Friday, 4 November 2011

Discover Sprint's 2011 Android and BlackBery Phones

Sprint has a reasonable selection of 2011 phones. The popular choices are Androids and BlackBerry devices. Android is a good option if you enjoy using your phone as a multimedia device in addition to regular phone use, while the BlackBerry phones are better suited for those who want a solid, robust, secure phone with an excellent full QWERTY keyboard making typing emails and messages quick and easy.

If you are going the Android route then take a look at the 4G enabled phones such as the HTC EVO, Nexus S (Sprint's first 'pure' Google device), and the Samsung Epic. My pick from the Android phones is the recently launched Nexus as it ships with the latest version of the Android operating system (2.3 commonly called Gingerbread), runs on Sprint's WiMAX 4G network, has a 1GHz processor, 16 GB of on board memory, 4 inch Super AMOLED touch screen display, 5 mega pixel rear camera and a 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera. The EVO's features include an 8 mega pixel camera, though runs on Android 2.2 (Froyo), as does the Epic. The Epic has a full QWERTY keyboard if you are looking for an android with a physical keyboard. If you are serious about text messaging, emailing, security and want a robust phone with a battery that has around 13 days standby time and 6 hours talk time then take a look at the Bold 9650 from Sprint. Effectively this is the upgrade on the Tour with the main differences being a touchpad to move the cursor, WiFi and twice as much onboard memory. It has good international roaming capabilities running on both CDMA and GSM, 2.4 inch screen (360 x 480 pixels), 3.2 mega pixel rear camera, 528 MHz processor, runs on BlackBerry's latest operating system (version 6), amongst other standard BlackBerry features.

Sprint has two other BlackBerry phones available - the Curve 9330 and the Style.

The Curve is similar in many respects to the Bold both physically and technically. The Curve is slightly cheaper than the Bold, although it is more likely to 'crash' under pressure or 'slow up' than the Bold due to the weaker processor power. This being said there are many Curve owners who love their Curve and have no hassles with the phone. The Style is a unique option from BlackBerry with the clamshell design full QWERTY keyboard phone. This is possibly the best clamshell smartphone available and is a fun, compact phone. The keys on the Style are slightly cramped and not raised as much as the Bold and Curve, making typing not as easy.

As mentioned above, the most popular types of phones from Sprint in 2011 are the Android and BlackBerry devices. Android phones are more impressive with all the apps and latest multimedia functions while BlackBerry is focused on selling robust, secure, full QWERTY keyboard phones with long lasting battery life. Which type you choose depends on what features appeal to you more. The Bold 9650 is the Premier Sprint BlackBerry, while the Nexus is probably the top choice Sprint Android phone, with the Epic and EVO closely competing for top place.

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