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The end is finally in sight for Sprint’s iDEN network

Sprint replacing Nextel network relic with LTE in 2014

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For the last year Sprint has been talking up how it would replace its old Nextel iDEN systems with a shiny new LTE network, but until today it hadn’t revealed when. On Thursday, Sprint network operations president Steve Elfman provided that critical detail– 2014 — FierceWireless reported. Speaking at an event...
Sprint replacing Nextel network relic with LTE in 2014
Sprint lights up LTE in four new markets
Sprint Galaxy Nexus pre-orders begin today, available April 22nd for $199.99

Sprint's Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone

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Sprint Nextel Corp. is set to become the second U.S. mobile-phone carrier to offer Apple Inc.’s iPhone on a pay-as-you-go basis. Sprint will announce this week it will offer the popular smartphone on its Virgin Mobile pay-as-you-go brand as soon as July 1, according to people familiar with the company’s...
Sprint's Virgin Mobile to Offer iPhone

HTC One for Sprint spotted with FCC approval

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The HTC One just made its first official appearance (unless you count its brief showing by Peter Chou at the year-end party as "official") on Tuesday, and while we haven't been given any specific availability in the US, its models are at least starting to receive approval from the...
HTC One for Sprint spotted with FCC approval

Sprint posts $1.3 billion net loss in Q4; 1.8M iPhones sold, 1.6M net subscribers added

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Sprint on Wednesday reported its results for the fourth quarter of 2011. The nation’s No.3 carrier sold 1.8 million iPhone handsets, 40% of which were sold to new subscribers, and it managed 1.6 million total net subscriber additions in the quarter — its best performance in terms of customer...
Sprint posts $1.3 billion net loss in Q4; 1.8M iPhones sold, 1.6M net subscribers added

LTE iPad Mini hits retail stores today

9to5mac.com
Sprint just announced that it would begin selling the iPad Mini in some of its physical stores starting later today.  That likely indicates that other carriers and Apple Stores will begin stocking their shelves with the LTE iPad Mini. We’d earlier heard that Apple Stores had received shipments of the 4G iPad...
LTE iPad Mini hits retail stores today

Sprint offering $150 off Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Victory Nov 22.-25

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Sprint is offering up to $150 in savings starting on Thanksgiving Day, which will allow you to get either the Galaxy S II for $49 on contract, as well as the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Victory 4G for free. The offer will continue on Black Friday and through Sunday, Nov. 25....
Sprint offering $150 off Galaxy S III, Galaxy Nexus, and Galaxy Victory Nov 22.-25

Sprint to offer Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE for $200 starting August 19th

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Sprint (S) has been planning to launch the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE for a while now, but on Monday the carrier finally announced an official release date of August 19th and a sale price of $199.99 with a two-year service agreement. Sprint says that customers can now preorder...
Sprint to offer Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE for $200 starting August 19th
Sprint to launch Samsung Galaxy Note II on October 25th for $299.99

Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

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Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the acquisition front since its $1.2 buy of Yammer in July. But this week the software giant picked up a small, 11-year-old company Overland Park, Kansas company called PhoneFactor. PhoneFactor, with fewer than 50 employees, specializes in what’s dubbed “multi-factor authentication.” Essentially, it creates a...
Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

Sprint to Launch iPhone Through Prepaid Brand Virgin Mobile in Coming Weeks

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MarketWatch reports that Sprint will announce later this week that it will begin offering the iPhone on a prepaid basis through its Virgin Mobile brand. The announcement will come just days after Leap Wireless announced that it would begin offering the iPhone on a prepaid basis through its Cricket brand...
Sprint to Launch iPhone Through Prepaid Brand Virgin Mobile in Coming Weeks
Sprint's flagship EVO 4G LTE finally gets a 4G LTE network to support it
Sprint seeks an additional $2 billion from investors

Sprint announces $19.99 ZTE Fury for March 11

9to5google.com
Today Sprint announced the ZTE Fury, by all accounts a great Android alternative to the iPhone 3GS, debuting for $20 on contract (after rebate) on March 11. The device is clearly an entry-level Android handset, but packs in some pretty decent specs with a 3.5-inch display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor,...
Sprint announces $19.99 ZTE Fury for March 11

