Speculation arises of revamped Motorola XPRT for Sprint with Gingerbread and 4G connectivity
According to the rumor, "a person familiar with the project" says that the Motorola XPRT 2 will offer 4G speeds with WiMaX connectivity and under the hood will be Android 2.3. Another change mentioned as part of the speculation is a curvier keyboard with the keys in a "smile pattern" as opposed to the straighter "ruler pattern" on the current model.
A picture of the XPRT 2.0 seems to show a smaller display than the 3.1 inch screen on the current model, and an anonymous source told The Pop Herald that the Sprint logo is in the middle of the unit's capacitive Android buttons on the picture of what is said to be the revamped model of the handset. The Motorola XPRT now has what passes for mid-range specs with Android 2.2 installed, a 1GHz processor under the hood and a 5MP camera on back with AF and flash.
The device was recently launched at a price of $129.99 with a signed 2 year contract at Sprint and you can read our review on the Motorola XPRT now, while imagining what the unit will be like if the speculation about the Motorola XPRT 2 pans out.
source: ThePopHerald via AndroidandMe
1. kstagg (unregistered)
Watch your back RIM. Android can do this so much better. You had your chance.
2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i feel bad for anyone that just bought an XPRT.
3. DedManzChest (unregistered)
I think it's probably me, but if that is a pic of the XPRT 2, it looks like the keyboard slides out kind of like a hybird Palm Pre/BkBry Torch? I can only hope LOL!
6. snowgator (Posts: 3462; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
With ya. I really like portrait sliders. We are in the vast minority, dedmanz.
4. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)
as good as a job these manufacturers are doing with their "blackberry esque" devices, their OS just doesn't support email as well as blackberry does. until that happens i dont think blackberry will be going anywhere. personally, as a blackberry user, i wish they made phones with competitive specs, OR android "blackberry esque" phones had customized OS that made email as good as blackberry's.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3462; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
If Blackberry decides to release phones any time this decade, I do think the specs will be competitive. RIM won't have premium goodies until dual core, QNX phones. But the 1.2 Gig and higher res screens on the someday to be released devices will at least get them in the ballpark. It is borderline comical that Blackberry has only released one new device since last summer (Sprints "Style"), and let Droid Pro and the XPRT, the iPhone and W7 start really competing for their core customers.
7. my2cents (unregistered)
If you click on the photo and make it large you can tell its NOT a slide out keyboard! DUH! DUH!