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IMOD Mirasol Displays Coming in 2012 will dramatically improve battery life

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 16, 2011   Yesterday, we told you about new Lithium-Ion Graphene batteries that will last 10 times longer than current smartphone and tablet batteries. Today we bring to you Interferometric Modulator Displays (IMOD). Qualcomm is now finishing up their product of IMOD's branded as Mirasol. And these displays are promising battery consumption efficiency increases approximately ten times over current LCD's. Mirasol displ

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S4GRU

iDEN Decommissioning details emerge with NOLA work beginning after Mardi Gras

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, February 3, 2012 - 12:50 AM MST   On Monday of this week, we published a story about Sprint ‘retuning’ its iDEN network. We pondered what retuning meant. We now have been given a few more details. An internal source from Sprint sent us information on a slide regarding iDEN decommissioning. Retuning basically entails complete decommissioning of many iDEN sites. Basically the iDEN towers being removed from the network are excess cap

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HTML5 is going to change Everything. Soon, there WON'T be an app for that!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, November 13, 2011   I've been having this discussion a lot lately with fellow wireless dorks. About HTML5. How it's going to transform the mobile computing experience. On smartphones and tablets. In the current scheme of things, most of us use apps on our smartphones and tablets. In fact, one of the most important things that most people consider before selecting a mobile operating system is the app selection available. Most shopp

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HTC One A9: The first Sprint Handset to support uplink 2x CA

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 3:07 PM MST   Yes, you read that correctly. Thanks to the mid range Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 (MSM8952), the HTC One A9 is the first Sprint handset to include a modem that supports uplink 2x CA (carrier aggregation). That comes on die via the X8 LTE modem, which is a Category 7 LTE baseband, capable of aggregating up to 40 MHz FDD/TDD 2x CA on both the uplink and downlink. Now, before anyone gets too

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HTC EVO successor to "Jet" onto the scene June 10th

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:15 AM MDT   But wait, there's more! Obtained from the same internal Sprint sources that allowed S4GRU to break the news earlier this weekend of the April 15th launches for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and LG Viper, is intriguing info about a third LTE handset, the HTC codenamed Jet, set to land at a Sprint Store near you on June 10th. This happens to be nearly two years to the date that the HTC EVO launched as Sprint's

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HTC EVO 4G LTE tech details revealed in FCC OET filing

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 2:55 PM MDT     A few weeks ago, S4GRU was the first to bring you the news of the HTC codenamed "Jet" that was recently unveiled as the HTC EVO 4G LTE headed to Sprint this summer. Today, the EVO 4G LTE applications hit the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) database. S4GRU brings you the technical rundown, including some important revelations.     CDMA1X + EV-DO band classes 0, 1, 10 (i.e. CDMA1X

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HTC EVO 4G LTE Announced, and We're Impressed

by Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 9:45 PM MDT   Earlier today, HTC and Sprint announced the highly anticipated next generation EVO, dubbed as the EVO 4G LTE. Kinda of a long name huh? Well it's not about the name, it's about the device itself. The EVO 4G LTE has a HUGE 4.7" 720p screen with a Super LCD2 display.   Powering this device is ICS covered with SENSE 4.0 with Qualcomm's S4 chip. This device is basically Sprint's version of the ONE X, so it has

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JustAGeekHere

HTC EVO 3D free from Sprint and Wirefly for new lines/accounts

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 8:59 PM MDT   Looking to buy a smartphone but not looking to spend $200+? Look no further! WireFly and Sprint are selling HTC EVO 3D for a low price of $0, yes free. Requires you to be a new customer or adding a new line of service.   The EVO 3D can still hang with some of the higher end smart phones. The 3D has a dual core 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3" qHD display and dual 5MP cameras that can take 3D shots and vid

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JustAGeekHere

Houston Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 11:59 PM MDT   In our continuing Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series, S4GRU presents to you the latest regarding Houston, Texas. Sprint announced to the world early in Network Vision that the Houston market would be one of their first LTE launches. Sprint committed to a Mid 2012 LTE launch in Houston at the beginning of the year.   Sprint's Network Vision OEM Ericsson has been steadily deploying around th

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G. Jason Schnellbacher - Lead Magic Box Sales, Marketing, Distribution, Deployment and Support at Sprint HQ doing a Q&A session on Reddit

Tim YuSprint 4G Rollout UpdatesFriday, December 14, 2018 - 11:00 PM PDT Beginning today on the Sprint subreddit, individuals can begin submitting questions in this thread that will be forwarded to Ms. Schnellbacher to answer at his leisure in a few days time.  Who is Mr. Jason Schnellbacher you may ask? So go forth and submit all your questions about Sprint Magic Box's, small cells, and other Sprint related stuff!

