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Sprint confirms shutdown of its WiMax services from November 2015

America’s third largest carrier, Sprint, has announced that it will formally shut down its WiMax services from November 6, 2015. Current crop of Sprint handsets based on WiMax networks will run on the carrier’s 3G HSPA networks beyond November 2015. The carrier has even informed MVNOs to educate customers regarding the change and entertain a possible

Sprint reportedly closing down WiMAX services by 2015

Sprint has announced that it will shut down its WiMAX services in the U.S. by 2015. This will also include all the towers that it currently owns in the region. Sprint’s MVNOs relying on WiMAX networks won’t be able to access the networks once Sprint turns off its entire network. This will mean that over

Virgin Mobile Announces 4G With HTC Evo V 4G May 31

As originally tipped here, to the world, by Thedroidguy last summer, Sprint has shifted their 4G WiMax network to their prepaid brands, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. Virgin Mobile USA will introduce 4G speeds to their prepaid customers on May 31st with the introduction of the HTC Evo V 4G. The new HTC Evo V

Dan Hesse: Android Users Use More Data Than iPhone Users

Sprint CEO was the featured guest on a Mobile Live video interview published yesterday. Hesse was defending Sprint’s strategy on betting so much on the iPhone. Sprint’s guy next door CEO Hesse has come under fire recently by reportedly committing to the purchase of 30 million iPhones. When asked to comment in his Mobile World

NPD: One Third Of Smartphones sold in Q&A Had The 4Gs!

Research company NPD published research on Tuesday in regards to the latest smartphone sales. According to the latest research, smartphones with 4G connectivity rose to 35% of smartphones sold in Q4 of 2011. This is a huge increase from the 6% in ths same quarter of 2010 when Sprint was the only carrier with 4G.

Google Backs Out Of Clearwire, Liquidates Holding For 47 Million

Back in 2008 as Clearwire was emerging as the new 4G platform, Google invested over half a billion dollars in the Craig McCaw backed start up for 6.5% of the company. As we’ve seen over the last four years, things at Clearwire didn’t go according to plan.  They constantly shuffled executives and couldn’t hit their

Sprint Says They Are Still On Track For LTE In 2013

Earlier this year Sprint laid out their Network Vision plan to take Sprint’s Now Network into the future. Sprint was the first carrier to roll out something called “4G” with their WiMax service, a joint venture with ClearWire for which the own more than fifty percent. While WiMax is fast, it appears that as analysts

Sprint Ends Unlimited Data Except For Smartphones

Sprint has made a bold move by announcing that effective November 1, 2011 they are eliminating unlimited 4G data for hotspots, usb sticks and other mobile broadband devices. However they want to make sure that everyone knows right now they aren’t changing anything with unlimited data for smartphones.   More after the break

HTC & Sprint Announce HTC Evo Design 4G

The latest device to join the HTC Evo line up at Sprint has been announced. The HTC Evo Design 4G is sleek new Android device, that brings a world phone to the Sprint/HTC Evo line. The HTC Evo Design 4G features a 1.2ghz processor with a large 4″ qHD touchscreen display. In the camera department

Samsung Conquer Free For New Sprint Customers At Walmart

Samsung and Sprint announced the Samsung Conquer last week. The Conquer is bringing Android to Sprint’s 4G network at just $99 for new customers at Sprint stores. However if you rather spend your device from WalMart you could save all of that $99. Sprintfeed discovered that Walmart is pre-ordering the new Samsung Conquer for Sprint’s

Clearwire Introduces New Clear Spot 4G Apollo Hot Spot

Clearwire has announced a new device in it’s portfolio of internet devices.  The new Clear Spot 4G allows “unlimited” access to Clearwire’s Wimax network in 70 markets across the country.  The Clear Spot 4G has the ability to connect up to 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices to Clearwire’s network. This new hotspot for Clearwire brings improved

Virgin Mobile Adjusts Plans! Rumor: In Preparation For 4G Offering?

Mobile Crunch reported Wednesday that Sprint’s pre-paid brand, Virgin Mobile, was readjusting their rate plans.  As mobile aficionado Jordan Crook reported, Virgin Mobile has added $10 to their $300 minute plan, $5.00 to the 1200 minute plan and knocked $5 off their unlimited plan. Right now Virgin Mobile tops out with 3G and has no

Sprint Preps Employees For Photon 4G

Android Central regularly acquires pictures of Sprint employee incentive flyers. These flyers (seen above) more often times than not, leak a device that hasn’t been officially announced for sale.  In June we attended a Sprint event in NY where we saw both the Motorola Triumph for Sprint’s prepaid Virgin Mobile brand and the Photon 4G

Sprint’s HTC Evo 3D June 4th?

With Dan Hesse as the keynote speaker at CTIA this past March, Sprint extended the spotlight to two major announcements.  At CTIA Sprint announced the HTC Evo View 4G and the HTC Evo 3D.  The HTC Evo View 4G is Sprint’s version of the HTC Flyer, HTC’s 7″, digital pen enabled Android tablet.  The HTC

HTC Shooter Is The HTC Evo 3D To Be Announced Tuesday?

As everyone knows Sprint is holding a big event at CTIA on Tuesday. They like to use CTIA to introduce new devices and this one appears to be a big event. Check out our pre-CTIA posting here. One of the biggest expected announcements for Sprint is the HTC Evo 3D which would be the follow

Motorola Lays Off 175 From It’s WiMax Unit

Yesterday we brought you a story about how Digitimes is reporting that LTE will trump Wimax by a factor of 10 to 1 by 2014.  Just before we posted that story we also reported that Clearwire is shutting down several of it’s retail store fronts in an effort to cut 15% of it’s work force.

LTE To Dominate WiMax by 10x Uh Oh Sprint

While Sprint and Clearwire have enjoyed a long lead in the 4G space with their WiMax technology, Verizon, AT&T, MetroPCS, Cellular South and the other carriers across the world that are using Long Term Evolution (LTE) over Interoperability Over Microwave Access (WiMAx) will dominate the 4G space by 2014. Digitimes is reporting that we aren’t