Sprint's roadmap for 2009 has leaked
posted by Ray S. / Mar 17, 2009, 5:05 AM
Pre, which is scheduled for Q2 2009. The image that shows it describes its operating system as “Linux Palm Neutron OS”, but do not let yourself be misled, this is the same webOS that Palm has been boosting for some time now. The details here say what we already know – it will have a 3.1-inch screen, will be a QWERTY slider, nothing that we are really not aware of.
The second quarter of the year will bring joy to those of you that have found the Instinct quite good, as Samsung has prepared the successor of the touchscreen device, mentioned here as the Dash. It will be proud to offer a refreshed design with smoother lines, 3.2-inch touchscreen and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera.
HTC Rhodium comes next. We know this one from the leaked information about HTC’s lineup. It will be a high-end smartphone, able to work on CDMA, as well as on GSM networks for international roaming. It will also feature a large high-resolution 3.4-inch touch-sensitive screen.. This stylish side-slider should hit the market sometime in the fourth quarter of the year, but what is interesting here is that it seems to be designed to run the Windows Mobile 7 platform. So, in case we are not talking about WM6.5 here, we presume that this one may show its face a bit later than expected.
Following up the green initiative, Sprint will contribute with a device from Samsung, codenamed the Chianti M560. The phone looks really nice, sporting a QWERTY slider design, similar to the Pre. It also has a landscape-oriented 2.3-inch display in QVGA resolution and a 2MP camera. The Chianti should hit the market in Q3 2009.
You did not think that Sprint would let down the loyal fans of social networking, do you? The Samsung Lucello is a two-way slider, delivering maximum flexibility with its numeric keypad and full QWERTY keyboard. According to the information, this will be Sprint’s new flagship for social networking, so if you cannot live a day without your web buddies, this is your phone. Expect it to show up sometime in the second or the third quarter.
What we have mentioned, however, is only a part of what the carrier has prepared. On the way are also the Samsung Mini, which will feature a large 3.2-inch touchscreen, the BlackBerry Niagara, images of which have recently leaked, the HTC Cedar, targeted to the low-end smartphone market and the youthful Sanyo 2700, along with a few others. In addition, some other details about Sprint’s plans have been revealed. It became clear that we should not expect any more QChat devices to be developed or released. Also, along with expanding international roaming capabilities, the carrier will focus on Android devices and WiMax support.
Feel free to examine the pictures in order to familiarize yourself further with Sprint’s lineup for the year, but still, keep in mind that this information is has not been officially confirmed, so changes may occur.
Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
WOW, sprint releasing a bunch of new phones, and the HTC Rhodium(touch pro 2) being cdma/gsm is a huge thing. The Samsung Dash looks really nice too. Pre is still gonna be the biggest phone release on here tho!
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009
You're reading it completely wrong. Its not listing all of the OS that are running on one phone, its listing the major OS then lumping Linux(which is the Pre) with Android/google OS. Look at the top of the slide, it does mention a Android phone in Q4 but it doesn't show anything else for it.
posted on Mar 19, 2009, 12:04 AM 0
Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009
is it me, or do they not explain what the palm p100 is? is it the pre? becuase thats not on the timeline, but the p100 is. it definitely does not look like the pre, but is under linux based phones... any thoughts?
posted on Mar 17, 2009, 4:32 PM 0
Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 04, 2009
lets see if sprint can afford to keep them in stock, or even buy them in time for their "release" sprint is having problems keeping the curve in the store now and they have had that phone out almost a year! should be an interesting year for sprint.
posted on Mar 17, 2009, 6:49 PM 0
The Touch Pro2 was originally announced with a 3.6 inch screen. What gives?!? The Rhodium lists a 3.4 inch screen. Is this a different phone or a custom Sprint variation of the Touch Pro2?
posted on Mar 17, 2009, 10:36 PM 0
Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008
um... i thought rhodium was supposed to be Touch HD + QWERTY... not touch pro 2... check this page: http://www.phonearena.com/html
if i'm wrong sorry...
posted on Mar 18, 2009, 5:44 PM 0
Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009
Well I have never ever been communicated any info that the "company cannot afford them" that would be terrible to have customers told that so that is not a problem of communication,however some jackass that doesnt know what he is talking about.
posted on Mar 18, 2009, 1:23 PM 0
Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008
you sure that it wasnt an Indirect dealer that told you they couldnt aford to buy phones?
posted on Mar 18, 2009, 7:01 PM 0
Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009
yea it was prob joebobs ho-down wireless that cant afford them
posted on Mar 19, 2009, 3:34 PM 0
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