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Sprint to sell CDMA Motorola ATRIX and the Motorola XOOM?

Sprint to sell CDMA Motorola ATRIX and the Motorola XOOM?
This one goes out to all of the Sprint faithful who had to suffer through the Kyocera Echo announcement becoming the butt of jokes among cellphone fanatics. Hopefully, this will brighten your day. There is now word from a tipster for Android and Me, who has proven himself correct in the past, that the nation's third largest carrier will be introducing a CDMA version of "The world's most powerful smartphone".

That's right, the Motorola ATRIX 4G in CDMA form is rumored to be heading to Sprint. Along with the handset, the lapdock is also expected to be made available to Sprint customers. The announcement is expected next month.

The Sprint/Motorola combo has only had one Android phone launched, the rugged Motorola i1, but with Verizon possibly pre-occupied with other high-end handsets, Motorola apparently has turned to Sprint for a CDMA version of the ATRIX 4G. And with the carrier getting ready to introduce the EVO 3D as we reported, this announcement had to be set back one month, to April.
 
If you are a Sprint customer, would the launch of the Motorola ATRIX 4G (or a similar phone with a different name) and the XOOM be enough to put that smile back on your face?

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 17 Mar 2011, 17:57 1

1. Jonnie (unregistered)


Hell Yea...if i used motorola.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 17:58

2. JWil (unregistered)


I'm a 10yr customer of Sprint and it would be nice to see them step it up and add some real high end devices to there line up which they are lacking compared to Verizon and at&t

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 06:07

26. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5712; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


What was the EVO? That had some pretty good specs when it was first available. If the Atrix comes to Sprint, that will interest me less than an EVO 3D (or whatever they end up calling it). Moto are recognizing that the Atrix is getting dated pretty quick and the new top-of-the-line handset is supposed to feature 4 cores.... Now if that were to be available on Sprint....

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 18:29 1

3. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


My girlfriend's dad has an atrix and it is quite nice. Motoblur hangs it up sometimes, but the hdmi UI is really cool. Too bad you can't load custom roms on it. At least Sprint's version will be able to install non market apps unlike lame ATT, which blocks it. I will wait for the superior EVO 3D...

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 00:31

24. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


You drunk? I loaded plenty of non-market apps on mine already...

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 18:43

4. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


If the phone is not locked down then yes welcome Atrix. Just saying

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 18:56

5. yungmel0 (unregistered)


Thank you Sprint!!!!!!!! I think someone in the offices are finally starting to listen to the consumers!!! This is just the spark needed to recover from the echo and compete with big red and AT&T. The people love the latest tech and the next best thing. The atrix is already a beast of a phone but with one or two tweaks from Sprint it SHOULD top the mobile community as the worlds most powerful mobile phone. Now Sprint if your reading this have some employee GO GET THE ATRIX AND BREAK IT DOWN!!!!!! Decide what features can be added threw sprint and not just the droid market. I will be very impressed and pleased if this story becomes true. And if we merge with T-Mobile I bet many customers will switch to this phone. And make sure the XOOM HAS 4G SUPPORT!!!!!!!! .........that is all lol.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:01 2

6. thats_odd (unregistered)


I'm confused. "Atrix 4G in CDMA"? CDMA would not be 4G, right? Do they mean "Atrix 4G in WiMax"?

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:19

8. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


Atrix 4g in CDMA, becuase on att its Atrix 4g in MSG(meaning it uses sim cards) has nothing to do with 4g just whether it takes sim cards or not

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:25 2

9. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


wow both of you guys are noobs. It refers to the 3G aspect of the phone. Sprint (and verizon) use CDMA technology for 3G and ATT (and Tmo) use GSM for their 3G tech.

Lolol damien said MSG instead of GSM. Hopefully they ATT doesn't put monosodium glutamate in their phones!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:38 1

11. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)


lol im playin nba 2k 11 and i going against the knicks and it the commetator said msg lmao....
nah not noob bro like i know what they are i just wanted to dumb it down for him cuase he doesnt even know what hes talking bout so if u say what you said hell be quite confused... and thats the main diffrence Sim Card or No Sim card bro

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:47 1

13. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Oh yeah Madison Square Garden lol! I guess I won't confuse him anymore with EVDO or UMTS lololol. I am such a know it all asshole troll son of a bitch!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:13 2

15. Juke Box Hero (unregistered)


@AndroidTroll

Umm, no. CDMA is for the voice and 1x. For 3G, it would use EVDO. For 4G (on Sprint), it would use WiMax. BUT, with the latest Sprint LTE rumors, maybe this will be Sprint's first LTE phone?? Highly unlikely, but one can dream.

The Atrix is a nice piece of hardware, but too bad about the locked bootloader, I like loading custom ROMs on my Epic.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:34 2

18. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


@Juke Box Doucho

You don't need to explain this shit to me, I know wtf you are talking about. Clearly you didn't read my posts. Plus I already mentioned about the locked bootloader. I know it sucks. And so does Samsung! No official cyanogen mod support for Epic lololol you should have bought an EVO!

