By: Juan January 27th, 2010
Sorry Chad, but it seems that Sprint has taken top honors in voice and data satisfaction. “In voice satisfaction, Sprint won convincingly, ranking first or second in nine of 10 categories,” said Paget Alves, President – Sprint Business Markets Group.
Check out this post for more information: Official Sprint Forum
By: Chico January 25th, 2010
What we see here is allegedly the first live shot of HTC’s killer Supersonic for Sprint, a phone that we’ve heard would feature HD2-like specs in an HD2-like shell: 4.3-inch display, fast processor, and an unbelievably thin body, to be specific. Where the Supersonic allegedly goes off the beaten path, though, is with the inclusion of Android 2.1 with Sense and WiMAX, perfect for Sprint’s budding 4G network. The site that’s leaked the photo also says we can expect an FM radio and a 1GHz clock on that Snapdragon plus a kickstand, something we’d heard before. This is still not much to go on, but it is better than nothing at all. At least we have some pics to go along with the rumored mega-phone. I think it is just a matter of time before the leaks start to come out the wood works. This is just the beginning.
Source: Android Mobile OS
By: Jeff Estep January 23rd, 2010
OtterBox inc. the company already known for some of the toughest cases known to man is releasing several new cases. Their Defender™ Series for BlackBerry phones incorporate 3 cases in one and provide some of the best protection from drops and shocks and even has some success stories concerning rain although the company itself does not mention any protection from liquids. OttheBox cases are well known throughout the industry but to date those of us with slider type phones have been largely out of luck. This has been remedied with the new Tandem™ Series of cases including a version for our beloved Palm Pre.
They have also released a couple of different versions for some devices for those of us that dont want or need the full Defender series treatment.
Stay tuned to the SprintUsers Blog for a full hands-on review of the Tandem Series and at least 2 other models from OtterBox!
By: Chico January 22nd, 2010
Today Motorola filed a complaint against Research In Motion with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Motorola alleges that RIM is violating five of its patents, which concern Wi-Fi access, application management, user interface and power management. Motorola is seeking a ban against RIM while the complaint is being investigated. It hopes to block RIM from importing any more handsets that violate the patents, as well as cease marketing and selling its existing stock of handsets in the U.S. The company’s intellectual property lawyer said in a prepared statement, “In light of RIM’s continued unlicensed use of Motorola’s patents, RIM’s use of delay tactics in our current patent litigation, and RIM’s refusal to design out Motorola’s proprietary technology, Motorola had no choice but to file a complaint with the ITC to halt RIM’s continued infringement. Motorola will continue to take all necessary steps to protect its R&D and intellectual property.”
By: Matthew Pankey January 22nd, 2010
As the stars come out in support for victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti you can watch along on your SprintTV enabled phone.
Tonight’s ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ telethon (8 p.m. – 10 p.m. EST) will be one of the most widely distributed prime-time broadcasts in history. In total, the benefit will be appearing simultaneously on more than 25 networks as well as mobile devices via SprintTV. Proceeds from the telethon will benefit Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation and the Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.
In addition to SprintTV, networks airing the event include ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, BET, the CW, HBO, MTV, VH1 and CMT. ‘Hope for Haiti Now’ will also air across MTV Networks Worldwide, which reaches 640 million households, and CNN International, available in 260 million.
By: Daniel Lichterman January 21st, 2010
The people over at XO skins were nice enough to ship me a test skin for my touch pro. I have always used the zagg invisible shield because they are indestructible and offer the free replacements.However, after receiving yet another refurb touch pro, I had held off on installing the IS.
The XO Skin is very similar and covers the whole device. Installation is easy if you have installed a similar product; there is a solution and you wet apply the shield. Do not be worried about micro-bubbles as they will eventually disappear after a day or two. Once you have installed the skin, it is a good idea to wait a day or two for it to cure.
