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Sprint has been on quite the roller coaster ride over the past couple of quarters, and while the latest one saw the company losing fewer postpaid subscribers than they had in past quarters, the numbers still weren't great. But over on the pre-paid side, things were different. Sprint has managed to stock up pre-paid subscribers, adding loads of customers who prefer to pay more for a phone up-front and pay their phone service month-by-month. The contract-free approach is definitely appealing during uncertain times, and Sprint has plenty of options for people. There's Boost Mobile, Assurance Wireless and Virgin Mobile, all of which are now under Sprint's umbrella. Virgin Mobile continues to be one... Read more...
Clearwire, Comcast, and Sprint plan to make their respective 4G mobile Internet services available in additional cities this summer. Cities scheduled to get the new service include Jacksonville and Daytona, FL; Kansas City, KS; Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; Salt Lake City, UT; Merced, Modesto, Stockton, and Visalia, CA; Wilmington, DE; Grand Rapids, MI; Eugene, OR; and Yakima and Tri-Cities, WA. Each of the companies plans to offer 4G under their own 4G brand. Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint to Expand 4G Mobile Broadband Service This Summer 4G Coming to Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, KS; Nashville, TN; St. Louis, MO; and Salt Lake City, UT among Others Clearwire to Offer CLEAR® Comcast to Offer... Read more...
Apple doesn't ship their iPad with a case of any kind. In fact, the Apple-branded iPad case is a stiff $40, so there's a good chance that iPad owners are looking for cheaper alternatives. Sprint, of all companies, hopes that you'll give their accessory shop a look before making a final decision. It's definitely not like Sprint to market cases, but we have to admit, this one is pretty funny. It's called the 4G Case, and while it's obviously designed to hold your iPad, there' a front pocket there for something else. Something else being an Overdrive. The Overdrive is a portable 3G/4G (WiMAX) WWAN modem, which can connect to Sprint's 3G or 4G network (if you're in range), and then allow up to five... Read more...
When reports broke last year about how iPhone users were overwhelming AT&T's network, some people may have concluded that AT&T was carrying them most data traffic. According to ABI Research, that's not true. Based on its studies, ABI Research concluded that Verizon Wireless and Sprint carried more data last year than AT&T. Together, Verizon Wireless and Sprint customers generated 63% of the mobile network data traffic in the US. Practice director Dan Shey comments on the traffic, “Interestingly AT&T had the most activated data devices in 2009. But it is laptop mobile data connections that have the most impact on operator data traffic levels. Mobile broadband laptop connections... Read more...
With the iPad launch getting closer and closer, Sprint wants to remind you that its Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will be the perfect accessory for Apple's latest device. According to the wireless carrier, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will give you speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G. In addition, the Overdrive can connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, so you won't be limited to access on just the iPad. Currently, Sprint and Clearwire offer 4G service in 28 major markets. The companies plan to add additional markets throughout the year and expect to cover up to 120 million people by year end. Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Empowers Wi-Fi-Enabled Devices to Access 4G... Read more...
In the same way that people "view" AT&T in one sort of light, people tend to "view" Sprint in another. Sprint is oftentimes seen as the "laggard" of the bunch when it comes to viewing the major U.S. cell phone operators, regardless of whether or not that's legitimate. But the company has done a lot over the past few months to turn things around. For starters, the "Simply Everything" plan cannot be beat, and the smartphone selection is second to none (or Apple, if you really need the iPhone).Now, Sprint is topping all others with a knock-out money-back guarantee that is tops in the industry right now. In order to give potential customers a chance to really try out the Sprint netword, despite... Read more...
Is there anything better than bringing home a new ThinkPad? Is there anything better than mobile broadband? We guess the answer is yes in both circumstances, as now you can get a Lenovo ThinkPad with both 3G and 4G support. Announced this week during America's largest wireless trade show, the ThinkPad is gaining 3G and 4G support courtesy of Sprint, which is the only cell carrier in America that currently offers both 3G and WiMAX. We also learned this week that Sprint's 4G services are soon expanding to dozens more cities across the country, and given that ThinkPad notebooks are generally used in business, we're sure that road warriors who stay in touch with their office while traveling will... Read more...
