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Sprint is getting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus later this year

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Sprint is getting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus later this year
Well, folks, it is now official – Sprint is getting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus later this year. The smartphone is going to be among the first devices that will run on the carrier's 4G LTE network, the other two being the newly-announced LG Viper 4G LTE and the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network mobile hotspot.

That means that the advertisements for a Sprint-bound Samsung Galaxy Nexus – the ones that somehow surfaced on the web prematurely, were on the right track. Interestingly, the said advertisements hint that Sprint's version of the smartphone will pack a 1.5GHz dual-core processor under its hood, while the Verizon model ticks at only 1.2GHz. Are we in for a hardware change? We can only guess as the full list of hardware specs of the Galaxy Nexus for Sprint will be unveiled at a later point in time. 

Sprint is planning on releasing approximately 15 LTE devices over the course of 2012. That includes not only smartphones and tablets, but also data cards. And that it is pretty cool, considering that the carrier's LTE network is shaping up to be a pretty fast one indeed. At the same time, Sprint's older 4G devices, such as the HTC EVO Design 4G, Samsung Epic 4G Touch and the Nexus S 4G will not be leaving its shelves anytime soon.

The release date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be announced by Sprint at a later point in time. Its price point remains undisclosed either, but we doubt that it will carry a non-premium price tag.

source: Sprint

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posted on 09 Jan 2012, 12:53 6

1. Darnelll (Posts: 19; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

I am on Sprint and I feel like Sprint continuously is always 2 steps behind the competition. We are always lacking when it comes to selections of phones and when we do get a flagship phone its almost so late that other carriers are about to unveil their next gen phones. Sprints plans are cheap and they have good customer service, but their poor phone selection and late phone launches are becoming increasingly frustrating. Come on Dan Hesse, throw us a bone and get something great like the original HTC EVO again.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:48

14. justme (Posts: 58; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

To be honest, this is how I'm feeling right now about VZW. Pickings for those of us who don't want a Droid or a Nexus seem thin about now....

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 06:48

24. kshell1 (Posts: 1143; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

the reason sprint is usually behind is that since they are a smaller company they probably don't have the funding if you can tell by how long it took for them to get a 4g lte network and it still isnt commercially available

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 11:57

25. Bezlee (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

they banked so much on WIMAX and figured it would have the potential to beat out lte but they were wrong.lol. Lte is about to be the standard for all wireless networks and for some strange reason sprint thought they could influence people to follow them. yea right

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:01

2. glf752 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

@Darnelll....Sprint will have exclusive rights to the Iphone 5....right now they are more worried getting up the new network. plus the only phone manufact... that doesn't have a big contract with verizon or AT&T is HTC and Samsung so therefore it's hard for sprint to get just a lot of great phones

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:08

3. hjd77 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

how do u figure sprint has any exclusive rights to the ip5???????

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:13 1

4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 818; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I am speculating ( no real evidence behined it ) but Dan Can't Make those premium type of Android phone investments as quick as he would like to due to the incredible burden of carrying the iPhone 4S.

Sprint bet the farm on this phone so they must try to sell as much of them as possible to make a small profit. I belive Sprint will find out that they really did not need the iPhone at this point in time and it may cause them more harm then good. Due to the enormous cost of deploying an LTE network.

If I am not mistaken Sprint paid 12 billion to (Apple) aquire the rights to sell the Iphone? That is huge chunk of cash that could have been better used to upgrade their network to LTE standards. But when you are in business these are the big decisions you have to make. (Hopfully the whole Lightsquare and Clearwire issues work themselves out as they are another financal strain on Sprint.)

