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