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    Smartphones without Wi-Fi support to be replaced soon says Sprint

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    From fiercemobileit.com: It seems like new smartphones crop up every day. But when the new BlackBerry Tour went on sale earlier this week at Verizon and Sprint Nextel, it was a somewhat watershed event--operators are finally recognizing that Wi-Fi is a top feature on a smartphone.

    While the current Tour doesn't sport Wi-Fi capability--a major complaint among Tour evaluators--Sprint has used the device as a launching point to say that an updated version of the device next year will include Wi-Fi. In fact, the operator is requiring its smartphone suppliers to add Wi-Fi to all of their devices for the operator going forward, Jeff Clemow, the carrier's director of business product marketing, FierceWireless.


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    Hallelujah. They're finally listening to consumers.
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    I didn't get that as well. Is this another RIM blunder. How in the world are you gonna release a phone like that with no WiFi. That's dumb.....
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    I hope somehow this forces Verizon to do the same. WiFi has been available for years on many older model phones and it's past due. Loyal Customers must be getting frustrated. I happy to see they are beginning to offer more full featured devices.

    WiFi really does bring a phone alive.

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    I absolutely will not by a phone without WIFI. Better to wait to upgrade until the wifi version is released.

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    A "smartphone" without wi-fi, gps, 16GB of memory (or more), touch screen and 3G at this point is just a paper weight and a waste of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtypirate View Post
    A "smartphone" without wi-fi, gps, 16GB of memory (or more), touch screen and 3G at this point is just a paper weight and a waste of time.
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    You hit the nail on the head, on two points wi-fi and gps. Verizon needs to get their ducks in a row and start to add these things to their products. 16 GB of memory, not such a big deal... Verizon would over charge for it anyway. Considering you can get great deals on memory cards @ Amazon.

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