1. colonelcack's Avatar
    Looks like we might finally be getting a phone worth upgrading to...

    "Samsung Epic 2 slider may return after all


    Samsung's seemingly abandoned Epic 2 for Sprint might still see the light of day after leaks saw it resurface. The Android QWERTY slider is now in Cellebrite's device tracking system, ACSyndicate found, usually a sign that it's getting close to release. The SPH prefix in front of its D705 model number suggests that it's intended for a Sprint-related carrier, which given Sprint's own absence could mean Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile instead.

    In its current state, the hardware would be modest for larger carriers but would raise the bar considerably for budget providers. A four-inch, 540x960 display, a 1.2GHz single-core Hummingbird chip, and an eight-megapixel camera would make it slightly more advanced than the HTC Hero S it would likely have to compete against. It would most likely stop at 3G rather than use LTE, although it should have dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi.

    Release details of the Epic 2, if it ships at all, aren't clear. At this stage, it would either have a low contract price or would be relatively affordable, possibly serving as a complement or replacement for the Motorola Triumph at Virgin. [via The Verge, bottom image via PocketNow]"




    Read more: Samsung Epic 2 may resurface for Boost or Virgin | Electronista
    01-30-2012 10:28 PM
  2. asadullah's Avatar
    Samsung has the worst update history out there. And if their still using the rfs file system.... lets' just hope this isn't true or at least they have ics on it.
    01-30-2012 10:45 PM
  3. watskyhotsky's Avatar
    Samsung has the worst update history out there. And if their still using the rfs file system.... lets' just hope this isn't true or at least they have ics on it.
    true. samsung has cool designed phones but the software on them is absolutely awful.

    I had a Galaxy S vibrant and it took way too long to get 2.2

    Cyanogenmod dropped official support for it becuase of things samsung broke that they themselves couldnt fix.

    I'm avoiding samsung phones.


    also, my triumph OCs to 2GHz and is totally unlocked. (unlike this samsung phone will be most likely)

    good luck getting a rom on the thing, and you will constantly fight force closes and crashes on the stock rom.

    IF it ships, and does NOT have ics at launch, theres no hope for it.
    01-30-2012 10:48 PM
  4. colonelcack's Avatar
    I also found this...which says virgin/boost should be getting use of sprint's LTE 4G network in the future?!

    Here's to hoping that's at no additional charge but I wouldn't be surprised if there wasnt a $10 4g fee or something...anyways details here:

    Sprint to bring 4G LTE to prepaid divisions Boost and Virgin Mobile - Prepaid Mobile Phone Reviews
    01-30-2012 10:52 PM
  5. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    In the future...
    Yeah, that could be any time between now and 3 years from now.
    01-31-2012 12:12 AM
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