Here it comes the Sprint iPhone....

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  1. Namji macrumors 6502a

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  2. alejovh1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    we don't really know if it's the iphone, just speculating; it could be Palm?
     
  3. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, saw that coming. I doubt it will be 4G though. I'd imagine Apple is putting pressure on AT&T to get their 4G network completed enough to release iPhone 5 (4G) for all 3 networks. If not this June, next January.
     
  4. stewart715 macrumors 6502

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    The way the event invitation is worded, it sounds a lot like they're promoting something alot bigger than the iPhone. Especially with David Blaine there.
     
  5. brendu macrumors 68020

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    yeah the iPhone isnt a first at all.. unless its wimax. and we would have gotten wind of that by now...

    My bet, "first to offer 4g, for the price of the other guys 3g." and some new offerings like first 4g EVO tablet.
     
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    That's a mighty big stretch. I can see an Android phone before the iPhone here... Now if they had unicorns and pixie dust instead of David Blaine, that might be a different thing...
     
  8. icyfire macrumors 6502

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    it's not the iPhone. clearly the flyer says that sprint will announce an "industry first" of which the iPhone 4 is not.
     
  9. kas23 macrumors 603

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    They're even having a magician there! Top that Verizon. I'm not entirely convinced its going to be the iPhone. Sprint getting the iPhone is not exactly an "industry first". I'm guessing an iPhone that runs on WiMax. That would technically be the first 4G iPhone.

    David Blaine is going to raise Palm from the dead?
     
  10. durvivor macrumors member

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    Those words are coming from a marketing person at a wireless company.

    By that, I mean, they might lie.

    An iPhone 4 with the $69.99 450/unl/unl plan would easily qualify as an "Industry First" in their minds.
     
  11. LucidPsychosis macrumors regular

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    The big announcement is that the automated customer service messages will all be in David Blaine's voice.
     
  12. MarlboroLite macrumors 6502a

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    some android tablet or another superduperiphonekilling android 5 inch phone.
     
  13. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    evo 2 or sprint iPhone or Motorola Zoom or 4G expands to 32 more markets!:D
     
  14. anonymous guy macrumors 6502

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    Hire a magician for your conferences, wonder why your company is bleeding money.

    Never change, Sprint.
     
  15. thebubbatex macrumors regular

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    My bet is it is going to be the RIM Playbook announcement.
     
  16. Sherifftruman macrumors 6502

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    It actually says "another industry first". IDK, just seems a little more leeway than just saying industry first. They could be saying first time the iPhone has been on a truly unlimited plan. They could be taking their marketing from TiVo, who talked up the Premiere way beyond what they delivered. Then again, it could well be something totally different and nothing to do with iPhone.

    How long was it in other countries once the iPhone went to a second carrier, till it went to a third or fourth?

    Eidt: Could well be the Playbook. good guess. thebubbatex
     
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    A WiMax iphone?
    I dont know about that.
    Maybe the same CDMA iphone that Verizon is getting.
     
  19. djransom macrumors 68040

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    This is exactly what I'm thinking.
     
  20. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Once the verizon iPhone is jailbroken and unlocked, there will be a Sprint iPhone, since they are both CDMA.

    And don't worry everyone, it may take time, but it will happen.
     
  21. thebubbatex macrumors regular

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    Whether it can/will happen or not - both Verizon and Sprint allow phones on their networks via the phone's ESN number. If your jailbroken iPhone is not in Sprint's database, it is not going to work.
     
  22. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dont think unlocking a CDMA device is the same as with GSM phones with a simple sim card switch.
    You will need the blessings of your provider to allow you to use it on their network and a few other obstacles as well.
     
  23. Wide opeN macrumors 6502

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    2011 may be the best year in wireless EVER!!!
     
  24. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Ahh yes after posting that I did some homework and you are right...It's been years since I've owned any cell phone. I forgot that what makes GSM simple to unlock is the SIM card...
     

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