Sprint is holding an event on February 7th to announce "yet another industry first"

Sprint is holding an event on February 7th to announce
After seeing only the HTC EVO 4G Shift being announced during CES, some wondered why Sprint's presence during the show was pretty much absent.

Well, it seems that they plan on having the stage all to themselves after invitations for an event happening on February 7th have been sent out to various gadget web sites. Away from the busyness of CES, Sprint is planning on announcing “yet another industry first.”

It surely makes you wonder what they have planned, especially when they were relatively quiet for CES, but their announcement is coming only days before mobile's biggest event commences; MWC! Regardless, you can't count out the possibility of an iPhone because Apple's very own Tim Cook did mention that the CDMA flavored iPhone isn't exclusive to Verizon. However, the notion of being an “industry first” only makes you wonder more about it – maybe a WiMAX enabled iPhone?

Nonetheless, there's no arguing that February 7th is looking to be Sprint's day.

via MobileCrunch



1. overratediphone

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

oh oh I know this!! David Blaine is going to show a sprint phone with bars! don't worry though ... it's just an illusion haha

17. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

It will be a wimax Iphone and WP7 device.

19. XxVerbalxX unregistered

as much as i do love sprint and wish they were where i now live ( i cant roam all the time?! dammit!!) that's just plain funny lol

21. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

That doorknob still around?

2. mike unregistered

is David Blaine going to make their network magically not suck?

8. cheech unregistered

u must have AT&T or t mobile to make a comment like that, cuz sorry to tell ya Sprint is tied right up there with Verizon in coverage and data reliability as per last consumer reports. its good to have roaming agreements with the largest carrier with the biggest network.

14. ojb5000 unregistered

Sprints coverage is horrific in Oklahoma. Verizon has come in and dominated coverage here.

20. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Oklahoma is just such a high demand area that demands that every carrier should spring towers all around there to compete with Verizon. And verizon should put towers up here because we have sprint, t-mobile, and at&t here, but no Verizon, if they were so high and mighty how come they have no towers here?

25. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

actually sprint has prolly the second best network not everyone is going to get sprint everywhere and that goes for every carrier sorry for u central folks sprint dominates the east coast!! i live in maryland and work in DC and baltimore and have never had a single service problem and have been to newyork and down to florida and only know of one place where i actually roam and sprint roams off verizon!! so everyone stop bashing sprint there not the same as they were years ago!!

38. Tim in CO unregistered

Even in Colorado, Sprint is good. When my friends and I stay in the mountains, I can send/receive texts, to people in our cabin, and if they have Verizon, they have to drive down the mountain to receive them. AT&T worked if they just stood outside, it was surprising that Verizon was the weakest signal. That is between South Park and Breck, around 11,000 feet.

40. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

south park colorado is a real city? lol

43. Robert unregistered

Actually yes they are the same they were years ago. I had Sprint about 10 years ago and finally got rid of them because of their poor coverage in the Chicgoland area. I tried them this summer and the coverage was sitll just as horrible. i was amazed they didn't fix the service around here.

35. KyleC unregistered

actually Sprint and Verizon are much more reliable than ATT or T-Mobile because for one they have more customers and better coverage at least in Nevada and Minnesota. and Sprint actually has an unlimited data plan other than ATT where they charge you per GB over your allowance. Tell Me what wireless company doesn't have a unlimited data plan. Sprint also has unlimited mobile to mobile nation wide no matter what carrier. They also have better customer service. Sprint is defiantly cheaper than Verizon and ATT, I am currently a sprint customer and will never leave. I hope their announcement is the WiMax iPhone, Sprint is faster than Verizon, and you can surf while you talk. Which I don't ever use so doesn't matter if they have that feature or not. If they don't announce it I'll wait!

41. maccmill

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 29, 2010

You know LTE slaughters WiMax right? Not to mention sprint rents tower bandwidth from verizon.

42. noneneon unregistered

all carriers rent from other carriers thats how roaming works.

5. moofoodooloo

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 04, 2011

I wonder how many G's Blaine gets for making an appearance and doing some fake magic..

6. Anthony unregistered

Haha... I dont have any issues with my sprint phones and their network is just as good as the verizon network. I love how ppl hold onto an old image of sprint from like 5 or 6 years ago. On with the comment about the post: A WiMAX enabled iPhone would be a pretty interesting to see. Maybe Apple would be able to change my mind about apple products, which I dislike (strictly a personal opinion).

31. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

How about the BB PlayBook announcement?

7. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Every network has its good areas and bad. For my family right now, Sprint gives us the coverage we need where Verizon didn't. I ticked off one dad in our high school who was mouthing off about how the school blocked cell signals since his Verizon phone didn't work. WRONG! - Sprint, T-mob, Alltel all work there, Verizon might ring but you couldn't talk, and all the iPhones on ATT were totally dead. And if you leave a major highway, T-mob is a no-go - and totally dead at my house. At work I get 4G as well, and as I told my nephew who insisted 4G was no better than 3G - WRONG! I've run the same things with 4G and 3G from there, and wow! what a difference! And at that location as well, Sprint beat Verizon. So get a grip - none of them have totally equivalent service, and what works for you now, may not be what you need in a year. So could we please have unlocked CDMA?

10. fab unregistered

WP7 wimax device

12. Socalvenom unregistered

why does everyone say Sprint's network sucks when AT&T drops phone calls left and right. Yet I don't hear about Sprint customers with that issue and I guess its because their to busy enjoying all the benefits of Unlimited everything on their 69.99 plan? Go figure. Give an Iphone fan boy an Andriod phone and they just can't use it I guess it's to hard for them without being commanded by Emperor Jobs on how to properly use it when and where.

16. apocalypsebc

Posts: 148; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

It Might be a wimax IPhone and WP7 device.

18. Blink&Go unregistered

Everyone else is just feeling salty because their carrier isn't making an announcement, while sprint continues to provide an excellent service.

22. abcd unregistered

They're bringing in an illusionist? Why not the illusion of 3D? FIrst 3D phones in America?

23. 3rnie unregistered

Like sprint or not, They have been the first for many things wireless. First national fiber deployment. First Nationwide 3G. First 4G. and first camera. If they are claiming another "first" its not likely to be a re-hash of something we already know (i.e. 4g iphone or 4g WP7). What would an illusionist have to do with an industry first? how bout a 4G glasses free 3D super phone?" New HTC anyone?

24. theBankRobber unregistered

The big important thing is this did NOT get mentioned, BUT ALL ANDROID BLOGS AND SITES GOT A INVITE. There's no iPhone or wm7 phone ether. It's a ANDROID DEVICE. Why can't some of these sites get their Shit right.

26. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Remember, the new generation networks are capable of handling much more demand of data transfer. With this said, WiMAX is now present in over seventy markets, I could see them announcing a joint measure with Dish Network or Direct TV for live tv right to your device through Sprint's network. Previously it would have been nearly impossible to deliver with any kind of quality. They have the capacity to handle it. It would be an industry first. John B.

27. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I highly doubt it's going to be an industry first. They probably have something planned that's been around for a long time and they're just calling it something else.

30. Kevin unregistered

Even if it is, why not? Not like that stopped Apple from doing it.

28. hornetmx

Posts: 71; Member since: Mar 12, 2010

I know, I know, I know, the Sprint announcement is going to be................(drum roll).............they are the first..............................TO GO BRANKRUPT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wait and see. Call me hornetdamusmx from now on. Just my opinion AND I admit there is small chance I could be wrong.

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