Sprint juggling many balls in the air

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Sprint juggling many balls in the air
During a live chat, Sprint executive David Owens had some news yesterday for customers of the pin-dropping network. First, the exec said that Sprint will be launching  many BlackBerry and HTC phones next year. The handsets made by the latter company will be powered by the Android OS. As for phones coming from RIM, you can expect Sprint to offer a Wi-Fi enabled version of the BlackBerry Tour (possibly the device we have already showed you, code-named the Essex) and other 'Berry models with Wi-Fi will be coming. Testing is going on for the Windows Mobile 6.5 update for the Touch Pro2 and other Windows Mobile phones. Sprint expects to have the upgrade ready by early 2010. From now on, phones that require the Everything plans-like smartphones-will not be allowed to be used for tethering. Owens said that WiMAX phones should be out next year and he also had some info on Sprint's Android devices. He said an upgrade to is coming for the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment. Whether the upgrade will be for Android 1.6 or 2.0 was not mentioned, but as we recently reported, HTC is looking to upgrade the Hero to 2.0. While it probably won't happen in 2009, combination CDMA/GSM Android handsets are in the works. The executive said that prices for Android phones will start coming down as "volume builds across the industry" and that Sprint is considering releasing an Android handset with a Mi-Fi router built in.

It is all a lot of news to digest. If you are a Sprint customer, at least you know that your carrier is not just standing still and is trying to make the experience of being a Sprint customer a better one.

source: Gearlog

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15 Comments

1. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Sprint is really trying to make it happen! It is nice to see this. I was sure (two years ago) that Sprint was going under, but seeing how they have lost less customer than they have been is encouraging. (Granted this sounds like the U.S. Economy in saying that less people have lost jobs as job loss continues, but Sprint has come a long way trying to dig themselves out of the hole they got themselves into) Good for you Sprint!!

2. rath

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 14, 2009

If the smartphone is not allow to tethering it is dumb phone.

3. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

There are plentyt of dumbphones that can tether, so does that mean they are smart?

4. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I appreciate your philosophical question Don... That is great! :)

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i agree the iphone is a dumbphone.. lol, it cant tether. no that is up to sprint to allow it as much as it is for the mfctr to make it possible to do.

5. AZNphoneGeek

Posts: 200; Member since: May 15, 2009

rath, your mom is a dumb phone hehehe. oh wait, lemme rephrase that for you. you mom is dumbphone //^_^)

14. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Personal insults? Dick move, kid.

6. nalu808

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

aznphonegek...your a smartphone..lol

7. theman10

Posts: 93; Member since: May 16, 2009

Both such stupid comments that weren't phone. But I bet it's kind of hard to interrupt your D and D game to comment.

8. happywithsprint

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

any news on the htc touch diamond 2 cdma release...verizons imagio already released with great ratings

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i dont see how its many balls tho.. sounds like SOP to me (standard operating procedure)

11. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

sprint is going down hill............................. HA

12. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

your mom is going down...

13. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

lol

15. Carpe_PM

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 31, 2009

Unless Sprint improves its coverage, what good is having the "latest and greatest" phones? Will be switching to VZW soon.

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