Sprint <3 Samsung <3 Android

A few days back at the 4G World Conference in Chicago, PCWorld’s Mark Sullivan had a chance to liaise with wireless carriers, handset... makers and analysts. It is his opinion that Sprint will push a 4G Samsung device sporting Android next year. In fact, Sprint candidly validates its campaign to sell a 4G smartphone next year, but isn’t...

HTC Hero for Sprint

Not big news here, really, but Best Buy announced today that it, too, will offer Sprint’s HTC Hero for sale come October 11.  The upside of... buying from Best Buy, however, is that all of the rebates are instant, so the phone costs you US$179 up front and that’s it.  Sprint offers the same $150 worth of rebates to get to the end $17...

HTC Hero for Sprint

Today Sprint announced that its version of the HTC Hero will be available to customers on October 11.  The Sprint version of the device loses the... original’s chin, as we had heard, but still features the Sense-based user interface, with its tight twitter and facebook integration and 7 panel sliding homescreen.

Sprint will offer the...

HTC Hero for Sprint?

Chinese language site 8080.net has posted photos of what it is claiming to be a CDMA version of the HTC Hero Android smartphone.  If true, this would... likely be what Sprint will be offering soon enough, if the previous rumors turn out to be on the mark.

The new version of the Hero is not bad looking, but it is certainly less distinctive in appear...

HTC Hero

If there were any doubts left that the HTC Hero was heading to Sprint, they should be erased now.  The FCC has just approved a CDMA version of the HTC Hero that... sports EV-DO 3G data.

You can take a look at some of the FCC documents here.  In particular, the “Report DTS” link provides information on the CDMA testing that has been done.

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Samsung InstinctQ

Well, we’ve been hearing rumors about the Samsung InstinctQ for Sprint possibly running Android for a little while now, and now it appears that... that has been confirmed.  Phandroid has posted live photos of the device, which sports a sideways sliding-out QWERTY keyboard and is most obviously running Android.

We still don’t know m...

Speaking to a New York Times reporter at yesterday’s Sprint event for the Samsung Reclaim, Samsung’s product manager for the Reclaim, Casey Ryan, said that consumers can expect to see touchscreen... equipped Android smartphones on the market next year that sell for well under US$100.

He didn’t necessarily specify if he meant Samsung phones at that price or just that the industry as a whole wo...

HTC Hero

EngadgetMobile has found an HTC support page that lists a Sprint version of the HTC Hero, which all but confirms what we’ve been hearing in the rumor mills... for some time: the HTC Hero is going to be offered by Sprint in the U.S.

For those of you that were looking to get the device on AT&T, we feel your pain.  We already knew that T-Mobile USA ha...

HTC Hero coming to Sprint on October 11?

We’ve heard rumblings of this for a long time, but this is the first time I’ve seen an actual piece of photographic... proof, weak as it might be in these Photoshop days.

This comes from an XDA-Developers forum member that has been making the same October 11 claim for Sprint and the Hero for some time.

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File this one squarely under rumors, for now, but PhoneNews.com is reporting that a Sprint source has told it that Sprint is currently testing a CDMA version of the HTC Hero that was just announced... on Wednesday.  The site also reports that Sprint is testing a dual-mode CDMA/WiMAX Android handset from Samsung.

The site is reporting that the Hero for Sprint is scheduled for a December, 20...