It was only yesterday that HTC announced its latest mid-range smartphone, the Desire 626s, as part of a trio of new devices that are en route to the U.S., and now Sprint has revealed that it will launch the handset on its Prepaid tariff in just three days time, Sunday, July 19.
Boost Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid no-contract wireless provider, announced their entry into the Wi-Fi hotspot device market with the NetGear Fuse device. Able to support up to 10 devices at once, the NetGear Fuse is 4G capable. Boost Mobile is also introducing two data plan choices for users who are interested in this new option. Read more
Three phones all belonging to Motorola recently stopped by the FCC. Leaked details have emerged about what could possible be Motorola’s new flagship, the Moto X (2015). Apparently, the project is known internally as ‘Kinzie’ and will come with a 5.5 inch QHD display. It features a body just larger than the DROID Turbo, supports quicker charging, 802.11ac MiMo WiFi, LTE Advanced, and almost all of the LTE bands outside of Verizon’s in the United States. We can expect to see the device hit the market around mid fall.
Sprint is pushing out lots of updates today. Shortly after rolling out a software update to the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, the carrier has just pushed out yet another update. This time it’s Android 5.1 for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge. Sprint is trying to be consistent with their updates, this one being released exactly three months after Lollipop arrived for the device. That’s always a good sign for a carrier.
Sprint customers who own a Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge should be getting another firmware upgrade shortly. The update is 147MB in size, and will bring a variety of bug fixes and performance improvements to the two devices.
Sprint will soon add Samsung’s affordable Galaxy Grand Prime to their smartphone lineup on July 10th. The device will be available for $240, which you can purchase without a contract, with 24 $10 monthly payments with Sprint EasyPay, or for $29.99 on a two-year contract after a $50 rebate. Not bad pricing.
The Galaxy Grand Prime sports a 5-inch screen with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It ships with Android 5.1 and several of Samsung’s more popular software additions, including Ultra Power Saving Mode and still has a microSD card. Read more
Sprint has been in the headlines recently, with the news that its CEO, Marcelo Claure, is paid handsomely, that the carrier’s unlimited All-In plan launched with some limits after all. Sprint did get some brownie points for responding swiftly to the video streaming cap, removing the measly 600kbps limit, albeit by slipping in that streaming traffic would be managed when the network became congested. Now, it seems that Sprint is looking at re-invigorating its retail stores strategy by partnering up with Dixon’s Carphone to increase the number of its physical stores. Read more
Marcelo Claure is not the man to mess around with in the wireless industry. Why? Because he will directly call bullshit on you. That is exactly what Sprint’s CEO did to John Legere of T-Mobile following the latter’s tactics becoming all too much to handle.
Well, that didn’t take long. After announcing its ‘All-In‘ unlimited talking, texting and data plan that inexplicably included a 600kbps cap on video streaming, Sprint has decided to mostly remove the limitation.
Sprint’s “All-In” plan they announced earlier today sounds awesome. It’s simple to understand, costs only $80 per month (including the phone and access fees), and offers customers unlimited talking, texting, and data. Sounds almost too good to be true for a postpaid carrier plan, right? Well, it is. Kinda.
Some fine details in the terms and conditions of Sprint’s new plan suggests that the carrier will place a 600 kbps cap on all streaming video for users on this new plan. Yeah, 600 kbps. That’s just barely over the recommended internet speed that Google suggests for YouTube, and you can bet that’s not HD video. Read more