Sprint and Motorola to Present Something New on June 9

Sprint and Motorola are having a special invite-only luncheon where there going to have hands-on demos of their “latest collaborations.” No solid word on what these are, but that never stops speculation. It’s likely that they’ll be launching Sprint versions of some of their other devices — the invite does specify more than one — and some early speculation is a rebranding of the Droid X2 or the Atrix. Only time will tell, and we’ll be sure and let you know on the 9th.

[via slashgear]

$199 Sprint HTC Evo 3D at The Shack with incentives?

Sure, we may not have a confirmed date for the Evo 3D to be released, but what’s to stop Radio Shack from giving us the 411 on the deals it has lined up. The image above explains it all, which originated in an emailing that was sent from Radio Shack, and passed along to the rest of us.

The price of this new device isn’t bad at all at $199 with contract. Now take a look at The Shacks incentive via its ‘Trade & Save Program’. Take your Evo 4G or Evo Shift in to trade and get $100 cash toward the purchase of the Evo 3D. Now this does sound like a pretty enticing deal. They’ve even thrown in a URL – www.radioshack.com/EVO3D – It isn’t live yet, but we’ll just bookmark it and keep checking back.

Either way this could be a good deal for someone. If you received this same email we’d love to hear from you and get your thoughts in the comments below.

[via goodandevo]

Sprint Nexus S 4G video shows cats – weird cat ladies flock to buy one

nexus s 4g cats

This one ought to have you ‘wtfing’ all the way into the weekend as Sprint puts out a promo video to show off the Sprint Nexus S 4G features and how it can help you, and a bunch of cats, rule the internet on a mobile device.

The Nexus S 4G doesn’t need a lot of help when it comes to making a selling point, as its got some of the best technology you can pack into a smartphone, and then some more afterwards. Sprint on the other hand may feel differently, and has decided to use cats to help boost the image a bit. The Nexus S 4G with Sprint has Android 2.3.4 as well, to help rock some good ‘ol ‘cat video chat’ too among these other features;

  • 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display
  • Hummingbird ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor
  • 512MB Ram
  • 5-megapixel rear facing camera, VGA front facing
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 16GB internal memory
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[via intomobile, sprintnow]

Best Of Both Worlds For Sprint Customers And Google Voice Thanks To XDA Member

Not everyone on Sprint is going gaga for Google’s voice integration.  XDA member zikronix had this to say on the subject (unedited):

Ok so I orginally thought the idea of GV integration with sprint was awesome…after fiddling with it. I was very disappointed.

The problems I had with it were…I dont want to use my GV number as my primary. I dont want to change my GV number to my cell number. Each option had issues that I felt needed to be addressed. Changing my GV number to my cell made it to where txt would be comming into my phone via gv app. Yes there is a work around but ita annoying and I dont want my text stored on line.

As a result, zikronix has concocted a little guide for you to have the best of both worlds.  Where would we be without our ever dedicated and hard working XDA developers?  The guide is pasted below for your convenience.  If you have any questions on how the process works, you can hit up the XDA thread here.  Feel free to provide as much feedback to the developer as you’d like. And as always, feel free to drop a comment or two below.  
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Will the AT&T Attain, Verizon Function, and Sprint Within be the US versions of the Galaxy S II?

When the original Samsung Galaxy S phone came to the U.S., it was branded as the Verizon Fascinate, AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, U.S. Cellular Mesmerize and the Cellular South Showcase. Is it any surprise that the same thing is going to happen all over again for the new Galaxy S II. For some reason the Fascinate 2 or Captivate 2 is just not good enough.

An online web store has a listing for a silicon gel case that’s compatible with the generic Samsung Galaxy S II, but also lists Attain (AT&T), Function (Verizon), and Within (Sprint).

Get ready for the bloatware and other tweaks from the U.S. carriers. It  will also be interesting to see if NFC makes it over on any of the U.S. versions.

A notable exception from the U.S. carriers is T-Mobile. They were the first to offer the Samsung Galaxy S. They even had a second version with a slightly tweaked 21 Mbps HSPA+ radio. Right now the biggest competition to the Galaxy S II would be the HTC Sensation which will be on T-Mobile. Is it possible they will not go head to head on the same carrier?

[via intomobile]

Nexus S 4G, $99 on Wirefly.com for new Sprint customers

The Nexus S 4G is one of Sprints latest offerings on their network. From Sprint you can get this Android 2.3 device for $199, and at Best Buy for $150 as reported last week. Now Wirefly has showed them both up by offering the Pure Google phone for $99. I don’t need to tell you guys this is a great deal for this Google+Samsung device. You won’t find many differences between this Nexus S 4G and the Nexus S (T-Mobile), other than the 4G version will have the capability to run on Sprints WiMAX network.
Key Features:

  • 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display
  • Hummingbird ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor
  • 512MB Ram
  • 5-megapixel rear facing camera, VGA front facing
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 16GB internal memory
This deal however is only for new customers. So if you’re hoping to upgrade for that price, it ain’t gonna happen. You’ll of course get a slight discount at $150 as an existing customer. So if you’ve been on the fence about leaving your current carrier, this may be a great time to do so, and get your hands on an awesome device at a great price.

HTC Sensation Continues Their Anti-Rooting Trend with a Locked Bootloader

A little while back, my esteemed colleague Robert brought us news that the HTC Incredible S would have a locked bootloader. What this means is that it makes it much more difficult (not impossible mind you) to root the phone and then add custom ROMs, kernels or recoveries to it. This has been an increasing trend with formerly-development-friendly HTC, with both the Incredible S and the Thunderbolt including locked bootloaders.

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Nexus S 4G now available at Sprint for $199, Best Buy for $150

It is the same phone as the Nexus S except for the addition of the WiMAX radio. The Nexus S 4G is available today at Sprint for $199. If you are a brand new customer to Sprint, you can save $50 at Best Buy.

Don’t forget that you can now enjoy Google Talk video chat since the Nexus S 4G has Gingerbread 2.3.4.

Other key features include:

  • 4-inch (480 x 800) Super AMOLED display
  • Hummingbird ARM Cortex A8 1 GHz processor
  • 512MB Ram
  • 5-megapixel rear facing camera, VGA front facing
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 16GB internal memory

[via engadget]

One more time……What is the HTC Kingdom?

That in the picture above we now visually can tell is not the HTC Kingdom. If you read Mitch Wrights’ article from this past Tuesday – What is the HTC Kingdom? – you’ll see that he wrote of all the debate and controversy that was going on over this new device and its ROM leak, and linking us to the XDA thread that has over 1,700 replies since it was posted 3 days ago. Through dissection of the HTC Kingdom they continued to argue.


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Clearwire posts $227 million loss with 533% subscriber growth, discontinues Rover service

Clearwire had an interesting first quarter. They posted revenues of $242 million, but had a loss of $227 million. They had a record subscriber growth of 533 percent year-over-year from quarter one 2010. How did this happen? They had higher costs from network expansions and they wrote off the “abandonment of projects that no longer fit within management’s strategic network plans.”

Clearwire expects they will have a million more subscribers then originally forecasted and they announced that they no longer plan on selling any of its spectrum due to a deal with Sprint worth $1 billion. I would say that should be enough cash to take care of operations for now.

In other news, Clearwire announced they are dropping the Rover pre-paid mobile broadband service. Since late 2010, Clearwire has been offering the Rover hot spot service for as low as $5 per day or $50 per month. Clearwire will offer new pre-paid plans under the Clearwire name.

Hit the break for the earnings press release


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