Sprint Likes the Sound of the ZTE Fury, Lands March 11
Sprint today announced the ZTE Fury, a new Android smartphone that hits Sprint stores March 11 for $19.99. Sprint is pitching the device as an ideal phone for parents to give to children. The Fury runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and comes with Sprint ID on board for custom theme and app packs. Other features include a 3.5-inch display; 5-megapixel camera with LED flash and video capture; a 1GHz Snapdragon processor; 4GB of internal storage and support for microSD cards up to 32GB; and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Wi-Fi, and 3G hotspot. The device includes GPS, which Sprint points out will work with services such as Sprint's Family Locator, Sprint Drive Fast, and others. The $19.99 price reflects the final cost after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year commitment.
Sprint Intros iD Pack for Seniors
Sprint today announced the availability of a new Sprint iD pack that is aimed at making smartphones easier to use for seniors. The Active Senior ID pack includes 20 applications and services that Sprint believes can help to improve the smartphone experience for older users.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
Sprint to Sell ZTE Max XL
Sprint today added the ZTE Max XL to is lineup of big-screened Android handsets. The Max XL, which is already available from Sprint-owned Boost Mobile, features a 6-inch full HD display and 3,990mAh battery.
ZTE Max XL Packs 6-Inch Full HD Screen for $130
ZTE today announced the Max XL, a big-screened Android smartphone headed to Boost Mobile. The Max XL's defining features are the 6-inch full HD display and massive 3,990mAh battery.