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]