Sprint changes mind, decides to hold onto Nextel iDEN

I’d imagine things are a bit awkward at the Sprint/Nextel camp today. After spending the last few months fielding offers for Nextel, Sprint has announced that they’ve decided to hang on to it.

Not only are they no longer planning on offloading it, but they’re also reupping their commitment to the iDEN network by promising all around improvements. Beyond expanding the iDEN network by way of more towers, they’ll be tag-teaming with Motorola over the next year, with plans to bring at least 8 handsets to market by the end of 2009.

[Via MobileBurn]