By: Juan July 28th, 2011
“Sprint’s delayed and subsequently rescheduled update for the Nexus S 4G apparently came with a surprising addition: the removal of of the phone’s free tethering functionality.
Instead, Sprint is pushing subscribers towards its official tethering plans, which are far less free. Not that we should be particularly surprised by the move. The free hotspot feature was too good to be true from the beginning, and, while amazing, had to end at some point. That point is apparently today.
Of course, as with most things Android-related, those with enough determination can find any number of work-arounds to rectify the change. But let’s be clear: the free hotspot tethering is officially dead on the Nexus S.
And that’s a bit strange, considering that the Nexus S was aimed to be a pure Google-run Android experience, untouched by carriers. Apparently, Sprint’s will was a bit too much for even Google to handle.
Nexus S owners were expecting a range of improvements with the phone’s update to Android 2.3.5, including WiMax performance upgrades. The removal of free tethering was certainly an unwelcome addition to that.”
By: t-marco July 27th, 2011
The successor to the popular Samsung Galaxy S, the Galaxy S II has hit the FCC and will be hitting Sprint soon. The leaked model number SPH-D710 boasts WiMAX connectivity and the drawings line up with the leaked Samsung Within pictures we saw from earlier this month.
The Sprint bound Samsung Galaxy S II will have both CDMA and WiMAX radios and matches the previous leaked image of the Samsung Galaxy S II aka Galaxy Within, an image that showed the Samsung Galaxy S II for Sprint with an 8 megapixel rear camera, along with word that the device will possibly run Android 2.3.4.
By: Juan July 26th, 2011
The latest Sprint Press Release:
“Sprint has launched a custom protection plan available to customers with netbooks, notebooks and tablets. The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack provides repair or replacement in the event a device suffers mechanical or electrical breakdown or is accidentally damaged, lost or stolen.
The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack, costs $13 per month* and includes features to help customers safeguard their devices. These features include a tool to locate a lost device, dedicated technical support with remote login, virus defense, data back-up of contacts, photos and media, and three months of credit monitoring if the device is lost or stolen. Customers may enroll in the program when they activate a new device on a Sprint data plan, or within 30 days of the new activation or new equipment purchase.
The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack is a wise investment that can save a lot of money and provide a peace of mind. Customers save valuable time with convenient, easy and ongoing tech support either online or on the phone. Customers also have control over and protection of their personal data if their device is lost or stolen.
Some of Sprint’s popular devices that would qualify for the Advanced Protection Pack include:
The Assurant Advanced Protection Pack is a comprehensive, bundled protection offering managed by Assurant Solutions. Certain protection products can be purchased separately. Customers may visit www.AssurantProtection.com for more information and to register their protected device.”
By: t-marco July 25th, 2011
A leaked roadmap from inside Sprint tells us that they’re planning multiple devices to launch on August 21 like the Blackberry Torch 9850 that will feature an inspired Storm 2-style body design. What is more interesting about this would be the ability to offer users a chance to explore RIM’s Blackberry OS 7 (also known as the OS 6.1) which includes a new keyboard layout. For August 21st , Sprint will also release the Blackberry Bold 9930 and the Samsung Conquer 4G.
The Motorola Photon (MB855) will be dropping July 31, while the new BlackBerry Curve 9360 along with a few new Kyocera phones will be launching September 9. Also, a mysterious Motorola XT603 for the Fall and a ZTE tablet for Q1 2012 are the highlights of a new Sprint roadmap that leaked.
By: Juan July 25th, 2011
“Starting next Monday, July 25, Sprint will begin updating Nexus S 4G devices to fix some known problems with signal strength and 4G WIMAX data speed.”
Complaints about slow download speeds while on 4G will finally be put to rest with this update which is set to last 3 weeks. If you’re experiencing this problem, check on your software update menu and get the hook up!
By: t-marco July 25th, 2011
According with Android central and Sam’s Club inventory, the new Android phone for Sprint, Samsung Conquer is pushed back to late August.
The Conquer 4G is expected to have a 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch display, 3.2-megapixel camera, and front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. The Android 2.3-powered phone recently cleared the FCC, where it was listed as having support for Sprint’s SMR 800MHz band. As Zeman reminds us, this means that the phone will be able to use voice services on the spectrum once Sprint transitions the push-to-talk iDEN off.
By: t-marco July 18th, 2011
Thanks to ThisismyNext for the first, blurry, pictures of the new Samsung Galaxy S II aka Samsung Within for Sprint. The new Samsung Within will come with Android Gingerbread 2.3.4, Gtalk with video chat , 8MP camera with LED flash. Not more information for now about his beauty coming to Sprint soon.
Stay tuned for more information
By: t-marco July 14th, 2011
Just recently Sprint announced the availability of the new Motorola Photon 4G for this July 31st for 199.99. But now, you can pre-order it via Walmart for only 159.99. Yes folks that will save you 40 bucks!. Don’t miss this opportunity and grab your Motorola Photon 4G Now!
UPDATE : HERE IS THE LINK
Motorola Photon™ 4G includes:
- 3G/4G Handset
- 1GHZ dual-core NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 processor for quick downloads and app performance
- 4.3” qHD touchscreen and a kickstand for cinematic viewing
- Dual Camera/Video
- 8MP Primary with VGA front-facing
- Access to your social networks and connect to your friends through pictures, videos and music applications
- Android 2.3
- Enterprise Security for Android
- Exchange Active Sync Policy support
- International Capabilities
- Hotspot capabilities, supporting up to 8 devices in CDMA/WiMAX
- HD Multimedia Dock
- Navigation Car Doc
- Lapdock (timing TBD)
- Memory 16GB eMMC/1 GB DDR2 RAM
- Supports up to 32GB MicroSD card
- Motorola Photon Device
- 1700 mAh ion Lithium Battery
- SIM CARD inserted
- USB Cable/Charger
- Getting started guide
By: t-marco July 14th, 2011
With their latest commercial spot, Sprint is comparing the “Real” unlimited data+voice+text plan with the other 3 mayor carriers. The spot first shows Verizon and AT&T offering unlimited plan but really “costs too much.” After the images leave AT&T and Verizon, T-Mobile seams to offer the same unlimited plan that Sprint does. However, Sprint shows that T-Mobile, “after using too much data” will slow down making Sprint the only mayor carrier with truly Unlimited Everything.
Sprint is pointing to a real deal here. Tell us what you think!
By: Chico July 13th, 2011
So for those of you who have been waiting for a Motorola Atrix type device the wait is over. Sprint announced today the release of the Motorola Photon 4G, which will debut on July 31st for only $199.9. (Requires two year agreement, eligible upgrade or new line of service) Built with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Motorola PHOTON 4G, combined with Sprint’s 4G network, lets users browse, download and multitask at maximum speeds to support their busy lifestyles. Motorola PHOTON 4G provides an array of versatile tools, such as the Motorola webtop application, allowing users to
access and create content from a larger screen while connected to a Motorola HD Station dock (available for purchase following device availability). More after the break.