Epic 4g Maintenance Release Due as Soon as Tomorrow

By: Jeff Estep September 30th, 2010

Engadget is reporting that the anticipated maintenance release for the

    Samsung Epic 4g that is to address several issues including the reported slow 3g upload speeds is due to be released as early as tomorrow. The Engadget article also lists a few issues and some possible fixes. Head on over after the break for all the details and in the mean time if you have an Epic start checking the “android update” in the “about phone” Menu under settings. Stay tuned here for reported results concerning the results
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Sprint flips the 4G switch in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh.

By: Matthew Pankey September 29th, 2010

Starting tomorrow, Sprint’s 4G is will be available to customers in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Pittsburgh. Wireless customers in these cities will experience faster mobile downloads, video chat capabilities and much faster Web browsing on devices such as the Samsung Epic 4G, HTC Evo 4G, various laptop connection devices and the hotspot generator, Overdrive.

Source: Sprint

Ruggedized Windows Mobile 6.5 Smartphone from Motorola coming in late October.

By: Matthew Pankey September 29th, 2010

Sprint announced today the October release of a new tough and rugged Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone, the Motorola ES400S. It is the first time that a branded and stocked Motorola enterprise device has been sold through a wireless carrier. Some features include a biometric fingerprint reader, VoIP capabilities, Wi-Fi a/b/g, GPS, 3-inch touchscreen display, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA/GSM for travel, 256 MB RAM and a 3.2 MP camera with red line aimer for easy barcode scanning. A 1540 mAh standard battery is included and 3080 mAh extended battery will be sold separately.

Available by the end of October, for $499.99 for qualifying business customers or $549.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. The Motorola ES400S requires a Sprint Business Advantage Messaging and Data plan or an Everything plan with data.

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Source: Sprint

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Sprint Launches “Behind the Scenes” Web Series for Upcoming Major 4G Launches

By: Daniel Lichterman September 28th, 2010

Today sprint issued a press release announcing a web series to showcase the new 4G wimax network.  Today was the launch of the first one, “Wiring up 4G in NYC: Rooftops“, which gives us a glimpse into the network technology used to build up the new 4G network.  Check out the minute and a half video on youtube.  The press release also states that Los Angeles and New York City will be live with 4G by the end of the year.

Check out the full press release here.

Sanyo Vero by Kyocera now available online. In-Stores October 10th.

By: Matthew Pankey September 23rd, 2010

Today Sprint announced the release of the Sanyo Vero by Kyocera. The Vero is a basic clamshell phone with a large easy to use keypad and a stylish, rubberized finish. The Vero is available online starting today for $9.99 with 2 year contract. The Vero should be in stores on Oct 10, 2010.

Some features include:

1.3 MP camera with digital zoom
2.5 mm headset jack
SMS Threaded text messaging
Send pictures to friends and family in your contact book
Stereo Bluetooth® capable

Vero

Source: Sprint

Is 150kbps a “Premium” Upload Speed?

By: Juan September 21st, 2010

The following email was received from The Blogger over at  ExplainTheFee.com:

I just wanted to let you guys know I ran another article on my site regarding the Sprint Samsung Epic.  I’m not sure if you’re aware of the issue that is currently going on, but the Epic has a cap on it’s upload.  It cannot upload any faster than 150kbps.  I have two articles regarding this on my site and I’d love to have you guys post it on your site.

This is a huge issue because the Epic owners are being forced to pay $10 extra a month for “Premium Data” and this upload speed is slower than phones that were out 3-4 years ago!

http://explainthefee.com/2010/09/19/is-150kbps-a-premium-upload-speed/

http://explainthefee.com/2010/09/21/evo-and-epic-side-by-side-speed-test/

Check it out, I think you’ll find the information rather interesting…..

Boost Mobile Now Offers Insurance!!

By: Chico September 16th, 2010

That’s right, Boost Mobile is now offering a replacement program through Asurion. So for all of the pre-paid customers out there who thought it wasn’t fair that you weren’t able to insure your devices, now you don’t have to worry any more. Feel free to throw, kick, trash or even pour a cup of water on your phone and have no worries. Get all the details after the break.

Boost Mobile To Offer Insurance

By: Chico September 8th, 2010

As of right now there are no specific details, but stay tuned til next week and we will have some info for you. Surprised? Insurance on a prepaid service? I know I was surprised to read it, but we will just have to wait for the exact details to see what will be offered.