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Saturday, September 17, 2011

The LG Marquee Will Be Happening on Sprint Soon

Posted by Jon Westfall in "LG Android Phones" @ 04:30 AM pocketnow (

"It looks like Sprint's version of the LG Optimus Black -- dubbed the LG Marquee, we recently learned -- will bring a little less black than the global version, adopting a gray pinstripe for the back battery cover."

An interesting new version of the LG Optimus Black will be coming to Sprint soon. With an interesting battery cover (to say the least), it's a solid Android 2.3 offering on Big S.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sprint Confirms it Will Snag a Galaxy S II

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 07:30 PM

"The Samsung Galaxy S II will make its way to Sprint soon as the Epic 4G Touch."

Not to be outdone by AT&T, Sprint will also be grabbing the Samsung Galaxy S II! Awesome news for those of you rocking out on Sprint!

Tags: , sprint, galaxy s

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Check Out The Photon 4G

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 12:00 AM

"When I think of Sprint, I don't think of performance phones; I think of BlackBerries and ruggedized flip phones meant for use on construction sites, despite the launch of the HTC Evo 4G on the network over a year ago. With the Motorola Photon 4G launch just a few days ago, Sprint continues to diversify slowly-the Photon is a performance handset with a big battery to withstand even the demands of a 4G network."

Ars has a nice write-up on the Photon 4G, a very lovely dual-core device for you Sprint folks!

Tags: , sprint, photon

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sprint Listens to Consumers; Cuts Back on Bloatware

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 12:00 PM

"If you've ever wondered what companies take your advice (read: complaints) to heart, here's yet another one that is: Sprint. Recently, HTC received oodles of praise from a minuscule-but-passionate group of folks who appreciate the company's stance on unlocking its bootloaders..."

For a long time, many companies have included trial or special versions of programs on their phones. But consumers have spoken up about not wanting them and Sprint has listened. It is the latest company to reduce the number of installed bloatware on it's new phones. And as a added bonus, Sprint is moving to making any pre-installed programs user removable so you can get rid of anything that may come with your new phone. Do you think it's a good idea to sell phones without the extras or do you like them as a way to "preview" new programs that you may not have known about?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Samsung Galaxy S II For The US: Attain The Function Within

Posted by Jason Lee in "Samsung Android Phones" @ 09:00 PM

"As we suspected in late March, it appears as if Samsung will be bringing the Galaxy S II stateside under the brand names Attain, Function, and Within."

This could be very good news for smart phone users here in the US. Perhaps this time there will not be drastic differences in the Samsung Galaxy S line across all the major US carriers. Well, other than the name. This product listing shows a case for the AT&T Attain, Verizon Function, and the Sprint Within, all variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II. If they can all use the exact same form fitting case then odds are pretty good that they are going to be the same this time around. Hardware wise at least. I can't wait to see how bad the carriers screw up the software.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Google Voice and Sprint Integration Problems Continue

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 04:00 AM

"You may recall from yesterday that early adopters were having a variety of issues after activating (or attempting to activate) Sprint's new Google Voice integration feature. Well, a full day has passed, and we've had several calls with GV lead Vincent Paquet as well as Brian Smith, Sprint's director of product development. Both executives have said that their respective companies have been hard at work on resolutions to each of the issues we outlined Thursday night, and some customers we spoke to yesterday are now back online."

While I use and love Google Voice I'm not a Sprint customer. I think the idea though of being able to integrate Google Voice with your carrier is great and I would jump at the opportunity. Unfortunately for many who did this it hasn't been an easy ride. There have been a number of problems and it doesn't sounds like either Google or Sprint was quick to respond. Would you want to merge your Google Voice account and your normal cell service? Are you a Sprint customer who has tried this? If so, what has your experience been?

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sprint Google Voice Integration Fall Down Go Boom: Neither Sprint or Google Seem To Care

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 05:00 PM

"Have you tried Sprint's new Google Voice integration? We know a lot of our readers have -- and many of them have had problems, writing in to us to express their displeasure. We started investigating and found a hoard of complaints, and the deeper we looked, the more issues we found."

Well, that was quite the smooth start to this wonderful Sprint Google Voice integration. Smooth as a porcupine's butt. After hearing about a few complaints the folks over at Engadget decided to do some digging. Turns out the deeper they dug the worse things got. One issue after another seemed to relentlessly plague Sprint customers when they tried to enable, disable, use, or even not use the new Google Voice integration. Follow the link on over for all the gory details. I think I'll take my Google Voice on the side please.

Friday, April 15, 2011

App Purchases Can Be Added Directly To Sprint Bill

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 01:30 PM Market

"Since last year, we've been working to bring the convenience of Direct Carrier Billing to more Android Market users on more carrier networks."

