So Sprint confirmed the EVO's launch date, announced a hotspot device and a push-to-talk app but no Note. Does this mean no Note for 2012?
Most likely no.
From reading the threads here and elsewhere as well as Roberts excellent notes on the subject I came to the conclusion a while back that the Note will not come to Sprint this year (at least not sooner than the 4th quarter). Which is why I couldn't wait and got it on AT&T. Robert has shown us from this document
recently posted in the EVO LTE pre order thread
that there is one device currently in testing that will be released by Sept (3rd quarter). But I do not think its the Note. By Oct we will be very close to the one year anniversary of the current Note. So unless Samsung and Sprint get the Note out by 3rd qtr, I don't think it will come at all in its current form this year.
Plus, Samsung has mentioned that they are already in the process of creating Note # 2, so by Nov/Dec I am sure they will announce it officially. Whether that will be the international version or US version or both is yet to be seen. me thinks it will be the International version first then a US GSM/LTE version In Jan/Feb and a CDMA/LTE version in Feb/Mar.
What throws this theory of mine into a loop is the talks that Verizon is going to get one also by years end. If they do get a Note it won't be the updated one but rather the current version.
It also seems that a Sprint rep made a post stating that Sprint decided not to carry the Note (at least this current version) see link
. This is not to say that Sprint won't carry the newer updated version that Samsung is working on and what I think will happen.