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Update: Sprint To Get iPhone 5 In Exclusive $20 Billion Deal With Apple

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In what would be a huge coup for Now Network, BGR’s Johnathan Geller confirming and Wall Street Journal’s Marketplace Editor Dennis Berman, is reporting, that the iPhone 5 will be an exclusive deal with Sprint, for $20 billion worth of iPhones over the next four years.

Sprint’s iPhone 5 will be a 4G WiMAX based device, although we think that this will be a dual band with CDMA device as well. Verizon and AT&T are expected to get the iPhone 4S this quarter but expect both companies to have LTE versions of the iPhone 5 sometime next year.

BGR is reporting that Sprint’s iPhone 5 will have:

In this scenario, the iPhone 4S Apple will introduce tomorrow will feature the following:

  • A low voltage Apple A5 CPU (it won’t be the same as the iPad 2 chip, clock for clock).
  • Updated front and back camera sensors. FaceTime HD in the front, 8 megapixel 1080p HD video recording in the back.
  • Multiband 3G Qualcomm chipset — North American & International GSM/UMTS/HSPA bands for AT&T and Global carriers, North American CDMA & International GSM/UMTS/HSPA bands for Verizon and Sprint.
  • NFC support
  • Metal or “premium” plastic on the back case.
  • Faster CPU.
  • Larger 4-inch screen, similar to LG’s NOVA display but with a higher resolution.
  • 1GB of RAM.
  • Slightly larger design overall, but thinner and with a larger battery.
  • 32GB of storage.
  • iPhone 5 exclusive software and APIs (Assistant).
  • Dedicated Assistant button, possibly integrated with the new home button, “think gestures or a two-stage button like a camera shutter key).

Update:

MacDailyNews is reporting that they have the pricing for the iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 with specs of each phone.

Apple’s iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 specs and prices:

• iPhone 4, 8GB, A4, 512MB RAM, 5 MP main camera, black (GSM) – $0
• iPhone 4, 8GB, A4, 512MB RAM, 5 MP main camera, white (GSM) – $0
• iPhone 4, 8GB, A4, 512MB RAM, 5 MP main camera, black (CDMA) – $0
• iPhone 4, 8GB, A4, 512MB RAM, 5 MP main camera, white (CDMA) – $0

• iPhone 4S, 16GB, A5, 1GB RAM, 5 MP main camera, black (GSM/CDMA) – $99
• iPhone 4S, 16GB, A5, 1GB RAM, 5 MP main camera, white (GSM/CDMA) – $99
• iPhone 4S, 32GB, A5, 1GB RAM, 5 MP main camera, black (GSM/CDMA) – $199
• iPhone 4S, 32GB, A5, 1GB RAM, 5 MP main camera, white (GSM/CDMA) – $199

• iPhone 5, 16GB, A5, 1GB RAM, 8 MP main camera, (GSM/CDMA) – $199 (source unsure if this model will be offered at this price or at all)
• iPhone 5, 32GB, A5, 1GB RAM, 8 MP main camera, (GSM/CDMA) – $299
• iPhone 5, 64GB, A5, 1GB RAM, 8 MP main camera, (GSM/CDMA) – $399

[via BGR]

[Rumor] Samsung to announce Galaxy S 2 devices at MWC?

Despite the “rumor” classification, it’s a pretty safe bet to assume that Samsung will in fact be releasing the next iteration of it’s exceedingly popular Galaxy S line of smart phones at this year’s Mobile World Congress. The upgrade, according to the KoreaHerald, is expected to include the new SuperAMOLED Plus display, Google Android 2.3, and a dual-core SoC to top it all off . No word on whether this will be a dual-core version of Samsung’s sexy Hummingbird platform, or something altogether new. Hit the jump for some quotes directly from Shin Jong-kyun, alpha dog in the Samsung mobile division.

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Watch out iPad, PalmPad Is Drawing a Bead

While it pains me to quote, credit, or otherwise refer to FoxNews, it appears as though they’ve got their hands on some rather tasty exclusive information.  It looks as though Palm (HP) is joining the rest of the mobile community and jumping head-long into the tablet throng with not one, but four PalmPad tablet devices.  According to Fox (shudder), Palm plans to unveil three of the four devices at CES 2011, the fourth of which is to be directed at University students will be announced at a later time.  Minor hardware differences will separate the four devices in the PalmPad line, hit the link to see what we know so far.

