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S4GRU Resident "Geek" on the new iPad

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Update Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:44 PM MDT Hello S4GRU readers, today I will be giving my verdict on the new iPad. I will tell you what I like about the new iPad and what I don't like about the new iPad. Let's get started... What I like about the new iPad 1.) After using the iPad for a few minutes at BestBuy, I fell in love with it's beautiful retina display. This display's PPI is 264, while packing an astonishing 2048x1536 resolution. The screen is

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JustAGeekHere

 

The Sprint markets of Tampa & Jacksonville are slated to begin Network Vision/LTE deployments in Summer 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 23, 2012 - 4:00 AM MDT   Another double Sunshine State announcement! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Tampa and Jacksonville!   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Ericsson is scheduled to begin these markets in the early Second Round. Ericsson and their subcontractors are scheduled to begin mobilization into these markets in July with the

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Is this Samsung's Highly Anticipated Galaxy S-III (GT-i9300)?

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 2:45 PM MDT   I'm sure you've seen some of the latest leaks of the Galaxy S-III. Some are obviously fake and already proven so, but might this leak be the real deal? The good folks over at PhoneArena received were tipped with a picture of a button-less Samsung device running Google's Ice Cream Sandwich. By looking at the picture, the screen looks big, 4.6" big like some of the latest GS-III rumors have suggested.   Anoth

JustAGeekHere

JustAGeekHere

 

Is 4G LTE Connectivity pointless when capped or throttled?

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 23, 2012 - 1:15 PM MDT   I'm sure you know Sprint offers unlimited data, but what about the other wireless carriers? Well that's a totally different story. Out of the Big 4 carriers in the United States, Sprint is the only carrier to offer "true unlimited data." Verizon killed off their unlimited data plan just last year, leaving their heavy data users in the dust. AT&T on the other hand killed off their unlimited data plan in J

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JustAGeekHere

 

(UPDATED) PRL builders and network spelunkers pay heed; Sprint CDMA1X 800 channels and SIDs revealed

by Andrew J. Shepherd Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 10:50 AM MDT   Update 2: See below for potentially all SMR 800 MHz SIDs.   Two weeks ago, S4GRU reported that the FCC had just issued a proposed rulemaking that would officially allow Sprint to launch non iDEN, wideband operations (CDMA1X and/or LTE) in its rebanded SMR 800 MHz spectrum. In that article, we referenced Sprint Network Vision internal documents that S4GRU used to determine where in the SMR 800 MHz ba

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

Turn that 3G iPhone 4/4S into a 4G WiMax iPhone by just installing this case!

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11:39 AM MDT   FreedomPop is a company that aims to provide free broadband, founded by Niklas Zennstrom (Skype Founder). FreedomPop plans on releasing a case for the iPhone 4/4S with an integrated 4G WiMax radio according to a "high level source inside FreedomPop." Not only will it allow your iPhone device to use a 4G signal, but this case will be able to share a WiMax connection with up to eight devices, for 30 hours. At

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Norfolk & Long Island are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:00 AM MDT   Two Non WiMax markets to tell you about! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Norfolk/Hampton Roads and Long Island!   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Samsung will likely begin Network Vision and LTE deployment in these two Sprint markets in 2012. This is not an imminent start in the next few weeks. These are S

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Sprint Direct Connect...there's an app for that!

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

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S4GRU

 

New Network Vision Photos and Performance Info from a new site in North Oxford, Massachusetts

Click on Images Above to View Photo Album     Robert HerronSprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 5:18 PM MDT   S4GRU Member Kevster1321 read our Boston Network Vision/LTE Deployment is charging full steam ahead with 20 sites now confirmed complete article last Friday, and sprang into action. With a map in hand provided to him by Sprint 4G Rollout Updates, he drove up the road a few miles from his home to the sleepy little burg of North Oxford, Massachusetts.   Kevin was

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S4GRU

 

Sprint and HTC plan joint announcement, most likely the next HTC device...the S4GRU invitation must be lost in the mail!

Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 3:18 PM MDT   Today, Sprint releases invitations to the grand Sprint/HTC collaboration event, to be held on Wednesday, April 4th. We didn't get our invitation yet, but the mail man here at the Espanola post office can be slow.   We can't help but jump to the conclusion that this event is to announce the upcoming HTC Evo One X Jet HD LTE, or whatever the name actually ends up being, that we broke the story about the past S

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Sprint's new Tri-Network Hotspot from Sierra Wireless targeted for May 18th Launch

Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:30 PM MDT   Our readers are so astute, that I bet they are wondering, where is that Tri-Network Hostpot unveiled at CES last January with the GNex and the Viper? When is it going to hit the street? Well wonder no more!   Sprint 4G Rollout Updates has learned that Sprint is intending to release the Sierra Wireless Tri-Network Hotspot on Friday, May 18th. This device is unique from other hotspots because it runs on three

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S4GRU

 

Apple is unquestionably successful. It's the beauty of simplicity...

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 9:45 AM MDT   Hello S4GRU readers. In this article, I will give you my 3 reasons why Apple is successful. I will go into extensive detail on each reason why Apple is successful. These are my opinions, so feel free to comment telling me your reasons why Apple is successful and how you think Apple could improve in each category.   Note: These are in no specific order.   1. Marketing   Apple markets their products like no

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Indianapolis & East Michigan are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, March 19, 2012 - 8:47 PM MDT   Two Non WiMax markets to tell you about! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Indianapolis and East Michigan!   Sprint's Network Vision vendor Samsung will likely begin Network Vision and LTE deployment in these two Sprint markets in 2012. This is not an imminent start in the next few weeks. These are Second Round

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Windows Phone fans on the Now Network may rejoice for this LTE Beast this Fall!

