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Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE for Sprint available for pre-order today

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 17, 2012

Since its announcement at CES 2012, we’ve been eagerly awaiting for the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE. Finally, Sprint announced the official launch of the device in a press release issued yesterday. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE will be available from April 22, releasing on the same day as Sprint’s other 4G LTE capable device, the LG Viper.

The Nexus 4G LTE is available for pre-order from today, and Sprint officials mentioned that a lucky few customers could receive the device as early as April 20, till stocks last. After April 22, the Android 4.0 smartphone will be available in all Sprint Stores, through Sprint telesales, as well as [...]

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US wireless carriers to create nation-wide database in a bid to prevent phone theft

by: AdrianApril 10, 2012

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint have just announced an agreement with the U.S. government to build a central database of all cell phones. The nation’s four biggest wireless carriers will use the database as part of a broad effort to growing problem of phone and data theft.

Last year, 54% more robberies than in 2007 ended up with cell phone theft in Washington, D.C., while 38% of all robberies in the US capital target such devices, said FCC officials. However, things are as bad as, if not worse, in other large American cities, like Los Angeles or Philadelphia.

Another surprising report states that electronics are nowadays the most stolen type of property [...]

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Video: making of the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Is that a 3D camera I see?

by: Ankit BanerjeeApril 7, 2012

After HTC  performed poorly for much of the last year, the problems extended (at least in the profit department) into Q1 of 2012. Even if the first quarter is generally accepted as a transitional period for most device manufacturers, HTC has a lot riding on the success of its One series.

In this light, HTC has certainly taken to heart its new creed of providing potential consumers with a more personal connection to their devices. Along these lines, HTC has followed-up the successful unveiling of Sprint’s EVO 4G LTE by releasing a “making of” video that sheds light on the thought process behind the design and creation of Sprint’s latest star [...]

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Sprint Nexus S 4G finally gets official Android 4.0 ICS, OTA rollout starting today

by: AdrianApril 6, 2012

After reporting last week on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the UMTS/GSM Nexus S and the HSPA+ variant of the Galaxy Nexus, other Nexus S adopters should finally prepare for an (official) taste of Ice Cream Sandwich.

More exactly, according to a tweet from Sprint, all of their Nexus S 4G smartphones should start receiving OTA (over-the-air) ICS updates right about…now. Of course, you shouldn’t all expect to receive the instantly, as these kinds of things sometimes take days, or even weeks, to reach out to all customers.

As a matter of fact, the guys at Sprint have taken all the necessary precautions in their official statement earlier today [...]

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Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G LTE is unveiled, pre-order starts on May 7

by: Bams SadewoApril 5, 2012

Right on cue, Sprint has officially announced the carrier’s first 4G LTE super smartphone for this year, aptly named the HTC EVO 4G LTE, which is probably an homage to the HTC EVO 4G, but still kind of confusing.

The impressive specs of the HTC EVO 4G LTE are worth mentioning for the umpteenth time, with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse saying that they set a new “gold standard” for other phones in the network. The EVO 4G LTE’s 4.7-inch HD display is the perfect medium to show off pictures taken with the phone’s 8MP rear camera, fitted with a f/2.0 lens and ImageSense technology. You can snap pictures within a fraction of a second. The camera also allows you to capture still [...]

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LG Viper, Sprint’s first LTE phone, to go on sale on April 15 for $99.99

by: AdrianApril 4, 2012

After giving up on that WiMax network that looked so promising a couple of years ago, but proved to be a very uninspired idea shortly after, Sprint is finally ready to kick off its own LTE network. And after finding out the carrier’s plans for the next couple of years in terms of coverage, we today have confirmation on what will be their first ever smartphone to support 4G LTE.

Like I said, we now have confirmation, because we pretty much suspected for some time now that the LG Viper will in fact be Sprint’s first 4G LTE phone. We even had a leaked document a couple of days ago that mentioned the handheld’s exact release date, which now seems almost set in [...]

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First look: hands on images of Sprint’s HTC EVO One leaked

by: Bams SadewoApril 4, 2012

The One series is HTC’s attempt to unify the branding and look of its Android smartphones in 2012. But HTC had no choice but to cave in to Sprint’s demands to give the HTC One X a slight makeover. Yes, it’s the same treatment that Sprint past offerings have gone through in the name of product differentiation. Android-Life got the exclusive scoop on what HTC EVO One looks like on Sprint, complete with hands-on pictures.

Hardware-wise, this CDMA variant of HTC One X still boasts the same magnificent 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution, an 8MP rear camera, and a 1.3MP front camera. Things aren’t so clear when it comes to the processor that the HTC EVO One [...]

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HTC EVO One pictured in first press shot, to be unveiled on Wednesday

by: AdrianApril 3, 2012

HTC’s One series of smartphones has already hit Europe (well, at least some select European countries), but Americans are still drooling over the One S, One V and, especially, the One X.

While initially it was supposed to be an AT&T exclusive, the One X will most likely have a Sprint special version as well, called the EVO One (and also a Verizon edition, most likely called One XL, but that’s a discussion for another time). Our own Bogdan reported on the EVO One news a couple of days back, based on a few rumors around the web that the smartphone will be unveiled this week, and it seems that tomorrow is the big day.

However, despite the fact that the [...]

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Leak: release dates of Sprint’s Galaxy Nexus LTE and LG Viper LTE revealed

by: Bams SadewoApril 2, 2012

Quick, what does it mean for Sprint to be the nation’s third largest carrier?

Does it mean that phone manufacturers would choose the two bigger networks over it to showcase their flagship devices? Check.

Does it mean that new smartphones that are coming out are lagging behind several months from the competitors? Check.

Case in point, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which has been a staple device for Verizon since December 2011, is only expected to land on Sprint in April. If the information is accurate, this would make it a good five months after the debut of Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.

According to a leaked document that details the launch [...]

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With WiMax done, see where Sprint is going to roll out LTE by 2014

by: Ankit BanerjeeMarch 30, 2012

Once upon a time (well, a couple of years ago), an epic battle between the two competing 4G standards was brewing. On one camp, the biggest carriers in the US, AT&T and Verizon, backed LTE, while in the other camp, Sprint partnered with ClearWire to launch their own WiMax network.

In the beginning, thanks to a swift deployment, Sprint enjoyed a good head start over the competition. Back in 2010, Sprint launched its first WiMax phone, the HTC Evo 4G, which went on to gain huge popularity thanks to good network speeds and Sprint’s unlimited data plans. AT&T and Verizon were a little late to the game with rolling out their 4G LTE networks, but they quickly [...]

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