This is truly my next phone.
This will no doubt reduce the bottleneck on most wireless networks, but I am surprised to see Sprint of all the companies roll out 4G first. I though At&T would be first as the I-Phone has networks at full capacity during heavy usage or at least that is what I have been told and with the amount of apps increasing daily it's a no-brainer for them to get 4G out asap. Still this is a welcome sign that some companies are moving to 4G.
I hope this is the start of HDMI out as a standard on smartphones.
Actually AT&T will be the last to roll out 4G la guy. Also, did anyone else notice that the upload speed on Sprint's 4G was lower then the upload speed on their 3G?
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If I actually had any money I would be buying Sprint stock today.
I did as well InfinityzeN, thats a cool phone for sure. I just wonder if it has the make people switch appeal like the Iphone has...
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I think that is amazing to see an HDMI out on this to output pictures and videos in 720p.
So instead of plugging in a laptop, I can just plug in a phone. Stick that new SanDisk 32gb microSDHC and you can always have a few movies on hand.
I am wondering about it on that angle myself CCopeland. One other thing Sprint is doing is that 69.99 deal with unlimited anything. That is awesome, and from what I was reading on a roundup I read about At&t, Verizon, Sprint, and Tmobile Print is splitting second place with Verizon in the 13 cities they did the testing in. They also have a strong 3G backbone (or no subscribers), because the upload rate was second to none in some market, and then second to At&t in others. This of course was not on 4G equipment as At&t as noted will be the last one that train. While Sprint will be the first this summer with a 4G smart phone. I am thinking they might be pulling there business back into the market to a more successful outlook all around from what it sounds like.
Now this is truly an amazing phone. It will be interesting to see how that HDMI works when porting a video towards a big screen.
This is what I like to see, when a phone offers all the bells and whistles. This would really be amazing if you could hook it up to your PC and use it like a 4G connectivity stick? that way you can essentially replace your ISP with only one device. It has gotten better, now that you don't have to lug around a multitude of devices for your phone, laptop, camera etc... The whole 3G/4G thing isstill kinda questionable to me. I get the feeling that 4G is still operating as 3G, at least until more devices can take advantage of it, or they figure out how to make 4g more stable.
Sprint's pricing has always been kinda shady! You get the feeling you only are going to have to pay 50 per month, then it mysteriously goes up at random intervals. For some reason here in Hawaii, that 69 dollars is automaticaly kicked up to 89 dollars kinda like an area fee. Although I am sure it is not as bad as the others. My Sprint phone has always served me well, and their customer service is decent compared to some of the others I have had to deal with.
Now I will have to check on what this thing will cost in the upgrade program. I am certain, like the others, I will have to pay full price for it. This is way more drool worthy than the face palm! :P
Ok this thing is really way cooler than first thought!
It has tethering, which is a great feature. The 8MP camera is positioned just right, with two LED flashes!
Plus it has a kickstand. One thing that has always been missing since the inception of the Ipod!
$69 is the cost of the plan. No matter who you have for your phone carrier, you have to pay local, state, and federal taxes and fees. The fees just show up more clearly on cheaper plans, since the fees are flat rate. A $3 fee sticks out more on a $69 dollar plan then on a $150 plan.
Just take a look at your bill and see what everything other then the service charge is. Oh, if you have the insurance on your phone that is $3~5 a month, and road side assistance I believe is $5. Other than those two, everything else will be tax and fees that you would get stuck with no matter which phone company you got.
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