By: Juan July 31st, 2012
Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it will deliver Microsoft Office 365 to small and mid-sized businesses this year. Joining the power of Sprint’s network with Microsoft’s cloud-based productivity and collaboration solutions will bring organizations new ways to enhance productivity, reduce costs and collaborate with customers and partners while also extending the cloud-based communication tools to mobile workforces.
Office 365 brings together cloud versions of the most trusted productivity and collaboration products with the latest version of Microsoft’s client software and companion Web applications. It provides for secure and virtually anywhere access to email, calendars, Office Web Apps, instant messaging, conferencing and file sharing, allowing employees to work on the go, on nearly any device. Easy to set up and use, it includes built-in anti-virus and spam-fighting technology and 99.9 percent uptime guarantee. Companies can deliver the right set of tools to the right users with flexible per-user, per-month subscription plans for predictable annual costs and scale with changing needs.
By: Juan July 30th, 2012
· Sprint’s first 4G LTE device with International roaming GSM capabilities and QWERTY keyboard
· 1.5 GHz dual-core processor for quick downloads and app performance
· Five-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with large 4.3-inch ColorBoost™ display
· Built with Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich
· Enterprise Security
· 3G/4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capability for up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices (additional fee required; International Hotspot only supports one user)
· Corporate (MS Exchange ActiveSync) and personal (POP & IMAP) email access
By: Juan July 27th, 2012
Sprint posted a loss of 1.37 billion dollars on Thursday mainly due to the Nextel shutdown. However, Sprint’s revenues totaled $8.8 billion during April, May and June, topping analysts’ expectations. Sales of iPhones, particularly the 40 percent that went to new customers, held their pace at Sprint while other carriers saw a slowdown. (Business Week)
Below is a short transcript from an interview with Dan Hesse which was posted at the NY Times Blog:
Sprint is adding subscribers at a fast pace, but Nextel is losing some, which is dragging down revenue. When do you expect the company to recover from the Nextel shutdown?
Our objective is to move all the Nextel customers off the Nextel network by the middle of next year. So we are actually stimulating the churn numbers on the Nextel platform. It’s very important to focus when you look at Sprint, postpaid churn is going up and will continue to go up because we have to take the number of Nextel numbers down to zero in a year. At that point we will turn off the Nextel network and we’ll just be on the Sprint brand. With overall rated subscriber growth, it’s been the fastest growing major wireless network in the U.S. The Sprint brand, all of our brand metrics and our customer satisfaction metrics are at all-time bests. The Sprint brand’s really quite healthy.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III and HTC’s Evo 4G LTE — these are two iconic Android phones. What do they mean for Sprint?
We’re not sharing specific numbers, but the sales for the S III are going very well as they have on the previous Galaxy products like the Galaxy S II. Samsung is the largest cellphone manufacturer in the world. The new G3, as we call it here, is doing well, I’m sure, for all the carriers, not just for us. The HTC, it’s our third Evo device — it’s a terrific device. Those will be two strong devices we believe throughout the second half of 2012.
By: Juan July 24th, 2012
The Wall Street Journal is stirring up debate among wireless industry watchers with an article that suggests Sprint is struggling to keep up the pace in the spectrum marathon. Miriam Gottfried, author of the article published Sunday, calls Sprint the “odd man out” in the battle for wireless spectrum.
Gottfried makes a quick comparison: Sprint has launched LTE in 15 markets and expects to have nationwide coverage by the end of 2013. By contrast, Verizon has launched LTE in 330 markets and AT&T in 47. She also points to Janco Partners research that said Sprint’s initial LTE offering will occupy a much smaller channel than its competitors’ — and that could limit network capacity.
“Sprint’s position is that with far fewer subscribers than AT&T and Verizon Wireless, it needs less spectrum,” Gottfried writes. “But that’s the rub. Sprint’s financial position is deteriorating. It lost 192,000 post-paid subscribers in the first quarter and reported a loss of $863 million.”
By: Juan July 20th, 2012
Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it will market integrated, end-to-end usage-based insurance (UBI) services designed specifically for the auto insurance industry. Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to offer a low-cost turnkey trial program for insurance carriers to start their own trials and pilot programs.
