Sprint’s Survival Post iPhone 5 and Droid Bionic Release

By Posted 26 Mar 2011, 01:17

The success of Apple’s iPhone product cycle is pretty much undeniable, and this will affect other brands and networks in 2011. The phone industry is changing and T-Mobile is one example of this, but the devices that release on each carrier will play a big part in the future of this industry.

Apple’s iPhone 5 will release shortly after June 2011, and we expect a Verizon Wireless and AT&T release, but where will this leave Sprint? PopHerald points to the problems Sprint may face, mentioning that the iPhone 5 release will be challenged by Verizon’s Motorola Droid Bionic, and that Sprint needs a partnership with Google in order to survive. Would you agree?

We’re excited to see what comes of the HTC Evo 3D on Sprint, which is a 3D glassless smartphone, and expectations of Sprint getting the Motorola Atrix 4G in 2011 can only help the carrier, but is this enough?

One recent report suggested that T-Mobile and Verizon have a faster WiMAX/4G network than Sprint; this is not good news for Sprint, especially if the T-Mobile buyout gets approved. Have a read of the article on PopHerald, and let us know what you think of Sprint’s network? Does Sprint have some big problems this year, when compared to the other carriers?