The Essential Phone, an upcoming Android smartphone conceived by Android creator Andy Rubin, will be available with only one major carrier in the U.S. — Sprint.
This doesn’t mean you absolutely must switch to Sprint if you want one. The phone will be available unlocked from the Essential website, and will work with all major U.S. carriers. But if you want a carrier-locked variant, Sprint will be the way to go.
The news comes via USA Today, who’s gotten a statement from Essential President Niccolo de Masi. “We like to bet with where we think the market is going as opposed to where the market was. I feel like we are a new brand and a new consumer electronics company and we are partnering with the network of the future,” he told the outlet. Read more…
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