I would be really happy with a curve 3g or even a Bold or Torch now that the Torch 2 is supposed to come out. RIM has leaked a whole new lineup of phones so getting one of their last gen models would seem plausible.
I hope Vm gets an HTC im all over it.
HTC is awesome they make world class phones would love to see a VM iteration.
Virgin mobile will only be releasing smartphones only. They are going fully android. Eventually there line up will consist of only smartphones. How will this affect boost.
Hmm? It will be a lot of smartphones, but there are rumors pointing to the Samsung Restore (basically an upgraded Rumor 2) appearing this Spring. It hasn't been confirmed, and I believe they will be very Android-heavy in the future (hence why their new slogan is "Go Crazy on Android"), but it is still a strong rumor that the Restore is coming.
With that said, I see the two companies as targeting two different markets: VM going after Smartphone users with their plans, and Boost going with other users with the unlimited talk/text/web for $50 (going down to $35). This lets VM price their plans higher than where they would be on Boost, and will give Sprint two tiers of prepaid plans with each targeting a different market.
I don't know what your source is for VM being all smartphones...but I haven't seen anything official on that at all. Sprint is talking about 70% of its new phone releases being Android this year, but that's all I've seen. Sprint is shutting down the Boost iDen service by 2014 and moving all their Boost people to CDMA, but that isn't exclusively smartphones...both Boost and Virgin have CDMA non-smartphones.
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Do you have a source for this info? Just doesn't seem official or anything..Virgin mobile will only be releasing smartphones only. They are going fully android. Eventually there line up will consist of only smartphones. How will this affect boost.
A more momentous and better-documented rumor that has serious implications for Virgin Mobile/Boost is that Sprint and T-Mobile are in merger talks.
Yeah...if only they'd come up with 4G worldphones from that one...having to merge the CDMA and GSM networks...that would be interesting.
It seems like a good differentiator for the brands.
Virgin Mobile - data centric - smartphones (android, etc.)
Boost Mobile - talk/text centric - variety (BlackBerry, etc)
VM's PayLo - paygo - Budget conscious service (affordable devices)
If Sprint (cdma) does end up acquiring T-Mobile (hspa) there might be a myriad of devices becoming available for prepaid service.
The device selection at Sprint's prepaid Virgin Mobile may start to look almost identical to Virgin Mobile - Canada's line-up (they now offer both cdma & hspa service & devices).
Operating without a contract makes you far more valuable.
I spoke with a guy I work with yesterday who had a Samsung Galaxy. He said It had him wanting to pull his hair out after two weeks. Nothing worked right on it. At first he thought it was just him being to dumb to figure the phone out. But then he found out the Samsung Galaxy S is just a bad phone with many known issues. He returned it and said he didn't want any touch phones any more.
Pity for that. The Optimus is a decent phone. He'd probably like it.