We heard about Sprint’s plan to bring several LTE devices to its prepaid subsidiaries, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile, last month. We now have more information about the Boost-bound HTC One SV and the ZTE Force.
Earlier today we showed you an interesting deal on an unlocked Galaxy S3 version (the GSM GT-I9300 model that doesn’t have LTE support) that sells for $499.99 on eBay, but not every Android buyer out there is looking to purchase a flagship handset at full price.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is selling like hotcakes, and Google Wallet continues to gain ground as a leader in the mobile payment space. Sadly, you can’t use both together. Luckily for U.S. users, there’s an unofficial solution to that problem. Unless you use Verizon.
Don’t give yourself a hard time if you missed all the smartphones that Sprint paraded during its Black Friday promotion, because there’s more seasonal offer from the carrier heading your way. While the information hasn’t been officially released yet, we’re hearing that Sprint is readying a BOGO offer for some of the hottest Galaxy phones.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the fairest US carrier of them all? Why, it’s Verizon, of course, not according to the mirror in Snow White, but according to Consumer Reports, who’s just come out with its traditional end of the year ratings of all wireless communications service providers in the States.
After we saw a glimpse of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on the Nexus 7 in June, it only took a few weeks for the jelly treat to arrive on the HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus. The same update didn’t come to Sprint’s variant until September 6 and Verizon’s much later in the month. We’re sure we’re not the only one wondering when the newer Jelly Bean will make it to the two CDMA variants.
Sprint has announced today that 4G LTE networks are now active in 11 new cities and counties, bringing its total areas supported to 43.
Remember when the Japanese operator SoftBank announced that they were going to buy 70% of Sprint? Everyone in the office scratched their heads because we frankly didn’t know how to react to the deal. Now, thanks to an exhaustively researched piece on The Wall Street Journal about Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s CEO, we not only know a lot more the Japanese company, but we’re also filled with excitement.
Although traditionally Black Friday sales happen on Fridays (duh!), it has become a custom for retailers to try to kick off the deals earlier so as to get better media coverage and more attention from compulsive shoppers.
While we all welcomed last week’s rumor that Sprint’s LTE speeds were headed to a number of prepaid phones on Boost and Virgin Mobile, we couldn’t help but be cautious and take the info with a pinch of salt – after all, it was just unconfirmed speculation.