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  • 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

  • Sprint will have the Samsung Ace come Q1 '08

    Sprint will have the Samsung Ace come Q1 '08

    Now here’s a dapper-looking smartphone. Looks about as thin as a triscuit, and it’s got a full QWERTY keyboard and a whole lot of other buttons as well. It’s not the most advanced of phones – it’s not 3G, it’s got no real browser, and there’s no touchscreen – but it is a sexy little basic smartphone despite running Windows Mobile 6. If you need… Read More

  • XOHM, Sprint's WiMax initiative, launching very, very soon

    XOHM, Sprint's WiMax initiative, launching very, very soon

    I like WiMax. I like the fact that it could become a 4G service. I like the fact that Sprint is taking the initiative and rolling it out quickly. What I don’t like is the name: XOHM. But that’s not important to anybody. What is is that Sprint’s Bin Shen said that XOHM will be going live within days in Baltimore, DC, and Chicago. That’s soon. At first it will only be… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sprint HTC Touch

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sprint HTC Touch

    The Touch by HTC, which will be offered by Sprint on November 4, is hands down one of the best devices I’ve used in the past two years. That says a lot considering the number of devices that roll through the CrunchGear offices. But to each his own, I say. The Touch has been an integral part of my stay in the Bay Area and has saved me on more than one occasion. When I first saw the… Read More

  • Sprint reportedly turns down $5 billion from investors

    Sprint reportedly turns down $5 billion from investors

    The New York Times is reporting that Sprint has said thanks but no thanks to an offer from Providence Equity Partners and South Korea’s SK Telecom which would, in effect, replace Sprint’s management team and infuse $5 billion into the company. The deal would have also allowed SK Telecom and Sprint to "significantly cut costs by jointly purchasing handsets and examining… Read More

  • Sprint hires Stacy London to help you choose a phone

    Sprint hires Stacy London to help you choose a phone

    Can’t decide what phone to buy but want to base your purchasing decision solely on making sure that everyone else thinks you’re cool? Ask Sprint’s newest spokesperson, Stacy London, of TLC’s What Not To Wear and Fashionably Late. Is London a poor man’s Catherine Zeta Jones? Is she Sprint’s ultra belated answer to T-Mobile’s luscious ex-spokesbeauty? Read More

  • Three new Sprint phones available November 23rd

    Three new Sprint phones available November 23rd

    Take a dump in a bucket and call me Chad Pennington. With all the hoopla surrounding Black Friday, I lost sight of the fact that it’s a day from tomorrow. I’ll be in Florida stuffing stuffing into my ponch by this time next week. How do you like that? Anyway, next Friday there will be three new Sprint phones. First there’s the Motorola Q9C, which only looks marginally… Read More

  • Rumor: Google to acquire Sprint, a bad case of dandruff, some flatware

    Rumor: Google to acquire Sprint, a bad case of dandruff, some flatware

    Hrmmm… so they’re saying that Google will buy Sprint. While this is as likely as the Pope buying up a chain of dry cleaners in Wisconsin, there might just be some truth to this wild, inaccurate rumor. Some guy who covers the space says: So do I think Google will make such an acquisition? Maybe. If the search leader is going to bid on wireless spectrum it may make more sense to just… Read More

  • Today's Fun Google Will Acquire ______ Quiz Question. Answer Starts With S And Ends In T

    Rich Tehrani over at TMCNet is reporting that Google may be looking at buying mobile phone network operator Sprint. Although it would be easy to scoff at the rumor (and it’s still very much in the unlikely bracket) as we know Google’s ambitions have no bounds. America’s 5th largest company is already trying to buy mobile spectrum in the United States, and is considering a… Read More

  • Sprint to Clearwire: 'Dear Baby, Welcome to Dumpsville. Population, You.'

    Sprint to Clearwire: 'Dear Baby, Welcome to Dumpsville. Population, You.'

    Sprint is supposed to roll out its WiMax network in Chicago and Washington, DC by the end of the year and it says it’ll still do that despite news today that it met for dinner with Clearwire, said “it’s not you, it’s me,” and split. Read More

  • Sprint.com accounts down until November 9th? What?!

    Sprint.com accounts down until November 9th? What?!

    Got a Sprint account? Go ahead and try to log in at Sprint.com and see what happens. This is what happens when you get locked into something for two years and there’s no incentive to provide you with adequate service until you try to leave. “We’re migrating your account to our new billing system. During this time, you won’t be able to sign on to sprint.com or… Read More

  • Another expensive way to get the internet in your car

    Another expensive way to get the internet in your car

    I have a friend who spent the better part of the last three years of his life driving all over the country teaching people about bearings. Whether or not I actually completely understand what that means is irrelevant but what amazes me most is that he didn’t have satellite radio or some sort of in-car computer to keep himself entertained. Read More

  • WiMax news plus a ridiculous, huge advertisement

    WiMax news plus a ridiculous, huge advertisement

    The above image has nothing to do with the forthcoming news about Sprint’s WiMax network but I’d just like to point out the gigantic ad that made an unnecessary amount of noise and then stayed on the page I was on until I closed it manually. I wasn’t too hot on Symantec before but now it’s officially over between us. Anyhoo, more news about Sprint’s impending… Read More

  • Leaked BIS plan for Sprint is super cheap

    Leaked BIS plan for Sprint is super cheap

    If this doesn’t make Sprint the best CDMA network in the nation then I’m not sure what will other than the fantastic new phones they have coming. Pretty sure $30 is cheap for a BIS plan that includes unlimted BIS e-mail, IM, Web, Data and text messaging on top of the Sprint services. Yeah, it doesn’t include tethering, but that’s only an extra $15, which is still… Read More

  • Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    Google Tries To Land Mobile Phone Deals With Sprint, Verizon . . . Anyone

    If things go well, we might finally see that Gphone by the middle of next year. Google is in heated talks with wireless carriers in the U.S., including Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, (and Vodafone internationally) to carry the Gphone, reports the WSJ. Google already competes (and cooperates) with some of these carriers. It recently fought with Verizon, for instance, over the rules of… Read More

  • Sprint's HTC Touch review [update]

    Sprint's HTC Touch review [update]

    The Touch by HTC, which will be offered by Sprint on November 4, is hands down one of the best devices I’ve used in the past two years. That says a lot considering the number of devices that roll through the CrunchGear offices. But to each his own, I say. The Touch has been an integral part of my stay in the Bay Area and has saved me on more than one occasion. When I first saw the… Read More

  • Sprint shares unlock codes

    Sprint shares unlock codes

    At any point in time between Aug. 28, 1999, and July 16, 2007 were you a Sprint customer? You were? That’s fantastic. By happenstance do you still have your phone and want to get it unlocked because you’re with Verizon or Alltel? Awesome. After being accused of throwing up a barrier to competition Sprint will now share unlocking codes to all current and former customers once… Read More

  • Hands on with Sprint's LG Rumor

    Hands on with Sprint's LG Rumor

    Here’s a sneak peek at the Rumor, which I’m told arrived yesterday to the folks at Sprint. We’ll have a full review in the coming weeks. It’s tiny, feels so good in my hands and has a great keyboard. Nice job, LG. Read More

  • Windows Mobile: How I loathe thee [Update]

    Windows Mobile: How I loathe thee [Update]

    Yes, it’s no secret that I dislike Windows Mobile, but I have before me two WinMo devices from HTC; the Touch from Sprint and the Tilt from AT&T. I’m excited at the prospect of tinkering with both and yet I can’t help but wonder if I’ll accept WinMo with open arms and keep an objective view on the OS without my utter hatred clouding my judgement. Can the WinMo users… Read More