Sprint Lays Out Smartphone Roadmap
Sprint's David Owns provided some information about what the company will be doing later this year and next year with respect to its phones and services. Owens confirmed that both the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment will receive Android updates, though he didn't specify to which version. Sprint is looking into offering dual-mode CDMA/GSM Android devices, but has no set plans. It is, however, considering an Android phone that offers functionality similar to Novatel's MiFi router. Owens said it will be selling lots of Android devices from HTC in 2010, and that he expects price points to come down as the platform is more widely adopted. On the Windows Mobile front, it is currently testing an update to WinMo 6.5 for the TouchPro2, but Owens wouldn't commit to a release schedule. Sprint hopes to offer Windows Mobile 7 phones as soon as possible, but is dependent on Microsoft to prepare it. As for Sprint's BlackBerry offerings, the Tour will gain Wi-Fi, and Sprint will release other Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerries. Last, Owens noted that WiMax phones will be available next year, and that it will no longer allow tethering on its smartphones.
Google, Sprint Deploy RCS on Android Phones
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Sprint Flips On 3-Channel Carrier Aggregation for iPhones and Galaxies
Sprint gave some of its high-end smartphones a speed boost this week. The company added 3-channel carrier aggregation to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG V20 and G5.
Sprint Says New Windows Phones On the Way
Sprint reaffirmed its commitment to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform today after the HTC 8XT vanished from its web site. The 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo are the only Windows Phones Sprint has sold this year.
Sprint Selling the HTC One (E8)
Sprint today added the HTC One (E8) to its roster of Android smartphones. The E8, which was announced earlier this year, is a plastic version of the M8.
Sprint no longer allow tethering?
Long Time Sprint User said:
Are you kidding me? No more tethering on Sprint Smart Phones??? Well this may finally drive me to another carrier!
honestly, if you have a simply everything plan and an aircard, with spri...
The Future is SO BIRGHT...
well at least it sound good so far.
Poor Nextel, still living in the ice age, no future data & voice improvement.
what was that bit about not allowing tethering, can someone from sprint clarify?
Sprint has the best total device line up in the industry
Which carrier is better on devices? Please tell me if im wrong. Not a fan boy. But I havent seen so much buzz from one carrier since cingular in the razr crzr days.
True. I give credit where credit i...
About the tethering thing...
Some sprint customers are able to tether without a PAM plan, I've heard from a guy that has the Instinct (PAM plan not compatible) & he was able to tether.
Probably what Sprint its telling us is that in phones that are tethering without a PAM plan or non PAM plan compatible that are tethering will no longer do it.
So far Sprint has a poor selection of CDMA/GSM phones. Beside TP2 (too bulky) and BB To...
Why need tethering?
Don't give up on the Pre...
Sprint is only going to be an also-ran with Android and WM.