Sprint LG Marquee is the LG Optimus Black

Last week a video from Radio Shack, meant to show off the white HTC Evo 3D, also gave us a glimpse of a unheard of device, the LG Marquee. At the time, the Marquee looked strikingly similar to the LG Optimus Black, a phone leaked months ago. Thanks to Sprint Cellebrite data, we can confirm that the the LG Marquee is the LG Optimus Black. We’ve known for quite some time that the Black was model LS-855 and now the master list of Sprint phones has been updated to reflect that model number as the Marquee.

No word yet on when it will actually be available.

[via pocketnow]

[DEAL] WallMart offers Samsung Epic 4G Touch for $99

It seems as though $99 for a US variant of the Samsung Galaxy S II isn’t such a crazy idea after all.  Wally World Is offering the Sprint version of the fastest selling Android phone on pre-order for only $99. With only two weeks till release date, you can reserve your very own Epic 4G Touch for a cool Benjamin. Although you won’t be the first in the US to acquire the SGSII, (Alaska won that race), you might at least be the first on your block. In order to qualify for the deal, you must sign a new 2 year contract. Existing customers with an upgrade status will have to pay $154.99.

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Sprint Offers Fantasy Football Fanatic Sprint ID pack

With the new football season upon us, Sprint has announced a new Fantasy Football Fanatic Sprint ID pack. Sprint’s ID packs will help you easily get all the apps you need. So if you’re on Sprint, ready for football, and don’t know where to start with apps this pack might be for you. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

• SportCaster: a new sports app that gives sports fans a personalized, real-time source of sports commentary. Leverage the power of Twitter to add real-time commentary to scores and stats.

• RotoWire Fantasy News Center: this app keeps you up to date on all of the latest news. RotoWire.com has developed a quick and easy-to-use app for fantasy fans.

• National Football Post: Get all the latest NFL Hot News and Rumors & columns from National Football Post, a distinctive forum where news, information, and insight meet through the voices of pro football insiders.

• Express Football: Every tidbit of football info you want, easily accessible and in one place.  Enjoy instant access to scores, standings, schedules, stats (by team/player), and news from all your trusted resources.

• The Fantasy Football Guys: Listen to the greatest fantasy football advise podcasts right on your device!

• FriendCaster for Facebook: FriendCaster for Facebook (formerly Flow) gives you a Facebook experience on your Android device.

• Yahoo! Fantasy Football: the Web’s #1 Fantasy Football game comes to Android. Built for Android users, Yahoo! Fantasy Football gives you real-time fantasy score updates wherever you go.

• Sprint Football Live: the one-stop pro and college football destination that allows you to customize your experience to follow your favorite teams on game day and every day.

If your ready for some football this app is available through Sprint right now! Hit up the source link for all the info.

[via sprint]

Sprint announces the low-end Kyocera Milano

Sprint just announced a new low-end phone called the Kyocera Milano. It features a QWERTY keyboard, a 3-inch display, and 512MB of memory. Surprisingly it has Gingerbread onboard. I think it is safe to assume Ice Cream Sandwich won’t make it to this baby.

The specs aren’t hot, but the price certainly is. You can get it for $49.99 with a 2-year contract starting tomorrow.

Full press release after the break:

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AT&T Responds To Sprint’s Attempt To Block The Acquisition Of T-Mobile USA

Sprint certainly hasn’t been shy when it comes to expressing just how the company really feels about the AT&T/T-Mobile acquisition.  Several days ago, just following a proposed block filed by the DOJ with the claim that the deal would “substantially lessen competition”, Sprint also filed its own suit announcing that they’ll be suing AT&T as well in an effort to block the deal.  AT&T responded with the following:

This simply demonstrates what we’ve said all along – Sprint is more interested in protecting itself than it is in promoting competition that benefits consumers. We of course will vigorously contest this matter in court as AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile USA will: help solve our nation’s spectrum exhaust situation and improve wireless service for millions; allow AT&T to expand 4G LTE mobile broadband to another 55 million Americans, or 97% of the population; and result in billions of additional investment and tens of thousands of jobs, at a time when our nation needs them most.
Stay tuned to Talk Android as we follow up on the exchange between the two telco’s along with the DOJ, which should ultimately render some kind of decision soon.  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Sprint gets serious – files suit to block AT&T T-Mobile deal

Sprint filed suit against AT&T today, following the U.S. Department of Justice’s own suit opposing the merger. As quoted from their press release, “Sprint opposes AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile,” said Susan Z. Haller, vice president-Litigation, Sprint. “With today’s legal action, we are continuing that advocacy on behalf of consumers and competition, and expect to contribute our expertise and resources in proving that the proposed transaction is illegal.” It looks as if the chaos we’ve witnessed thus far is merely the beginning.

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[Leak] Samsung Stratosphere press shots revealed

We heard about the Samsung Stratosphere 4G (SCH-i405) for Verizon Wireless about a month ago. and we knew it had to be the leaked Samsung QWERTY slider that we saw in June. What else could it be since Verizon decided to pass on the Galaxy S II?

If you were looking for something more concrete, than take a look at the above pictures which confirm the Stratosphere 4G will indeed be a variation of the Sprint Epic 4G. Specs are not confirmed, but as we earlier reported, it is expected to sport a Super AMOLED Plus screen, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, and Android 2.3.4.

If you are a fan of QWERTY sliders, this is a better alternative to the DROID 3 since it supports 4G LTE. It might actually be an affordable LTE device as I am expecting it to come in at $199 with a 2-year contract. We will let you know more as we hear it. Is anyone excited for an affordable LTE phone?

[via pocketnow]

Get Your 3G Speeds Back After Latest EVO 3D Update

If you applied the latest update for your HTC EVO 3D, you may have noticed your data speeds took a serious nose dive. The reason for that is the most recent PRL (preferred roaming list) isn’t allowing some users access to Sprint’s EVDO network, forcing you to use the slower 1xRTT network. The PRL version that seems to be the culprit is 50580 and you may check your version by going to Settings -> About Phone -> Software information -> More. To check what network you are truly on, you can use an app like Netmonitor to find out, which you can see in the above screenshot. If this is the case with your current EVO 3D and you’re not willing to wait for a fix, hit the break for a solution to your woes.

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[Deal] $50 Off the Samsung Epic 4G Touch for Sprint (pre-order)

Ready to get your hands on the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch from Sprint? Wirefly is offering $50 off the pre-order for the Epic 4G at $149.99 for new or upgrade accounts. The Touch will be released on September 16th at $199.99 from Sprint, so why not head over to Wirefly and save yourself some cash if you’re looking for one. You’ll also have a price guarantee from Wirefly for 30 days after the 16th should they drop the price. Hit up the source link below to pre-order one now.

[via wirefly]