by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This is a product development that all dorks will unite and embrace for. Longer lasting device batteries!
There have not been any significant efficiency improvements on the battery side for many years. The improvements to battery life in smartphones and tablets the past few years have been largely only related to bigger batteries and smarter and more battery efficient devices and operating systems.
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
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:09 PM MST
Qualcomm announced this week it has a program under way to develop Push to Talk (PTT) technology to run over Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. As we all know, Sprint is migrating to a LTE network for it's 4G technology in Network Vision.
Qualcomm's current development schedule for LTE PTT is several years, with a commercial release in 2015 or 2016. In case you are wondering what PTT is, it's
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 3:26 PM MST
Can you believe it? The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet just came out and there is already talk of a smartphone offering from Amazon. But you can't let grass grow under your feet in this business. Everyone saw how quickly RIM fell from grace by waiting around and not jumping in and taking risks.
Amazon is reportedly working with mega Chinese phone/tablet manufacturer Foxconn for a release in the fourt
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, November 18, 2011 - 11:50 AM MST
There has been an exciting new development over at the Sprint website. If you go to https://network.sprint.com/, you can enter in your city, zip code, or select a major metro area and observe Sprint's network upgrades for the past six months, or planned for the next 6 months. You can scroll around all over the place and click on towers for more info.
This is a great idea, and a much more transparent a
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, November 18, 2011 - 1:12 PM MST
Here we go! Clearwire, has found itself in a cash flow crunch. According to the Wall Street Journal, the struggling WiMax carrier and Sprint 4G partner is now considering skipping its debt payment of $237 Million dollars that is due December 1st. With only $698 Million currently available to fund it's entire operation, skipping the payment sure would give them a little breathing room.
"It's a very
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 18, 2011
I received lots of messages and e-mails today showing a parody that Jay Leno featured last night on the Tonight Show where he took some good digs at the Sprint iPhone. It's pretty funny. You can fast forward to 3:10 seconds if you don't want to watch the whole skit.
Click on image to follow the link to the video...
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, November 21, 2011 - 6:21 PM MST
News is getting more and more bleak for the approval of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. This weekend, and in to today, there have been several articles painting a more dire outlook on the merger getting the necessary government approvals.
The Financial Times is reporting that most analysts now think that the $39 billion merger has less than a 50/50 chance of being approved. Some being so dire as gi
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
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 4:01 PM MST
Sprint announces an "Exclusive Event" for CES 2012. Scheduled for January 10th at 6:00PM. Exciting stuff. I'm as anxious as a little school girl.
What do you think will be announced? LTE devices? Some new exotic 5 core tablet? Some juicy Network Vision details? Sound off below...
Thanks to S4GRU Member Steven Cote for the heads up!!!
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 9:36 AM MST
In a new television commercial, Samsung takes a swing at Apple and it's iPhoniacs. The blogosphere is going wild and people are nutty suggesting the commercial goes too far. Really?
To these people, I just want to say, get a life. It's no different than the Mac commercials dissin' on PC. In fact, it's almost old hat. Passe. Who cares?
See the "controversial" advertisement below, at least u
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 8:25 AM MST
I decided to break from my Thanksgiving merriment to bring you breaking news that AT&T has decided to withdraw it's Application to the FCC for it's merger with T-Mobile. However, even though technically the merger is off with this change, AT&T says they are not giving up completely.
They have announced that they are still proceeding with the lawsuit in February with the Dept. of Justice
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:43 PM MDT
BAD NEWS: The majority of BTA's (Basic Trading Areas) that do not have service now, are not likely to get a 4G Protection Site. The reason: Clearwire subleases its EBS spectrum from colleges and school districts. Almost all of the subleased EBS BTA's already meet the FCC Minimum Coverage requirements.
In the ones outstanding, either the Educational Spectrum holder has either, A) Not yet transf
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, September 29, 2011
For those of you who have tried to upload Sensorly results on 4G WiMax Protection Sites while Sprint roaming, I now know why your results aren't posting.
Sensorly does not post roaming results. They only post native service. For instance, if your device is posting 3G data, it looks to see what network you are on. If you are on your native network, the results show up on the Sensorly coverage map. If you are
Here is the full slideshow from today's Network Vision Strategy Update from Sprint, in PDF form.
Click on Image above to launch slideshow.
The file is also available for download in the S4GRU Download Center.
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates October 19, 2011
LTE DEPLOYMENT NOTE: Did you know that Sprint is not necessarily starting their LTE deployment in WiMax areas first? In this slide, it shows that in the first year of LTE deployment there will be 123 Million covered. Only 67 Million overlapping with WiMax.
That means 56 Million with LTE coverage from Sprint in 2012 are in Non-WiMax areas. Presumably places like Detroit, Phoenix, San Diego, Indianapolis, Milwa
Rickie Smith Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 8:01 PM MDT
Have you wanted SDC (Sprint Direct Connect), but the phones that it is on doesn’t have the features you want? According to internal Sprint sources revealed to PhoneNews.com, it may be available as an app for select Android phones soon. This would allow you to talk in the walkie-talkie like fashion through your Android based phone to users of SDC or NDC (Nextel Direct Connect).
The app, called Sprint DirectConnect
by Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:31 AM MDT
Is there a "spectrum shortage?" Those two words send shivers down the spines of wireless industry executives. New services demand ever more spectrum, and, the story goes, there simply isn't enough spectrum available. An Internet search engine will easily find hundreds of thousands of links to the term "spectrum shortage." Many claim that it will be the downfall of America.
The dwindling availability o
by Robert Herron
Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 7:51 PM MST
According to the thecellphonejunkie.com, prices for the new Sprint Galaxy Nexus LTE is to be $200 and the new LG Viper 4G LTE is to be $100. They will more likely be $199 and $99 respectively.
It looks like Sprint is trying to undercut Verizon's pricing. However, I would fully expect that Verizon will more than likely have lowered it's price to match Sprint's by the time they get their LTE devic
by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 8:51 PM MST
Today, Sprint's President of Network Operations, Steve Elfman, commented that Sprint is going to bring its new 4G LTE to its Prepaid Divisions in the future. Not only that, but he took a moment at CES to confirm that they plan to keep unlimited into the future as a way for Sprint to differentiate itself from its competitors.
Sprint will likely wait to bring LTE to prepaid when it's LTE network is
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by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 1:35 PM MST
In the Citi 2012 Entertainment, Media and Telecommunications Conference, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse spoke to investors. In his comments, Mr. Hesse included some breaking news for Network Vision.
Dan Hesse announced that Network Vision will be launched in 10 markets by the end of June. This would include 4G-LTE deployments. He said it will be in 4 primary markets and 6 unnamed smaller markets. He named t
SprintFeed.com is reporting a rumor from an internal source that Sprint is getting the massive Samsung Galaxy Note. The slightly awkward and obese brother to the Samsung Galaxy SII series is larger than any smartphone, but smaller than 7" tablets.
What is not known at this time is what kind of network Sprint's model of the Note would support. Would it be 3G only? Would it run on the nearly obsolete 4G WiMax? Perhaps LTE? Yeah, I know that the LTE idea is far fetched, but I had to thr
Engadget reveals that a Sprint ad has shown up on the CNET website pushing a LTE Galaxy Nexus. Wow. Now I'm excited. That was not expected. And also, it says it has a 1.5GHz dual core processor, beefier than the GSM and Verizon model with 1.2GHz dual core. This seems too good to be true.
Of course, we want some details! When is it going on sale? What frequencies of LTE will it support? Is it not coming out until summer, like previously announced? Is the LTE part a typo? Details, Dan!