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.
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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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