Sprint today announced that they’ve got a number of new Android-powered devices coming soon, officially confirming the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and an LG Mach. Pricing and exact timing will be revealed in time, however it stands to reason that things are unfolding quickly. Also getting a bit of press again, Sprint reminds us that they’ll be offering the LG Optimus G as well.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the same tablet that is available in a AT&T-branded and/or Wi-Fi capacity. Details include Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich,a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a 7000mAh battery.
The LG Mach is an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich experience that comes with a 4-inch WVGA display, sliding QWERTY keyboard, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB internal storage. Additional specs include a 5.0-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera, 1700 mAh, and support for Sprint ID.
Finally, and just for good measure, Sprint is announcing a new USB stick to provide 3G/4G/4G LTE directly to a laptops and devices.
Bold 4G LTE Lineup from Sprint Gains Four New Powerhouse Devices – Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G, LG Mach and Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB
First 4G LTE tablet from Sprint, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 offers Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and
beautiful 10.1-inch display for entertainment and productivity Photobugs will delight with high-powered LG Optimus G featuring an advanced 13MP camera
SAN DIEGO – Oct. 9, 2012 – As part of Sprint’s (NYSE:S) commitment to bring customers the
best 4G LTE experience combined with the value of Truly UnlimitedSM data on smartphones, four
new devices will soon be added to Sprint’s already impressive 4G LTE lineup: Samsung Galaxy
Tab® 2 10.1, LG Optimus G™, LG Mach™ and Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-mode USB. Pricing
and availability for each device will be shared at a later date.
These four new 4G LTE additions will be available this fall and will provide customers powerful
devices that fit their lifestyles:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the first tablet to combine the benefits of Sprint 3G and 4G LTE with a vivid 10.1-inch touchscreen display, Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich and a 1.5GHz dual-core processor.
- LG Optimus G features an advanced 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, making it a dream device for photo lovers who are ready to leave their point-and-shoot at home and just carry their smartphone.
- LG Mach makes 4G LTE accessible as an inexpensive yet sleek smartphone with a full QWERTY keyboard and Sprint ID.
- Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB brings Sprint 3G/4G/4G LTE directly to a laptop
- through a USB connection.
“Sprint is continually recognized as having one of the best device lineups in the industry and
we are committed to bringing our customers 4G LTE to all the products they enjoy,” said David
Owens, vice president of Product, Sprint. “We strive to be an innovation leader and this group of
devices represent the continual expansion of 4G products to Sprint’s portfolio.”
Meet the New Fab Four
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 brings to life the data capabilities of the Sprint 4G LTE Network on a
large beautiful display making it the ideal device to watch a video, listen to music, check email or
surf the Web.
The new tablet offers endless content access in a sleek design that maximizes the home
entertainment experience. Using the built-in IR Blaster, Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 can be used as a
universal smart remote that helps users easily find their favorite TV shows.
Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 boasts two cameras, a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera with LED flash and
video capture for taking pictures of life’s important moments as they happen and a front-facing
VGA camera for Face Unlock and video chat. Additionally, on-device encryption and VPN access
ensure the tablet is secure for business use. The 7,000 mAh battery keeps the devices connected
throughout the day, and the 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi
enabled devices simultaneously.
LG Optimus G, the latest superphone from LG Electronics, combines the Sprint 4G LTE Network
with the power of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon™ S4 Pro CPU quad-core processor to create an
extremely fast and incredible mobile experience. Equipped with a high-density 2,100 mAh battery
and impressive 4.7-inch True HD (high-definition) IPS Plus display, LG Optimus G users can
seamlessly multitask between personal, business and entertainment needs and go beyond the
boundaries of traditional on-the-go smartphone capabilities.
Beyond the advanced 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, LG Optimus G has unique camera
capabilities including Time Catch Shot, which empowers users to choose the best photo among
various shots taken before the shutter button is pressed, and “cheese shutter,” which allows
users to take a photo by just saying the word “cheese.” Additional features include 32 GB of
internal memory, a 4.7-inch WXGA True HD IPS Plus Display (1280 x 768) and the Android 4.0,
Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
An ideal entry point into 4G LTE, LG Mach will be one of the thinnest devices with a QWERTY
keyboard offered by Sprint. Additionally, its 5-megapixel camera with LED flash allows users to
capture images in a snap, and the front-facing camera makes video conferencing a breeze. Full
1080p HD recording and playback allows users to watch streaming movies on the go, or show off
those videos to friends and family.
Featuring Sprint ID, LG Mach allows users to cut through the clutter of more than 600,000 apps
in the Google Play store by selecting from a variety of mobile ID packs featuring apps, ringers,
wallpapers, widgets and more. Sprint ID packs currently include Green, Fashion and Beauty, E!,
MTV Music, CMT and NASCAR Sprint Cup.
Sprint expands its 4G mobile broadband portfolio with the addition of the first tri-mode USB
device, Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-Mode USB. It provides an easy-to-use mobile broadband
solution for instant connectivity and enhanced productivity while on-the-go.
With no software to install or startup delay, the Plug-in-Connect Tri-mode USB works just like
an Ethernet cable – just plug in and go. For business customers, the device gives the flexibility
that mobile workers need with real-time access to company resources, networks and data.
Additional features include a fold-away USB connector, LED service status indicator and hands-
All smartphones, including LG Optimus G and LG Mach, require activation on one of the Sprint
Everything Data plans starting at just $79.99 per month (taxes and fees excluded) with Truly
Unlimited data, text and calling to any mobile. No throttling, no metering and no overages,
all while on the Sprint network. With Sprint’s Everything Data and other plans that include
Truly Unlimited data, Sprint is continuing its history of data leadership by making it easy for its
customers to use data in all the ways that are useful to them, such as news, email, music, TV and
GPS navigation, without worrying about data overages on their monthly bill.
Sprint 4G LTE is available in 24 cities[i] and is expected to be in more than 100 additional cities in
coming months. Sprint introduced its all-new 4G LTE network in July 2012 and expects to have
largely completed the nationwide build-out by the end of 2013. For the most up-to-date details on
Sprint’s 4G LTE portfolio and rollout, visit www.sprint.com/4GLTE.
Sprint will host the 12th annual Open Solutions Conference on Oct. 24-25 at the San Jose,
Calif., Convention Center, offering developers, ecosystem partners and executive attendees an
up-close view into the latest app developing tools and capabilities, keynote presentations from
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and other industry leaders, breakout sessions, coding sessions, event
sponsor exhibits, and business-critical networking opportunities. Registration is open at http://
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services
bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel
served more than 56 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2012 and is widely
recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first
wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile
data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance
Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet
backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint No. 1 among all national
carriers in customer satisfaction and most improved, across all 47 industries, during the last four
years. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 3 in its 2011 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s
greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and
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