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New Samsung BLADE Phone For Sprint

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This phone destroys the RAZR in every way imaginable.

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We knew it would happen sooner or later, and it looks like the FCC has just approved Samsung’s SCH-V740, or “Blade”, cellphone to be sold in the US as the SPH-A900. According to the FCC filing, this dual-band model will debut on the Sprint network, and will sport a swiveling camera, Bluetooth, external display with media buttons, and EVDO. As usual with these FCC docs, important info such as price and release date are unfortunately absent.

http://cellphones.engadget.com/entry/1234000190064364/
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I will never trust Samsung electronics again after being part of the testing team for the A600. What a piece of junk. 450 bugs found in 1 month of testing.
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It's definitely thicker than my RAZR. Is it metal or plastic? From the amount of shine in the pics, my guess is plastic. Buttons look smaller than the RAZR. Isn't the RAZR quad-band? I believe so... It seems alright, but I wish it were less of a blatant me-too product. Even the name is a me-too name. Also...what's EVDO? Never heard of it. I'll have to see one in person to really develop an opinion on it, but so far I don't see the compelling reason to choose this phone over a RAZR (judging just on the phone, not the associated networks).
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EV-DO is broadband web-surfing on a Sprint phone. Verizon calls their system VCast. We call ours "Power Vision." You can surf the web through the phone at broadband like speeds on Sprints network.

Also, this phone will connect users directly to the Sprint Music Store that is launching November 1st. It allows users to download songs from any artist through your handset. Takes 40 seconds or less to download a song to the phone. You get two copies. 1 for the phone, 1 for your PC that is sent to your account at the soon to be up and running http://www.SprintMusicStore.com $2.50 per song, and you get two copies.

EV-DO is going to be sick. I just took the training on it, the stuff you can do is incredible.
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Ummm... I've got a cobalt blue Nokia POS trac-phone. *crickets chirping*
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I think their price is steep for the music. iTunes is $0.90 per song. I don't see why most people would pay nearly three times as much for only an extra copy for their phone.
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I can get Cheers and Gears on my Blackberry, so f- you all! Plus, its a company phone, so surfing costs me $bupkus$ so f- you all! :P
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I can get Cheers and Gears on my Blackberry, so f- you all! Plus, its a company phone, so surfing costs me $bupkus$ so f- you all!

:P

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HAH....you have some anger issues you need to deal with. But we're all happy for you that you can abuse company equipment and time to read about the GM/UAW boner pill agreement. Edited by CD/BP
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Now that you're done jerking yourself and Sprint off. *hands you a tissue*

How does it blow away the RAZR?
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Now that you're done jerking yourself and Sprint off. *hands you a tissue*

How does it blow away the RAZR?

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LAUGH OUT LOUD
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lol woah buddy. I'm just enthusiastic about my workplace and the many services soon to be available. Sprint is not unholy, and I can recognize a good company. The phone actually has internals to back up it's look. A rotating screen/camera. EVDO, high speed wireless access built in. Higher resolution camera. The RAZR to my knowledge has....a nice design and a 1.3 mega pixel camera.
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What's with the swivel camera? I don't understand the point...and it sounds like something that'll break or detatch easily. I'm def a fan of the KISS method with cell phones. Also, you didn't answer my question of whether the Samsung is plastic or metal. It makes a big difference.
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One of the best features of the RAZR is it's ability to work well in even low signal conditions. Does this new phone do that? I have nothing against Sprint at all. I was actually as much of a fan of Sprint's service as I am of GM till they royally screwed me on a billing issue. In my area, I never dropped a Sprint call. I drop Cingular calls frequently. I haven't upgraded to a RAZR yet. I'm still on a crappy Motorola MPX200.
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Now that you're done jerking yourself and Sprint off. *hands you a tissue*

How does it blow away the RAZR?

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Josh is right. The Blade does seem to beat the RAZR.

Here's a comparison at engadget.

