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Sprint to be exclusive carrier of 'Essential' phone

 

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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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Yes sir, fail on my part....figured would be same as 6p sim but it's isim so no network evaluation yet.   Phone build is awesome and feels solid in the hand. Included accessories are too notch.  

My phone has essentially been shipped....   Sent from my LG-LS993 using Tapatalk

Playground, the VC that's funding Essential, had a startup showcase here in town for SXSW (they rented out a bar on Rainey Street for today and tomorrow). I swung by and handed my contact info to one

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

 

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Yes.

 

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

 

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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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