Power Vision - Vision 2.1
Date: Wednesday, September 21 @ 00:39:13 MDT
Topic: Sprint PCS
Sprint PCS Info is a compilation of news, analysis and information. Likewise, we formed the Vision 2.0 standard around four main features; MIDP 2.0, GPS, 3D, and EV-DO.
Power Vision has MIDP 2.0, GPS, 3D, and EV-DO. We‚Äôre glad everything worked out.
While we think the pricing of Power Vision should be the same as Vision, we‚Äôre glad Sprint is pushing forward and finishing what we suggested they start.
The key to Power Vision is that it creates a new paradigm, similar to Vision before it. All EV-DO phones will have to have MIDP 2, and 3D support. Phone manufacturers wishing to cram an EV-DO chipset into their budget re-hashes of the Sanyo 4920 will have to face challenges selling the devices in the current marketplace (in other words, Sprint isn‚Äôt likely to pick them up anytime soon).
Rather than making EV-DO too much of a premium feature, this shift is likely to force manufacturers to find new ways to cut costs and deliver EV-DO handsets for less, much less. The Motorola E815 is the first ‚Äúbudget‚Äù EV-DO device (breaking the $99-with-2-year-contract barrier), Power Vision ensures that trend will continue.
So why is Power Vision (PV-class until marketing comes out with something better) different from Vision 2.0? Simple, seamless transition. Multimedia-class phones served to bring all the standards of Power Vision into the Sprint lineup, waiting for EV-DO to solidify them as a standard baseline set of features. Good job Sprint.