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New Samsung Android Phones Coming to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile August 22

It looks like Sprint's two prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile are both about to announce new Samsung phones. Sprint and Samsung are holding a press event in New York City August 22nd at 6:30 PM.

The invitation has Boost and Virgin logos and text reading "Something cool is sure to come out of this hot summer" and "Join us for for big mobile news". Yes, it really does say "for for". I don't know if that's a hint or a typo but if it's a hint I have no idea what it means.

There's plenty of speculation about what will be announced. The consensus is new Samsung Android phones for both prepaid brands. But which phones? One could hope for something state of the art like Sprint and Samsung's flagship Galaxy S III or the Samsung Galaxy Note with its enormous 5.3 inch screen, but I think either is unlikely. The Sprint Note is only a rumor at this point. I'm sure Sprint considers the Galaxy S III too valuable as a lure to entice postpaid customers to sign up for another 2 year contract to waste on low margin prepaid users.

In May, Sprint gave Virgin and Boost the WiMAX equipped HTC EVO V 4G and HTC EVO Design 4G, both of which were originally post paid phones. Sprint is phasing out WiMAX and will no longer sell Sprint branded WiMAX phones after 2012. And guess what, Sprint has another Samsung WiMAX phone, the Epic 4G Touch, that it probably needs to shift to prepaid to clear out inventory. Featuring a 4.5 inch screen, 8 MP camera and 1.2 GHz Samsung dual core Exynos processor, the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which was released in Sept 2011, is still very much a high end phone by current standards.

As for the other phone, based on leaked information, Brief Mobile is reporting that it's the unannounced Samsung Galaxy Reverb, which is a mid-range phone with a 4 inch screen, 5 MP camera and single core 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor is coming to Virgin Mobile. So I guess that means the Epic 4G Touch is likely coming to Boost.

All of this is just speculation. Check back here on August 22nd find out what Samsung, Boost and Virgin really announce.

Source and image: TechnoBuffalo

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  1. join us FOR FOR......????? nice typo!

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  2. "the Samsung Epic 4G Touch, which was released in Sept 2012, is still very much a high end phone by current standards."

    You mean 2011.

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  3. well seeing as net 10 and straight talk are going to offer the samsung galaxy 2 , i bet anything that sprint's version which is the epic touch 4g more than likely will be released on either brand, it won't be a note because sprint stated that they won't have a phablet until mid 2013

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  4. well seeing as net 10 and straight talk are going to offer the samsung galaxy 2 , i bet anything that sprint's version which is the epic touch 4g more than likely will be released on either brand, it won't be a note because sprint stated that they won't have a phablet until mid 2013

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  5. "FOR FOR"

    Is that a Reverb I hear?

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    1. Why didn't I think of that? :)

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    2. And as for "BIG"

      Will it be big enough to be considered Epic?

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  6. Yeah we'll see about that. I remember when Boost and Samsung announced the Galaxy Prevail. Good entry level android for beginners. But the later Android 2.3 update killed half its memory. But again, lets see what Samsung has to offer Boost and Virgin Mobile.

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  7. One could hope for something "start" of the art? Guess he meant STATE

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    1. I've corrected the state for start typo. Thanks for pointing it out.

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  8. I have a friend who works for Boost. He told me they're not getting the epic touch 4g, but 2-3 other new 4g phones for Boost. They're also getting the iphone

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  9. It has to be the S3.

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    1. That would be nice. We should know in a couple of hours

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  10. Boost gets the Galaxy s2. Virgin gets the Galaxy Reverb. As a Virgin customer, I'm totally bummed. Reverb is an inferior product according to phonearena specs

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  11. i am waiting for!

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