Sprint Q3 Rumors: Epic 4G 2, Galaxy S2, and a PTT BlackBerry?

What does the future have in store for Sprint? Some information from what This Is My Next believes to be a trustworthy source has some idea, revealing some tidbits about what smartphones Sprint could be planning to release over the course of Q3 2011.

Some of the models the source mentions we’ve heard of already, or at least we likely have. He mentions a “full touch 4G” Samsung that’s on the horizon. While that doesn’t definitively nail it down as any one particular model, we are expecting Sprint to release the Galaxy Within in the next month, its branded version of the Galaxy S2, so that’s certainly a strong contender.

Word is that there will be a sequel-of-sorts coming from Samsung in the form of the Epic 2. Now, unfortunately, this seems like an especially minor update – more like a hardware refresh than a full-on replacement. For instance, the Epic 2 is supposed to keep the same-size four-inch display as the Epic 4G, and while it’s supposed to get a clock bump up to 1.2GHz, it will still have a single-core processor. Also look for the camera to go from five to eight megapixels; better specs, sure, but not a huge improvement.

RIM’s got plenty of BlackBerry models coming out this year, a welcome upgrade for its aging product line. While Sprint will be getting its fair share of these, particularly with the Bold Touch and Monaco rumored to arrive, this tipster also believes that there’s a push-to-talk BlackBerry joining them. We don’t have any info on just where that one would fall in RIM’s product lineup, but it’s great news for PTT fans.

Source: This Is My Next

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!