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

0. phoneArena posted on 27 Jun 2011, 21:46

The Motorola XPRT, a BlackBerry-esque device with a physical portrait facing QWERTY keyboard, could end up getting refreshed and sent back to Sprint with support for the carrier's 4G network, with Gingerbread installed and a curvier keyboard in front...

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posted on 27 Jun 2011, 23:15 1

1. kstagg (unregistered)

Watch your back RIM. Android can do this so much better. You had your chance.

posted on 27 Jun 2011, 23:19

2. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

i feel bad for anyone that just bought an XPRT.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 02:48

3. DedManzChest (unregistered)

I think it's probably me, but if that is a pic of the XPRT 2, it looks like the keyboard slides out kind of like a hybird Palm Pre/BkBry Torch? I can only hope LOL!

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 13:36

6. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

With ya. I really like portrait sliders. We are in the vast minority, dedmanz.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 09:07

4. donpeppino9 (Posts: 67; Member since: 24 Jan 2010)

as good as a job these manufacturers are doing with their "blackberry esque" devices, their OS just doesn't support email as well as blackberry does. until that happens i dont think blackberry will be going anywhere. personally, as a blackberry user, i wish they made phones with competitive specs, OR android "blackberry esque" phones had customized OS that made email as good as blackberry's.

posted on 28 Jun 2011, 13:33

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

If Blackberry decides to release phones any time this decade, I do think the specs will be competitive. RIM won't have premium goodies until dual core, QNX phones. But the 1.2 Gig and higher res screens on the someday to be released devices will at least get them in the ballpark. It is borderline comical that Blackberry has only released one new device since last summer (Sprints "Style"), and let Droid Pro and the XPRT, the iPhone and W7 start really competing for their core customers.

posted on 01 Jul 2011, 17:41

7. my2cents (unregistered)

If you click on the photo and make it large you can tell its NOT a slide out keyboard! DUH! DUH!

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