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Sprint Nexus S 4G

Droid Incredible 2  (Source: Verizon)
Sprint and Verizon getting sweet new Android smartphones

Today, however, Sprint has announced that it has a new handset coming for users to pick up starting on May 8. The Sprint network will get the new Samsung Nexus S 4G from Google. The smartphone will sell for $199.99 plus tax with a new contract or a renewal on an eligible current contract. The device will operate on the Sprint 4G WiMAX areas and is the fourth 4G smartphone to hit the network.

The smartphone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be among the first smartphones running Google’s latest smartphone OS to hit the network. Sprint says in many cases the smartphone will get the updates for Maps and Android as soon as they are available. Other smartphone users often have to wait for months to get updates to Android.

The phone has a 1GHz Samsung processor inside that supports 3D graphics and it has a dedicated GPU too. It uses a big 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with high contrast and bright colors. The rear camera is a 5-megapixel unit and the front camera for video calls is a VGA resolution camera. It has 3G/4G hotspot capability for up to six other devices. The smartphone has 16GB of internal storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, a 1500 mAh battery, and NFC technology.

Sprint is hurting for customers and it has the added pressure of the looming AT&T/T-Mobile deal that will relegate it to a distant third place in the market behind AT&T and Verizon. The company is taking the fight to stop the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile to Washington, but most think the more likely goal is to force the merged carries to sell off more assets.

Sprint isn’t the only one touting a new smartphone today, however; Verizon just announced the Droid Incredible 2 from HTC. The Incredible 2 has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. It can record 720p HD video and has Flash capability. The smartphone runs Android 2.2 and it has a 4-inch super LCD screen. The processor is a 1GHz Snapdragon and it supports hotspot function for up to five devices.

The Incredible 2 will hit on April 28 for $199.99 with a new contract.

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RE: Don't believe the Samsung lies!
By 225commander on 4/26/2011 1:27:51 PM , Rating: 2
Root-n-Woot that beotch!
I have to agree with you on the Android software update aspect, however Samsung does support their phones in most every other way, if you are having trouble with the device. I *almost* got the tech to give me the unlock code to my Craptivate so I could use it on Tmobile and give AT&T the finger on their monthly plan fees(about $25/mo higher for same service T-mo offers w no contract, sheesh)

As far these 'new' phones go, they have almost exact specs(except maybe a couple xtra Mpixels on camera) as phones released MONTHS ago(Galaxy S anyone?)and on 2.2 Froyo at that, seems abit late to the game. Adreno 205? lol the MSM8260, MSM8660, MSM8960 released Q4 2010 at 45nm running dual core (1.2Ghz Scorpion) w/Adreno 220...such as EVO 3D

By Solandri on 4/26/2011 3:57:57 PM , Rating: 2
I *almost* got the tech to give me the unlock code to my Craptivate so I could use it on Tmobile and give AT&T the finger

Just root it and extract the code yourself. It's stored on the phone.

The point of encryption is to allow Adam to talk to Betty without Charlie being able to eavesdrop.

The problem with the way most companies use encryption (particularly as DRM) is that they try to allow Adam to talk to Betty without Adam being able to eavesdrop. It's a guaranteed losing proposition, just a question of time before it's cracked.

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