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Sprint iPhone: Is It In the Works?

Will there be a Sprint iPhone?

After Verizon’s announcement about the February release of the new Verizon iPhone 4 this morning, many  Verizon customers were ecstatic about having access to the iPhone, which had before been exclusive only to AT&T customers.

Although there are many pros and cons to the Verizon iPhone 4, lots of busy parents still consider it the best option for their smartphone of choice.

Many of you with Verizon are probably awaiting the new iPhone with much anticipation, but some of you with other service providers, such as Sprint Nextel or T-Mobile might be feeling left out. Today’s Verizon buzz have left many excited, but others are dissatisfied and asking, “What about us?”

Similar to the rumors for the Verizon iPhone, rumors have begun to spread at this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show about a Sprint iPhone in the works.

Just as Verizon did today, Sprint is planning a big announcement in February. Is it possible? Are Sprint customers the next to get a chance to join the iPhone club?

Some analysts are skeptical, saying it’s more likely that Sprint’s announcement will involve WebOS devices from Hewlett-Packard. Still, today’s announcement have left many hopeful that Apple will continue to widen their iPhone exclusivity.

In the meantime, parents with Sprint Nextel service who have their eye set have a decision to make: Do you switch over to Verizon or AT&T to snatch up the new iPhone 4, or do you hold out in hopes for a partnership between Sprint and Apple, maybe even before the iPhone 5.

Photo: Flickr/William Hook

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