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Sprint Q3 Plans Include Epic 2, Samsung 4G and Pair of BlackBerries

by Sean P. Aune | June 24, 2011June 24, 2011 12:06 pm PDT

Sprint seems to be upping their game as of late when it comes to handsets.  With the looming AT&T/T-Mobile merger, which the company is fighting vigorously, the current third place carrier needs to see what it can do to save itself.  Adding more handsets is never a bad idea.

This Is My Next has obtained a copy of Sprint’s roadmap of launches for the third quarter of this year, and they seem to be trying to hit all of the various markets.  First up is the Samsung Epic 2, which is naturally a follow-up to the original Samsung Epic.  From the specs that were gleaned, it doesn’t sound like this will be a huge update to the device, but you can expect a 4-inch display, a 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor (yes, a single-core) and an 8 megapixel camera.  In comparison, the current Epic 4G has a 1GHz Hummingbird, a 4-inch display and a 5 megapixel camera, so the Epic 2 is definitely just a small update.

The next Samsung device is being referred to as a “full touch 4G” , probably as a way to differentiate itself from the physical QWERTY keyboard of the Epic devices.  No details beyond that on this one for now.

If you aren’t looking for an Android device, it appears that Sprint is lining up two new BlackBerry handsets for you.  First up will be the BlackBerry Bold Touch followed by one currently codenamed “Monaco.”  Both handsets will be capable of global GSM roaming, and apparently the Monaco will be a new push-to-talk handset, something that Sprint hasn’t had a lot of as of late as they were changing up how that portion of their network worked.

While not earth-shattering devices, it sounds like Sprint is at least trying to keep itself in play through out these certain times.

Do any of these new potential handsets interest you?

[via This Is My Next]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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