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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

Android 10 update just dropped today for folks who have a Sprint SIM installed. I hit >200 Mbps for the first time with the update installed on B41, as well as >400 Mbps over WiFi.

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