Sprint's Spring Phones: LG Rumor 2, Samsung Instinct Mini, HTC Cedar and Palm Treo Pro

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Boy Genius lays bare Sprint's slate of sequel phones for the next few months, and it's actually a pretty decent lineup for the smartphone-averse.


Next month, we'll see the LG Rumor 2, a follow-up to the super popular texty slider (I know tons of people with the original). And maybe we'll see the Treo Pro, too. Maybe.

In April/May, we've got the Samsung Instinct Mini, which is a smaller, thinner (cheaper?) version of the Instinct. Not terribly exciting, given how this smartphone-wannabe platform looks a more impotent than it did a year ago, before Android, iPhone 2.0 and the Pre. Also around that time is another "mid-range" slider from LG, the LX370, which I'm sure will have a clever marketing name by then.

Further out, in June, is the HTC Cedar, which would be genuinely noteworthy if it was Sprint's first Android phone. If it's Windows Mobile, pretty shrugworthy.

No further word on the Pre, which is still lookin' like May or June. =( [BGR]


Broken Machine

I have a rumor, it's god awful. I liked it at first, but the features are a bit slim, and at this point, constrictive.

Other than the constant rebooting while typing a message, the constnat "low battery" warnings interupting text input, or the fact that all of the lettering has been removed from the keypad, the damn thing is annoying:

I have tried several stereo bluetooth headsets, including the Motorola s9, a Chatterbox motorcycle unit and some other random ones, but cannot transmit music over bluetooth. There is no iSync profile for my Mac, and it seems that it is damn near impossible to find a USB charging cable, though data cables seem to be abundant (and often labelled as charging cables).

I hated my Razr, but liked it TONS more than the rumor. Waiting for Pre.