Carriers Tout Exclusive Colors: Sprint Gets White HTC EVO 4G LTE, AT&T Gets Red Galaxy S III

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News Posted: Fri, Jul 13 2012 12:02 PM

It's not uncommon for a carrier to brag about being the only carrier in the U.S. to offer a particular smartphone. However, since many smartphone manufacturers are starting to offer the same (or very similar) smartphone to different carriers, carriers are losing these bragging rights. In an attempt to continue to differentiate themselves from others, many carriers are turning to color to stand out. To that end, Sprint recently announced it would begin offering the HTC EVO 4G LTE in white on July 15. In addition, AT&T announced it will offer the popular Samsung Galaxy S III in Garnet Red on the same day.

Both of these color variants will offer the same features as their predecessors. The white HTC EVO 4G LTE will still sell for $199.99 with a contract and will feature Android 4.0, HTC Sense 4, a Snapdragon S4 processor, a 4.7-inch HD display, and an 8-megapixel camera.

The red Galaxy S III from AT&T will also sell for $199.99 with a contract. It features Android 4.0, a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB RAM, a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen, and an 8MP camera.

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RTietjens replied on Fri, Jul 13 2012 12:54 PM

You know, strangely enough, the color of my phone has never affected how well it made or received phone calls. Now, if everything else was equal, and I had a choice of colors, that would be nice - but "carrier exclusive" phones means I don't give a rat's ass about any of them. I'll pick the phone I like from the limited offerings that my carrier has, or I'll get an unlocked phone and move the SIM card to it.

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Jul 13 2012 1:22 PM

When color is a greater concern than the reputation of the carrier, you don't need a phone - you need to see Oz about a brain.

I'll bet there's been a very serious conversation inside of Apple as to whether HTC is infringing their design patents by creating white devices.

What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?

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I like the red, but Im in Canada, so yeah :/

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