Sprint announced three phones with new interface
Samsung Highnote will be one of Sprint’s music-oriented phones, with design reminding of a personal music player. Its navigation keys are arranged in a circle, with a touch-sensitive wheel in the middle (the area between the central menu/ok and the silver ring of keys). It has the rarely used dual-slider form-factor and sliding it up reveals the numeric keyboard, while sliding it down opens a menu with music applications and a loudspeaker appears. The Highnote is an EVDO phone with 262k color display, 2MP camera, 3.5mm jack, microSD slot and Stereo Bluetooth. It will be available in either red or blue on October 19 for $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract.
Samsung Rant will replace the LG RUMOR in Sprint’s line, as a budget EVDO phone for the heavy-texting crowd. It a has numeric keypad when closed and QWERTY when the slider is opened. Features include 2-megapixel camera, microSD card slot and stereo Bluetooth. It will be available in red or black, and a purple color option will be offered exclusively at Best Buy. The price will be $50 after $50 MIR and it will be available in October.
Last but not least is the LG Lotus, a small clamshell with QWERTY keyboard inside. It will be available in two color variants, a satin black one and textured purple, with flowers pattern over it. Features include a 2MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, email and instant messaging. It will cost $150 with a two-year contract, starting October.
sprint is the best!!!
the Lotus is UGLY!
The ladies LOVE that phone! I don't like it at all, but every female I've shown the pics to adores it.
Duh it's a chick phone
The purple one is, the black one....not as much. But thanks for the well thought out and elegantly worded comment.
To each his/her own, but I think this phone should have been made a long time ago. The all black one is pretty good phone in my (male) opinion.
36. C-Chicki (Posts: 32; Member since: 03 Sep 2008)
Add another to the list. I personally think the purple with its design and color choice is appealing.
Sprint Stink!!!! Verizon Wireless Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
at locking down phones and putting the same ugly 6 year UI on all their non-smart phone. If you think that rules you need to get out more.
Your petty arguing is getting old. I really don't give a crap who you think is the better carrier. Isn't your recess over....time to go back to class little kids!!
Sorry...I come on here to read about phones and when I see posts like #4 I have to respond. From poster #5
It's obvious #4 is an AT&T troll trying to start a flame war between VZW and Sprint.
doesn't matter. it's the network. better reception. =P
8. McSprintal (unregistered)
Verizon UI Interface sucks a$$ reaLLY BAD, Seriously guys try changing up a little bit, you guys are way to old school lol, Sprint is reinventing phones, while Verizon just has crappy ones and high prices. Take that to the bank and smoke it
I admit, the VZW UI is pretty bland... and IN THE PAST their phones were suspect, but for the past few years VZW has stepped it up a lot. In regards to this board though... the Highnote resembles the Chocolate 2 (VZW now has the Chocolate 3 which is a noteworthy device); The Rant resembles the enV (VZW now has the enV2... both of which look better than the Rant)... and the Lotus reminds me of the u740 (Alias), but the Alias looks better. So yeah, these 3 new devices look and perform like devices VZW released a long time ago. VZW's UI might be boring, but the only noteworthy phone Sprint has that VZW doesn't is the Instinct.
And I failed to mention that instead of the Instinct, we have the Dare. I am not going to start a flame war and try and compare the two devices.
Verizon Sucks Sprint is the besttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.................................
Sprint's EPS is -10.62 and Verizon's is 2.04. Bye Bye Sprint!!
Its really funny how no one cares at the fact that Apple locks their stuff down too, where they really want you to buy only their products, thus "crippling" them as many of you would say, but yet when some carriers decide to do that their phones, in which they have purchased for a whole lot more than you actually would, (or for some of you) did- pay for... then maybe I'd start thinking be for commenting so quicky about paying a lot of $$$, for a "piece of crap" phone, not to mention the fact that, um.. yea, your not the one on the table making "revolutionary" phones for people. I mean common guys get a grip! Are you the same as the next person? I didn't think so, cause if you were, there would not be a comment post like this where people had differentiating opinions. Anyways, back to just getting out of bed. hehe..
I have the same feeling about the iphone. The main differnece being you can "jailbrake" and iphone and add 3rd party apps. The fact is as a consumer I purchase the device and should be able to do what ever I want with it and add what ever I want. When you buy a PC or laptop you can add anything you want to it. Why should phones be any different?
So if you buy an Xbox 360 do you, as a consumer, expect to be able to play PS3 games on it?
Oh, and pirated games as well?
A PS3 game on an XBOX would not be considered a 3rd party app so you are comparing apples to oranges. I did have my orignal XBOX loaded with 1000 games from nintindo, sega, and the original PS though. Just like jailbreaking the iphone you can hack an XBOX 360 to play pirated games too. I don't do that since I have to send my XBOX in about every 6 months for the 3 ring of death and that would voild my warranty.
Actually games are considered 3rd party software unless they are made by SONY/Microsoft/Nintendo.... so its apples and apples.
everything looks great except for the Lotus...too bad their on Sprint, though.
too bad for you but great for me!
17. jrcrow (unregistered)
SPRINT SUX!..they tried to get my wife n me to pay $200 while we were on a trial period for 1 week which only cost me $36
Have seen this phone in person and it is a heck of a product. Many units will be sold with Christmas coming up!!
THEY ALL LOOK LIKE FAKE-ME-OUTS!!!
SPRINT: TRY BETTER NEXT TIME PLEASE.... U KNOK AT&T IS BETTER!!!
HEY SPRINT & LG, HOW ABOUT CALLING IT THE LOTUS-SHIT ? IT LOOKS LIKE AN ABOMINATION.
VZW does have new UIs... check out the Dare, Voyager and W755 just to name a few
32. xev (unregistered)
how is the rant different from the rumor? i can see that the keyboard slides out from the left, not the right. but other than that...
Better screen, camera, and EVDO.
And better phone since its a Sammy and not LG. The Rumor had lots of problems.
37. jmweekes (Posts: 14; Member since: 28 Aug 2008)
Europe gets Ultra and US gets Mattel . . . why is it Sprint markets only business executives and their kids? Doh! That's where the money is =(
39. Rose4uKY (unregistered)
So for Sprint what phones better LG or Samsung? I Have had nothing but Sanyos but I am interested in this Purple Lotus. I like all the featires of it. Looks like you can view your text on the outer screen which I like. I thought about the purple rant but I think I want the Lotus. I have a Katana DLX now in pink and am loving the purple.