All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sprint’
Well, two big iPhone 5 rumors in one day. What’s the special occasion? The Wall Street Journal is reporting, citing “people familiar with the matter,” that Sprint Nextel will start selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October. The release date rumors have fluctuated between late September and mid-October. At least one source calmed October 7, specifically, and now this. Well, regardless …
It looks like mobile payments are coming to Android phones quite soon, at least some Android phones. Bloomberg is reporting that three people familiar with the matter say that Google plans to unveil their mobile payment service this Thursday, May 26th. Google will use NFC (Near Field Communication) technology to allow users to make payments with a swipe of their …
Last month, Google announced that Sprint was integrating Google Voice, allowing using customers to use their existing Sprint mobile numbers as their Google Voice numbers, and having it ring multiple other phones at the same time. Today, Google announced that the integration has gone into effect. As Google explains on the Google Voice blog, there are two options for Sprint …
Since last week’s announcement that AT&T, the nation’s largest wireless provider, is planning to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion, there has been no lack of criticism from many different outlets. Many worry that the deal could harm competition and in the end hurt the quality of service provided to consumers. Sprint is the latest to throw their hat in the …
As you probably know, AT&T and T-Mobile USA announced plans for the former to acquire the latter from Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion in cash and stock. While the deal, expected to close in a year, has to go over some regulatory hurdles from the FCC and the DoJ, there have been concerns that the deal will narrow choices for …
While perhaps not as big as the AT&T/T-Mobile news, Sprint also has some news – it’s getting the new Nexus S 4G “Google phone” as well as Google Voice integration. “Recently, we introduced Nexus S from Google, the first phone to run Android 2.3, Gingerbread,” writes Google VP of Engineering, Andy Rubin. “In addition to the UMTS-capable Nexus S, today …
With the help of Sprint and T-Mobile, Yahoo is moving onto Google’s turf. The company announced late yesterday that it intends to make Yahoo products and services more accessible to users of certain Android devices.
It turns out Microsoft’s Kinect, the Xbox add-on that lets users play games without controllers, is not just entertainment for users, but an interesting advertising platform for businesses. Microsoft revealed some campaigns from Chevorlet, Sprint and T-Mobile, which will launch with Kinect on November 4.
Sprint has introduced a new pay-as-you-go service which it will begin offering at Walmart stores on Saturday May 15.
The new offering called "Common Cents Mobile," one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, includes 7- cent per minute phone calls and 7-cent text messages.
Common Cents Mobile includes a round down feature, so if a user talks for 1 minute and 46 seconds they will be charged for 1 minute and not 2.
Sprint announced today that it will be the first U.S. carrier to offer Google’s Android operating system on HTC’s Hero smartphone, slated to launch on October 11.
The HTC Hero will be available on the Sprint website and at retailer Best Buy for $179.
The thing about being a journalist, web or otherwise, is you are essentially always on the job, and sometimes you’re on the clock when you least expect it. Rufus Edmisten, former attorney general and secretary of state for North Carolina turned Philip Morris/Sprint/Alltel lobbyist, was informed of my occupation more than once—web journalist, I told him—which didn’t seem to register on any particular level with him.
At 4:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, October 30th Sprint (A Tier 1 Internet backbone provider) severed their peering connections with fellow Tier 1 Internet backbone provider Cogent Communications. This depeering was due to a contract dispute that Cogent claimed was already in litigation. Webpronews broke this story within hours of the depeering.
Tens of thousands of public internet addresses located on Cogent’s backbone are no longer accessible from Sprint Customers. This disruption is affecting thousands of web properties including WebProNews.com. Drudgereport.com was also affected by this outage but has apparently managed to route around Sprint’s network.
Cox Communications has announced it will offer its customers wireless service in 2009, including, digital cable, high-speed Internet and telephone.
The company says the move is a milestone as it was the first to introduce a voice, video and data bundle to the marketplace in 1997. Today, 64 percent of Cox customers by multiple services from the company and one-third subscribe to all three offerings.
Texting has been commonplace among younger people for a while but it is now leading to older adults adopting the practice as well, according to new research from Sprint.
The number of adults who are texting has increased from just two years ago, when a Pew Research study found that 13 percent of adults ages 50-64 used the text messaging function on their mobile phone. Sprint found that now 20 percent of adults ages 55-64 send text messages.
Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement with New York officials to ban access to child pornography.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said the Internet service providers will block access to child pornography newsgroups and remove the content from their servers.
The agreements will affect customers in New York and in the rest of the country. Talks are ongoing to get other Internet service providers to adopt the same policy.
According to Parks Associates, U.S. consumers have a favorable opinion of convergence in mobile devices. The marketing research and consulting firm reports that 41 percent of U.S. households own a camera phone and 21 percent own an MP3 music phone.
The company is launching a new consumer survey Mobile Entertainment: Platforms and Services to examine consumer interest in mobile service and platform convergence. They will also study future trends in usage and purchase patterns.
Strategic alliances seem to be all the rage these days. Yahoo and Vodafone (a telecommunications company that owns a big chunk of Verizon) formed one earlier this week, and now Microsoft has reached a similar agreement with Sprint. The companies plan to “drive new services” together, the first of which will be Windows Live search for mobile phones.
When Sprint sent an LG Fusic phone to a blogger in hopes he would write about it and Sprint’s new Power Vision Network, they may have understood the slight possibility he would write a negative review. But they probably didn’t expect 3,100 words (seven pages) about how much he hated both.
Sprint Nextel announced a partnership with Intel, Motorola, and Samsung to develop and deploy the first fourth generation (4G) nationwide broadband mobile network, based on the mobile WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) IEEE 802.16e-2005 technology standard.
Shareholders of both Nextel and Sprint have voted to approve the merge or equals between Sprint Corp. and Nextel Communications, which was announced back in December.
Sprint and Samsung announced a new breakthrough for the camera/phone market today so now when Little Richard shows up at your local bowling alley and complains about the attire, you can get the image in 2 megapixels of detail and hand 4″x6″s to your friends.
Sprint and Apple today announced that Apple’s Xserve G5 and QuickTime software have been certified as mobile multimedia delivery platforms for Sprint’s new PCS Vision Multimedia Services.