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#1 mc_gusto

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:35 PM

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&amp;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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#2 Astyanax

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 04:36 PM

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



#3 MrZorbatron

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:06 PM

$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.



#4 nexgencpu

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:24 PM

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

#5 utiz4321

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:25 PM

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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#6 nexgencpu

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 12:24 AM

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.



#7 TH4RO

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 08:25 PM

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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