Sprint’s Samsung Ativ S Neo to be launched on August 16. BlackBerry Q10 on August 30
Sprint released in first Windows Phone 8 handset last week: it’s the HTC 8XT, available for $99.99 on contract.
The carrier’s second WP8 device is about to arrive pretty soon as well. As announced last month, this will be the Samsung Ativ S Neo.
According to a screenshot obtained by Engadget, the Ativ S Neo will go on sale on August 16. Based on the WP8 Ativ S that’s been available in other markets for some time now, Sprint’s Ativ S Neo comes with a 4.8 inch HD screen, LTE connectivity, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front-facing camera, dual-core processor clocked at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a 2,000 mAh battery. The handset will cost $149.99 on contract.
August 16 is also the day when Sprint will launch the Samsung Galaxy S4 in purple, and the HTC One in red.
Another new smartphone that’s coming to Sprint in August is the BlackBerry Q10 (already released by Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile). Sprint’s Q10 should be out on August 30. Like Verizon and AT&T, Sprint will probably ask $199.99 for the new QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry.
Running BlackBerry OS 10, the Q10 features LTE, a 3.1 inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 720 pixels, 2MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, MicroSD card support, and a 2,100 mAh battery.