Sprint adds LG Lotus, Samsung Rant and Highnote

I’m not sure what’s with the U.S. carriers, but they seem to think it’s the texters that are the most desirable customers to have on a network. After seeing AT&T announcing four QWERTY keyboard equipped handsets, Sprint is following with its answer.

However, unlike the GSM-based carrier, Sprint prepared only two devices with full keyboard and one for music-centric phone lovers. Let’s quickly go through each of the devices announced:

  • First comes the Samsung Highnote (pictured in the middle) which sports the regular numeric keypad. The music-centric dual-slider could be yours in either red or blue for $99.99 with a contract. On the other end of the slide mechanism is a separate speaker, which apparently should provide better sound quality.
  • Lotus from LG (pictured on the right) comes next and it’s one weird clamshell. Once opened, it won’t show the regular numeric keypad, but a full QWERTY keyboard. The texter’s dream clam is available in “fancy purple” or black for $149.99 on a contract.
  • Finally, the Samsung Rant (the one on the left) costs only $49.99 on contract. Available in either red or black, it features full slide-out keyboard, EV-DO support, 2 megapixel camera and more.

Now, we’re eager to see how other carriers in the States will respond to all these QWERTY phones from AT&T and Sprint.

[Via: Engadget Mobile]

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