This summer, Sprint customers will be able to get their hands on the world's first 3G/4G Android-powered smartphone. Otherwise known as the HTC EVO, this smartphone features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera, HD video capture capabilities, HDMI output, and the HTC Sense user interface. Behind the scenes, the EVO is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Thanks to the phone's built-in mobile hotspot functionality, you can share the 4G connectivity with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices. The phone also has dual cameras—an 8 megapixel autofocus camera and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. After capturing video, you can upload it to YouTube, Facebook, or share it live over... Read more...
As a great song says, don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years. Motorola has become a fixture in the mobile phone industry, with the RAZR turning the industry into one that made the cellphone not just a tool, but a must-have accessory. The company slipped a bit over the past few years, but since the launch of the CLIQ, DROID and Backflip, it's safe to say that Moto is definitely BCK. With CTIA kicking off this week, it's no surprise to see yet another Motorola phone on deck. The company has teamed with Sprint, one of the few carriers out there who still support "the chirp," in order to reveal the world's first push-to-talk Android-powered smartphone, the i1. This is one of the most,... Read more...
In case you've been living under a rock, the "green" movement is out in full force. Companies have falling over themselves in order to push out "eco-friendly" products, and while some of this stuff is just marketing fluff, Sprint has made a solid effort to actually offer phones that are somewhat less damaging to our Earth. Just a few months after the Reclaim hit the company as one of the greenest phones to ever ship without a solar panel on the rear, the LG Remarq has shipped in order to give environmentally-minded shoppers another option.The Remarq is one of the most unique looking phones we have seen in a long while. That's an impressive feat given the copycat world that we live in, and while... Read more...
Sprint is expected to unveil a WiMAX phone from HTC at the CTIA trade show next week. According to analysts, Sprint will show off the first WiMAX phone for its network on March 23 at the annual CTIA show. Previously, Sprint promised a WiMAX phone for sometime this year, but the carrier has not announced a launch date. The rumored phone would support WiMAX as well as Sprint's existing CDMA network. The WiMAX network is a joint venture between Clearwire and Sprint. "Our checks indicate that Sprint will launch a CDMA/WiMAX handset at CTIA called the HTC Supersonic," Macquarie analyst Philip Cusick said in a research note. Avi Greengart from Current Analysis also expects to see a device announcement... Read more...
Would you look at that? Soon after we learned of an AT&T-friendly version of the Google Nexus One smartphone, Sprint is coming out with an announcement of its own to let us know that it too will carry the Nexus One. So why would you choose one variant of this phone over the other? Sprint hopes its coverage will help: The wireless carrier claims it offers more coverage than AT&T and T-Mobile based on square miles. Although pricing and an exact availability date are still to come, we do know the Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels—you'll have to buy it directly from Google at google.com/phone. Nexus One from Google Coming to Sprint; Availability Date Announced... Read more...
Approximately 3-6 months after it rolls out its faster 4G network based on the LTE standard, Verizon Wireless is expected to begin offering a phone that will take advantage of LTE's faster speeds. According to Anthony Melone, chief technology officer at Verizon, the first LTE phones will have two radio chip sets. This will enable them to work on both LTE networks as well as today's existing networks which are based on CDMA technology. Before Verizon Wireless launches a phone that's LTE compatible, it will offer LTE data cards that can be used with laptops. In doing so, Verizon Wireless will follow a similar path as Clearwire and Sprint, who currently offer a WiMAX data card for laptops. Sprint... Read more...
Despite its new smartphone platform, webOS, Palm isn't out of the financial woods yet.  And if you read the OTR Global report today that said that Palm was halting its production lines for its webOS products, you might have sold off all your Palm stock. Thing is, it's all about a holiday, not bad news from Palm.Many global firms are experiencing this: anything going on in China will be halted next week for Chines New Year. Thus, this shutdown shouldn't be used as a reason to panic, but rather evidence that globalization has its bumps.Here's the official statement. It should be noted that Palm says that production was ramped up pre-holiday to be sure there were enough Verizon devices for... Read more...
Unlimited plans seem to be all the rage these days, particularly with wireless carriers. But we've always viewed them as things that should be treated with skepticism. "Unlimited" sounds great in theory, but the high prices that accompany them mean that you best be taking advantage of that "unlimited" allowance.Over a year ago, Sprint shook up the wireless world with their "Simply Everything" plan, which allowed smartphone owners to access unlimited data, texting and calling for a flat $99.99 per month. The great news is that you always know what your bill will be, but the bad news is that you're paying $100 per month for services you may not really be using.Earlier in the month, both AT&T... Read more...
