Entry-level Sprint Express smartphone arriving November 18

Entry-level Sprint Express smartphone arriving November 18
A device that up until this point has been unknown and is simply dubbed the Sprint Express appears to be destined for a November 18 release and is the latest Android-powered smartphone to have a portrait QWERTY Keyboard.

The Sprint Express is an Android 2.3 handset. Unfortunately we do not yet know which manufacturer is producing this device, although we can probably rule out big names such as Samsung, Motorola and HTC. It has a 2.6-inch display and is powered by a 600MHz processor. It has a 3.2 megapixel camera around back  

It is the latest Android device to have a portrait-style form factor with a QWERTY keyboard occupying the bottom half of the device. While the Express may be set for a November 18 release, it will only be available via direct shipping. In other words, don’t venture into your local Sprint store looking for it.

When the Sprint Express launches it can be had for a budget friendly price of $19.99 with a two-year agreement. That price is after a $50 mail-in-rebate. Up until now, has anybody heard about the Sprint Express?

source: Android Central

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11 Comments

1. Boti95

Posts: 162; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

Looks like a Moto phone to me.

2. hepresearch unregistered

Ummm... actually, this seems to be 100% identical in appearance to the Huawei U8350, or "Boulder". It must be an upgraded ("Gingerbread" instead of "Froyo") CDMA/Ev-DO variant made for Sprint... GSM/UMTS support on 900/1900/2100 MHz would still make it useful outside of the US as a world-phone, though. I would have hoped for a greater improvement in the processor speed when moving from Android 2.2 to 2.3. This will indeed be a cheap Android smartphone option... but you'll probably get what you are paying for.

4. Ian.M

Posts: 21; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

Good call it is most definitely the Huawei Boulder

3. threeline

Posts: 311; Member since: Sep 11, 2011

Yawn. Who's looking for this when you can get the Nexus S for 29.99 on-contract? Release something we all want like maybe a dual-core beast named the Galaxy Nexus or something high-end please. No more lame releases.

5. refrigerate_me

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

for real... sprint ... with all the good stuff coming out from the other 3 the best that you do... cmon... after the iphone..the ultra then the duracore and these.... sprint needs to hve a decent line up of devices to match up... just sayin...

6. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

I'm not surprised by this,sprint took a huge risk with the ip4s and they don't want to put out anything that will compete with it.

8. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

So now that Sprint carries the iPhone 4 and 4s, they can't come out with any high end phones from here on out? Doesn't that sound ridiculous to even think about?

11. parkwaydr

Posts: 572; Member since: Sep 07, 2011

look at it this way, ill even use coke as an example because of your profile pick, if you ran a resturant, and you signed a contract with coke to sell coke products, and you were being charged $200 per unit more than what other resturants paid, would you risk sales figures by selling pepsi products..... the answer to that is no by the way

7. wumberpeb

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 14, 2011

Whatever takes the place of the awfully constructed Samsung Replenish works fine for me. This probably deserves to avoid the $10 premium data charge as well

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

lame, especially if it requires the $10 premium data add on.

10. refrigerate_me

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

too bad for sprint. such good start with the phones realesed this past quarters. evo 3d photon, galaxy s2, and mid range devices such as lg marquee and the design but after those.. whats next after the iphone ?? sprint have not yet announced anything to shock consumers and competitors... rumors that the prime would land on the now next year... still gonna be stucked with a overrated phone that sprint bet the farm on....

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