Dialed In 89: Sprint buys Virgin Mobile

Sprint defies the slow economy by buying prepaid giant Virgin Mobile for $483 million, and its exec admits that it needs to "let go." We chat about Android, the Palm Pre vs. iTunes debacle, the Garmin Nuvifone going to Asia, and new cell phones for T-Mobi

Sprint defies the slow economy by buying prepaid giant Virgin Mobile for $483 million, and its exec admits that it needs to "let go." We then chat about Android, the Palm Pre vs. iTunes debacle, the Garmin Nuvifone going to Asia, our weekly reviews, and more. And, of course, we answer a few of your questions, too. Be sure to check out our live video stream every Wednesday at 2 p.m. PST on live.cnet.com!

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News
Sprint to buy Virgin Mobile for $483 million
Sprint exec admits need to "let go"
Android developers: Time to make the Donuts
Verizon to offer Palm Pre in early 2010
Palm release WebOS 1.1 for Pre; brings back iTunes syncing
HTC Touch Pro2 coming to T-Mobile on August 12
T-Mobile Sidekick LX gets Microsoft Exchange support
T-Mobile introduces RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520
Garmin-Asus Nuvifone finally shipping (in Asia)

Reviews
Samsung Jet
RIM BlackBerry Tour 9630 (Sprint)
Nokia Surge (AT&T)
Motorola Endeavor HX1
Wise and Blue WB130 Bluetooth headset

Upcoming reviews
Cricket TXTM8
RIM BlackBerry Curve 8520 (T-Mobile)
AT&T USBConnect Mercury

 

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