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Sprint To Support BREW Apps

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Sep 11, 2009, 7:08 AM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

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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Sep 11, 2009, 7:53 AM

It keeps getting better.

Sprint has successfully cleaned house in purging less than stellar subscribers. Now they are pushing forward in developing the ultimate experiences in wireless.

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.

Preach on Very Happy
thanks to new mangement things are getting better and better everyday. they just need to put up more towers were i live so my service is better .. Sad
Yes, their customer service has improved, but it left a very bad taste in people's mouths. My entire family used to be sprint/Nextel. You'll never see any of them back on the Now Network because of the experiences they've had. And the first law of c...

Sep 11, 2009, 2:00 PM

BREW needs to die. WTF is Sprint thinking?

Java is the only thing propping up Sprint's lackluster phones. Sprint's feature phones have been (hardware wise) inferior to Verizon's offerings, but have made up for it with the fact that Java allows for things such as Opera Mini, Google Maps, etc. to be installed. This is one of the most frustrating experiences with VZW and now Sprint is adapting it. WTF?

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.
They are supporting phones with the features, not switching their entire line over.

Oh, and Verizon is going to start supporting Java Based phones. Full Circle?
I agree, BREW is the worst platform I have ever seen and it will surely make matters worse for them. I remember when I had sprint (pre-nextel aq) I used to be able to send free java apps/games via OTA.
Sprints current/soon top phone lineup...

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?

Sep 11, 2009, 7:47 AM

Sprint ahead sprint!

Moving forward in the right direction.
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