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Seems they've added sprint network capable device to the list. Nice to have options! More devices like this should become the norm!http://www.androidcentral.com/nexbit-robin-now-compatible-all-major-us-carriers-addition-sprint

 

Added a link to android authority speaking about it,http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/09/23/nextbit-robin-confirmed-with-sprint-support-too/

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Anyone interested in this?

http://www.technobuffalo.com/2015/09/23/nextbit-robin-confirmed-with-sprint-support-too/

 

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It looks like a great combo.

 

But well I'll be impressed once they ship and reviews backup the claims.

 

That said the company has some great employees

 

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Looking forward to the user thread from users who have trouble activating a phone they bought on Kickstarter on their Sprint account. 5 pages of SIM card skus with screenshots of their conversation with Sprint International.

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If Moto/Sprint had trouble getting the Pure going on the first week, I can only imagine how a Kickstarter phone will go.

 

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I am very happy to see that Sprint is embracing unlocked devices.  Hopefully the One Plus and other devices aren't too far behind.

 

That is not a Sprint issue -- it is a OnePlus issue.  And I do not see OnePlus supporting CDMA2000.  OnePlus is too Asian centric for that.

 

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It's too bad that the Sprint variant does not include full CCA/RRPP compatibility with inclusion of LTE Bands 5 and 12. They do include them in the AT&T/Tmo variant. Bummer.

 

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It's too bad that the Sprint variant does not include full CCA/RRPP compatibility with inclusion of LTE Bands 5 and 12. They do include them in the AT&T/Tmo variant. Bummer.

 

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This was my thought when I saw the specs on the CDMA variant.

 

I'm wondering how the whole adding and removing apps/data from the cloud works in low coverage or no coverage areas.

 

This seems to require constant WiFi or high speed LTE to be fully functional.

 

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This was my thought when I saw the specs on the CDMA variant.

 

I'm wondering how the whole adding and removing apps/data from the cloud works in low coverage or no coverage areas.

 

This seems to require constant WiFi or high speed LTE to be fully functional.

 

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Yeah, I'll let others be the guinea pig for that. ;)

 

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It's too bad that the Sprint variant does not include full CCA/RRPP compatibility with inclusion of LTE Bands 5 and 12. They do include them in the AT&T/Tmo variant. Bummer.

Looking at the specs, it shows LTE bands 5 and 12 now.

 

Looks like the NextBit Robin will be coming to Sprint now. Anyone planning to get one? I don't see an ETA yet on the CDMA variant, but the GSM version seems to be available for purchase now. 

 

Nextbit-Robin.png

 

https://www.nextbit.com/pages/meet-robin

I'm curious about one thing though. Even if the device has all the Sprint bands, would Sprint allow it on their network? I haven't seen any confirmation from Sprint.

 

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Woops, looks like my thread was merged, didn't see this one. :-) 

 

Twospirits: The CDMA version does not appear to support bands 5 & 12 

 

As far as confirmation from Sprint, the CDMA version isn't out yet, so we probably won't hear anything until it's officially on the market. 

 

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Seems they've added sprint network capable device to the list. Nice to have options! 

Say goodbye to options.

 

Nextbit has cancelled the CDMA variant.

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Say goodbye to options.

 

Nextbit has cancelled the CDMA variant.

Interesting that they're waiting for so long for carrier coordination.  This is probably the same reason a lot of unlocked phones do not support CDMA.  If the BYOD policy for Sprint/Verizon were the same as T-Mobile/AT&T, this likely wouldn't happen (and with CSIM, it's entirely possible to replicate the same authentication/sim setup as its GSM partners.)

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