Sprint First with OTA Software Updates
They ARE NOT the first....
Although they don't do it to their entire product line, the sidekick has had this feature for a while.
I would think it would be a little harder for GSM companies to implement this since its customers can have different types of phones outside the regular lineup. With Sprint, Verizon and Nextel, you are pretty much stuck with whatever phone is available in their lineup.
The only difference I see between VW's and Sprint's versions of OTA is manual vs. automatic. Sprint is offering automatic updates when they are made available vs. having to remember to manually update the phone.
This article is misleading and false advertisement.
*228 and firmwear update is WAY different
*228 is OTA activation not programming.
The OTA firmware upgrade must take some time. Wired firmware upgrades take about 20 minutes.
Exactly, they are the first because T-mobile does for the sidekick because they are also the manufacturer, so that means that the manufacturer is offering OTA programming, Verizon and Sorint were both offering OTA PRL updates since late 2001, Sprint is the first to offer software updates and patches.
Get your info right buddy, T-Mobile does not manufacture the Sidekick. Danger has outsources the manufacturing of the device to another company. The Sidekick is NOT T-Mobile exclusive - it is also used by a Canadian provider called Fido.
What Sprint is doing is updating all of their phones over the air.
Don't worry I think Sprint is merely the first. Others will follow.
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