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Sprint pushes back the Touch Pro

0. phoneArena 19 Oct 2008, 12:55 posted on

The device, originally expected today, has been delayed a few weeks...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. (unregistered)


Sprint FAILS

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:20

6. (unregistered)


yes it does

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 20:19

10. sprint is LAZY!!!!!! (unregistered)


what are the people at sprint doing...this phone should of been out by now...they should work harder to get things ready when its DUE and stop delaying things...the instinct was delayed a couple times too and now the dimond and the touch pro??..no wonder their not number one...(im a sprint user) i've been waiting for this phone for a while and everytime im ready to go get it..sprint always finds some lame excuse to set things back..all the other big companies seem to get things done in time..well at least they try to get close to the original release date..(the dimond should of been out online since august 28 and out in stores around mid sept)...!!!!!!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 20:37

11. (unregistered)


And what say you then to AT&T delaying the Bold? Yes, I'm a Sprint customer, but companies encounter problems sometimes. That is also a fact of life. You can never plan to do exactly what you want to do. Something will get in the way or something will distract you, unless you decide to sleep all day of course. >_> And BTW the Diamond is out NOW!!! Only the Pro got delayed.

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 21:39

15. (unregistered)


AT&T's delaying the Bold because of software bugs. Orange in the UK has temporarily discontinued the Bold because of these problems, AT&T delayed it so they weren't releasing a half-assed product.

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 22:07

20. (unregistered)


It's not a software bug- it's a SHITTY network: http://crackberry.com/friday-rumors-microsoft-buy-rim-again-new-super-blackberry-clues-verizon-s torm-launch-date-bold-dela 5. AT&T Bold Delays - AT&T customers are still waiting for the Bold, though I'm sure the Storm marketing hype has many of you contemplating jumping ship if it becomes available first. We know it is coming soon... but the point of this post is to relay more of a "technical" explanation for what has caused the delays to begin with (it also explains why New York HATED my BlackBerry Bold). The info comes not from me (remember, I'm just the Addict!), but from a trusty source in the know: The issue is with the AT&T 3G Network. The Bold uses Multi PDP context in its data communications and the AT&T network is not optimized for it. It requires a 2-stage network software upgrade by its 3G vendor, Ericsson. Only 30% of the network is upgraded completely and the rest is still pending. If the device is launched without these upgrades the network will suffer bandwidth crunch and speeds would have to be capped at 128kbps! The Tri-State region is one of the market areas that is still in line for the upgrade which makes sense based on your experience with your Bold in NYC. This upgrade effort is high priority and slotted to complete by Oct 31st. Nov 1st week is the planned launch timeframe for the Bold and with the latest firmware the BlackBerry Bold is a rock solid device, despite what you may have heard elsewhere. How do like that explanation?! Have patience AT&T friends... the Bold is an awesome device worth waiting for and should hopefully be here soon.

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 20:47

44. sprint is still LAZY!!!!!! (unregistered)


i've been going tohttp://mobilebusiness.sprint.com/8130/index.php?pid=3&?id9=SEM_Google_P_Sprint_HTC...pretty much everyday n till today it doesnt say "will soon be available in stores"...the dimond was suppose to be out since like the 14 of sept in STORES and august 28 ONLINE..so yeah maybe all they do is SLEEP..i've been searching for a good phone for a while now and till now sprint has been the one with the MOST "delays" with their important products...THREE important phones so far for sprint this year and all were dalayed at least TWICE...i've been a customer for 9 years so im not going anywhere (even though right now im what u call SINGLE)..lol..im just waiting to renew my contract when the pro comes out..but i just wished they put some effort..only recently sprint has TRIED getting a sigunature phones like all the other companies have..sprint took out the "instinct" and that was to compete against the "iphone'' hahaha yeah that went well..TMOBILE did a great job with the G1, no delays that i now of..

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 18:40

2. (unregistered)


Just give it to Verizon and let them sell more than Sprint would ever dream of. Why does Sprint ALWAYS get phones? No one ever wants to buy from them. Give the good phones to carriers that matter.

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:12

3. (unregistered)


well it has something the to do with the carrier wanting to get the phones. Maybe you should talk to the people in charge of getting new devices at verizon.....

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:19

5. (unregistered)


wow did you just crawl under a rock or didnt you notice they have and are still launching a bunch of phones. sorry this isnt 1999

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 20:52

13. (unregistered)


well then why aren't they releases decent phones like cracka above wants?

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 20:53

14. (unregistered)


Who, Verizon? Their PDA/Blackberry lineup is pathetic. The only new phones they have been getting are mediocre touch screen phones, or cheap low grade RAZR reincarnations. And I'm a fan of verizon. They need to start focusing on their PDA lineup again, because they're becoming a teen texting device carrier. GIVE ME MY TOUCH PRO! GIVE ME MY BLACKBERRY NIAGRA! GIVE ME SOME NEW PDAS VERIZON!

