October 31, 2014

EXCLUSIVE: More Details Leaking out for Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform

One of our trusted tipsters has passed along some new Sprint details for a pair of upcoming devices.  We felt you’d like to know a little more about the Sanyo Zio and Samsung Transform since we’re expecting them less than a week from now.  Yep, we’re told to look for these two phones on October 10!

The Sanyo Zio will bow at a $99 price tag, after rebate while the Transform should be $149.99 after rebate.  We’re liking the entry-level price points after the $250 cost of the EPIC 4G which launched just a few weeks back.  The Samsung phone is said to be running an 800MHz processor although we’re not exactly sure which chipset it might be.  Our source had not powered the phone on when he shot off a few pictures to us, but they felt pretty good about it being Android 2.1.  Screen size is somewhere in the 3.5-inch range. For what it’s worth, this isn’t a 4G handset.

You’ll notice something called Sprint ID in the pictures.  What’s the deal with that?  Our source tells us that it’s like being able to customize your device with various apps, ringtones, wallpapers, and settings with the ability to go back to stock Android whenever you want.  We can see Entertainment, Business, and Fashion & Beauty IDs in the picture above.  Wonder what else there is?

Accessories are said to be arriving any day now, with some stores already sitting on Zio goodies.