Phone manufacturers on Sprint

lafountain

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All of this information is about Android phones only.

So on Sprint we have Samsung, LG, and HTC phones.
On AT&T, they have Sony, Samsung, Motorola, Dell, and HTC.
On Verizon, they have Motorola, Samsung, HTC, LG, and soon Sony.
T-Mobile has LG, HTC, Motorola, Samsung, and Dell.

Motorola makes phones for 3 of the 4. (I don't really count the Motorola i1 as it is on the Nextel network and not really on Sprint)
Sony for 2 of the 4.
Dell for 2 of the 4.

What are the chances that any of these companies making a phone for Sprint. I am not unhappy with the quality of the phones on Sprint, but options are almost always a good thing. Motorola makes some pretty good phones and I think that they would sell quite well on Sprint.
 

tndank

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I don't think we'll see any huge increase in options. All part of keeping costs down and trying to run the cheaper alternative to the other carriers.

Less phones, less testing and research dollars, less phone parts to keep in stock, less training, etc.

I don't think Sprint is interested in Verizon's 'every model under the sun even if they are only in production for a month' plan. Pick the best 2/3 phones out there, add them to the lineup, and be done. Add a couple/3 mid range phones as well. The EVO is still hanging strong when you consider everything about the phone (specs, features, software, etc). They would rather have a phone sell for a year than 3 models that come and go every 4-6 months.
 

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I don't think we'll see any huge increase in options. All part of keeping costs down and trying to run the cheaper alternative to the other carriers.

Less phones, less testing and research dollars, less phone parts to keep in stock, less training, etc.

I don't think Sprint is interested in Verizon's 'every model under the sun even if they are only in production for a month' plan. Pick the best 2/3 phones out there, add them to the lineup, and be done. Add a couple/3 mid range phones as well. The EVO is still hanging strong when you consider everything about the phone (specs, features, software, etc). They would rather have a phone sell for a year than 3 models that come and go every 4-6 months.

Assuming that is actually Sprint's strategy, I think it makes sense. Having said that, I can conceive of wanting a high-end Motorola phone in a year or two if they make this "laptop dock" think work a little better than their first shot at it with the Atrix (and if they get rid of Motoblur!).
 

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