Liveblog: Sprint's Summer Announcement
Sprint has gathered the tech press for a major announcement. We're in Chicago today, ready to bring the news to you live from the Museum of Broadcast History. Tune in to our live blog right here.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:31 AM: Look for our separate hands-on report with the Sport soon.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:30 AM: That's a wrap!
Jun 23, 2014, 11:30 AM: Sport customers will also get $50 off the Galaxy Gear Fit, and 50% off certain sport headphones.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:30 AM: Customers purchasing the Sport will get a free year of MVP service with MayMyFitness.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:25 AM: Trainer Todd Durkin has taken the stage. His job is, apparently, to be intense.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:24 AM: I think the Under Armour CEO just said that Under Armour Connected Fitness helps you with "challenges with your wife, your kids". Uhhh.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:21 AM: MapMyFitness comes pre-loaded on Galaxy S 5 Sport. (That's it?)
Jun 23, 2014, 11:20 AM: Now he's talking about how they acquired MapMyFitness. They now have 26 million users. 50,000 new users each day.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:19 AM: (Story about the CEO going to CES and having his eureka moment. Waiting for the actual announcement....)
Jun 23, 2014, 11:18 AM: Fitness tech from Under Armour makes sense... unless it's exclusive to Sprint (or any carrier, for that matter.)
Jun 23, 2014, 11:17 AM: It looks like he's announcing Under Armour "Connected Fitness".
Jun 23, 2014, 11:14 AM: Now for the part of the presentation about... my underwear? The Under Armour CEO has taken the stage.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:12 AM: Coming soon: international Wi-Fi Calling, supported on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport and other phones.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:11 AM: A new, exclusive device: Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport, available July 25th. So.. a Galaxy S 5 Active... for Sprint. In red and blue.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:10 AM: Sprint is launching a 30-day money-back guarantee on all new contracts/phones.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:10 AM: Hesse is convinced Sprint is "turning the corner" on network quality.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:09 AM: Sprint is launching 28 new LTE markets today.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:08 AM: Talking Sprint Spark, and how it utilizes 8 transmit and 8 receive antennas at each tower.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:08 AM: Now he's re-hashing the HTC One (M8) Harmon Kardon edition.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:06 AM: This event is being held at the Museum of Broadcast History in downtown Chicago.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:05 AM: ...and a new (fourth) HD-certified headset.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:04 AM: Sprint is launching HD Voice nationally.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:04 AM: He kicked off bragging about innovation. Sprint is granted, on average, 2 patents a day.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:03 AM: Sprint is here to talk about Framily and Spark.
Jun 23, 2014, 11:02 AM: Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has taken the stage.
Jun 23, 2014, 10:53 AM: We're in and ready to go in just under ten minutes.
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