Now for the review- This skin seems to be comparable to the Zagg Invisible Shield. They also might be cheaper than the Invisible Shield depending on which phone you have. Some have complained about an “orange peel effect”, but this skin does not seem to have it. It also seems to be slicker than the invisible shield, so your finger glides more easily when using touchflo or dragging around the screen.
Here you can see the skin on my phone:
Now for the fun part- I took a key to my screen and scratched it up pretty good. I got worried as the scratches did show in the shield, and had thought I had actually ruined the shield. I put the phone back in my pocket and kept walking. After around an hour or so, the scratches had diminished, and over the next hour they had vanished. I would trust this skin to protect my device.
The final verdict: The XO Skins are just as good as the Zagg Invisible Shield for protection, and are cheaper. I liked the finish better than the invisible shield as my finger glides more easily over the XO Skin. XO Skins also offer a lifetime replacement warranty just like the Invisible Shield; you just pay shipping.
Their website: http://xoskins.com/
By: Matthew Pankey January 15th, 2010
While it’s not an over-the-air update it is still a nice upgrade. Some improvements include:* Network Assist GPS to allow indoor location fix* Updates to several third-party apps, including Visual Voicemail, NFL, NASCAR and Sprint TV* Change to Emergency Dial on lock screen* Hard reset available in recovery mode: remove and reinsert battery; press volume down, send and end keys until reboot option pops up; scroll to wipe data/factory reset; press OK* Various improvements to battery life Shame that you have to go to a retail Sprint Store to get the update but it should be worth it. Sprint has said that over-the-air updates for the Moment are coming soon.
By: Matthew Pankey January 14th, 2010
Whether you have Sprint, Nextel, Boost Mobile, Virgin, Verizon, AT&T or T-Mobile, if you are able to help the victims of the earthquake in Haiti you can do so right from your mobile phone. Many opportunities to help are in place. Find the one you are most comfortable with. One option: text the phrase “Haiti” to the number 90999 and donate $10 to the Red Cross (to be charged on your wireless bill).
From Sprints Facebook
Sprint Press Release
Update: According to our friends at Phonedog.com US wireless carriers have raised $5 Million dollars in aid for victims of this awful natural disaster. Great news! Stay tuned to Phonedog for more updates as to how much money has been raised.
Update 2: Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile are waiving text message fees for those that text message 90999 from their device.
Update 3: Cricket has joined in, too.
Update 4: Verizon Wireless joined T-Mobile and Cricket in waiving calling fees from both its wireless and wireline customers to Haiti
By: Chico January 14th, 2010
Now this is just a rumor as of now, from someone on ppcgeeks, but according to them they spoke with advanced tech support today and WM 6.5 will be released by February 1st. I do kind of believe this, because a source I have at Microsoft gave me the same estimated date a few months back. Take this with a grain of salt though, because this is not a for sure thing just yet. Stay tuned for further information.
UPDATE: I received an email today about the update for WM 6.5. The email states this:
Coming Soon: Windows Mobile 6.5 for HTC Touch Pro2
Sprint and HTC are developing a release of Windows Mobile 6.5 for the HTC Touch Pro2. The release is expected to be available by end of the first quarter, 2010. This upgrade will provide updates to the Windows Mobile platform and significant enhancements to the Touch Pro2 user interface. This will allow additional customization/personalization options and more integration with the applications the customers access most.
Original Thread: PPCGeeks
By: Chico January 14th, 2010
As of today the cab files for the text messaging issue with HTC phones has been posted. It is only posted on a forum available to Sprint employees, so I should have them downloaded by the end of the day. I will work on a way to get them to you all, but will not be able to post on this site; The files are larger than what the site will allow to be uploaded. If necassary I will take PM’s with your emails and send them in attachments . The patch is posted up on HTC’s website for the Touch Pro and Touch Diamond, but not for the Touch Pro 2 yet. I will update this post when I have the files downloaded.
Update: I have the file downloaded now for the Touch Pro 2 patch and you can get the file from the ppcgeeks thread I started. Follow the link below.
SMS Cab File