Posts tagged with: Sprint
  • by | November 13, 2013 11:20 AM

    It's been nearly one month by this point since HTC launched the One Max, its stab at a 5.9-inch phablet version of the flagship One. When HTC made its announcement, the company was clear that launch plans included a release in the US, mentioning carriers like Verizon and Sprint. Later, we heard Sprint talking about the One Max itself, in the context of the network's high-speed LTE “Spark” system; there, the One Max's arrival was described as occurring “later this year,” but without greater specificity. While Sprint has yet to go public with an official date for the One Max, it ...

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  • by | November 11, 2013 11:42 AM

    Last week, rumors were flying left and right about big changes coming to the Moto Maker custom site for Moto X design. Were those wooden back options finally about to become available? Would carriers beyond just AT&T be able to get in on the custom design action? We heard T-Mobile might get access last Friday, but that didn't come to pass. It turns out all we needed was a little patience, and now the Moto Maker is available for all four major US carriers. Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile – all three join AT&T in the custom Moto X club. That's fantastic to see happen, even if it took ...

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  • by | November 9, 2013 8:43 AM

    If you fancy Boost Mobile, the Sprint-powered pre-paid carrier, and you've got your eyes set on one of the new Apple iPhone models, you'll be glad to know that both the iPhone 5S -- currently, already reported as being out of stock -- and the iPhone 5C are available. The higher-end model will set you back $549.99, which is $100 less than what Apple is asking for. In addition, you can get another $100 off if you are a new customer until November 24, making this a $449.99 offer. No wonder it is out of stock! The iPhone 5C is there though, the last year's iPhone 5, and will cost $449.99, ...

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  • by | November 8, 2013 10:44 AM

    Motorola's Moto X is neither the newest nor most powerful Android around, but the smartphone continues to hold a special place in our hearts, with performance that belies its meager hardware. Of course, if you really want to do the Moto X right, that means having a custom handset assembled just for you, using the online Moto Maker tool. So far, AT&T's had an exclusive on such custom designs, but lately rumors have been talking about the service finally opening itself up to the other carriers. We heard one claim that Sprint might get access to Moto Maker this coming Monday, and another ...

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  • by | November 7, 2013 1:39 PM

    The way things are headed, the year will be 2015, we'll be awaiting the release of the Nexus Play or iPhone Air, and Samsung will still be cranking out more Galaxy S 4 variants. After all, in addition to all the spinoff models (Zoom, Active, Mini), LTE-Advanced versions, and just general carrier-specific editions, we've also seen these options available in a number of colors. By this point, the early GS4 hype has well worn off, yet that's not about to put a damper on plans to keep on building-out the phone's family, with word arriving now that availability of the blue version of the phone ...

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  • by | November 6, 2013 11:47 AM

    All too often, when we're evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of wireless carriers, we're focused on raw speed. And when we start to look for a secondary criteria, it's often something like quality of coverage, or just size of the network. What about signal latency – how long it actually takes these networks to send around our data? While often a minor concern, if one at all, a new report is hoping to shed some light on the situation, ranking the big four carriers in the States by just how low latency their networks are. It's a close race, yet T-Mobile emerges as a bit of a ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about some Google Now updates that have just reached iOS. Then we talk about Kazam, the company that was started by a couple of HTC employees that left the company recently. Then we go through the expansion of Moto Maker to other carriers, not just AT&T, which should happen in the next coming days. We later talk about the LG G Flex, how it can bend, and what this could mean to your experience owning the phone. We end today's show talking about rumors of a possible 12.9-inch iPad, which hints to an iPad Pro. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | November 5, 2013 4:41 AM

    One of the great things about the Motorola Moto X is that you can really make it your own, customize it with the Moto Maker tool, to choose the colors and shades that truly represent you. However, that feature was limited to AT&T devices, but, according to this latest leak, we see Moto Maker coming to Sprint too, soon. November 11 is the date to watch out for if the screen grab is legit and the info within is accurate. The print states that on November 11 "Motorola launches its Moto Maker capabilities to Sprint, allowing customers to customize their own Moto X devices". This is ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 3:10 PM

