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  • Sprint intros affordable Android phones, new app program

    Sprint brings Android smartphones to the masses with the introduction of three budget-friendly Android phones here at CTIA. Phones include LG Optimus S, Sanyo Zio and the Samsung Transform. The three phones will be first to take advantage of a new Sprint app program called Sprint ID, also announced Wednesday.

  • Virgin Mobile MiFi 2200

    For travelers who juggle a number of connected devices while on the road, Novatel’s MiFi 2200 mobile hotspot may be a little gift from tech heaven. The device connects to Sprint’s 3G EvDO network, then creates a mobile bubble of Wi-Fi that can connect up to five devices at the same time. And best of all, you can get the device with a pre-paid, no-contract data plan from Virgin Mobile.

  • Sprint CEO doesn't see metered 4G service

    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse today said that he doesn't anticipate Sprint adopting the tiered pricing models for 4G data services that have been floated by rivals AT&T and Verizon.

  • Sprint Claims Record Sales For HTC Evo 4G

    Sprint announced on Monday it sold a record number of the Android-based smartphones on the phone's first day of availability on Friday, June 4. The carrier did not give any specific figures, but said it saw temporary shortages of the device at some of its U.S. stores.

  • Sprint Offers Samsung Seek Phone for Social Networkers

    Sprint and Samsung this week launched yet another messaging-oriented low-cost phone, the Samsung Seek sporting both a touchscreen and a slide-out QWERT keyboard. The Seek is available immediately for $30 after rebates and with a two-year contract. Targeted toward younger audiences the phone includes native support for Facebook, MySpace and Photobucket photo uploads. Additionally, the Seek supports instant messaging, email and Microsoft Exchange accounts.

  • Sprint nixes Google's Nexus One phone

    Sprint said on Monday that it no longer plans to support Google's Nexus One phone, making it increasingly uncertain that Google can achieve its vision for phone sales in the U.S.

  • A WiMax phone might help ailing Palm

    After Palm Inc. admitted that its smartphone sales were below expectations, rumors started swirling that the company might be sold, or that it could be beefing up its product line with a WiMax smartphone for Sprint Nextel.

  • Sprint to lay off more than 2,000

    Sprint Nextel expects to lay off as many as 2,500 people by year’s end, on the heels of reporting that it lost 545,000 customers in its third quarter.

  • Sprint plans open app store

    Sprint Nextel next year will introduce a new, more open application store on its feature phones, turning to a third party to manage it with the goal of getting new offerings out to consumers in an average of one week.

  • Is Palm deliberately creating a Pre shortage?

    What appears to be a deliberate plan to create an opening day shortage of Palm Pre smartphones may backfire and, in any case, makes it look like Palm and Sprint have money or production problems.

  • Sprint hopeful on funding as WiMax rolls out

    Adoption of Sprint Nextel's Xohm WiMax service has been better than expected since it launched in Baltimore on Sept. 29, and the carrier is confident it will be able to fund the rest of its national network rollout despite the current economic crisis, Sprint executives said Wednesday.

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