Continuing to roll out LTE phones for a yet to be built LTE network, Sprint announced today that customers can snag the latest Google flagship device on April 22nd for $199. Sprint is also pushing Google wallet with the Galaxy nexus as they did with the Nexus S and of course they also support that sweet Google Voice integration. Preorders start today, so head on over to the pre-order site to reserve yours.
Galaxy Nexus is a beautifully designed smartphone that combines the Pure Google experience with the speed of Sprint’s upcoming 4G LTE network,” said Fared Adib, vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “It represents the cutting-edge features and applications that customers expect and pairs perfectly with Sprint’s unlimited data plans to let our customers enjoy their wireless experience without worrying about overage charges or throttling.
via [Sprint Newsroom]
LightSquared recently got the news that their network would not be able to operate due to interference to the GPS signal. This is a huge blow to the progression that they were pushing towards and now LightSquared is saying that the results are inaccurate and rigged. In a recent press release they say they are using obsolete equipment to test interference. LightSquare also points out their is no way that can provide real life experiences with their testing procedures. LightSquared has big plans, including pushing Sprint’s LTE Network along with other carriers. We can’t see this not being worked out in the future but it sounds like both parties are not going to go down without a fight.
The T-Mobile and At&t merger saga is still going, but who knows if it will ever take place. If it doesn’t, the CEO of Dish Network, Joseph Clayton has said that he would love to partner with T-Mobile for their spectrum. Dish has already been buying spectrum up this year with a LTE network planned to try to take on Verizon and At&t. They are even looking to Sprint if they have to, either way, the carrier wars keep getting interesting as time rolls by.
Samsung is releasing the Transform Ultra (M930) on Sprint. This 3.5″ LCD touch screen runs Android on a 1GHz processor with a full QWERTY keypad; does it have enough stuff to keep up with Willie though? Find out in the full Guru Inspection! Click the details button to watch the full video review.
Sprint ignored every other carrier and their decisions to upgrade their networks to LTE and they went with the WiMax Technology. That is what their 4G has been for the last year or so and now, they say that they are going to switch their network over to LTE in 2012.
The LTE will be ran on Sprint’s 1900MHz Spectrum and LightSquared’s 1600MHz spectrum. The network will start rolling out mid-2012 and they will continue WiMax support for the devices that currently utilize it. This isn’t a bad plan but it seems that Sprint keeps digging holes and getting their self deeper. Hopefully this change, along with getting the iPhone will be what they need to get back to where they should be.
(Via Android Central)