    The spread of LTE has brought higher data speeds than ever before to our smartphones, yet carriers aren't resting on their laurels; we've already been talking about where things can go from here, like with the LTE-Advanced support that's come to phones like the Galaxy S 4. Today we heard about something a little different from Sprint, with news of its own high-speed LTE service, dubbed Spark. The way Sprint describes it, the key to Spark is its tri-band operation, taking full advantage of Sprint's spectrum holdings and seamlessly transitioning the LTE connection between them for optimal ...

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  • by | October 30, 2013 10:21 AM

    Is there anyone out there who LIKES his or her mobile carrier? I mean not “Verizon has the best coverage compared to the other guys,” or “at least my T-Mobile plan isn't putting me in the poorhouse;” I'm talking about people who are genuinely excited with their choice of carrier, can't wait to get out on the road and put that service to the test each month, and find their bills clear and reasonably priced. OK, maybe you do have a killer plan, managing to snag some obscene discount through work, or you're grandfathered on some unlimited data plan that's been locked-off from the rest ...

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  • by | October 29, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google's event, which didn't talk about the Nexus 5, but did focus on some enhancements to Hangouts. Then we talk about the Nexus 5, as carriers like WIND Mobile can't wait to get you one through their pre-registration form, aside from the possibility of the phone actually making it to Sprint. We then talk about the Google Smartwatch, and how we can expected it sooner than later. We later focus on Motorola, and the leaks of the Moto G, even if we only get a name. We end today's show by talking about Motorola's Project Ara, which brings us ...

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  • by | October 29, 2013 1:32 PM

    When last year's Nexus 4 arrived, it was GSM or bust. Unlike the Galaxy Nexus before it, we didn't see any option at all for CDMA carriers, like Verizon or Sprint in the States. It wasn't hard to understand why Google might have elected not to head down that path again with the Nexus 4, as the proprietary pre-compiled CDMA binaries needed for those Galaxy Nexus variants caused big problems with the Android Open Source Project. For a line like the Nexus series, CDMA seemed to be more trouble than it was worth. However, we're now wondering if Google might have had a change of thought in the ...

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  • by | October 23, 2013 11:44 AM

    We are on a pint-sized smartphone kick this morning; we just heard about a possible global launch for Sony's Xperia Z1S, and now we're looking at a fun-sized handset from Samsung, with the company confirming plans to bring the Galaxy S 4 mini to the US next month. This shouldn't come as any real shock, as we've recently seen some new GS4 mini leaks addressing such a US launch, with a render of the phone in AT&T livery surfacing, and rumors talking about Sprint also getting its own hands on the phone. Those were only the latest wave of such leaks to arrive, and back in August we saw the ...

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  • by | October 15, 2013 6:53 AM

    The Samsung Galaxy Mega is a large phone. Just how large? Well, check it out for yourselves, while you also read our review of the unlocked unit, in case you missed it. Apparently, the HTC One Max, which we've recently reviewed, is going to also land on Sprint's line-up, to complete its phablet offerings, sometime in the Holiday season. Until then, chances are that this other phablet will beat it to the (Sprint) market. This image above claims to be a render of the upcoming Sprint Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. We can only take the leakster's word for it, as we're not seeing any specific carrier ...

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  • by | October 11, 2013 8:33 AM

    The LG G2 is a powerhouse, but its aspect, and, especially the software, made two of our own editors have slightly different opinions, in our full review of the phone, and the review rebuttal. Nonetheless it is a powerhouse and its specs are not the only things the G2 can brag about. If the carrier of your choice is Sprint, you can, as of now, pre-order your own Sprint LG G2 today. If you do so, you'll probably get it in almost a month, by November 8, hopefully before others grab it themselves from a store. $99.99 and a two-year contract is what it will cost you, and you can also opt for ...

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