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  • When will Sprint announce their unlimited voice plan and how much will it be?

    When will Sprint announce their unlimited voice plan and how much will it be?


    So three of the four major carriers in the US have announced unlimited voice plans for $100 and everyone is waiting to see what Sprint does. Don’t expect them to announce a $100 voice plan though, thinks UBS analyst John Hodulik. It’s going to be much cheaper than that if Sprint really wants to compete with the big dogs and gain some customers. Read More

  • Rumor: WiMax enabled Nokia tablet to be released in April

    Rumor: WiMax enabled Nokia tablet to be released in April

    It appears a new Nokia tablet is making the rounds in the rumor mill and this one comes WiMax-enabled. We’ll see what happens at CTIA in April. WiMax N810 Leaked, To Be Announced At CTIA? [via Into Mobile] Read More

  • Intel bringing Sprint, Clearwire closer together

    Intel bringing Sprint, Clearwire closer together


    Remember the joint venture Sprint’s CEO, Hesse, was looking to form a couple weeks back that might help save WiMax? Well, it looks like Intel has taken the bait and Clearwire is joining in. According to sources close to the aforementioned companies, Intel is pitching in with $2 billion. Other backers are expected to be announced when the new deal is officially announced in the coming days. Read More

  • WiMAX still looking at spring time roll out

    WiMAX still looking at spring time roll out

    Despite recent hiccups for Sprint in the last four to five months that may have led many to believe that Xohm aka WiMAX was dead in the water, we’ve learned that things are still on track for a spring time launch. However, it won’t be a full roll out of the service, but, rather, a soft launch, which is somewhat disappointing unless you’re in Baltimore, Chicago, or… Read More

  • CDMA BlackBerry Curve emerges

    CDMA BlackBerry Curve emerges

    I realize not everyone is into BlackBerries, but for those with Verizon or Sprint, you may be interested in the recent emergence of the CDMA Curve. There are no specific details other than these photos, but the 8330 is out there and it’s coming sometime down the road. It supposedly has GPS we won’t know for sure. My T-Mobile Curve shows GPS in the menu as well, but it… Read More

  • Sprint announces Unlimited Access Pack [Update]

    Sprint announces Unlimited Access Pack [Update]

    Are you a Sprint subscriber? Always going over your minutes or texting way too much? Yeah, I’ve been there, too. Starting today you can get the UAP for $119.99 a month and that includes unlimited: minutes, texts, Web, e-mail and picture mail. For the Centro owners, Sprint also announced an unlimited plan for $99. My bad, the Centro is being offered for $99 after rebate. [Update]: Sprint… Read More

  • Helio drops price of unlimited plan, again

    Helio drops price of unlimited plan, again

    Helio has once again dropped the price of their unlimited plan down to $99 from $145. You know the drill. Now drop on by your nearest store and take advantage while you can. The Ocean and Mysto are great choices in case you needed some advice on a handset. Helio Read More

  • Palm Centro getting closer to T-Mo, AT&T launch

    Palm Centro getting closer to T-Mo, AT&T launch

    It’s almost been three months since Sprint released the Centro, which means their exclusivity on the Palm device is almost up. For those of you with AT&T or T-Mobile as a carrier, you better get ready. The Centro is coming, but we’re just not sure when. AT&T, T-Mobile Palm Centro Details Surface [Phone News] Read More

  • Sprint is once again dreaming about WiMAX

    Sprint is once again dreaming about WiMAX

    Recent shakeups at Sprint have caused many to speculate that the WiMAX deal they had going with Clearwire would be dead in the water, but recently appointed CEO Dan Hesse is proving the naysayers wrong and looking to bring it back up to speed. What Hesse has done is put together a plan that would bring in outside funding by forming a joint venture with Google, Intel and Best Buy. Read More

  • Sprint's LG Rumor OTA update available now

    Sprint's LG Rumor OTA update available now

    Some of you have experienced the little problem that was discovered with the LG Rumor late last year and I know you’ve been waiting for that OTA firmware update to fix the little snafu. Well, Sprint has announced that the new firmware is readily available for download or if you’re really feeling that lazy, you can take it into your local Sprint store. To download the update… Read More