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 22:43

22. Juke Box Hero (unregistered)


LOL, you're so funny with your comments. Keep up the good fight to "not confuse" people anymore.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 22:31

21. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


Umm, no. CDMA is not for the voice and 1x. 1x IS the voice for CDMA.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 22:52

23. Juke Box Hero (unregistered)


Yeah, sorry about that, you're right. I usually refer to 1x as just the data usage of 1xrtt...if that makes any sense.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:04 1

7. downphoenix (Posts: 2299; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


If so this would be a pleasant surprise, Motorola hasnt released a sprint branded phone since the Motorola Renegade back during the launch of the failed Sprint Direct Connect in mid 2008. I guess with Verizon getting the Iphone, Motorola realzies Verizon wont baby them anymore and has to release great phones for all 4 major carriers now.

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 17:54

29. jbash (Posts: 340; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


If you count iDen devices they have had the Brute and the i1. But CDMA dept definetly needs to bring back a few moto devices

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:28 1

10. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Yuck! Motoblur -___-"

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:40 1

12. ohyeah (unregistered)


This would be great news for sprint. Lte upgrade, possible merger with t-mobile and a slew of nice high quality phones coming out, Sprint can't go wrong.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 19:49

14. sniperace (Posts: 95; Member since: 20 Aug 2009)


Hope fully everyone will see this coming a mile away....For a phone as nice as the Atrix don't you think it would be announced at the CTIA. I mean really why april? I guess for all the FOOLS waiting for it to be announced....who falls for that?

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:18 1

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2953; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I highly doubt its an april fools joke, that would require a large amount of people who actually cared. Something like the iPhone on Sprint, yes that would actually be a good april fools joke.

Anyway, the only thing holding the Atrix back is Motoblur. Too many people root their motorola phones just to get stock android. Motorola really should realize how bad Motoblur is and just use Stock.

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:27 2

17. agentoj (Posts: 100; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)


Yeah Motoblur really sucks. But, once xda gets sense on this thing its a done deal

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 20:39

19. AndrewH (unregistered)


I think its dumb that sprint is getting the atrix. it should be for att only. I dont think sprint has anything going for them.

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 18:00

30. jbash (Posts: 340; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


you are entitled to your opinion, even though it is dumb. Good day

posted on 17 Mar 2011, 22:02

20. Dude224 (unregistered)


What is so terrible about MotoBlur? If you install ADW.Launcher or LauncherPro, you instantly speed up the homescreen to the same speed as stock. Don't like the Blur messaging app? Install Handcent.

Yes, the contact menu has been slightly retooled, and there are a bunch of lame synchronizations that can be elected, but you have the choice not to activate those.

After having the Droid and now the Droid X, I can tell you that there is an app or workaround for every "issue" with Blur. I actually think the Blur skin and icons look BETTER than the lame green and gold stock Android skin.

In the end, a Motorola on Sprint benefits a lot of people. More choices, more competition, and if you've been watching Droid modification sites, the locked bootloader has been overcome numerous times, making way for stellar custom roms.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 01:08

25. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2953; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I don't think you should have to download a launcher just to get your phone working as fast as it can. That should be right out of the box. There's no reason for the atrix to lag simply by scrolling through your home screens.

posted on 18 Mar 2011, 15:49

27. kabukijoe (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


I don't get all of this "Sprint is finally getting good phones" talk.... The Evo and Epic are still amongst the top of the line phones to this day, and even if nothing else came out on Sprint I would still take an Evo or Epic over anything Motorola branded any day of the week.

posted on 19 Mar 2011, 14:31

28. CaptainSprint (unregistered)


better than the Sanyo, oh sorry I mean kyrocera dual screen soon to be nightmare

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 22:29

31. Karen Jenner (unregistered)


Definitely! Can't wait to get my hands on the Motorola ATRIX 4G. I've done some research and found out that this phone is oozing with great features. Thanks for the info. usedsprintphones

posted on 10 Apr 2011, 15:32

32. Sprint_Sux (unregistered)


Atrix not 4G due to sprint pulled away from WiMax. So you so called htc Evo and Samsung Epic are just that now the cities that have 4G for sprint are super lucky due to there the only one that will get it till Sprint switches to LTE then Sprint will be faster and keep up with VZW for now 4G your not hahahahahahahahaha

posted on 19 May 2011, 02:05

33. StillWaiting (unregistered)


Well, it's mid May and still no Atrix for Sprint. Seems like the writer's "source" fed him some bull. I really wish Sprint would get the Atrix, 'cuz then I'd def. switch to Sprint!

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 17:57

34. cdc (unregistered)


Finally? What are you people on? Sprint had the #1 and #2 rated phones in the country for 2010....just look on Cnet.com

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