Sprint 2010 line-up: leaked
This article contains unofficial information.
According to the information we got, 2010 will bring a WiMax candybar by HTC, codenamed A9292. Unfortunately, this is all we know about this device for now, but we’ll keep you posted, should new information appear.
Next up, there’s the LG LN510, a handset combining both a touchscreen and a QWERTY keyboard. It will probably be oriented towards the messaging crowd. Expect it in blue, purple and red. The LG LN240 will be yet another texting phone, which we believe will come with an affordable price tag, judging by its model number and possible lack of EVDO support. The LS680 will be somewhat more high-tech, as it is believed to be similar to the GW620, so it will be running Android.
A few handsets by Samsung should become available too. The M350 will be a basic touchscreen phone, the M570 may succeed the Exclaim, and the M910 may turn out to be the Android-powered Moment 2.
The Palm C40 is a device we’ve already seen in Sprint’s inventory system, and while the P100 and P120 have come out as the Pre and Pixi, we still have no idea of what the C40 might be. Hope to get the answers soon.
Surprise, surprise, the BlackBerry Tour 2 9650 is also found in the carrier’s systems. The successor to the Tour is rumored to bring Wi-Fi and the BlackBerry 5.0 operating system. Sprint users will also get to play with the Flip version of the BlackBerry Pearl, which should also arrive with some upgraded features.
Sanyo fans will be glad to know that their manufacturer will come up with a smartphone, codenamed the 8600. However, that’s all we’ve got about it…
Although Motorola said it won’t release Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphones, the mysterious MS400 is believed to be running on a version of Microsoft’s OS. Could it be WM7?
Several handsets should come out in different color variants: the Instinct S30 in pink, the Reclaim in grey and the M330 in blue.
Finally, there will be some new phones for Nextel iDEN users too. To begin with, the Motorola i1 will be a full touchscreen Android 1.6 phone, according to our tipster, with a 5MP camera onboard. A black version of the Clutch is also in the works, along with the i680 and i890. The i680 should be a rugged military-grade phone with 2MP camera and flash. Information about the i890 however is totally lacking at this moment.
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1. roberto92989 (Posts: 2; Member since: 22 May 2007)
DOES THE HIGHLIGHTED PART THAT SAYS "SAMSUNG/BOOST M540 HANDSET" MEAN THAT BOOST MOBILE IS ALSO GETTING THE SAMSUNG RANT? THAT WOULD BE AWSOME!!
2. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
once again nothing spectacular for sprint. this is makin my jump to tmo for the hd2 a tidbit easier unless that a9292 is a code name but tmo exclusivity pretty much cancels that wish. can we get something jaw droping and EXCLUSIVE? i mean the instinct was nice for a second... for the average joe but it runs off java... great plans. awesome service. outlandish data speeds. yet average phones... or phones that everyone has. try snagging some european and asian phones if youre not going to help a manufacturer from the ground up.
15. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
I know what your saying because I was watching where the HD2 goes too but Sprint always finds a way of getting the best phones with a nice little added different design.
22. clamknuckle (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)
You would jump to T-Mobile for the HD2? What happens when Sprint gets a phone called the Diamond 2, which will be the same as the HD2, with a different name, thus, letting t-mo have "exclusivity", but still letting other people have the phone.
3. dadoo985 (Posts: 26; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)
I AGREE htc_prep !! BEEN WITH SPRINT FOR A LONG TIME AND WAS HOPING NEW SPECTACULAR DEVICES WILL APPEAR FROM CES 2010...BUT THAT WAS A BUST.....I GUESS SPRINT WANTS TO LOSE MORE CUSTOMERS BECAUSE I AM ON THE VERGE OF SWITCHING CARRIER.
9. InstinctDemon (Posts: 74; Member since: 09 Nov 2009)
Think about it, why over saturate the market with Android phones? AT&T felt the pressure now they're adding Android phones which is now going to compete internally with their iPhone, because they exclusivity contract ends this year, so yeah they're in a panic, Google is dipping it's hands into multiple manufacturers'. What could be better other than building the 4G/WiMax network? If you build it they will come!
10. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
its not a matter of android or not. its just give us something that everyone else doesnt have but with features that can actually complement what people want. a nice different ( not candy bar) form factor w/ a 5 row keyboard. im not a corporate fat cat, nor a teen texter. but thats the selection they have even though i have a pro 2 and hero im comming up on my rebate and i want something to make me want to stay with sprint. whats the point in enjoying what they offer if you dont like the phone..
16. rhomaion (Posts: 187; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)
Then why are you not looking at a Palm device. It's uses the BEST os of any device by any manufacturer including Apple. I know because I have used them all and this one just takes the cake plus at CES 10 they clearly demonstrated the graphical capabilities of the webOS.
18. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
i have i used to work for sprint. played with it a month before it was released. i loved the original palm OS and the treo line esp the 755. but they offered a pre as a replacement for my phone. not even in the same realm.
4. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
an HTC 4G phone isnt exciting to you guys.... wtf?
5. Rhetoric (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)
An HTC 4g Phone is not exciting no, 4G is in like 2 cities, a pair of towns, and an unincorporated municipality. No one will be able to use it.
7. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)
"4G is in like 2 cities".....What planet you've been living on ??? Sprint offers Sprint 4G in 27 markets, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., San Antonio and Seattle.Abilene, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Austin, Texas; Bellingham, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; Charlotte, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Greensboro, N.C. Honolulu; Killeen/Temple, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Maui, Hawaii; Midland/Odessa, Texas; Milledgeville, Ga.; Raleigh, N.C. ..and more.
11. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
if there was some specs then sure id be excited... but there is a htc max 4g already out in europe. check the site. a promise of food next week doesnt fill the stomach of a man thats hungry today.
6. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
I want to see what lg and Moto bring to the table, WiMax phone interest me too
12. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)
moto has to push out more than one reliable phone to persuade me from my negitive out look of moto
8. InstinctDemon (Posts: 74; Member since: 09 Nov 2009)
HTC with WiMax? As I mentioned on another thread, Sprint has something up it's sleeve, 4G phones in time for the 2010 Holidays? hmmm seems very exciting to me! and yes patience is a virtue!
13. unzip7 (Posts: 4; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
The LG LS680 Is the Prada 3 with android running 2.1 It was or is to be revealed at CES this week with Brook Shields.
20. FunkyTrunk (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
PRADA 3 - I've been waiting to hear more info about the Prada 3, that one really has my interest. Thought it was going to be a highlite of CES. I was eligible for a new phone in November, been waiting for Sprint to come out with something awesome.
21. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)
I've been eligible since forever, was holding out for a smartphone w/qchat but now that's cancelled WiMax is my next move.
24. BKHanford (unregistered)
Well sprint is going to be exclusively releasing phones like the HTC Knight touchscreen and qwerty keyboard, and ATT has their version of the HTC HD7 thats out but sprint will be releasing its own version, perhaps better things will be included with it...