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:14 1

5. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

Sprints user base is half of Verizon and AT&T's, thats why Sprint is always late getting good phones or missing out on good phones. Im really happy with my Photon 4G and plan to keep it until my 20 months pass by for my next upgrade. To many phones every year anyway to try to keep up. Its getting expensive to keep up. So, i find it best to do some research, pick a phone and just stick with it. :)

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:35 1

7. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I am hopefully doing the same with my launch day Evo 3d, but whoever gets a 4G network into my medium-sized town first will have me for 2 years

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:29

6. threeline (Posts: 267; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

Sprint, how about releasing the Galaxy Nexus now? You released the Evo 4G before your 4G networks were fully up and running. I am ready to upgrade but I want the GN.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:50 3

8. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

You're not missing much. It's just a repackaged Galaxy S2 phone with poor build. Course, that holds true for all Samsung phones.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:07 1

10. bucky (Posts: 3113; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

Have had my international sgs2 for about 8 months and not a single issue. Cant say the same for my htc devices with that "high quality" soft touch crap that scrapes off immediately after a slight fall. Or the atrix which would creak as loud as a door everytime I hit the power button. Or the iphone made of glass. the "cheap plastic" argument no longer applies...

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:29 1

17. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Other than being an outdated device? Oh wait, that's true for many Android phones. Course, it does no good to have a phone that can't connect to the network. ZING!

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:18

12. threeline (Posts: 267; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)

I would take the Epic Touch now if it ICS on it. I just dont trust Samsung to update in a decent time frame like say before Double Stuffed ICS 6.0 is released! This is my last 1yr upgrade so I need something thats gonna be able to play with the big boys for 22 months and having pure Android I know atleast I will get updates.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 13:51 1

9. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

I was expecting some good news, but then I saw this and was let down. Sprint deserves a better LTE phone, not that there's any good LTE Android phones to begin with. But the GN, after all the problems it had lol?

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:19 3

16. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

Show me a better LTE phone? Thats right, you can't. iPos dumbass

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:30 2

18. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

I would, but it'd be like showing you what's better between options that are still crap regardless which one you choose.

oh and btw, iPhone is selling like hotcakes.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 20:49 3

22. Cwebb (Posts: 501; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

iShp will buy anything, I think we proved that a long time ago. Look at some of the Android/Windows phones announced today and you'll see some actual innovation

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:40 2

19. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

You mean the volume bug? I guess I've missed all the these problems the GN has.

The funny part is I've spent over 6 hours over the last two work days dealing with spread sheet after spread sheet of iPhone 4's and the 4S that our company cannot process due to DOA (will not power on), Stuck on the iTunes Screen, stuck on Apple logo, or the touch screen does not work. Since Apple is sooo smart and does not put the damn MEID anywhere on the iPhone 4 (4S at least has it on the SIM slot for CDMA models) we can do nothing with them and they are now $700 paper weights...but hey...they have great build quality and will hold down a sh!t ton of paper at least! I guess I should expect nothing less from someone that watches men in tights fake fight! You should do what Brock did and retire from hanging with the big boys!

Here is page after page after page of iPhone 4 users that cannot turn on their iPhone 4...all from the Apple Support pages only and does not include any other site.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:08

11. tigermcm (Posts: 860; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)

this must be the '12 "evo" because later this year with lte support coming mid yr sounds like a june release to me

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 14:32

13. tq3866 (Posts: 25; Member since: 20 Jan 2011)

With sprint now having LTE I wonder if sprint will keep its unlimited plan. Anyone know anything about that?

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 15:14

15. theBankRobber (Posts: 682; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)

No news but if they try to kick unlimited data to the curb, it could cause a backlash. Remember when the Evo 4G came out, we were never told what the extra $10money fee was for. Then they said it was for truly unlimited internet. So by still charging the extra $10$ a month and getting rid of the unlimited option will have LOTS or angry people.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 16:07

20. Jyakotu (Posts: 852; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Congrats to Sprint getting this phone and LTE, but their phone selection still lacks IMO.

posted on 09 Jan 2012, 18:47 3

21. 65048 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)

Some people are never satisfied. always asking for more. if its not the plans prices then the the phone prices and then if not that then phone selections. this are the same ones who call sprint begging to upgrade every 3 to 6 months when a new phone comes out.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 00:42 1

23. wumberpeb (Posts: 453; Member since: 14 Mar 2011)

Amen brother (or sister)

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 11:19 2

26. nmerry77 (Posts: 39; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

soooooo whens the release date??????????

posted on 25 Jan 2012, 09:47 1

27. nmerry77 (Posts: 39; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)

Still no release date......

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