Integrated Insurance Solutions from Sprint will give insurance carriers the ability to offer customers personalized discounts based on their driving habits. The vehicle is fitted with a small device that easily plugs into the diagnostic port. It captures vehicle information and driver behavior data which is transmitted over the Sprint wireless network. A cloud-based system analyzes the data with driver scoring software that enables insurance carriers to improve driver risk assessments, reduce costs and improve profitability.
By: Juan July 20th, 2012
Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today the opening of a new Sprint retail store in Roswell, Georgia. The new store will provide Roswell customers another convenient location to purchase products and services from Sprint. The new Sprint retail center is located at 2300 Holcomb Bridge Road in the Centennial Village shopping center. The phone number is 678-461-0688.
Sprint will host a grand opening celebration from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, with Radio Disney. There will be music, giveaways and the opportunity to try all of Sprint’s family-friendly products and services, including Sprint Guardian, a bundle of applications that give parents the ability to better manage their children’s wireless usage.
By: Juan July 18th, 2012
Boost Mobile, a leader in the no-contract wireless industry, makes a splash this summer by unveiling the Kyocera Hydro, the firstIPX5- and IPX7-level water-proof Android™-powered smartphone that doesn’t require a contract. Kyocera Hydro is “oops proof,” with innovative technology built to withstand sprayed water like rain (IPX5) or even being submerged in three (3) feet of fresh water for up to 30 minutes* (IPX7).
Boost Mobile and Kyocera recognize that mobile phone accidents happen, but unlike cracked screens or broken keypads that can be replaced, water damage is usually irreversible. In almost all cases, water damage results in nothing more than a good-looking paperweight. According to industry statistics, more than 82.5 million mobile phones nationwide have been destroyed by water or moisture. Water damage also drives more than 20 percent of handset insurance claims during the summer months as consumers look to stay cool and connected by the pool.
By: Juan July 16th, 2012
Hereis the complete list of the new Android update – JellyBean (4.1). I know that many of us are not even on Android ICS (4.0) so this list may seem out of reach. But, for the curious in nature the list is here:
Android 4.1 JellyBean Updates
By: Juan July 16th, 2012
Sprint (NYSE:S), the first national wireless carrier to introduce 4G service in 2008, today announced that it is delivering the speed and power of an all-new 4G LTE network to 15 cities surrounding the Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio markets. Because of an accelerated build schedule for the Network Vision program, Sprint will also launch a 4G LTE network for residents in and around Waco, Texas.
“Sprint and our vendors have been deploying Network Vision sites all across the country for the last several months and we are thrilled to deliver our new network to our customers today in and around Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, San Antonio and Waco,” said Bob Azzi, senior vice president-Network, Sprint. “This new network is performing extremely well and customers should find it consistent, reliable and really fast.”
Today, Sprint 4G LTE coverage can be found in the following areas and will continue to expand in the coming months:
By: Juan July 13th, 2012
Sprint (NYSE: S), the only national wireless carrier offering truly unlimited data for all phones while on the Sprint network1, and HTC, a global designer of smartphones, are giving customers another reason to love the smartphone lauded by respected reviewers with the addition of HTC EVO™ 4G LTE in white. The stunning white smartphone is framed by its aluminum unibody and sports a matching silver kickstand and aluminized back plate for a sleek and refined look.
HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available in white beginning Sunday, July 15, exclusively in all Sprint-owned sales channels, including Web Sales (www.sprint.com) and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1), for $199.99 with a new line of service or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (excludes taxes). HTC EVO 4G LTE launched in May and is currently available in an anodized black finish in all sales channels.
“HTC EVO 4G LTE sets a new standard for smartphones and boasts Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC Sense® 4, a blazing-fast processor, 4.7-inch HD display for a rich multimedia experience and the ability to have HD Voice capabilities in the future,” said Fared Adib, vice president–Product Development, Sprint. “Pairing the HTC EVO innovation with Sprint’s Everything Data Plans for a truly unlimited data experience gives customers a powerful combination.”