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.
The Optimus G is LG’s new flagship phone and marks the company’s break into the top-tier smartphone market. With an incredible quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and a high quality screen all packaged into a sleek build, does the Optimus G mean trouble for the other top dogs in the Android game? Read on and watch the video review to find out how this version from Sprint fares.
When we first started talking about Republic Wireless last year, the service was in beta. When we last talked about it a few days ago, it was still in beta. Now, the moment some of you may have been waiting for is at hand: Republic Wireless is officially open to everyone.
While some seem to have learned their lesson and are extending a helping hand to the growing independent developer community, others are still stubbornly locking bootloaders and going out of their way to stop us from poking our noses into our phones’ internals.