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  • Hands on: Sprint Instinct from Samsung

    Bad lighting and a bad photographer equal less than perfect photos. I’ll grab some more time with the Instinct later on and will have video up as well. Read More

  • Sprint Instinct: Could this thing beat the iPhone?

    When I first saw the Instinct a few weeks ago I said “Finally.” Finally, someone, somewhere, has created an interface and a device that follows the spirit and ease-of-use of the iPhone without resorting to wholesale mimicry. Samsung built the UI from the ground up with data convergence in mind and their focus and efforts paid off. Everything in this phone — all of the… Read More

  • First Look: HTC Shift (CDMA version)

    [blip.tv http://blip.tv/play/AbCLBgA%5D Got a nice little package yesterday containing the HTC Shift running on the Sprint network. I’ll be putting this thing through its paces next week at CTIA and will have a full review for you in short order. It’s a pretty cool gadget so far. If you have any questions about it, let me know and I’ll try to answer them for you. One weird… Read More

  • Comcast, Time Warner to help fund Sprint's WiMax

    In order for Sprint and Clearwire to really get this WiMax thing underway nationwide, they’re going to need some pretty substantial moolah — like $3 billion. According to the Wall Street Journal, “Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, would put up as much as $1 billion, while No. 2 Time Warner Cable would add $500 million” along with smaller cable… Read More

  • Review: Samsung Ace SPH-i325 for Sprint

    Not long ago, my good friend and distinguished colleague Peter Ha lamented that CDMA phones were relatively useless outside of the US because of their inability to roam on European networks. Well CDMA providers like Sprint and Verizon recognize this as a legitimate disadvantage and, as such, are beginning to offer phones that work on networks here but also contain slots for SIM cards… Read More

  • Review: Novatel Ovation U727 for Sprint

    What would I have done the last few months without my precious Novatel broadband dongle from Sprint? I would have had a hard time bringing you news from the halls of CES without trekking over to the blounge. We would have been sans photos from the Macworld keynote. I also would not have been able to post videos while waiting at JFK for our adventures at CeBIT. I think you get the point. Read More

  • Sprint opens Openwave across product line

    [photopress:logo_openwave.gif,full,left]Sprint is upgrading its cellphones to the Openwave platform for Web browsing. Openwave is a combination of the Openwave proxy server that makes pages more mobile-friendly, and the OpenWeb browser, which is a full-HTML browser that renders pages nicely. The big picture is it gives Sprint phones the ability to browse the whole Web in a useful way, not just… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Buy one Sprint Rumor, get one free

    Pop over to Sprint to pick up a free — after rebate — Rumor when you buy one at the low, low price of $49.99. We actually liked the rumor around CG as its a cute messaging phone and not much else. If you’re on Sprint and looking for a partial Sidekick replacement, you can’t go wrong at 50% off. Product Page Read More

  • Sprint Mogul update includes EVDO Rev. A support

    Good news for HTC Mogul owners on the Sprint network — there’s a new update available that’ll allow your phone to connect to the higher speed EVDO Rev. A network where you could very well enjoy double the data speeds. The current EVDO Rev. 0 protocol features download speeds of 400- to 700-kbps and upload speeds of 50- to 70-kbps. EVDO Rev. A bumps the download speeds to… Read More

  • Rumors Gone Wild: Is Sprint looking to spin-off Nextel or is T-Mobile looking to buy Sprint? Or both?

    According to the “anonymous Wall Street professional” who writes Seeking Alpha’s Notable Calls blog, a rumor started late yesterday that Sprint “has hired Morgan Stanley and initiated director Ralph V. Whitworth’s plan to spin-off Nextel” and that we should expect the announcement in the next two to four weeks. I’m not really convinced that… Read More

  • Sprint offers free web-based phone call translation

    Oh boy, I gotta see this. Sprint’s offering its new “WebCapTel” service to people who don’t have trouble speaking but might be a little hard of hearing. The basic idea is pretty simple. You sign up for the service and register your phone number at SprintCapTel.com and when someone calls you, you can log into the site and have what they’re saying automatically… Read More

  • Samsung Ace: Hands-on and first impressions

    I’ve been playing with the new Samsung Ace from Sprint for a few days and have some initial thoughts along with some photos of the device. Full review coming soon. Read More

  • Sprint to release CDMA/WiMAX handsets this year

    Dan Hesse, Sprint Nextel’s new CEO and the man in charge of turning the troubled company around, said in a conference call yesterday that Sprint’s still exploring the possibility of a WiMAX partnership with Clearwire. “Sprint has an enormous asset—nearly 100 megahertz of un-utilized spectrum—and we have the opportunity to have a three-year head start with our… Read More

  • What does Sprint's new unlimited plan mean for MVNO Helio?

    Sprint has finally officialized its $99 all-you-can-consume plan for those with ravenous mobile appetites, but what’s interesting is that it’s Helio, an MVNO that lies atop the Sprint network, that first launched such plans. This means that Sprint is now undercutting one of it’s own partners at its own game. Or does it? While Sprints unlimited plan is the most generous of… Read More

  • Sprint pulls dividends with EVDO-like quickness

    It appears that it might be time to call upon the spirit of motivational speaker Matt Foley to help Sprint figure out how to get “back…on…the right…track.” Sprint announced an almost $30 billion quarterly loss today. That’s such a big loss that Sprint also announced that it will stop paying dividends to shareholders for the “foreseeable… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sprint announces Simply Everything plan

    [photopress:printplan.png,full,pp_image] I was beginning to wonder when Sprint would jump into the fray and now they have. Starting tomorrow new and existing customers can opt for the Simply Everything plan that encompasses just about everything (unlimited voice, data, text, e-mail, Web-surfing, Sprint TVSM, Sprint Music, GPS Navigation, Direct Connect® and Group Connect®) Sprint has to… Read More

  • Hands on with the Samsung M520 for Sprint

    So we’ve got the M520 on hand at the office and our first impressions are positive for this slider from Samsung. Compared with the Helio Mysto from Samsung, the M520 is slightly wider and maybe a smidgen thicker, but overall it ‘feels good in my hands.’ For an ordinary looking slider, the M520 has a few things under the hood that may surprise you. It obviously has the… Read More

  • Sprint's Hesse focused on customer service

    [photopress:sprint_logo_resized.jpg,full,center] Now this is how you run a company. Daniel R. Hesse is the newly appointed CEO of Sprint, a company not known for its customer service skills. At the first operations meeting he oversaw, he noted customer service wasn’t on the agenda at all. He made it the first thing they discussed. We’re hopeful Hesse can turn Sprint’s rep around. Read More

  • WiMAX routers for Sprint service begin shipping

    [photopress:wimaxrouter_1.jpg,full,right] Sprint’s nationwide launch of WiMAX is still a ways away, but the company charged with supplying routers has begun shipping them. Zyxel, which linked up with Sprint last summer, will initially ship only a few routers since WiMAX is currently only available in Chicago, Baltimore and DC. If nothing else, this shows that Sprint is moving along… Read More

  • 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