The RAZR's design and size are pretty sweet but it's totally an average phone. This baby, based on Korean specs, has a QVGA screen, external media controls, TF/MicroSD card slot (w00t), Bluetooth (so does the RAZR though), and more all at a thickness that is like, 1MM thicker than the RAZR and does NOT have the bottom 'bulge" that the RAZR does. Plus EV-DO.

The downside is that the blade is really boring and bland looking.

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Wait, what about it beats it? That "article" had very little comparisson. Video can be unlocked on the RAZR. I just don't see how RAZR is threatened AT ALL by this "Blade."
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The Blade seems to have more features, but I think the RAZR looks better. Depends on what you want I guess.
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Blade: Looks cheap, lots of stuff I wont use, I'd have to switch companies. RAZR: Looks less cheap, lots of stuff I wont use, I wouldn't have to switch companies. RAZR wins. I'd never switch from Cingular just because someone else has a new phone, especially one that looks the the cell phone equivalent to any GM interior from the early 90's. I like the idea of the Motorola Rokr, but one of those would make it pointless for me to buy a new iPod, so that wont be my next phone.
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^^with Satty. All I want is a phone that looks hot, has musictones, phone book/call ID, txt/msm, camera, dual color screens, and makes calls. i could do without everything else. Who really uses all that other crap on a regular basis?
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I use Rogers Wireless in Canada and I baught the Motorola V635 over the Razr because the Razr has an awful camera compared to the V635 and I dont care if I have the smallest cell phone out there. Also to get this new Samsung phone I would have to switch networks and I dont want to do that, especially now because Bell Mobility and Rogers are building one of the most "technologically advanced" networks in the world next year that they will be sharing.
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BUT DOES IT HAVE BETTER SIGNAL RECEPTION?!? It can give the best blow jobs in the world for all I care but if I drop calls 3 times on the way home from work it doesn't do me much good as a phone now does it?
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What's wrong with the RAZR camera? I've had no problems with mine... But that isn't why I got the RAZR...I got it on size alone since I carry enough in my pockets I don't want it looking like I have a small brick in there.
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BUT DOES IT HAVE BETTER SIGNAL RECEPTION?!?

It can give the best blow jobs in the world for all I care but if I drop calls 3 times on the way home from work it doesn't do me much good as a phone now does it?

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Can I chime in?

Yes, I am a RAZR owner to start that off...but how about we take a look at this a little differently...

The RAZR, introduced over two years ago, is over a generation behind this phone. Yes I will grant that, now realize that it took Samsung two generations to come out with something comparable.

Now yes, the Samsung weighs more, the Samsung is slightly thicker (which doesn't mean that much with 1 mm at sizes of 13/14mm), personally I like the bulge at the bottom and the incredibly loud speaker it allows me to have, also being able to use the same computer cable as my MP3 player and digital camera means I can pack lightly on the go and only have to carry my laptop charger as the cell can charge off of that. Now in the Blade's favor is the camera, the V3 only has a VGA camera (a .3 MP camera, 640x480 = 307,200 pixels)... There have been some other points made, but I won't delve into them.

Now, the Blade really competes with the V3x........which isn't being sold here...only in Europe. 2 MP camera with 8x zoom, macro, and LED flash, 2 way video calling from the 2nd internal VGA camera, onboard photo manipulation (think photoshop-lite), touchscreen, transflash removable memory, progressive downloading, and some more junk that I can't even remember....nearly the same size and same aluminum (this time colored a dark blue...truly beautiful and there is also ash black and something silver)
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Though through all of this, I'll take the Nokia 888 concept phone anyday over any of them. ^_^
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While I have more info, I may as well share it... The V3 2nd Generation is actually out there, with the 1.3 MP camera, larger outside screen, only available in bronze color...it's a mild upgrade to say the least... And yes the CDMA RAZR is due out sometime here...one of the first high end phones to be available in both GSM and CDMA... So Verizon fans will finally have a phone that is decent...but I'm sticking to GSM and Cingular...nothing can beat it right now.
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