Sprint could be the first U.S. carrier with the Samsung Ativ S and HTC Tiara
posted by Alan F. / Mar 26, 2013, 7:39 PM
pixel density of 306ppi. A dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960 processor is under the hood with the Adreno 225 GPU crunching graphics. With 1GB of RAM on board, the handset comes with 16GB of native storage which can be expanded by as much as 64GB with the microSD slot on the device. The 8MP camera on back captures video in 1080p at 29fps and there is a 1.9MP shooter up front. A 2300mAh cell powers the show.
Meanwhile, the other expected Windows Phone 8 device heading to Sprint is speculated to be the HTC Tiara. The Tiara will be one of the first Windows Phone devices running on Windows Phone 8 GDR2 (General Distribution Release). It features a 4.3 inch WVGA LCD2 screen with a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor doing the heavy lifting. 8GB of native storage is on board and an 1800mAh cell keeps the lights on. The back and front cameras weigh in respectively at 8 MP and 1.6MP.
The word around the water cooler is that these two phones will be launched in May or June. If you're a Sprint subscriber and want to give Windows Phone 8 a shot, your chance could be just a few weeks away.
source: TheVerge via TechRadar
- Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009
No one believed me when i said sprint would be the one to bring the ativ s state side. Not only that no one believed me that it wouldnt start until the focus was taken off the s3 and now on to the s4. Now theres spare s3 parts available for the ativ s.......too late smh
posted on Mar 26, 2013, 7:44 PM 1
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Could be nice but it's still on sprint, so there goes that!
posted on Mar 26, 2013, 7:44 PM 6
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posted on Mar 26, 2013, 8:24 PM 1
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Actually, Sprint 3G data is running between 1.3 - 2.4 mbps, 4G WiMAX is between 4 - 12mbps and 4G LTE is running between 17 - 36mbps in my market that was upgraded a few months ago. Sprint is serious about network investment and the speeds are plenty fast. Finally, this is the year I switch my family plan from Verizon to Sprint.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 8:46 PM 0
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Thank you Sprint! I've been waiting far too long. Its ashame there isn't a Lumia model in Sprint (yet) but the Ativ-S is solid and the Tiara seems legit too. Im tired of the slow inaccurate buggy user interface Android has.
posted on Mar 26, 2013, 8:53 PM 1
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Man you gotta be careful what you say around here... You gonna get yourself shot.
posted on Mar 26, 2013, 9:14 PM 4
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Actually my buddy still has a Photon and he is quite happy with it. He gets reception is places where no other phone ever works. If it wasn't for Motorola castrating it by not upgrading it to even ICS, the phone would still be great. That was such a bad move by Moto, a lot of people got burned by buying the phone based on Motorola's guarantee it would upgrade the OS and never did.
posted on Mar 29, 2013, 8:29 AM 0
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I can't help but wonder why Sprint feels the need to introduce two WP8 phones only months before Microsoft's annual WP release? When Sprint began carrying the iPhone 4S, they didn't decide to release the 4 that summer. (I believe the 4S was the first iPhone on Sprint... right?) I'd lik to see Sprint decide to give WP a fighting chance, even though they're afraid it could interfere with their iPhone sales.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 2:51 PM 0
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Kind of wish Sprint got a Lumia model, but the Ativ S is still a solid choice.
posted on Mar 27, 2013, 4:18 PM 0
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