Is the LG Windows Phone LS831 heading to Sprint?

Is the LG Windows Phone LS831 heading to Sprint?
Back in October, an FCC filing about a Windows Phone Mango device caught our attention. At the time, it was unclear if the CDMA flavored LG LS831 was headed to Sprint or Verizon. Now, another visit to the Feds indicates that the model is heading to Sprint. First, The LG LS831 runs over the EMSR band (800Mhz), which is used only by Sprint. There is also support for the 1900MHz band. Additionally, one of the documents in the FCC package is called the "SprintNextel waiver" which pretty much speaks for itself.

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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16 Comments

1. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

Goes to show that Verizon needs to get into the WP game too.

2. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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:

3. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

This was rumored way back in October: http://www.phonearena.com/news/FCC-filing-reveals-that-the-LG-LS831-is-a-CDMA-Windows-Phone-Mango-device_id22740 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.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oh yeah! the King has mad respect for the gator. ;D

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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.

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i actually thought WP's integration with different services was pretty damn nice but i guess if you make extensive use out of Google's services you really can't go wrong with Android... o:

11. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

ummmmm all I saw was google google google. Dont get upset because of your experience on a WINDOWS device trying to intergrate everything google I believe thats what android is for.

15. yoyoyo

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

did you try GoVoice? i have both SGSII and Focus Flash. the GoVoice option on WP7 works just as well as the native app on Android.

6. dkpitman

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

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.

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i wish Verizon ad gotten a Arrive variant instead of the Trophy. the Arrive is a very nice phone with a very nice keyboard. o:

9. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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.

10. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

The link provided by snowgator indicates this phone to be Mango and not Tango. But it'll probably have Tango pre-installed but the phone itself will be Mango. Sorry.

12. Jericho unregistered

when will lg make a high end wp desperately waiting for it.

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Did I see microSD slot? :)

14. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Yeah, it says it some where in the instruction manuel, but I was looking at the pictures and I didn't see one. I hope it does have one though.

16. lubba

Posts: 1313; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

LG puts WP to shame. MS don't accept this! Ban LG from making WP. Their Android phones are rated the worst!

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