an Android due to security issues. I have the Pre, bought it day one, and was waiting for the Pre3. HP is pushing the tablet and soon the webos on laptops and desktops. The priority isn't with phones, and the delays are ridiculous. While I drool over some of the other phones out and coming to market I don't want to carry two phones. I am a bit shocked I will be picking up the BB Volt but it does look fun and similar to the Pre’s. Bye-bye HP. I am tired of waiting for you to get your act together!