There’s nothing more wonderful in life than free money. Until August 26th, you have a chance at a free $100 American Express gift card courtesy of Sprint if you purchase any smartphone on-line paired with a 2 year agreement (adding a new line). While it’s not exactly “free” since you need to purchase a smartphone with an addition of a new line, it’s still a nice little incentive to receive.
If you’re planning on buying a smartphone from Sprint any time soon, this would be the deal to take advantage of. Head on over to the source link for more information!
Rumor has it that Sprint is planning on launching the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE next Sunday on the 19th of August. Motorola officially announced the phone about two weeks ago claiming a Sprint launch in the “upcoming weeks.” If you’re not familiar with this device, here’s a quick rundown on its specs:
- 4.3-inch ColorBoost display (assuming qHD – 960 x 540)
- 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (assuming the Snapdragon S4)
- 1GB of RAM
- 8MP rear camera with 1080p video capture
- Front-facing HD camera
- micro HDMI with mirroring
- Sprint ID, offering an innovative way to personalize an Android smartphone with apps, widgets, ringtones and more all, in a single download
Minus the resolution of the device, everything else is top tier when it comes to specs. With physical QWERTY-sliders still popular to many people, I’m sure this device will be welcomed. Does this impending device appeal to any of you guys?
ZTE recently announced the Grand X for Europe and the Asia Pacific in the third quarter, but it looks like they have something else up their sleeve for the U.S. in the 4th quarter. The ZTE Flash will debut on Sprint this October and it sports some pretty decent specs such as a 4.5-inch IPS 720p (1280 x 720) display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 12.6MP rear camera, 1MP front facing camera, 8GB of internal storage, microSDXC slot, 1780mAh battery, Bluetooth 4.0, LTE, Gorilla Glass, and Android 4.0.
Hopefully there’s still a chance that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is onboard by the time this bad boy releases since this sheet was probably printed before Google unveiled it a few weeks ago. ZTE is already putting Jelly Bean on the N880E so it’s a pretty safe bet. These specs do look good, but the question is how good will they look come October?
We’ve reported that the Sprint and T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S III’s were essentially being delayed for many due to a low number of inventory. Now the latest official confirmation coming from Sprint has the device arriving at Sprint on July 1st. Here is the official statement from Sprint:
Samsung Galaxy S III will be available at Sprint beginning on Sunday, July 1. It will be offered in a 16GB version for $199.99 and 32GB version for $249.99 (excluding taxes) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement at Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Web Sales. The 32GB version will be available in Web Sales, Sprint Business Sales and Telesales.
Better late than never, right? Clearly both T-Mobile and Sprint have been overwhelmed with pre-orders and the general demand of this phone and have done their best to accommodate as many people as they can. Hopefully you all have been patient and eager to finally get your hands on this phone!
Source: Android Central
Earlier today we had reported that a supposed Verizon Galaxy S III model was spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website. Now a possible Sprint variant has also appeared under the model number SPH-L710, which closely resembles the model number to Sprint’s Galaxy S II, SPH-D710. I think all of us Sprint customers already assumed that we would be getting a GSIII this summer, but it’s nice to start getting some confirmation. With the Evo 4G LTE delays, is anyone considering waiting out for the GSIII?
Great news for you folks who pre-ordered a new HTC EVO 4G LTE! Sprint has just announced that they expect to begin shipping the device really soon (like tomorrow soon). A Sprint representative took to the Sprint Blog to announce the following:
Customers who pre-ordered HTC EVO 4G LTE…Your wait is almost over! Sprint expects to begin shipping HTC EVO 4G LTE for arrival on or around Thursday, May 24 to customers who pre-ordered the device online from Sprint.
So there you have it. It looks like the wait is almost over and you will have your new EVO 4G LTE in your hot little hands this week. You should receive an email containing your tracking order the moment it ships but you can also check the status of your shipment by visiting http://www.sprint.com/myorder. For those people who didn’t place a pre-order, Sprint expects to “provide details on the full national launch as soon as possible.” Hit the source link below to see the Sprint blog announcement for yourself.