Direct Carrier Billing has come to Sprint allowing Android Market users to charge purchases directly to their Sprint bills. This will make it easy for customers to track purchases and pay for them all at one time along with their bill. Using only a few clicks to buy apps certainly makes purchasing easier as long as you don't get carried away!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sprint EVO View 4G Tablet To Launch With Honeycomb... Or Not.

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 08:00 PM

"Yesterday, a CNET reader spotted a Web spec on this Sprint page that claimed the forthcoming HTC Evo View 4G would run on the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.Sometime after we posted this story, Sprint's specs changed again, this time citing that the Evo View will carry the 'latest version of Android.'"

Well, that was exciting news for a few minutes. Looks like someone on Sprint's PR boat jumped the gun a little on the whole "Android 3.0 just for tablets" bit. Android 3.0 may be just for tablets but not for yours quite yet, Sprint. Everyone's pretty sure the HTC Flyer/EVO View 4G will get Honeycomb sooner rather than later but most likely not at launch. Especially if HTC still intends do douse it all in Sense. But you can take this news as someone on the inside knows 3.0 is headed for the EVO View 4G soon. At least we hope. Any of you guys planning on getting the EVO View when it becomes available Honeycomb or not?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sprint Double Leak: Xoom and Nexus S 4G

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 10:30 AM

"If you've been following these here pages closely, you'll know that a little device named the Nexus S 4G is coming to Sprint's network, with the expectation being that it'll be announced at CTIA early next week."..."but what you're really eager to learn more about is that image of a Motorola Xoom with a Now Network logo on it, right?"

The first official pure Google "4G" phone that I'm aware of is on the way to Sprint and it looks like Sprint is adding the Xoom to their portfolio as well! This is some great news for Sprint! Some other good news is that Adobe Flash 10.2 has been released for Android and it supports Tegra 2/Honeycomb devices! Now it's not the full fledged real deal. Well, it is but it doesn't support GPU acceleration for the Tegra 2 so it basically won't do 720p playback well but it should handle most of your typical Flash browsing needs. Hopefully the release that supports the full GPU power of the Tegra 2 will come out soon but this is a huge step and should help hold people over! Is anyone who is on Sprint waiting for the Xoom or Nexus S 4G? Did any Xoom owners install Flash 10.2? We would love to hear from any of you!

Sprint's Statement Regarding AT&T's Purchase of T-Mobile USA

Posted by Richard Chao in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 AM

"Sprint has officially voiced its opinion on the $39 billion AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile USA."

There were rumors last week that Sprint was in talks to acquire T-Mobile. That all ended yesterday with the announcement of AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile USA.

Sprint was the runner up in the bidding so they naturally would be one of the first to give their thoughts into the matter and they definitely raise a genuine concern. With the acquisition, Verizon and the new AT&T would command 80% of the market. It was already hard for Sprint to compete in the environment prior to AT&T's new acquisition, with two carriers dominating 80% (and increasing) coupled with the nature of the cellular industry infrastructure, it does appear there will not be a chance Sprint or anyone else can compete effectively. From looking at their issued statement, it looks like Sprint will be appealing to the FCC to block the sale. It'll be interesting to see Verizon's take into this matter which I'm sure will be issued soon.

Sprint Bringing Google Voice To All CDMA Phones

Posted by Jon Westfall in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 05:30 AM

"Sprint and Google announced today a new integrated Google VoiceTM experience that will allow Sprint customers to set their existing Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number. Sprint customers will be able to take advantage of all the features and benefits of Google Voice without the hassle and fees associated with porting their number. Sprint is the first and only carrier to offer this capability, which will be available soon on all Sprint CDMA phones."

Do you know what Telephone Freedom is? It's putting the same number in all of those spots on forms marked "Home Phone", "Work Phone", "Mobile Phone", etc... That's the fun of Google Voice, and starting soon, Sprint subscribers will have an easier path to use the service. A major score for Google in getting the service adopted, for sure. But really it's a major score for Sprint users. Once you switch to Google Voice, you wonder how you ever got by without it.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The HTC Shooter Looks Like a Very Nice Gingerbread Phone on its way to Sprint

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 07:00 PM

"The "PG86100" certainly identifies itself as carrying a speedy new Adreno 220 GPU, which is typically paired with twin processing units, and should help push plenty of pixels to the 960 x 540 screen that's presently displaying Android Gingerbread 2.3.2."

This has the potential to be a great phone! If you're on Sprint and waiting for one that's really high end keep your eyes open for the Shooter! It's already running Gingerbread so that's a good start. Also, HTC does have a good track record of updating their high end phones. Last year I didn't like HTC phones because they had a relatively weak GPU. That's not the case anymore. The Adreno 220 should be right up there with the Tegra 2 and it may be faster. It's als designed to be paired with a dual-core CPU so we can expect that. And what good is a crazy fast GPU with a screen from last year? This has a qHD display!!! I'm so glad to see HTC going with a 16x9 aspect ratio and significantly a higher resolution as Motorola has started with the Atrix. If you're ready to get a new phone on Sprint and renew your contract you may want to hold out a little longer! If this is the phone you've been waiting for, or not, we would love to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sprint To Lay It On Us At CTIA: Nexus S 4G, EVO 3D, And, EVO View?

