We knew it would only be a matter of time before Sprint-Nextel got their act together and were going to release the ic502. The handwritting was on the wall from the FCC approval
, to the eBay auction
for the device pre-launch, and finally to the leaked launch documents stating November 5th
. Well it is after November 5th and all, but we think that it's better late to the party then never. Sprint-Nextel has decided to (finally) launch the hybrid CDMA / iDEN phone, equipping it with a 65k color screen, A-GPS for directions and local searches, walkie talkie functionality via iDEN, and voice service compliments of Sprint's CDMA network to ease some of the heartache of network capacity.