Speculation arises of revamped Motorola XPRT for Sprint with Gingerbread and 4G connectivity

Speculation arises of revamped Motorola XPRT for Sprint with Gingerbread and 4G connectivity
The Motorola XPRT came to Sprint hardly looking like an original model. The world phone resembles the Motorola DROID Pro on Verizon, which in turn has that BlackBerry-esque look with a portrait facing QWERTY keyboard on the front of the phone. Speculation has arisen that Motorola and Sprint are working at re-tooling the XPRT making it a faster, more capable business device.

According to the rumor, "a person familiar with the project" says that the Motorola XPRT 2 will offer 4G speeds with WiMaX connectivity and under the hood will be Android 2.3. Another change mentioned as part of the speculation is a curvier keyboard with the keys in a "smile pattern" as opposed to the straighter "ruler pattern" on the current model.

A picture of the XPRT 2.0 seems to show a smaller display than the 3.1 inch screen on the current model, and an anonymous source told The Pop Herald that the Sprint logo is in the middle of the unit's capacitive Android buttons on the picture of what is said to be the revamped model of the handset. The Motorola XPRT now has what passes for mid-range specs with Android 2.2 installed, a 1GHz processor under the hood and a 5MP camera on back with AF and flash.

The device was recently launched at a price of $129.99 with a signed 2 year contract at Sprint and you can read our review on the Motorola XPRT now, while imagining what the unit will be like if the speculation about the Motorola XPRT 2 pans out.

source: ThePopHerald  via AndroidandMe

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XPRT
  • Display 3.1 inches
    480 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    front
  • Hardware TI OMAP3620, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 1GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1860 mAh
  • OS Android 2.3

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