Behind the Scenes at Sprint: From the Labs to Your Hand

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A lot of cell phone shoppers assume that carriers get a phone from an HTC or Samsung, slap a logo and some apps on it, and then put it on the shelf. Not so much. This week we were invited to Sprint's huge--and college-like--Overland Park campus in Kansas, where the carrier runs multiple labs. It's here where Sprint executes a complex but well coordinated process of bringing handsets and other wireless devices to market. From the photo tour below you'll be able to get a feel for just how involved Sprint is every step of the way, from RF and usability testing to GPS and video playback test drives.

Taking this tour felt a little like being inside Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, except for phone nerds. Come with me, and you'll be in a world of pure wireless geekdom...

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Mark Spoonauer
Mark Spoonauer, LAPTOP Editor in Chief
Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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