I really think sprint as a whole is on the way out. And they are definately giving up on nextel. Not to stereotype but in my field of work the "old salty roughneck construction guys" everybody uses nextel but there are a great many that still have the "brick" and as long as they still get the chirp really dont care what else it does. Most probably have no idea that nextel could be gone all together therefore the majority is not motivating sprint/nextel to come out with better phones/technology. And besides that post in the "New Nextel" string about sprint and the evil empire is mostly true. I left sprint for cingular awhile back because the coverage sucked as did the customer service.
Feel free to hit me up.....