Sprint’s $100 ‘ZTE Optik’ 7-inch Android tablet launches Feb. 5

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Sprint announced today they will be making the budget-friendly, 7-inch ZTE Optik 3G tablet available starting Feb. 5 from Sprint Stores and online for $99.99 on the usual two year agreement. You’ll also be able to grab the Android 3.2-powered tablet without a contract for $350. If you’re not...
Sprint’s $100 ‘ZTE Optik’ 7-inch Android tablet launches Feb. 5

This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

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Until about an hour ago, it looked like Softbank would acquire 70% of Sprint for ~$20 billion. But then, whammo: DISH Networks dropped a press release announcing its own $25.5 billion offer. That's about a 13% premium over the Softbank offer. In the press release, DISH includes the letter it...
This Is The $25.5 Billion Offer Letter DISH Just Sent To Sprint's Chairman (S)

Sprint, U.S. Cellular strike a spectrum deal #thecircuit

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Sprint, U.S. Cellular strike a deal: Sprint and U.S. Cellular announced Wednesday that they have struck a spectrum deal that will boost Sprint's coverage throughout much of the Midwest. Sprint, which is based in Overland Park, Kan., paid $480 million for the spectrum, the Associated Press reported. Chicago-based U.S....
Sprint, U.S. Cellular strike a spectrum deal #thecircuit

Man accused of placing GPS device on victim's car before burglarizing her home

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A woman in Overland Park, Kansas told the Kansas City Star on Friday that a burglary suspect currently on trial in a Johnson County court used a GPS tracking device put on her and her son's car to determine whether she was home. Overland Park police, Leawood police, and...
Man accused of placing GPS device on victim's car before burglarizing her home

Sprint’s LG Viper 4G LTE launches April 22nd for just $99.99

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Sprint announced last week that pre-orders for one of its first 4G LTE-enabled smartphones were going live on April 12th, and now the carrier has made launch details official. LG’s affordable Viper 4G LTE will become available in just over a week on April 22nd for $99.99 on contract....
Sprint’s LG Viper 4G LTE launches April 22nd for just $99.99

The Silicon Prairie Awards: From a field of 1,200 nominees here are the 48 finalists

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If you think that there’s nothing of any value coming out of the fly-over states, you couldn’t be more wrong. The “Silicon Prairie” is filled with companies that are doing huge projects and the world is starting to notice. In honor of that, our friends over at Silicon Prairie News...
The Silicon Prairie Awards: From a field of 1,200 nominees here are the 48 finalists

While You Were Sleeping: Sprint Announces "Special Webcast" For 4am Eastern Today; $20B Softbank Investment Confirmed?

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A terse announcement from Sprint moments ago, scheduling a conference call at 4am Eastern (a couple of hours from now) could be a sign that Softbank’s acquisition of Sprint may be coming to a close sooner rather than later. It follows yesterday’s news that Japanese carrier and tech investor Softbank...
While You Were Sleeping: Sprint Announces "Special Webcast" For 4am Eastern Today; $20B Softbank Investment Confirmed?

With Chrysler Deal, Sprint Aims to Rev Up Its Car Tech Business

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Although it is coming from behind when it comes to connecting cars to a cellular network, Sprint is looking to speed past its competitors. With a deal announced Monday, Sprint will not only be the network provider for Chrysler’s Uconnect system, but also the system integrator that puts the pieces...
With Chrysler Deal, Sprint Aims to Rev Up Its Car Tech Business

Motorola Photon Q LTE officially headed to Sprint

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Sprint (S) on Thursday formally announced that it would soon offer Motorola’s Photon Q LTE, although the carrier has not yet specified a release date or pricing information. The new smartphone will have a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.3-inch display screen, Android 4.0 Ice...
Motorola Photon Q LTE officially headed to Sprint
Sprint expands 4G LTE coverage, promises rollout to more markets soon
Sprint announces plans to acquire 100% stake in Clearwire
Sprint to expand 4G LTE to Kansas City and Baltimore this year

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Sprint agrees to $20B merger, says extra cash will boost LTE rollout

arstechnica.com
Sprint Nextel today agreed to a merger with SoftBank of Japan which will give Softbank a majority stake in the US carrier in exchange for $20.1 billion. $12.1 billion of that will be distributed to Sprint stockholders, and the other $8 billion will be used "to enhance [Sprint's] mobile network...
Sprint agrees to $20B merger, says extra cash will boost LTE rollout
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