Posts Tagged ‘WiMAX’
Sprint bringing the ZTE Optik for $100 on February 5th.
Last Updated on Thursday, 2 February 2012 08:30 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 2 February 2012 09:00
Bouncing around on the Now Network, want a tablet and have a spare $100 burning a hole in your pocket? Guess what? Your problem has been solved with the ZTE Optik. Coming February 5th, the tablet can be yours if you want to sign up for a two-year contract with the requisite data plan. Encapsulated in that shiny body is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 16GB of RAM, Bluetooth, GPS, a 1280×800 display, Android 3.2 and the front facing 5 megapixel camera with a separate 2 megapixel camera around back. Don’t expect WiMAX or LTE on this little 7 incher, 3G is the best you’re gonna get.
If you’re curious about the tab but don’t want the burden of the two-year contract, you’re more than welcome to hit up Sprint and grab it for $350. You geeks think this entry level budget portable can cover that grey area between power user and tablet hater?
iPhone and LTE upgrade costs put Sprint in need of $7 Billion.
Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2011 11:57 Written by LoganDX Friday, 28 October 2011 11:00
The deal with Apple to start shilling the iPhone is costing Sprint $15.5 billion and adding to the money woes is the cost of upgrading to LTE by next year. These two factors may push House Hesse into finding another $7 billion in financing to keep itself liquid. Specifically the carrier will try to acquire $4 billion in refinanced debt and try to squeeze the other $3 billion from its various vendor deals.
Sprint is paying a 40% higher subsidy per iPhone than it does for other devices and the deal allows the carrier to pay over the next four years. The massive launch weekend sales gave Sprint its best sales ever, helping soothe the hit to the Now Network’s wallet. With the iPhone firmly entrenched there, one has to wonder how long before Sprint will completely ravage the perks that made them a draw to customers tried of the AT&T and Verizon bilking?
Samsung Galaxy Cell Expecting a Refresh
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 August 2011 10:17 Written by Nick McD Saturday, 27 August 2011 11:00
Samsung has had great success with their Galaxy S Android phones all across the world, and with the Galaxy S II already out in Asia and with great expectations over on the other side of the world, the electronics giant of Korea just keeps rolling!
While I’m sitting here wondering what will be replacing my Galaxy S Epic (and will it have lost the keyboard as rumors say? Nick McD + Fat Fingers = Hates Touch Keyboard!), the whole new line of models have been announced through Korean sources, touting a whole new range of devices and configurations. Read on… Read more: Samsung Galaxy Cell Expecting a Refresh
Sprint To Launch 4G LTE Network With LightSquared
Last Updated on Monday, 20 June 2011 10:51 Written by The Geek Monday, 20 June 2011 07:00
Looks as if Sprint is doing a little rethinking about their 4G network WiMAX. According to Bloomberg Sprint has reached a deal with LightSquared worth as much as $20 billion over the next 15 years. “LightSquared and Sprint will jointly develop, deploy and operate LightSquared’s 4G LTE network,” LightSquared owner Philip Falcone wrote in a letter to Harbinger Capital Partners investors on Friday. “Sprint will become a significant customer of LightSquared’s 4G LTE network.”
We are not sure what this means for Sprint or what will happen to its current WiMAX 4G network, but there is some serious dough being dropped on this deal for something. Sprint has declined any comments as of yet. We will keep you posted as more unfolds. Let us know what you think of this switch after the jump…