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Ft. Wayne/South Bend Network Vision/LTE Deployment schedule update

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 7:35 AM MDT   The final market in our Network Vision/LTE deployment schedule update series is...Fort Wayne/South Bend. This market has yet to be announced by Sprint, and may not be announced until as late as this Fall.   The Sprint Ft. Wayne/South Bend market covers most of Northern Indiana, except for the NW corner which is in the Chicago market. This includes Fort Wayne, South Bend, Mishawaka, Elkhart, Goshen, Marion,

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S4GRU

Forbes: Cellphone Manufacturers Solved GPS Interference Problem

Forbes is out with a story about how cellphone GPS is unaffected by LightSquared's terrestrial LTE signals. But traditional and high precision GPS units are affected. Short answer...interference shielding. It's a good read, for those inclined and following the LightSquared drama. And supports LS2's arguments, to some extent.           Article: http://www.forbes.co...erence-problem/

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Forbes provides realistic assessment of Sprint's future

Forbes is out with an article today that paints a more realistic view of Sprint’s current financial situation. Sprint has taken a beating in the financial press since October. The stock has slid to new lows, now causing the stock to be undervalued relative to it’s assets. It’s finally nice to see a realistic view, instead of the exaggerated negative reports we’ve seen. The past year has not been rosy for Sprint, especially financially. But the future looks like it can be very good. Sprint i

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S4GRU

For Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Note 3, one is the loneliest number

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 2:40 PM MDT   S4GRU has been on a bit of a roll of late. We had an unusually quiet summer here on The Wall, as our writing staff was frequently away on summer vacation. But we have come back with a vengeance.   Earlier this month, we got the next Nexus handset scoop on the rest of the tech press with our discovery of the reappearance of the LG D820 authorization docs at the FCC OET (Offi

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WiWavelength

Follow Sprint 4G Rollout Updates for the latest news with Sprint Network Vision, 4G LTE and 4G Devices

Sprint 4G Rollout Updates is the prime source for Sprint Network Vision and 4G information on the internet. We scour hundreds of sources every day to bring you breaking news about Sprint, LTE, WiMax, new 4G devices, etc. If you want the latest in what's going on at Sprint related to Network Vision and LTE deployment and all other network information, than look no further than S4GRU. We have our own website here with forums and on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Co

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First 4G LTE sites start going on-air in Sprint's Boston market

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, June 18, 2012 - 7:53 AM MDT   Last Friday, we provided a few tease postings on social media about Sprint 4G LTE sites going on-air in Boston. First 4, then a 5th and later a 6th. Now this morning, two more. A total of 8 sites in the Sprint Boston market now are live with 4G LTE.   As most S4GRU followers know, Sprint's Network Vision OEM Alcatel/Lucent has been very active in the Boston area for several months. However, until late la

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S4GRU

First 3 4G LTE Officially Announced from Sprint, including Galaxy Nexus LTE!

Sprint officially announces three new 4G LTE devices. The Galaxy Nexus LTE, which was rumored last week is now confirmed. Also another smartphone, the LG Viper 4G LTE and a new MiFi hotspot that will run on 3G, WiMax and LTE. Exciting developments today!   The LG Viper 4G LTE... The Sierra Tri-Network MiFi Hotpot with 3G, WiMax and LTE The Galaxy Nexus LTE... Click image to enlarge   Source: http://www.sprint.co...LX:NXS:300x1050

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S4GRU

Fire Photon torpedoes! Motorola Photon Q hits the FCC OET

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 2:54 PM MDT   S4GRU continues with the third in a series of short articles on the FCC OET (Office of Engineering and Technology) authorization filings for "tentpole" devices headed to Sprint's upcoming Network Vision enhanced LTE overlay. Over the past few months, we have brought you the scoop on the FCC authorizations for the HTC EVO 4G LTE and the Samsung Galaxy S3. Today, the Motorola model number XT897 hits the

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WiWavelength

Finally, someone on Wall Street gets bullish on Sprint Nextel

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 4:19 PM MST   According to an article on Barron’s website today, Jennifer Fritzsche of Wells Fargo is becoming bullish on Sprint Nextel. Her upbeat attitude on the third largest wireless company in America came after a meeting with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse yesterday. “We walked away from the meeting feeling continued confidence in the company’s turnaround strategy,” wrote Fritzsche. “While this story admittedly

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S4GRU

FCC ready to give Sprint official go ahead on SMR 800 MHz wideband operation

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 9, 2012 - 1:15 PM MST   Sprint may soon be gaining some clarity regarding its Network Vision plans to deploy CDMA1X Advanced to replace Nextel iDEN in its rebanded SMR 800 MHz spectrum. The FCC today announced a proposed rulemaking that would explicitly allow SMR 800 MHz licensees (e.g. Sprint, SouthernLINC, and a few others) to utilize greater than 25 kHz channel spacing.   Currently, Part 90 SMR 800 MHz rules and regulations

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FCC now provides latest Snag for AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 2:35 PM MST   BREAKING NEWS: The FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is now reported to believe that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is not in the public interest and will call for an agency judge to set up a hearing on the anti-competitive nature of the deal. This is different from the Dept, of Justice who filed a lawsuit earlier this year in opposition. The fact that the FCC is now taking this position does not bod

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S4GRU

FCC gives AT&T a Christmas gift after scrooging them out of T-Mobile, at the expense of 700MHz Interoperability (but there is a silver lining)

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, December 23, 2011 - 11:19 PM MST   Thursday night, the Federal Communications Commission blessed AT&T by approving their $1.93 Billion purchase of Qualcomm 700MHz spectrum holdings. AT&T originally worked out a deal to purchase this spectrum over a year ago, but this purchase was lumped in with the T-Mobile merger by the FCC. The FCC only recently re-separated the deal. Most of the approval conditions placed on the deal were re

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S4GRU

EVO LTE shipments are confirmed delayed

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 6:59 PM MDT   Earlier today, S4GRU.com reported that shipments of the new EVO LTE are being delayed. We took a lot of heat from folks that thought we were full of it. But I had so much faith in my source that I ran the story anyway taking the shots on the chin. Not 100% sure even myself, but knew this source was solid. So I pulled the trigger and hoped it panned out. And now The Verge is reporting the cause of the delay

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