Sprint said Monday that it has lit up an additional 34 cities with 4G LTE as it looks to play catch-up with larger rivals AT&T and Verizon Wireless.
The company has covered a total of 185 markets in the faster cellular network, but still lags far behind the big two carriers. Verizon has covered more than 500 markets, and is nearly done with its deployment, while AT&T is hovering around 400 markets.
Sprint has been hurt by its slower deployment at a time when the wireless carriers are emphasizing network speed and coverage and their main … Read more
Better late than never, Sprint is finally getting into the early upgrade game.
The company is preparing to launch Sprint One Up, a program that allows its customers to pay for their smartphones or tablets in monthly installments and upgrade after every year by trading in their devices, CNET has learned. One Up is slated to launch on September 20.
Sprint is the last of the national carriers to offer such a program, after T-Mobile kick-started the trend in July with its own Jump program. Shortly after AT&T launched NEXT, and Verizon introduced Edge. The moves underscore the … Read more
The world is full of lovers of all things blond, lemon, saffron, or otherwise yellow -- if early availability of the colored iPhone 5C is any indication.
Apple began taking iPhone 5C preorders on Friday and we quickly began to notice that there appears to be either a run on the yellow models or perhaps a shortage of polycarbonate in a sunny hue.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Five disappointing things about the iPhone 5S.
- Why I'm gladly spending $100 more on the iPhone 5S over the iPhone 5C.
- Here comes a gold Lightning cable for your gold iPhone 5S.
- Apple has only increased the iPhone's battery capacity by 12 percent in six years.
- Apple stock tumbles following debut of new iPhones.
US consumers aiming to preorder Apple's new iPhone 5C will have their chance starting 12:01 a.m. PT tomorrow.Verizon and Sprint have both set up Web pages announcing the preorders and the starting time. A spokesperson for AT&T told CNET that the carrier's preorders will begin at 12:01 am. PT as well. To keep up with the rest of the pack, T-Mobile will also likely kickstart its 5C preorders first thing Friday.
Preorders for the iPhone 5c will also begin Friday for consumers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto … Read more
Here's one trick the iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C for Verizon Wireless and Sprint still won't be able to pull off: the ability to simultaneously browse the Internet and make a phone call over the cellular network.
That's according to Apple, which confirmed the limitation a day after unveiling its latest flagship smartphone.
That the new iPhones won't be able to juggle voice and data isn't a surprise -- it's been a lingering drawback for all previous iPhones that ran on Verizon and Sprint's network. Verizon and Sprint's phones run on a … Read more
Sprint may be the sole US carrier to support the unannounced HTC One Max, reports often correct source @evleaks.
Once known by its "T6" code name, the so-called HTC One Max is rumored to arrive in the coming weeks. Specifications are reported to include a quad-core 2.3GHz processor, a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display, an UltraPixel camera, 16GB internal storage, and 2GB RAM.
Sprint announced today that its customers will be able to pre-order LG's latest flagship, the G2, beginning October 11. The handset will ship "in time for the holidays," and will cost $199.99 with a two-year contract.
This follows last week's news, when Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile announced the device's availability as well.
Both Verizon and AT&T will sell it for the same $199.99 on-contract price, but the former will begin selling the smartphone online and in retail stores this Thursday, September 12.
AT&T is shipping out its … Read more
Google Glass has proven to be a polarizing technology development, but you can count Sprint Chief Executive Dan Hesse on the fan side of the spectrum.
"One of my favorite devices is Glass. I have one, though my son always steals it," Hesse said at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.
Of course, as leader of company that sells wireless networking services, he has a vested interest in such developments. "The way we look at it, the more devices the better," he said in a question-and-answer session with Larry Magid, who writes for CBS News and … Read more