SAN FRANCISCO--Sprint added to its Android lineup today three times over, with the announcement of not only the
Sprint didn't tinker with the Zio's minimalist design. It offers the same thin profile, navigation array and 3.5-inch touch screen. As before, all input is through a virtual keypad and keyboard.
Sprint did, however, make one big improvement on the inside. Unlike Cricket's Zio, the Sprint handset runs on Android 2.1. That's a welcome change. Sprint also added its new Sprint ID interface, which allows customers to customize the home screens. Other features are what you'd expect. You'll find a 3.2-megapixel camera, a video player with 30-frames-per-second playback, Wi-Fi, voice dialing, a music player, a MicroSD card slot, a full HTML browser, stereo Bluetooth, and the usual Google applications. The Zio is 3G, but it does not support Sprint's growing 4G WiMax network.
We'll follow up later today with hands-on photos and video.
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