Sprint To Support BREW Apps
Sprint today announced that it will offer phones with Qualcomm's BREW Mobile Platform, which allows third-party BREW apps run natively on phones. Sprint will continue to support Java apps as well. Most other CDMA carriers have long supported BREW on feature phones; Sprint has been one of the few holdouts using only Java instead. Java is the more common platform on GSM feature phones.
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It keeps getting better.
Inexpensive rate plans, first 4G wireless, vastly improved customer service, Crystal clear voice calling coupled with choices such as this, I can not understand why an individual would not want to try Sprint as their carrier. Bashing is fun, but realistically unwarranted.
BREW needs to die. WTF is Sprint thinking?
Those of you who think this is a good thing are full of it. Java was a major benefit to Sprint phones- BREW is going to severely handicap any appeal.
Oh, and Verizon is going to start supporting Java Based phones. Full Circle?
1. Palm Pre
2. Blackberry Tour
3. HTC Touch Pro 2
4. HTC HERO android
5. Palm Pixi
6. Samsung Instinct HD
7. HTC Diamond 2
Lackluster? Ummmmm - no?
Sprint ahead sprint!