All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sprint’

HTC One Launches April 19 On AT&T, Sprint For $199

The HTC One is the Taiwanese company’s latest attempt to dethrone Samsung and its super popular Galaxy S line. It has the specs to succeed in this endeavor, and now we know it will be launching before the Galaxy S 4 hits stores. Both AT&T and Sprint announced today that the HTC One will be hitting their respective stores on …

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New BlackBerry 10 Phones Coming to All Major U.S. Carriers

Nearly every detail of BlackBerry’s (RIM has changed its name to just “BlackBerry”) new BlackBerry 10 operating system and smartphones were painstakingly covered in the company’s big launch event earlier today. The one very noticeable thing that wasn’t covered, however, was when the new devices would actually launch in the U.S. Canada got a clear release date of February 5, …

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Sprint Fully Acquires Clearwire for $2.2 Billion

Sprint announced today that it will acquire the 50% of Clearwire that the company does not already own. Sprint will pay $2.97 per share of Clearwire, spending $2.2 billion for the purchase. The transaction puts Clearwire’s value at around $10 billion. “Our board of directors has been reviewing available strategic alternatives over the course of the last two years,” said …

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Sprint Purchases Midwest Spectrum, Customers From U.S. Cellular

Sprint announced today that it will acquire PCS spectrum and customers from U.S. Cellular for $480 million. Parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, and the Chicago and St. Louis markets are all part of the deal. Sprint stated that the new spectrum will be used to “supplement Sprint’s coverage in these areas as it continues to deploy its Network …

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Sprint Pushes Jelly Bean Update To Galaxy S III Today

Samsung announced a while back that Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) would be coming to Galaxy S III devices in the US at some point in the near future. Many expected it to take a few months as Samsung left the scheduling in the hands of carriers. In surprisingly good news, at least one US carrier has been able to get …

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Sprint Announces $767 Million Net Loss in Third Quarter

Sprint Nextel today reported a net loss of $767 million on revenues of $7.3 billion during the third quarter of 2012. While this does represent a 6% year-over-year increase and a diluted net loss of $0.26 per share, the loss was less than expected and the company’s stock has not suffered today as a result. Sprint claimed that much of …

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Sprint Galaxy Note II Coming October 25

Sprint announced today that Samsung‘s Galaxy Note II smartphone will be available on its network beginning October 25. The device will cost $299 with a new or upgraded 2-year service agreement. The carrier will have the Galaxy Note II in both of its colors: Marble White or Titanium Grey. It will be the first Sprint smartphone to launch running Android …

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Softbank To Drop $20.1 Billion On Sprint Nextel

Last week, there were reports that Softbank was about to acquire Sprint Nextel, and today, the companies made it official. Softbank and Sprint Nextel announced that they have entered into an agreement in which Softbank will invest $20.1 billion in Sprint. $12.1 billion will be paid to Sprint shareholders, and $8 billion of new capital will be used to “strengthen …

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Softbank May Soon Acquire Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel may soon be acquired by Softbank, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal, which says the Japanese carrier is in “advanced talks” to buy a “substantial stake” in Sprint Nextel in a deal that could exceed $12.8 billion. The Journal cites “a person with knowledge of the negotiations” as the source of this info. Reuters is …

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Sprint Lets Subscribers Use Their Name as Their Number

I’ll admit it. There are only a couple of numbers in my smartphone’s contacts list that I know by heart, and I only know those because I’ve known them since before I got a cell phone. I couldn’t tell you my girlfriend’s phone number from memory if you put me on the spot. Today, Sprint is making it easier for …

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iPhone 5 Shipping Dates Slip With U.S. Carriers

It didn’t take long (just a couple of hours) for the initial stock of iPhone 5s to sell out, as the Apple.com site slip their ship date from September 21st to September 28th in the wee hours of the morning. Throughout most of the day, U.S. carriers AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint still held the September 21st ship date, but as …

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iPhone 5 Ship Time Slips to Two Weeks on Apple.com

As expected, Apple’s brand new phone is already showing signs that it’s going to be popular. Pre-orders for the new iPhone 5 began early this morning, and if you weren’t one of the first ones to grab your new device on Apple.com, well, you’re going to be waiting a little bit longer for yours. The original shipping date for the …

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