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Sprint throws its hat into the Samsung GALAXY Nexus campaign

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Sprint throws its hat into the Samsung GALAXY Nexus campaign
As expected, Verizon was confirmed today as being one of the carriers to launch the first Ice Cream Sandwich flavored phone, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. It was also surmised that the next carrier to let its intention known would be one of the two GSM operators among the top 4 major U.S. carriers. Instead, a spy shot of a Sprint Purchase Order shows that the nation's third largest carrier will also be offering the GALAXY Nexus.

This Purchase Order shows that two posters of the

This Purchase Order shows that two posters of the "Nexus Prime" were sent to an unknown Sprint store

The spy shot shows that the Purchase Order came from Sprint Nextel Systems Corp. and was sent to the Store Manager of a Sprint location. The PO shows that two posters were sent for the "Nexus Prime", which of course, refers to the Samsung GALAXY Nexus. There would be no good reason for Sprint to send out posters of the device to a store unless they will sell the device.

So it looks like the two CDMA carriers among the top four carriers in the States will be launching the GALAXY Nexus. And with that in mind, there is no reason not to expect both GSM carriers to also offer the phone to their customers.

source: BriefMobile via Phandroid

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:38 3

1. belovedson (Posts: 998; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


i want it

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:46

2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


okay, who's got it? fess up.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 00:20

19. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


This will be a case of the device being overhyped. The reviews I read to date point to too many design compromises.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 01:52 5

29. ZealotOnAStick (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Design compromises? Such as what?

Pentile? From those who've actually had hands-on, and from an even bigger -but same resolution- Samsung Super AMOLED, at the pixel density we have with the Nexus, you can't tell with the naked eye.

Camera? Yeah, honestly, I'm a little disheartened there with the 5MP figure, but a lot of the hands-on folks have said that it takes great photos. We don't know specifics on the sensor or optics yet.

Lack of MicroSD slot? Sadly, not new to the Nexus line. This is my largest gripe with the phone I fully intend to buy ASAP.

GPU? Ok, it's not the fastest available. But really, if you're wanting a phone -primarily- for gaming, why aren't you getting an Xperia Play?

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 02:50

35. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


I've read numerous reviews that because it's not Super Amoled Plus, it's just Super Amoled, the reviwers are commenting about the blue/green tints, the lack of sharpness or detail, how the text is not as sharp. In these reviews, they are showing screen shots and these shortfalls can be discerned with the naked eye.

BTW, I have a motorola triumph with unlimited 3G for $25 a month. I wish Virgin Mobile would get better phones.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 05:38 1

36. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its super amoled HD. Its the first and only 720p phone screen in the world.


PA just did an article on it yesterday about how you


cant tell if its pentile or not with the naked eye. the resolution and PPI are too high.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 05:39 1

37. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and since you never ever actually listen,

MEGAPIXELS MEAN NOTHING. Its all about camera hardware and software, which the nexus is supposed to have much improved of both.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 09:20 4

39. PotDragon (banned) (Posts: 214; Member since: 22 Jul 2011)


Where exactly did you read "numerous reviews"? Huh?? You need to lie to make a point? Post links to but TWO established cell sites with a HANDS ON review posted and you might regain a shred of credibility.

I cannot stand people who lie. You are among the lowest forms of life.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 10:30

41. iankellogg (Posts: 155; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I'm sorry you bought such a horrible phone :(

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 18:19

46. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that explains some of his constant animosity..lol

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:49 3

3. Anti-Fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Why is the picture of a nexus s?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 22:55 4

4. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


So will the sprint version be lte, HSPA + or just 3g because google didn't say anything about wimax?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:02 8

5. simplyj (Posts: 404; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)


for the first time ever, I may actually switch to Android.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 00:16 2

17. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


The screen on this device is subpar for its category. Looks like Samsung & Google cut too many corners.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 01:19 2

25. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


yeah and what is its Category . Basically its own. So they make people get all fought up in mega pixels this GHz or what ever computer speed is. That screen is one of the best out in the market especially for that size. It has such a high resolution that you don't see the pixel thing that's on amoled. Screens with less res. Even though they have that Samsung screens make some of the best most eyepoping color contrast there is. With that resolution man its this better best screen on the market. That being dead I am still stuck between this phone and the droid razor. They are both awesome looking the nexus is curved although no gorrila glass. And the razor has better materials and looked more well built. But you can't replace the battery but you can the as card. I think I like the into razed better bit I am get this one not because the new android 4.0 bitten razed I bet will get it within a month. But I never had a really god phone that is part of the developing community since without counting the droid cause I hated the keyboard got rid of it but the original Samsung omnia . I had fun with that. Besides that and I know that phone was not that popular but it made me a fan of Samsung. So much I almost got the Samsung 2. They messed that one up letting that phone get released so late that droid mania started. I also like Samsung. They really good at making the best hardware that's in all there devices. I just wish the Samsung droid nexus prime was made of the materials of the razed. Wow to combine those phones. Boot locker unlocked of course. With stock Rom. With the option to just put official and authorized by android and others that well if they really haves to be deep let installed burned in then have like a restore to new rom basically kinda like the Rom community. With everyone involved like Motorola and sumsug. And more. So there is official ones that are covered under warranty and well the ones that are not are still working there magic by the way I am on my brand new HP touchpad and the spell corection in it completely makes me want to erase this comment. Gonna turn it off. So if a sentence does not make since because a word does not belong than try hard to put your own in I dues I am not going to edit. What a stupid option cause it always changes words that don't belong. There is my rant for the day. Good by don't really care if you read this. Improbability wouldn't. And actually never will that's why you see no errors fixed ba by

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 11:49 2

43. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


That's exactly what I said. The super powered buttonless design is awesome. But the fact that ics brings a honeycomb look and feel(honeycomb is the only Android I remotely enjoy) and mostly the HD Super AMOLED display(I'm a gigantic screen whore) make this the first Android phone I am going to willingly buy. I have a nexus bit that was provided by work.

But the SCREEN!!! Finally I can enjoy SAMOLED I think I'm the only one who thinks SAMOLED screens are sub par on anything bigger than 3.7". I like high resolution and 480x800 is pure crap on 4" and bigger screens.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:04 1

6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Sprint does not have LTE/HSPA+. They do plan on having LTE - they have WiMAX for now, and I would imagine the NEXUS prime will be on 4G WiMAX.

Only T-Mo and AT&T have HSPA+...even Verizon does not have HSPA+, so on a 4G LTE phone, when LTE is not available you slooooow down to CDMA 3G on Verizon.

I hope AT&T gets the phone. I may skip buying a phone until it is 4G LTE, no matter who the carrier is.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:14 1

7. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


I know that sprint doesn't have lte or hspa+ but if you go on the nexus homepage it only shows 4g speed as hsap+ or lte not wimax

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:25 1

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


hmmm.....intersting...lol, so CDMA?

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 16:17 1

45. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


maybe sprints lte phone debut? if we very very very very very VERY ultra super lucky :D

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:14 1

8. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


an HSPA+ 42mbps phone is also a fine choice. more than fast enough for your everyday needs but these first gen ones (T-Mo GSII & Amaze) aren't worth it.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:17 2

9. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


I would be interested if Samsung didn't have such a bad track record and all with signal issues.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:19 2

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


long time no see Miz! dude..do my eyes deceive me? you'd this Nexus if it wasn't by Samsung? now we really know Google is doing alright. o:

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 02:06

30. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Your eyes do deceive you.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:26 5

12. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Seriously? My captivate gets better reception than the wife's 3GS......

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 02:07 1

31. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


And that has what to do with this discussion? Or are you trying to troll?

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 09:32 3

40. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


You mentioned Samsung and reception.....

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 21:42

47. paynekiller (Posts: 139; Member since: 24 May 2010)


he probably doesn't know what you're talking about

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 23:45 7

16. Anti-Fanboy (Posts: 38; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


*Cough*antennagate*Cough*

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 02:08

32. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)


Yes, because iPhone 4s are the first phones to have signal problems. Oh wait, it didn't. It was a mass hissy fit that got blown out of proportion.

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