Danny Bullard Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, March 19, 2012 - 10:49 PM MDT   Any Windows Phone 7 users in the house? Are you getting tired of waiting for a new Windows Phone to replace your HTC Arrive? Well you might not have to wait to much longer. According to SprintFeed's sources, Sprint will be getting a LTE Windows Phone Apollo device this Fall. At the moment, we aren't certain who is making this device. Nokia sure would sound good to most of you!   This mysterious device is r

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Riverside/San Bernardino is scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012...Good news for the Inland Empire

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 5:05 PM MST   Going inland to the empire! We are now prepared to tell you about another Round Two market in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Riverside/San Bernardino!   Sprint's Riverside/San Bernardino market   Sprint's R/SB market basically covers all of Riverside and San Bernardino counties. It also includes a portion of Imperial County that is on the north and west side of the Salton Sea

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

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

WiWavelength

WiWavelength

 

LG Viper to see launch on April 15th alongside the Galaxy Nexus

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 8:59 PM MDT     S4GRU.com already broke the launch date of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus this weekend, and now we know that it won’t be the lone device slated to hit store shelves on April 15th. The same sources of our GNex story have also revealed that the LG Viper, Sprint’s other LTE smartphone unveiled at CES, will be ushering in Sprint’s LTE era at a Sprint store near you on April 15th.   You may recall the revealed s

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pyroscott

 

CONFIRMED: Sprint targeting April 15th for Galaxy Nexus launch

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 4:09 AM MDT   There have been a lot of rumors and guessing about Sprint's launch of the Galaxy Nexus. Some folks guessed dates that already have passed by. Some others were guessing it would be July 1st or later. However, lately, most reasonably intelligent people who follow this stuff closely have settled on April 15th. And they would be right!   Sprint has set April 15th as the targeted launch date of the Galaxy Ne

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Boston Network Vision/LTE Deployment is charging full steam ahead with 20 sites now confirmed complete

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2:58 PM MDT   Exciting breaking news from the S4GRU.com News Desk! Since our Central Jersey story broke on March 6th, we have received information from three separate sources about Network Vision upgrades that have been complete in the Boston market.   Now S4GRU.com can confirm that 20 sites have been upgraded in the Sprint Boston market (see map below) to Network Vision. What is really exciting about this, is it is fu

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Orlando & Miami/West Palm are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Friday, March 16, 2012 - 12:00 AM MDT   Double Sunshine State announcement! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Orlando and Miami/West Palm!   The Sprint Orlando market includes all of East Central Florida from Metro Orlando, down the Atlantic shore from Daytona Beach through the Space Coast down to the Palm Beach County line. The Miami/West Palm marke

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Sprint Galaxy Nexus FCC Testing Docs appear...no 800 LTE support!

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 3:51 PM MDT   BREAKING NEWS! Sprint's Galaxy Nexus has now cleared the FCC with approval. It will support CDMA/EVDO on 800 SMR, 850 Cellular and 1900 PCS frequencies. It will support LTE on PCS 1900 only. That's right. It will not support LTE at 800MHz SMR frequencies.   The CDMA support on 800MHz includes 1xAdvanced and EVDO 3G. Although, Sprint does not have any current plans to deploy 3G EVDO in 800 SMR bands.

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

Is the 7 inch tablet market heating up for a battle for supremacy between Apple and Android?

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 12:51 PM MDT   The 7 inch form factor for the tablet PC was largely understated up until the Kindle Fire’s release last year. There were the expensive high end Android offerings from Samsung, Dell, Acer, Toshiba and HTC as well as the Blackberry Playbook. The inexpensive end was headlined by the Kindle Fire, Barnes and Noble Nook and Lenovo. Sales were underwhelming, until the Kindle Fire caught everyone’s attention and

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Orange County & Raleigh/Durham are scheduled to be in the Second Round of Sprint Network Vision/LTE Deployment in 2012

by Robert Herron Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 12:30 PM MDT   We ain't no ways tired! We are now prepared to tell you about two more Round Two markets in Sprint's Network Vision/LTE deployment plans for 2012...   Orange County and Raleigh/Durham!   The Sprint Orange County market includes all of Orange County, California and the Raleigh/Durham market is the whole eastern third of the state of North Carolina, except for the coastal areas.   Sprint's Network Vi

S4GRU

S4GRU

 

NFC finally gaining traction in the smartphone world

by Scott Johnson Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 2:00 AM MDT   Most of us have at least heard of NFC, the Google Wallet app, or the capability to use our NFC enabled phone as a wireless payment system, but do we know the power and uses of Near Field Communication? NFC has endured a slow start, with very few devices that contain the communication chip, but Sprint seems to be giving it a boost by including NFC on all its LTE handsets. Sprint’s director of consumer product

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Android Fragmentation: What does it mean to you?

by Jeff Foster Sprint 4G Rollout Updates Monday, March 12, 2012 - 11:00 AM MDT   Linux’s biggest success story for the end-user is Android. Some analysts have predicted that Android could become the number one OS for smart phones in the world. Others have speculated that the iPhone and iOS will be Androids downfall. I don’t think so. I think the iPhone is a great phone and Apple has done well in establishing a market for it, and with it, a rabid consumer base. However, you will likely n

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