Source: Sprint Blog
When looking for the best price on a new smartphone, heading directly to Amazon Wireless is becoming more and more the best option you have. They have managed to beat retail and sale price’s on many of the top-tier Android phones and now they are at it once again. For those of you who may have been holding out to grab the new Sprint Galaxy Nexus, now may be your chance to score a pretty good deal. It isn’t one of Amazon’s Penny Sale’s, but they will beat the contract price by 50 bucks and will give you a $50 Google wallet credit as well. On top of that, Amazon will also include free two-day shipping so your wait time will only be minimal (they know how much we pine for a new Android device!). To get in on the deal, simply click through the source link below and be sure to come back and let us know if you placed an order! We like to know when our readers make good decisions.
Sprint has launched their version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus before fully rolling out their LTE network. This means that users of the device have to depend on Sprint’s 3G EV-DO network for data when not near a Wi-Fi connection. Unfortunately, it seems some customers are complaining that their Galaxy Nexus handsets are not able to attain a reliable 3G connection.
Some customers that have exchanged their phones for a new one are claiming successful 3G connections, so it seems that there’s either a bad batch of phones out there, or there’s some other reason why some specific phones are problematic. Whatever the reason is, it seems that Sprint and Samsung are aware of the issue and will be providing a software fix soon. A Sprint employee posted the following in the Sprint community forums:
Sprint/Samsung are aware of this problem and will be releasing a software update to resolve the issue. Can’t commit to a date yet, but they are trying really hard to get it released early next week. Sorry for your troubles.
So there you have it. If you’re experiencing 3G connectivity issues, you can either try your luck by exchanging your device, or wait just a little longer for the fix to arrive.
As some Sprint customers begin to receive their pre-ordered Galaxy Nexus phones, we have learned that the device is running Android 4.0.4, which is a more updated version than Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus, which is still only on 4.0.2. Verizon customers are not too happy right now since they bought a Google Experience phone to get timely updates, but haven’t gotten an update since 4.0.2 dropped on launch day 5 months ago.
Apparently, some Verizon customers are still complaining about some serious bugs in 4.0.2, specifically mic dropping during calls, bad reception, random reboots, performance issues, and poor battery life. A leaked 4.0.4 build seems to have fixed many of those issues but has not yet been officially released on Big Red. The only solution for many right now is to root their device and install the leak, a process only us geeks are really comfortable doing. Most customers are not like us and have no other choice but to wait for an official update.
Some rumors point to Verizon deciding to wait until 4.0.5 to update their Galaxy Nexus devices, but they are just rumors and we don’t know for sure one way or the other. So what’s the hold up? Is Verizon the blocker here, or is it Google? The way carriers control their roll-outs, it would seem it’s Verizon stalling the updates… but doesn’t that mean the Galaxy Nexus is not a true Google Experience device on Verizon? Remember, Google already stated that the CDMA Galaxy Nexus is not an AOSP supported device due to intellectual property issues with the CDMA technology, but that it would still be updated and supported by Google, whcih further points the finger in Verizon’s direction.
So what’s the deal, Verizon?
We sure hope you pre-ordered you Galaxy Nexus with-in the last two days. If not, you are SOL, and I’m sure I don’t have to spell that out for you. As depicted in the image above the Sprint customers have exhausted the pre-order inventory for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Apparently this 4.65-inch display, running stock Android 4.0 device is much more sought after than Sprint anticipated. It’s not everyday you see a pre-order out of stock, and in 3 days for that matter.
All Sprint can say for itself is:
“Pre-order sold out! Our Galaxy Nexus pre-order inventory has been spoken for. Check back on April 22 for the national launch.”
I’ll just go ahead and say it. Looks like myself, along with many others are going to have to wait until April 22nd to get in an order for this latest LTE Android phone from Sprint. All I know is the Now Network better be prepared and stock up on the Gnex for the official release. I have a feeling these thing will be flying off the shelves.