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Something tells me that the recently announced ZTE Spro 2 at CES 2015 today will be coming to Sprint. The specs are really nice (well at least nicer than the current model).

ZTE launches Spro 2 - Verge

ZTE Spro 2 with Snapdragon 800 - gsmarena

ZTE Spro 2 hands on - phonearena

 

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Video: Android Authority

Photo: GSMArena

 

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Looks like it's going to be exclusive to AT&T

 

 

AT&T will exclusively offer the ZTE SPro2 on AT&T’s network — the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network and the network that has the nation’s strongest LTE signal. The latest version provides twice the projector brightness of its predecessor. Pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.

http://about.att.com/story/zte_spro2_projector_first_att_portable_projector_and_mobile_hotspot_coming_to_americas_strongest_lte_signal.html

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Booo, After I posted that last night, I kept looking around and one article states AT&T being one of them and another says AT&T and T-Mobile. Another article says that it is only LTE with no cdma hinting that Verizon and Sprint are out of the deal. Which would be a slap to Sprint considering that they were the ones that had the first generation. I guess we'll soon find out who the other ones are.

 

 

In the pics, where is the mobile hotspot device?  All I see is some sort of Apple TV/Roku thing.

 

AJ

lol, true, it does look like a Apple TV box. 

 

TS

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Another article says that it is only LTE with no cdma hinting that Verizon and Sprint are out of the deal.

LTE-only doesn't necessarily mean Sprint & Verizon won't get it. VZ in particular seems eager to release some LTE-only devices at some point soon.

 

Indeed, once NV 2.0 has made a bit more progress, I think it could make sense for Sprint to go even further and release a B41-only hotspot with special plans with a lower cost/GB, given the guarantee that the user will only be on the highest-capacity band.

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LTE-only doesn't necessarily mean Sprint & Verizon won't get it. VZ in particular seems eager to release some LTE-only devices at some point soon.

 

Indeed, once NV 2.0 has made a bit more progress, I think it could make sense for Sprint to go even further and release a B41-only hotspot with special plans with a lower cost/GB, given the guarantee that the user will only be on the highest-capacity band.

Verizon is already releasing LTE only tablets IIRC...

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Verizon is already releasing LTE only tablets IIRC...

True, it looks like they've had some for about a year now. I missed that since I usually don't pay much attention to news about tablets. I believe all their hotspots still support CDMA for now though.

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It looks nice, it's too bad it will be an AT&T exclusive. I've been pretty happy with my Livepro, I was looking forward to seeing a newer version of it available. I don't see it mentioned, but it seems like the power bank is missing from the original. I use that feature on my Livepro a lot, it would be a shame if they got rid of it.

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It looks nice, it's too bad it will be an AT&T exclusive. I've been pretty happy with my Livepro, I was looking forward to seeing a newer version of it available. I don't see it mentioned, but it seems like the power bank is missing from the original. I use that feature on my Livepro a lot, it would be a shame if they got rid of it.

It looks like it is HPSA+ 1900/2100 as well which is great I can use this with my unlimited 4G data plan on the T-Mobile network for only 79.99 monthly. :)

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It looks like it is HPSA+ 1900/2100 as well which is great I can use this with my unlimited 4G data plan on the T-Mobile network for only 79.99 monthly. :)

 

I am not sure where you are seeing that stat, but it is likely band 1 IMT 1900+2100 MHz, which is not available in US spectrum allocation.

 

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I am not sure where you are seeing that stat, but it is likely band 1 IMT 1900+2100 MHz, which is not available in US spectrum allocation.

 

AJ

Interesting, okay thanks for the correct on that. I saw 1900/2100 so I might have been wrong

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True, it looks like they've had some for about a year now. I missed that since I usually don't pay much attention to news about tablets. I believe all their hotspots still support CDMA for now though.

Verizon has one hotspot without CDMA. Future hotspot devices may lack it too. A version of the Spro 2 with Verizon's LTE bands did pass through the FCC, and it does lack CDMA.

 

It looks like it is HPSA+ 1900/2100 as well which is great I can use this with my unlimited 4G data plan on the T-Mobile network for only 79.99 monthly.  :)

 

It'll only support T-Mobile HSPA+ on PCS (1900). You'll see AWS referred to as either "AWS" or "1700" on most spec sheets. AT&T devices support LTE bands 2 and 4, so it'll support LTE fine on T-Mobile. According to the FCC authorization info, it lacks band 12 (which isn't very surprising).

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