Sprint Launches Three New Androids With Sprint ID
Oct 6, 2010, 4:10 PM by Philip Berne
Sprint launched three new Android phones across a range of price points, all with the new Sprint ID interface software on board.
- Samsung Transform: The Samsung Transform is the most powerful of the three new phones. A QWERTY slider, the Transform features an 800 MHz processor and dual cameras, a 3.2 megapixel shooter around back and a VGA camera up front for self-portraits and video conferencing. The Transform features a large, full-QWERTY keyboard that slides out from beneath the 3.5-inch screen. The phone will be available on 10/10 from Sprint for $150 with a contract agreement.
- Sanyo Zio: The Sanyo Zio is a full touchscreen phone with a 3.5-inch display and a trackball just beneath the screen for navigating the interface. A 600 MHz processor drives the phone, which runs Android 2.1 with Sprint ID on top. That's a step up from the version released on Cricket, which runs Android 1.6. The Zio uses a 3.2 megapixel camera. The phone will be available on 10/10 for $100 with a contract.
- LG Optimus S: As part of the new LG Optimus family, Sprint is launching the LG Optimus S with its own Sprint ID software built in. The Optimus S will launch three weeks after the other two Sprint ID Android phones, but it will run Android 2.2 instead of 2.1. The Optimus S runs on a 600 MHz processor, and the screen is a 3.2-inch display. The phone will be available first in black, then later in purple.
these phones are going to suck
And don't get me started on the Intercept. >_<
How are these phones going to wow anyone with these pathetic specs? Such weaknesses invariably lead to a poor user experience.(And from my perspective as a sales rep, nothing but returns and exchanges.) >
Bring it on Sprint!
The Optimus is coming to UsCellular
I Don't get it
Thought 2.2 was supposed to be for 1ghz and high phones? If that is not the case why won't the Moment ever be upgraded to 2.2? It has a freaking 800mhz processor.
It's moreso the way that the processor is made and how efficient it can be to handle different tasks.
I guarantee you that the 800 MHz processor in the Transform is NOT the same processor tha...
Digging the Transform...
This will likely replace it too, as the Intercept (apparently) going to be discontinued to head to the prepaid shores of Virgin.