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mc_gusto    827

From USA TODAY

 

Sprint to be exclusive carrier of 'Essential' phone

 

https://usat.ly/2taGi7y

 

NEW YORK—The Essential phone that is the brainchild of Android co-founder Andy Rubin now has an exclusive U.S. carrier — Sprint.Why Sprint?“We like to bet with where we think the market is going as opposed to where the market was,” Essential President Niccolo de Masi told USA TODAY. “I feel like we are a new brand and a new consumer electronics company and we are partnering with the network of the future.”Sprint has been making progress in advancing its network but it still trails Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile in subscribers.De Masi points as well to the friendship Rubin has with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. SoftBank owns 83% of Sprint and Rubin is an advisor to the SoftBank Vision Fund.

 

 

 

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Astyanax    1

$699 seems a bit steep for an "essential" phone. For $50 more you can get a 128GB iPhone 7.

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MrZorbatron    443

$699 seems a bit steep for an "essential" phone. For $50 more you can get a 128GB iPhone 7.

 By the look of everything, this will be a much better device.  Definitely it has better specs.

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nexgencpu    3,941

Andy put out a statement that it's coming next couple of weeks..

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utiz4321    1,110

Andy put out a statement that it's coming next couple of weeks..

I think he said next few weeks. Whatever that means.

 

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nexgencpu    3,941

I think he said next few weeks. Whatever that means.

 

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Yeah, who knows, but I hope for the best. 

 

This could turn out to be an excellent handset.

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TH4RO    41

Not thrilled with the fact that he missed his own deadline. He shouldn't make promises/statement he can't keep. It has me questioning my decision to buy one.

 

Reliability/follow through should be a pillar for every start up company.

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jefbal99    1,389

Man, that is a pretty phone.  I'd love to try one out, but its way out of my price range and budget right now.  I like the magnet concept for the add-ons.

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WiWavelength    31,438

Judged by the level of interest in its 10 post thread, this phone is non essential.

 

AJ

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jefbal99    1,389

Judged by the level of interest in its 10 post thread, this phone is non essential.

 

AJ

/tomato

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Arysyn    1,068

Judged by the level of interest in its 10 post thread, this phone is non essential.

 

AJ

Its still doing better than the LG V30 thread I created.

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TH4RO    41

I ordered one this morning and figured I'd give it a try. 15 day return policy if it underwhelms me.

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imex99    1,187

Pre-ordered

 

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lilotimz    10,873

Is this an HPUE device?

Yes.

 

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rocketr    29

Any News on Calling Plus or Sprint WiFi calling support?

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nexgencpu    3,941

Yes.

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4x4MIMO?

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lilotimz    10,873

4x4MIMO?

 

No

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imex99    1,187

Yes.

 

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Are u sure on that sir, I've heard some contradictions......????

 

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lilotimz    10,873

Yes.

 

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Is this an HPUE device?

 

Correction. No. 

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imex99    1,187

Correction. No.

Sad day indeed.. .

 

 

But I was just charged for my phone, hopefully I getting some shipping information soon...

 

Anyone see it hear of any cases?

 

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