Posted by Jason Lee in "Android News" @ 01:00 AM

"The media -- yours truly included -- has been trying to figure out why Sprint has booked an insane two-and-a-half hour slot at CTIA later this month. That's not the kind of event you throw together just to rehash the devices you've introduced over the last half year -- something's up, and if our source is correct, they're up to something big."

The folks over at Engadget received an anonymous tip that Spring may very well be bringing some big news to CTIA in the form of two new phones and a tablet. I'm personally most excited about the possible Nexus S 4G, as you know I am all about stock Android. Though I imagine most news will focus around this EVO View tablet which Engadget suspects to be a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer. Regardless, it will me nice to see something new from Sprint. I think they've been riding the EVO train long enough. ;)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sprint's New App Finds Your Phone and Wipes Your Data

Posted by Kevin Jackson in "Android Mobile Operators" @ 06:00 AM

"With the TEP app, you'll be able to track your phone via a web interface, force it to sound an alarm even if muted, lock it, and finally wipe your contacts (which can later be restored once you get your handset back)."

This looks like a nice perk if you're already paying the $7 a month for the equipment protection plan, but I doubt that it's enough of a benefit to get people to sign up for the program, especially with so many solutions out there which are either free or have a one-time fee associated with them that do so much more. If you're with Sprint, is this something you're inclined to sign up for? What do you do to keep your phone safe and your data secure? Let us know in the forums.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sprint Ups Data Rates by $10/Months on New Smartphone Plans

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 10:15 AM

"Ruh roh Shaggy, get ready to fork over an extra $10/month to Sprint to cover the wireless service provider's "Premium Data add-on charge to activations of smartphones." But don't worry, the additional funds coming out of your pocket is how Sprint shows it's "committed to providing its customers a great wireless experience now and in the future." Does that help ease the sting?"

This is going the wrong way - if carriers want more customers to get on board with ARPU-boosting data plans, they've got to get cheaper, not more expensive. Unless of course, due to spectrum constraints and an inability to actually cope with the data usage happening today, carriers like Sprint don't particularly want hordes of new customers signing up. I find that hard to believe - data service plans are one of the few areas of new growth for wireless carriers based on what I read.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sprint Chops the Price of the Galaxy Tab

Posted by Craig Horlacher in "Android News" @ 06:00 AM

"Word of a price drop at Best Buy for the Sprint Galaxy Tab leaked out via some images last week, but Sprint has beaten Best Buy to the punch and now list their Galaxy Tab for $299 on contact and $499 without contract."

Let the price drops begin! With all the new Android tablets announced at CES I was expecting prices on the Galaxy Tab to drop but this is a really big drop happening sooner than I expected. With a $200 price drop, a great size (at least for me), reasonable resolution for the size at 1024x600, and a Hummingbird CPU that probably has the best mobile GPU other than the Tegra 2 that's a great deal in my book! It may not be upgradable to Honeycomb but at least it does have Froyo now. While I wouldn't want an oversize iPhone and over-sized Android device could be very useful thanks to good multitasking, good notifications, and widgets. Is $200 enough of a price drop for you to buy one?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

T-Mobile G2 Versus Samsung Epic 4G In Cnet Prize Fight

Posted by Tony Rylow in "Android News" @ 04:00 AM

The team over at CNet has put together an awesome comparison video between the the G2 and Epic 4G. They have a number of other comparison videos of the same quality so if you are looking at some other devices, definitely check them out.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Samsung Galaxy Tab Available November 14th At Sprint

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 06:30 AM

Samsung Galaxy Tab from Sprint will be available beginning Sunday, Nov. 14, through select Sprint Stores, Business Sales, Web sales and telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1. It will cost $399.99...

The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available through Sprint starting November 14th! The cost will be $399.99 for the device with a choice of either a $29.99 or $59.99 per month data plan. To get more details, read more!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Where in the Galaxy Will the Tab Go?

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 04:00 PM

"The latest news regarding Samsung's Galaxy Tab is no more solid than the price (which has, in another's words, been pinpointed to somewhere between $200 and $1200), but if these "people familiar with the matter" are to be believed, we'll see a multi-carrier rollout on September 16th."

The latest rumor has the Samsung Galaxy Tab making deals with three carriers - Verizon, AT&T and Sprint. And we still haven't heard a definitive price on the tablet either. The truth about the Tab's carriers and costs, are still out there, floating in the Galaxy.

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