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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Sprint launching updated tiered pricing for embedded devices on May 8th

It looks like May 8th will bring a change in data plans for Sprint mobile broadband and embedded devices like tablets. The new packages will be 3GB for $34,99, 5GB for $49.99, and 10GB for $79.99.

Sprint currently offers 5GB for $59.99 per month and a 2GB tablet-only plan for $29.99 per month.

These plans should be good for the Motorola XOOM, BlackBerry Playbook, and the new Samsung Galaxy Tabs.

[via bgr]

Google Voice Integration With All Sprint Numbers is Now Live

Sprint and Google have been beta-testing a full integration of Google Voice with the Sprint network over the past several weeks, and today the service has been declared “live.” Sprint customers can now use their Sprint number to run all of their Google Voice services, allowing them to set the phone to ring at multiple locations, or even different locations determined by the caller or time of day. Or if you’d prefer, you can have all outgoing calls go out through your Google Voice service. This brings a lot of versatility, and the process is fairly seamless, though by default it will disable SMS messages from coming into your phone and route them through Google Voice instead. This feature isn’t hard to reverse, and tonight we’ll be bringing you a quick how-to on that, plus any other tips and tricks we find this afternoon.  Catch the video promo after the break, and head to the official site to get started.

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Best Buy Says: Reserve Your Sprint HTC Evo 3D Today!


Finally, what many of us have been waiting for since the announcements from Sprint at CTIA. Best Buy has sent out an email to all those who have asked to be notified about information on whats to come. This latest mailer comes with great news! You can now reserve your Sprint HTC Evo 3D. Thats right! The newest installation in the line of Evo’s from Sprint can now be yours. So if you want this new Android 2.3 device, get over to your local Best Buy store and reserve it now, as via your local retailer is the only way to reserve! I know I’ll be headed to Best Buy the first chance i get.

Check out the specs below:

  • Android 2.3
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU
  • 4.3-inch 3D capacitive touchscreen with 960×540 pixels res.
  • Dual 5-megapixel rear cameras for recording 3D video at 720p
  • 2D video at 1080p.
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls
  • 4GB of internal memory, microSD expansion slot.
  • DNLA support and HDMI port
  • Dimensions: 5.0×2.6×0.48 inches

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AT&T & T-Mobile, Want To Add Your 2 Cents Worth? FCC Says Ok.

As you’re already aware, not everyone is happy with the AT&T&T-Mobile buy-out.  It appears that the FCC wants to know what you think about the whole acquisition, which is looking to be finalized about this time next year.  Have you had an opinion or thought on the matter?  The FCC has provided a place on their electronic comment filing page for you to chime in.  Now is the time to take advantage if you’ve been looking to get something off of your chest.  Head on over to their site via the source link and look for file number 147, proceeding number 11-65 and feel free to fire away in the comment box.  While you’re at it, paste that rant or blessing in our comments section first before pasting it over at their site.  We’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.  Dan Hesse, there’s even a spot for you too my friend!  As a T-Mobile employee myself, I have much to say on the matter, but I think I’ll save that jazz for another post.  I’ll just suffice it to say this, I shiver at the thought of Android being solely left in the hands of AT&T.

I think our friend Zak Stinson, over at Android Police sums it up well as to what we should be worried about:

  • A lack of competition resulting from fewer, larger carriers may result in less innovation and increased prices.
  • Both carriers’ 4G HSPA+ bands are incompatible, risking loss of coverage for T-Mobile handsets once AT&T LTE starts rolling out
  • Only one major carrier will be buying GSM handsets, meaning they will have the lion’s share of control over the GSM devices that make it to the U.S. market

[via fcc by androidpolice]

Sprint News, Motorola Xoom WiFi Available May 8th

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,
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Best Buy has Samsung Nexus S 4G available online – no shipping date.

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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]

Update – Google Voice for Sprint may be live now

Earlier we reported that Sprint was gearing up to launch it’s Google Voice Integration service for its customers on April 26th. Reports have been going around online Friday however that the service is already live, and some users are able to port their existing Sprint number for Google Voice usage.

This service allows Sprint customers to use their mobile number as their Google Voice service, also, they can opt to have their Google Voice number as their Sprint mobile number, both for free. Check it out today if you’re a Sprint customer with Google Voice and let us know if you can get it going today!

[via bgr]