Friday, July 6, 2007

List of Sprint phones that work

Just went to the local Sprint store to check prices and see which phones will work. Tested the available Power Vision phones using Tuner2 Mobile for 3GPP Internet radio streams. All phone prices listed are with the 2 year plan and any applicable discounts. Of course, you would need to have the phones enabled with the $15/monthly Power Vision Access plan as well. Here are the results...

Bottom line: For $29.99 (online deal only), you can get a phone which doubles as an Internet radio (m510 from Samsung), but the proprietary connector prevents you from using it in your car. The LG Fusic, priced at $79.99, has the needed "dual jack" to allow both power and audio to be connected at the same time, or you can use the built in FM xmitter.

Current phones that would work in the car:
  • LG Fusic: $79.99, connects to stereo via built in FM xmitter or headphone jack, separate power connection
  • Samsung Upstage: $99.99, connects via stereo Bluetooth (requires stereo Bluetooth adapter for your car)
  • Samsung m500: $79.99, connects via headphone jack, separate power connection
  • Sanyo M1 (untested): $199.99, connects via stereo Bluetooth (requires stereo Bluetooth adaper for your car)

Phones that work for personal listening, but not for the car:

  • Moto KRZR: $79.99, custom connector does not allow simultaneous connection to headphone and power
  • Moto RAZR v3m: $59.99, custom connector does not allow simultaneous connection to headphone and power
  • Samsung m510: $29.99, custom connector does not allow simultaneous connection to headphone and power
  • Sanyo SCP-8400: $99.99, couldn't tell if the audio jack was stereo or not.

I followed up with a trip to the Cingular store, but the demo phones didn't have Internet enabled on them. Ah, well, we will find a way in a later post.

1 comment:

sean said...

I have the LG Muziq phone which has bluetooth and a built-in fm transmitter.

When streaming internet radio over my phone via http://m.tuner2.com it does not give me an option to transmit via FM nor does it give a bluetooth option.

Sean