Sprint announced three phones with new interface
posted by Nanko R. / Sep 10, 2008, 9:34 AM
Samsung Highnote will be one of Sprint’s music-oriented phones, with design reminding of a personal music player. Its navigation keys are arranged in a circle, with a touch-sensitive wheel in the middle (the area between the central menu/ok and the silver ring of keys). It has the rarely used dual-slider form-factor and sliding it up reveals the numeric keyboard, while sliding it down opens a menu with music applications and a loudspeaker appears. The Highnote is an EVDO phone with 262k color display, 2MP camera, 3.5mm jack, microSD slot and Stereo Bluetooth. It will be available in either red or blue on October 19 for $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract.
Samsung Rant will replace the LG RUMOR in Sprint’s line, as a budget EVDO phone for the heavy-texting crowd. It a has numeric keypad when closed and QWERTY when the slider is opened. Features include 2-megapixel camera, microSD card slot and stereo Bluetooth. It will be available in red or black, and a purple color option will be offered exclusively at Best Buy. The price will be $50 after $50 MIR and it will be available in October.
Last but not least is the LG Lotus, a small clamshell with QWERTY keyboard inside. It will be available in two color variants, a satin black one and textured purple, with flowers pattern over it. Features include a 2MP camera, stereo Bluetooth, email and instant messaging. It will cost $150 with a two-year contract, starting October.
Sprint Stink!!!! Verizon Wireless Rule!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted on Sep 10, 2008, 10:16 AM 0
Verizon UI Interface sucks a$$ reaLLY BAD, Seriously guys try changing up a little bit, you guys are way to old school lol, Sprint is reinventing phones, while Verizon just has crappy ones and high prices. Take that to the bank and smoke it
posted on Sep 10, 2008, 11:46 AM 0
I admit, the VZW UI is pretty bland... and IN THE PAST their phones were suspect, but for the past few years VZW has stepped it up a lot. In regards to this board though... the Highnote resembles the Chocolate 2 (VZW now has the Chocolate 3 which is a noteworthy device); The Rant resembles the enV (VZW now has the enV2... both of which look better than the Rant)... and the Lotus reminds me of the u740 (Alias), but the Alias looks better. So yeah, these 3 new devices look and perform like devices VZW released a long time ago. VZW's UI might be boring, but the only noteworthy phone Sprint has that VZW doesn't is the Instinct.
posted on Sep 10, 2008, 7:32 PM 0
Its really funny how no one cares at the fact that Apple locks their stuff down too, where they really want you to buy only their products, thus "crippling" them as many of you would say, but yet when some carriers decide to do that their phones, in which they have purchased for a whole lot more than you actually would, (or for some of you) did- pay for... then maybe I'd start thinking be for commenting so quicky about paying a lot of $$$, for a "piece of crap" phone, not to mention the fact that, um.. yea, your not the one on the table making "revolutionary" phones for people. I mean common guys get a grip! Are you the same as the next person? I didn't think so, cause if you were, there would not be a comment post like this where people had differentiating opinions. Anyways, back to just getting out of bed. hehe..
posted on Sep 10, 2008, 12:22 PM 0
I have the same feeling about the iphone. The main differnece being you can "jailbrake" and iphone and add 3rd party apps. The fact is as a consumer I purchase the device and should be able to do what ever I want with it and add what ever I want. When you buy a PC or laptop you can add anything you want to it. Why should phones be any different?
posted on Sep 10, 2008, 12:48 PM 0
A PS3 game on an XBOX would not be considered a 3rd party app so you are comparing apples to oranges. I did have my orignal XBOX loaded with 1000 games from nintindo, sega, and the original PS though. Just like jailbreaking the iphone you can hack an XBOX 360 to play pirated games too. I don't do that since I have to send my XBOX in about every 6 months for the 3 ring of death and that would voild my warranty.
posted on Sep 11, 2008, 7:34 AM 0
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