Aug, 13 2010

Oh noes! Sprint’s lost another high-level executive recently. This time, Wall Street Journal‘s reporting that Sprint’s Senior VP Kevin Packingham has left the company to run a different company headquartered in the Kansas City area. No word on what that other company is, but if you’re a customer of Sprint that liked how their phone offerings started to look in 2010, this is important to you: he’s the guy that brought the high-end mammoths HTC EVO 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G to the carrier.

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We’re hopeful that Dan Hesse and the team won’t fumble the unfortunate loss as many have praised Sprint for their resurgence in high-end devices lately. It wouldn’t be a good day if they were to lose that edge as they try to mold several areas of their product to put them in a better position to attempt a strong shot at second place.

It’s reported that Steve Elfman – president of ┬áSprint’s network operations and wholsale business – and Fared Adib – vice president of product development – will share oversight of the position left behind by Packingham. Fortunately for Sprint, Adib worked directly under Packingham so the transition should be a smooth one. We’ll see in a few months time how much of an effect this change will have on their ability to bring in new, cutting edge products.

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