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Sprint: 4G hits Los Angeles on December 1st (other cities to follow soon?)

According to a Tweet on Twitter, Sprint is going to be lighting up the L.A., California scene with 4G on December 1st. In addition, I am able to personally confirm that Sprint is indeed testing 4G in Sacramento, California as well. From what I have been seeing on speed tests lately, Sprint has a huge advantage over Verizon at this point with it’s WiMax speedy service. So brace yourselves L.A., you are about to get some serious data speeds on your 4G enabled Epic or Evo handset.

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SuperOneClick: One Click Rooting for Nearly All Android Phones!

One Click Rooting for Nearly Every Android PhoneIf you have an Android phone that you want rooted, and you have Microsoft Windows, then chances are that you’re in luck! A new Windows application roots all, but seven, Android phones with a single click (To include the Captivate). Granted there was Universal Androot, but Google is already patching the exploit which Universal Androot uses to root a device.

I suppose it’s a moot point though, since SuperOneClick roots all but seven devices and 6 (EVO, Incredible, Desire, Aria, Eris, and Wildfire) of those can still be rooted through unrevoked. Read more of this post

San Francisco now running blazing speeds with Sprint’s WiMAX

I saw a tweet last night that made me especially happy. My friend Myriam Joire a.k.a. tnkgrl from tnkgrl mobile, said Sprint lit up WiMAX in San Francisco and the speeds were insanely fast. My first thought, whoopee! Mobilize 2010 is right around the corner and what better place to test out Sprint’s new speeds than a mobile event. In Myriam’s post she states:

Epic 4G in Potrero Hill and are seeing between 5 and 7 (!) Mbps down and 1.2 Mbps up with 6 full bars of signal indoors. Even after moving 4 blocks away, download speeds stayed between 2 and 4 Mbps, with the signal dropping to 4 bars

Certainly good news to hear and I can’t wait to take this puppy for a test drive next week with the EVO and EPIC 4G devices from Sprint.

[via Engadget and twitter]

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Review: Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G in daily use

Sprint’s EVO 4G is the company’s first flagship Android 4G device. This is not the phone for those of you that are looking for a smaller device; you may just want to move along now. But for those of you ready to fork over your hard earned money for an Android handset, the EVO4G comes packed with pretty much everything imaginable: 1Ghz Qualcomm 8650 SnapDragon processor, 4.3″ LCD 480×800, 512MB RAM, 8 MP main camera capturing 720p video with another 1.3 MP front facing camera, 4G and 4G bands, FM Radio, TV out HDMI and a 1500mAh battery.  Arguably, we feel that this is still one of best phones on the market today; hence why Sprint can’t seem to keep them in stock. We tested this phone on a daily basis and I personally used it as my main line for an extensive period of time. Hit the break to read the entire review. Read more of this post

Why iPhone 4 is still playing catch up to Android

Since the World Wide Developers Conference, the iPhone has been given new life and it’s being called the iPhone 4. It is said that when Apple does something, they do it well. Lets get one thing straight; this article is not meant to take away from anyone who plans to get the iPhone 4, but someone has to point out the phone’s flaws. After all, Jobs would never do such a thing. So how can such a fantastic device still crumble to Android? Its all about the limitations; Apples largest issue.

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Thinking about getting a Pre or Pixi? Hows the price of FREE sound?

Now this is a deal you should think about taking. HP and Palm have teamed up to offer all WebOS phones on every carrier for free! Whether your upgrading, adding a line, or getting a new line on AT&T, Sprint, or Verizon it does not matter! I do wish I qualified for an upgrade because WebOS is still the only OS I have not played with or owned and the only thing I here about it is good things. Especially with WebOS 2.0 features announced earlier this week, I am sure they will get it on both phones as soon as they can. If your on the fence about WebOS, this should sweeten the deal. Remember it ends midnight Thursday so don’t wait too long!

Find the deal here!

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