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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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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 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!!

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 13:48

2. rath (Posts: 25; Member since: 14 Aug 2009)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 13:53

3. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 14:28

4. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 18:10

9. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 15:42

5. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)

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

posted on 31 Oct 2009, 20:36

14. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)

Personal insults? Dick move, kid.

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 15:48

6. nalu808 (Posts: 39; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)

aznphonegek...your a smartphone..lol

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 16:07

7. theman10 (Posts: 93; Member since: 16 May 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.

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 17:13

8. happywithsprint (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 18:13

10. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 20:51

11. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)

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

posted on 31 Oct 2009, 10:17

12. realism121 (Posts: 67; Member since: 16 Aug 2008)

your mom is going down...

posted on 31 Oct 2009, 12:15

13. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


posted on 31 Oct 2009, 21:58

15. Carpe_PM (Posts: 4; Member since: 31 Oct 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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