Leak about Sprint's upcoming event- dual-screened device
Ok I figured I would create a new thread on this due to some info I received today. Yes there are other threads speculating on what Sprint might be announcing on the 7th, but there isn't one that has any concrete device info. Since I believe I have come into some of that afore-mentioned info, I figured I'd get the chatter going and get people's thoughts. So here goes..
-The announcement IS a device- no plan restructuring or anything (like they need more of that with how much they pissed off everyone today with that we're-now-gonna-charge-you-an-extra-$10-for-data-even-though-you're-already-paying-for-unlimited deal.
-It has large screens- think somewhere between the Evo and the Galaxy Tab.
-It actually has dual screens- there's a primary one but then also a secondary screen that flips up from the back, like on a hinge.
-No word on what that second screen does, if it integrates with the primary screen to give you one big screen, or if you can run an app on each, or what. Sorry I couldn't get more details.
-No official word on if it's voice-capable, or if it's some kind of tablet/slate.
Now I know what you're thinking- there have not been any leaks on a device like that at all that we can remember. And I can't either. So if it weren't for hearing it straight from someone at corporate, in-person, I never would have believed it either. Flame me, shoot me down, PM me a death threat, do what you will, but I'm just passing on info I heard and trying to be helpful and get the ball rolling on what will hopefully be an awesome device. I have no reason whatsoever to lie or make this up, so.... Yea
Lots of posts recently have been theorizing that HTC has a 3D device coming out soon- could this be it? It does make sense with them tying in David Blaine to the event- illusions, eye tricks, etc. Thoughts, comments?? Has anyone seen any device rumored recently that this could possibly be??
- 01-18-2011, 06:26 PM #2
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- 01-18-2011, 06:31 PM #4
hmmmm.... what would be the purpose of a screen that flips out... My initial idea i was thinking about was something like those cameras that have the front facing screen to make self pictures. But if it has a screen that flips out.... i cant figure out how that would be useful. (cringes thinking about a moto flipout like device)
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- 01-18-2011, 08:49 PM #10
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A part of me wants to knock the idea of a dual screen.. but I'll hold my opinion on that. The idea mentioned above about the flip screen acting as a keyboard or something would actually be SICK. Almost a ultra modern laptop feel to it (keyless keyboard). But other than that I can't think of anything. But I'm also not making the big bucks for app development lol.
- 01-18-2011, 08:52 PM #11
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Could it be this Acer dual-screen laptop/netbook thingie that Microsoft's Major Nelson twitted about during CES (Twitter on 1/6) ? I could see the top screen (presumably non-touch) folding back so that the bottom touch screen (showing the virtual keyboard in the photo) becomes a tablet.
- 01-18-2011, 09:10 PM #13
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- 01-18-2011, 09:33 PM #15
Ugh. I see no value whatsoever in a dual screen, flip screen or 3D device; Gosh, I can't even stand 3D movies! Sprint would do well to introduce a stunningly stylish well-crafted limited edition device running Gingerbread and one that offers improved build quality, and improved screen performance.
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- 01-19-2011, 12:32 AM #21
Imagine a phone with a slide-QWERTY that had another screen flip out on a hinge to be more tablet-sized when you wanted it. And then you had the option of still using the keyboard, or sliding it back under the main screen and just using the touch screen. It'd be the freakin Transformer of phones lol
- 01-19-2011, 07:27 AM #23
I used to work at Sprint, and I have some friends that still do. Only one knows what they're launching and he won't tell me. What he WOULD tell me is that it's not a 3D device. He actually went to a tech convention of some sort last year and saw a glassless 3D device - even posted how cool it was on Facebook - but he told me it absolutely is not that.
Dual screens? That could be...
I need to go bother him again!
Not 3D- good to know. We can cross that one off. And granted, it is a little early for that kind of thing to be popping up already- probably more towards the end of the year, but if it was 3D, I was expecting them to show off more of a working prototype, and then release later in the year, like they did with the Evo.
- 01-19-2011, 09:49 AM #25