  • Sprint cutting jobs and closing stores

    Sprint cutting jobs and closing stores

    Sprint announced today that it’ll be laying off 4,000 people and closing 125 of its stores in the hopes of saving $700 million to $800 million in labor costs for 2008. It’ll also close 4,000 of its stalls and kiosks normally found in retail stores (it currently has about 20,000). The stock fell almost 19% in light of the announcement. So is Sprint in trouble? Maybe, but new CEO… Read More

  • LG Rumor video review

    http://www.crunchgear.com/video/player.swf?movie=rumor.flv I was going through my things this week and I found a fairly cool entry-level phone that I never even reviewed. It’s the LG Rumor and it’s a great messaging phone — not as bulky as the Sidekick and much cheaper (about $75 with contract). I kind of miss reviewing “fun” phones like this without all the bells… Read More

  • Motorola i570 Nextel phone released today

    Motorola i570 Nextel phone released today

    Nextel, Sprint’s homely-yet-dependable half-brother, has decided that it’s time to party like it’s 1999 with the Motorola i570. It’s got Direct Connect, Group Connect, Direct Talk, Direct Send, GPS, a 64k color internal display, monochrome external display, rugged design, speakerphone, and a bunch of other stuff that you’d expect from a phone that works first… Read More

  • Asus joining forces with Intel, Sprint to bring WiMax to its Eee PC

    Asus joining forces with Intel, Sprint to bring WiMax to its Eee PC


    Image via Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia With CES next week, expect this week to be filled with lots of “Item A to debut @ Show, could be bad or good.” The first such rumor I’ve seen is that a revamped Asus Eee PC will be at CES with an 8.9-inch display (the current Eee PC has a 7-inch display). No, that’s not really exciting. But WiMax, that’s a different… Read More

  • LG Rumor has problems, big problems

    LG Rumor has problems, big problems

    The LG Rumor for Sprint appears to have major issues. Big time problems. A debugging menu has been found on the device that triggers a complete wipe of the phone including its firmware. For the time being, Sprint has halted all shipments of the Rumor pending LG’s firmware update that will remove the code to access the debugging menu. The specific details on how to access the menu are… Read More

  • Sprint updates drivers for Mac OS X

    Sprint updates drivers for Mac OS X

    I sure hope this works because I haven’t been able to use one of my Sprint dongles for months. Sprint has updated their drivers for Novatel EV-DO Rev. A devices (S720, U720, EX720 and U727) to play nice with Leopard and its WWAN framework. Sprint is even allowing your dongles to be used as GPS devices free of charge. High five, Sprint. Version 2.0 is a hefty 12MB and I hope it’s… Read More

  • Smartphones Now: Carriers Roundup

    Smartphones Now: Carriers Roundup

    Smartphones and not-so-smartphones are gaining popularity and the necessity of finding a decent plan is becoming more and more important. Not every carrier is really providing a good price point for first adopters or really, even slightly economically-minded smartphone users. What we’re looking at today is what the Big Four carriers (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) have on offer. Read More

  • Experiencing shoddy battery life on your Palm Centro? [Update]

    Experiencing shoddy battery life on your Palm Centro? [Update]

    Fret not, dear reader. Sprint assures us that the unusual battery drainage is not a hardware issue, but that of a software one centered around Sprint’s Mobile Email. Said software and e-mail synchronization go through a never-ending loop when your password is incorrect or the ISP’s e-mail server is unavailable. The OTA update is said to be released sometime this month. Has… Read More

  • Hands on with the Sprint Novatel Wireless Ovation U727 dongle

    Hands on with the Sprint Novatel Wireless Ovation U727 dongle

    Besides the AT&T Duo, I received the latest USB dongle from Novatel for Sprint’s wicked fast EV-DO Rev A. network. The U727′s most notable features are the microSD slot and GPS. Once I get this up and running I’ll have a full review. If all goes well and I hope it does, the U727 will be my workhorse for CES next month. Read More

  • Sprint's Wimax initiative could mean death of 'regular' cellphone service

    Sprint's Wimax initiative could mean death of 'regular' cellphone service

    Since when did Sprint become part of the technological avant garde? Its investment in WiMax, what it’s branding Xohm, is beginning to pay off, with the company rolling out the wireless broadband service in D.C., Baltimore and Chicago in the coming weeks. Speeds of 2-5mbps are expected, which is more or less the typical home broadband speed, but the expected range for the signal is now… Read More