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 08:24

27. (unregistered)


That is a great point. From thier phones to their adds everything is very teen/family orianted with is nice for people on family plans but does nothing for business users which want high end business phones with full slide out QWERTY keyboards.

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 13:09

29. (unregistered)


why would someone want to go to verizon and pay almost twice as much for slower data then sprint. yes sprint used to suck about getting phones but they are starting to pick their act up and they have the best selection out the for pda's and a unlimited plan that beats everyone else.

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 13:47

31. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


wait for the blackberry storm it will prolly rule all phones. you get what you pay for. if you get sprint in your area and are poor and dont travel then get that. but if you can afford to pay verizons not that expensive plans, biggest 3g coverage and best coverage on average, then get verizon. plus if all your friends and family have verizon i suggest you get that.

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 16:08

36. sprintsupportva (unregistered)


ive already used the storm and i can say it sucks badly. the touchscreen isnt worth the waiting for it to work. as for verizon and htc touch pro they will get the phone but it will come to sprint first. keep in mind it is still a phone. no phone is perfect and no phone ever will be. someone will have something to stay negatively about every phone so just deal with it.

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 16:33

38. vzw fanboy (unregistered)


oh ok. at least it has a nice big screen with all of vcast features and tv. it looks wicked feature packed

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 19:14

41. Grouchstar - No Homo lol (unregistered)


Look The storm is not even out yet how can you say the touch screen sucks???? first of all have you tried the Iphone?? you know who made the touch screen for that phone?? Rim did ok... Rim helped apple with the touchscreen and honestly the iphone touch screen is pretty cool even tho the iphone sucks lol anyway Rim always works wit blackberry, and the touch screen as i hear is like so much better than the iphone's touch screen so dont hate plus the storm is going to be the best pda phone thats going to be out there in the market.. I work For verizon sooo i get in the inside and yes the storm is like no other... thats all i got to say about that.... sooooooooo Dont hate punk.. lol

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 21:34

45. (unregistered)


No, you're wrong. It is NOT the same touch screen as the iphone. It is an odd new technology called click touch, in which you have to touch the area of the phone twice before the item is selected. That goes for the keyboard as well. The Storm is a lot of talk, but when its released, I doubt it will be worth the price. Something like a CDMA Bold would do much better on the lineup IMO, and an HTC Touch Pro would be nice as well.

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:13

4. (unregistered)


I don't know why people keep saying sprint sucks, because I've compared prices with other phone companies and I would pay more and no I don’t have the zero plan. I get great service here in Los Angeles. Never had a problem with any part of there service. If anything were sprint fails is marketing there products, I always see Verizon commercials and AT&T. .I hardly ever see a Sprint commercial, especially about there phones. Look I love Sprint because if my phone not working right I take it to there repair shops, 30 minutes to 1 hour later my phone is fix, if not they send me one in 2 days. For those of you that have AT&T and Verizon good for you, there two very good companies, but believe it or not there is actually happy sprint costumers out there

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:21

7. (unregistered)


one out of a million, try the lottery! you might win. haha

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 23:50

24. (unregistered)


I JUST MAY LOL

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 15:43

34. (unregistered)


he has a good opinion sprint has the best insurance, why pay all that money and if it breaks there is nothing that they can do. with ATT they dont even insure half of their phones.WTH?

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 16:36

39. (unregistered)


they do now, all phones thru att, except the iphone, are insurable, pdas/blackberrys and more high end devices have a $125 deductable vs. $50 for regular phones, just started this summer/fall and insurance remains $4.99/mo

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:36

8. SprintDomination (unregistered)


Verizon sucks. Sprint is going to buy them just to sell off the pieces. Verizon=Loser company for Loser people. Now watch the Losers try and defend it.

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 19:50

9. (unregistered)


dis guy is gonna feel sooo accomplished and tough when somebody responds

posted on 19 Oct 2008, 21:44

16. HTCTOUCHPROSPRINT (unregistered)


i like sprint, but r u sure they would be able to afford verizon? idts

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 01:52

25. (unregistered)


They are still hurting from the merger with Nextel. There is no way Sprint can buy VZW... VZW has more customers, more revenue, less churn, and loyal customers.

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 13:37

30. (unregistered)


with the name "SprintDomination" this person must be a winner......and dont be mad at verizon because you came back with a $750 deposit and had to settle for sprint

posted on 20 Oct 2008, 15:48

35. (unregistered)


sprint has faster data and better phones on what they can do. all verizon does is make lots of phones for teens girls who like to text and put the same software on everything so its the same phone but in a different shell. Phones that do more+faster data+better monthly prices. why pay 750 deposit for a service that is going to restrict everything you do. we already have a gov't that restricts and controls us why the cell phone carries as well?

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