Sprint has announced that it will be offering the WiFi only version of the Motorola Xoom for a mere $599.99. Between you and me, thats a bit pricey. Especially if you stack it up to some of the other recently released tablets with a better price. But thats the deal, ‘eh?
This was the first tablet device to run Honeycomb. Android 3.0 mobile operating system, was specifically designed with the tablet platform in mind. Along with Android 3.0, the tablet can boast 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB internal RAM memory and 32GB onboard user memory,
We’ve been told in the past that the Samsung Nexus S 4G should have been available by now, but alas, the dates given have passed us by. Fear not Nexus S 4G consumers, for Best Buy is allowing you to order the Samsung Nexus S 4G at $199.99 with a new two year contract via their website, even though they haven’t given any clear shipping dates. Either that or you could buy it without a contract for a mere and measly $699.99! If you fear they may fly from the shelves before you can grab one, this may appeal to you.
Just for good measure, here’s the long list of amazing features this Google experienced device will have within;
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
- gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience
- Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
- 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
- Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
- Integrated GPS
- 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera
Are you interested?
[via best buy]
Sprint will be launching Google Voice to all Sprint customers who use Google Voice, allowing users to port their Sprint mobile number as their Google Voice service without any additional fees or penalties. The flyer making its way around the web right now shows it’s going to be available on April 26th.
They’ve been testing this service for some time now, and according to those who got a chance to test it, it’s working pretty fine. If you get a chance, sign it up and let us know how it is!
We have heard several rumors that the service is already live and Sprint customers are able to take advantage of this service now. If you are a Sprint customer, let us know if you can get your Google Voice number ported vefore April 26th in the comments below. Why wait!
I’ve rooted my Sprint Evo 4G, and currently running CyanogenMod 7. So you can understand how I could think this is pretty awesome. Anyone of us with an HTC Evo can attest to it it being a great phone. But also that could just be my opinion..who knows. Well, what you’re about to see in the video after the break is user Lokifish controlling his Evo 4G with his desktop pc. He demonstrates visiting a webpage, running radio, sending a text message, and even making and answering a call via his PC, all using mapped keys on his computers keyboard.
So hit the break and watch the video and tell us what you think about this demo…
The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile has created a lot of concern in the mobile community. Sprint, who currently is the third larges US operator, has to have most concern.
Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse, is announcing that Sprint is joining the Rural Carrier Assocition (RCA). The RCA represents about 100 small operators who have a wireless footprint that covers 80% of the US. They are headquartered in Washington, D.C. Their job is to fight for their members and to make sure the White House, Congress, and the FCC do not cater to Verizon and AT&T.
Vonya McCann, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Sprint, said, “The competitive carriers who make up the RCA are engines of innovation in the wireless industry. At Sprint, we have many issues of mutual concern with RCA members and we look forward to advocating for policies that promote competition and a level playing field across the wireless industry.”
Hu Meena, President & CEO of Cellular South and the 2011/2012 Chairman of the RCA Board said, “We are pleased that Sprint has become an RCA member and that they will join our efforts to provide a vibrant wireless marketplace for consumers throughout the entire nation. I call on all other competitive carriers to join our fight to restore competition in the market and pull the industry back from the brink of a duopoly.”
I think it is a good move for Sprint to join the RCA, but I am not sure if it will really make much of a difference. Either way, Sprint is against this merger as they should be. In my opinion, whether they fight on their own or with the RCA, it won’t change the outcome. That outcome probably won’t be determined for close to a year so expect a long hard fight.
In keeping with the eco-friendly nature of Sprint’s latest effort, the carrier has now announced the Green Sprint ID pack. The pack of apps encourages people to be more “green”, with:
- Live Green widget with access to a carbon footprint calculator
- Green Now widget, with content from TreeHugger, Earth911, and GreenBiz
- ShopGreen widget full of eco-friendly daily deals
- iRecycle to help locate the right recycling center
- TreeHugger.com’s Android application
- Light Bulb Finder to help make the Green choice when replacing your light bulbs
- Seasonal Harvest Lite to help find locally grown produce
- eBay Green to find those Green gadgets and sustainable home products
If you have a Sprint device, you can check out this app pack as long as you have Sprint ID enabled.
What do you think of Sprint’s latest efforts? Be sure to let us know in the comments!
The Sprint Samsung Replenish has been officially announced, and it’s supposedly the world’s first “green” phone. The phone has a surprisingly Blackberry-esque design, and is made from recycled materials – not just in the phone itself, but in the packaging as well. How about a solar charging battery cover? Yeah… it’s got that, too. It also comes with:
- Android 2.2 Froyo
- 2.8-inch QVGA TFT display
- Android 2.2 with Sprint ID
- full QWERTY portrait keyboard
- 2 MP camera
- Qualcomm MSM7627-2 CPU clocked at 600 MHz
- 256 MB of RAM, and 512 MB ROM space
- 1160 mAh battery
So, no… not the most awesome phone by any stretch, but still has the capability to be an awesome device in the “eco-friendly” department.
Anyone out there planning on getting this device? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to hit the break for the full presser.
At least ESPN can take refuge in the fact that they aren’t the only ones not texting customers on Sprint. Weather.com is now joining those ranks, thus shunning some customers on one of the largest 4 carriers in the US. According to Weather.com:
We are no longer able to offer SMS messages on the Sprint/Nextel network and will suspend service on 4/12. For more mobile products and apps, go to weather.com
Who do you think will be the next to follow suit? Let us know in the comments.
An internal page from Sprint shows that the Epic 4G will receive the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. The .rdf file (see the source link) does not format well with browsers, but you will find the following information:
SoftwareNumber ED12 OSName Google Android, L4 OSVendor Google, Qualcomm OSVersion Android 2.3
Samsung didn’t do a very good job with updates to Froyo, and supposedly they are having an easier time with Gingerbread. It does seem that Samsung is improving, but time will tell. We still do not even know when this update will take place, but Epic 4G owners should feel better with this news.