Times have definitely changed. Instead of sending a check or dropping a few extra bucks in a bucket to contribute to a natural disaster relief effort, U.S. cellphone users are sending text message contributions. In what is being hailed as an unprecedented mobile response to a natural disaster, U.S. cellphone users have donated more than $11 million to Haitian earthquake relief efforts. Wireless carriers such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile have waived fees for customers who want to send mobile donations. These carriers are also assuring customers that they are not taking a cut of the donations. "There are no text messaging fees and 100 percent of the $10 donation goes to the... Read more...
Sprint and LG are refreshing the wireless carrier's lineup with two new touchscreen phones, the LG Lotus Elite and LG Rumor Touch. As successors to the popular LG Lotus and LG Rumor phones, these two new phones add a touchscreen and other new features. The LG Lotus Elite will feature the Sprint One Click user interface which lets users personalize their home screens by selecting and organizing various features and content such as text messaging, Google search, Sprint Navigation, email, favorite Web sites, music, and social networking. The LG Lotus Elite has a unique square flip-phone shape with a tattoo pattern and full QWERTY keyboard. This phone also offers an external touchscreen that lets... Read more...
Amazon's Kindle DX may have made some headlines when it was announced thanks to its 9.7-inch screen, but now Sprint and Skiff plan to take the crown for offering the largest e-reader on the market. The new Skiff Reader is just over a quarter of an inch thick, yet it manages to squeeze an 11.5-inch touchscreen display into its body. The1200 x 1600 touchscreen is capable of responding to both finger and stylus input. In addition to being sleek, the Skiff Reader is designed for durability, featuring the next-generation of e-paper display. This display is based on a thin, flexible sheet of stainless steel foil from LG Display. The e-reader offers 4GB of on-board storage, 3GB of which is available... Read more...
It may not have arrived in time to be put under the Christmas tree on Friday, but Sprint did give us a happy start to the week by releasing webOS 1.3.5 today for the Palm Pre. Thanks to a mention from CEO Jon Rubinstein during Palm's Q2FY2010 earnings call, we knew the update was in the works and was scheduled to be released around CES next month, but Sprint's support website is listing today as the official release date. Sprint's changelog is pretty minimal, but it gives us a little peek at what the update will provide: WebOS – 1.3.5 Build 194 Sprint Config – 2.0 12/28/2009 This update includes enhancements to the following: Improvement in battery life optimization when in marginal coverage... Read more...
Sprint's 4G network is continuing to expand, but even the company realizes that you won't always be in an area with 4G speeds. To help meet the needs of users everywhere, Sprint announced a new combination 3G / 4G USB modem. As the second dual-mode 3G/4G USB device available from Sprint, the Sprint 3G/4G USB U301 provides access to 4G wireless speeds whenever available and 3G speeds in most other places. The new modem is compatible with both PCs and Macs. Advanced Features of the U301 Include: GPS enabled supporting Sprint Navigation, BlackBerry Maps and other GPS applications when using the Sprint 3G Mobile Broadband Network Employs 3G/4G wireless technology authentication and identification... Read more...
Starting Cyber Monday (Nov. 30), Sprint will be offering the SANYO Incognito SCP-6760. This basic feature phone offers a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2 megapixel camera. One of the cool things about this phone is its Titanium Black mirrored surface with an OLED external display and glow-through keypad buttons that provide haptic feedback when touched. To satisfy mega-messengers and social networkers, the Incognito also features a flip-open full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.6-inch QVGA internal display. Incognito includes popular media and messaging applications such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter from the Sprint One Click carousel. Sprint Navigation, Sprint NFL Mobile Live, NASCAR Sprint Cup Mobile,... Read more...
Like the NFL? Who doesn't, right? Evidently Sprint is certainly expecting its own customers to dig it, as it has today announced that it will be the only wireless carrier to offer live NFL Network game telecasts via its exclusive NFL Mobile Live application and on Sprint TV beginning Nov. 12 when NFL Network televises the first of its eight-game Thursday Night Football schedule.Sprint has always embraced mobile TV more seriously than the other carriers, but this type of partnership could actually get more than a few people to switch. The NFL is easily the most popular sport in America, and the allure of free games on-the-go is pretty darn tempting. Best of all, both NFL Mobile Live and Sprint... Read more...
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