If you were planning to head to Sprint today to pick up the RIM BlackBerry Curve 9350, you're going to have to save that trip for later. The carrier announced on its Community page that the launch of the entry-level BlackBerry is delayed till October due to "unexpected circumstances."
Sprint said it will share the specific release date closer to launch, though a source at Phone Arena believes the launch date will be October 2.
The BlackBerry Curve 9350 will cost $79.99 with a two-year contract (business customers can get it as low as $49.99) … Read more
What's a mega British wireless telco like Vodafone, with no brand presence in the U.S., doing opening a research and development center in the heart of Silicon Valley? Quite simply following the talent.
Vodafone lifted the lid today on its R&D center, which it will use as an incubation center for helping local startups quickly develop, test, and bring products to market; particularly solutions that give Vodafone a leg up on its competitors back in the UK and elsewhere.
The operator's trans-Atlantic presence may not be as odd as it seems, says Vodafone's Fay … Read more
Compared with the past few weeks, this seems like a relatively slow news week, but there's still plenty going on in the mobile world. The AT&T and T-Mobile saga continues with a new lawsuit from Sprint, and a court date between the Department of Justice and AT&T. HTC is fighting back and suing Apple (anyone else need a chart to keep track of all these lawsuits?) with patents it received from Google, but perhaps most important of all, the Motorola Droid Bionic is real and it's finally out. Get our final verdict on the … Read more
If you're a heavy data user, Sprint offers the most bang for your buck, according to a study released today.
For $1, you get 12.5 megabytes of data, which breaks down to 8 cents per megabyte, by far the best among the national carriers. Surprisingly, T-Mobile offers the worst deal at 4.3 megabytes for every dollar spent, or 23 cents per megabyte.
That's based on a study of "real world" prices conducted by Validas, which provides automated wireless bill analysis and reduction services to consumers and companies.
Sprint announced its latest Android handset today, the affordable Android 2.3-powered Kyocera Milano.
The phone, which will be available in stores and online tomorrow, features a sliding QWERTY keyboard, a 3.5-inch display, and a 3.2-megapixel camera. Other details include 512MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, a 2GB microSD card, and support for Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi, (802.11 b/g/n).
For software, the Milano comes preloaded with the carrier's standard services, including Sprint Navigation, Sprint TV & Movies, and NASCAR. Like many of Sprint's entry-level Android handsets, the device supports the customizable software bundles … Read more
In addition to the Kyocera Milano, Sprint announced the upcoming availability of the Kyocera Brio.
The Brio is a basic, no-frills cell phone with a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.2-inch QVGA display, and 1.3-megapixel camera. With the keyboard, the phone does support Sprint's Mobile Email and Mobile Email Work services, as well as access to popular e-mail clients like Yahoo, AOL, Gmail, and Windows Live.
The handset also has Bluetooth 2.0, 3G, a WAP 2.0 Web browser, and an expansion slot that supports up to 32GB cards.
The Kyocera Brill will be available September 9 for … Read more
I sometimes find myself in the middle of negotiations between teens and their parents about which phone to get. Invariably, the teens want the top-of-the-line smartphone, and who can blame them? What they eventually wind up with, however, is often further down the list.
I've rounded up a range of teen-friendly phones that includes some Android smartphones with youthful (or affordable) characteristics and a couple of other messaging phones that make a more visual splash than some of the other adequate texters out there.
We mentioned in our review of the Motorola Droid Bionic that one of our main concerns was its cost. At $299.99 with a two-year contract, the Droid Bionic is quite the pricey product, even if it is an excellent handset. If you decide to get the optional accessories, the cost can quickly add up.
But if you're Costco member, you might be in luck. According to PhoneArena, the large retailer is offering the phone for $279.99 along with a free accessory bundle. The bundle includes a standard dock, a vehicle navigation dock, and a battery charger that comes with an extra battery. These accessories alone ring up at around $158, so you're getting quite a deal.
We should note, however, that none of the included accessories let you access Webtop, the application that changes the phone into a portable PC with a full version of Firefox. For that, you need to get pricier options like the $300 laptop dock, the $100 HD station, or the $30 Webtop adapter.
The Droid Bionic recently won our Editor's Choice award for its sleek design, generous feature set, and zippy performance. It has a dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, a front-facing VGA camera, 4G LTE support, and more.… Read more
When we left the Verizon offices a couple days ago with our Droid Bionic in tow, Motorola handed us a veritable mountain of accessories to go along with the phone. That's because the Droid Bionic has a Webtop application similar to the one on the Atrix 4G and the Photon 4G, and like those two, it requires a special Webtop accessory to load it. The Droid Bionic is a fantastic handset even without Webtop, but the technology is compelling enough for us to take a closer look at these accessories.
Unique-to-phone accessoriesThe Atrix made headlines at CES earlier this … Read more