Is the LG Windows Phone LS831 heading to Sprint?
posted by Alan F. / Apr 02, 2012, 11:54 PM
Images that are part of the FCC documentation show that the device will have a 5MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing shooter, a microSD slot and an earphone jack. Unless Sprint decides not to offer this handset for some reason, it will be the carrier's first smartphone to grace the Windows Phone platform since the HTC Arrive, uh, arrived early last year.
source: FCC via Phonescoop
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i hope Verizon follows suit and offers up another WP device. i can understand them waiting for Apollo but that's not fair to people that want to give WP7 a fair shake. they only have the Trophy which is a really underwhelming device especially after getting WP7.5 apparently. o:
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 12:01 AM 4
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This was rumored way back in October: http://www.phonearena.com/news
But still, a great little tidbit for WP. This is not a top end phone, and will probably not set the world on fire in sales. But it gives Sprint another device to push besides their 6 month old top end Androids (the still Awesome GS2 / Epic 2, the respectable Moto Photon, and the niche-but-nice EVO3D), the iPhone, and the year old Arrive. It also gives a little fire to the rumor that a High end Nokia may be headed their way when Apollo launches.
Wonder what LG will follow this effort with for WP. They have been trying to step up their game for android.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 12:25 AM 3
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I just got rid of my HD7. Windows Phone has horrible Google integration. No native Google Voice meant I couldn't keep it longer than 6 months. Overall I won't be giving WP7 another chance, I didn't really care for it. It's ability it read out sms to you through your Bluetooth headset was pretty nice. Also the Supertube app making you able to watch desktop only YouTube videos are the only two things I will miss. Hellooooo Sensation 4G.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 12:38 AM 0
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Sprint was upset with WP7's performance originally because the Arrive didn't sell? I hope they decided to give it a fair chance this time. The 5MP already has me questioning the device... and I want a WP device for Sprint really bad. Hope we get wind of Nokia coming down Sprint's pipeline in the fall.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 12:42 AM 0
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With the camera specs indicated, could be a Tango phone. If this comes about, I wonder what made Sprint change it's mind to put out a WP phone before the Apollo models start coming out. As a WP lover, I guess this is still good news for the platform. But looks like an underwhelming phone, but then it's LG so... Luckily though, the WP OS would still run smoothly and fast in it. And with the intuitiveness and ease-of-use of the OS, it will still be a very good experience.
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 12:51 AM 0
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Did I see microSD slot? :)
posted on Apr 03, 2012, 4:40 AM 0
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