Sprint gets LTE rolling April 22nd with Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper

LG announced that the LG Viper 4G LTE will be one of the first smartphones available on Sprint’s 4G LTE network. That phone is Android 2.3 powered and features a Gorilla Glass screen. It won’t be alone for its launch on April 22nd. Sprint has announced that the Galaxy Nexus with LTE will be launching that same day.

The Android flagship phone with Ice Cream Sandwich is finally coming to the Now Network.

  • Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP 4460)
  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Android Beam
  • Wi-Fi® – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Integrated GPS
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Stereo Bluetooth® 3.0
  • Dual cameras – Rear-facing, zero-shutter lag 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, digital zoom and LED flash; front-facing 1.3-megapixel for video chat with Google+ Hangouts
  • Single-motion panoramic picture capabilities that allow the user to take beautiful panorama pictures by pointing and touching the shutter, then panning the phone from one side to another
  • Full-featured photo editor with one-touch sharing and live effects, which lets the user give friends big eyes, squeezed heads and large noses while recording video
  • Face Unlock: Galaxy Nexus introduces a new, fun way to unlock the phone – with a smile. State-of-the-art facial recognition technology lets the user switch on the phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe
  • Dimensions: 2.67 x 5.33 x 0.37 inches (67.94mm x 135.5mm x 9.47mm)
  • Weight: 5.1 ounces (144 grams)
  • Display: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour touchscreen display with 1280×720 resolution
  • Battery: 1850mAh Lithium-ion battery
  • Talk Time: 7.5 hours
  • Memory: 32GB internal memory (ROM); 1GB RAM

The phone is available for pre-order now at a $199.99 price point.

My favorite part of the phone’s description is this:

Unleash the genius of your Galaxy Nexus with a Pure Google, bloatware-free experience at Sprint – the only national carrier with truly unlimited data.

This is Sprint’s description of the phone. If being bloatware-free is so great, STOP BLOATING YOUR PHONES. I don’t want a Facebook app I can’t uninstall, or a Sprint NASCAR app, or Sprint TV. If you have to bloat it in the beginning at least let me uninstall the junk down the road.

Categories : Hardware
Posted by Jason Hamilton | April 16, 2012  |  No Comment

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