According to newly filed FCC documents, Sprint might be readying a new deployment of the Airave femtocell to have 3G/EV-DO plus a VoIP landline port.
This week's Ask Maggie tackles whether to buy an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4, how to boost indoor cell signals, and where to buy your next smartphone to avoid hefty taxes.
CNET cell phone editor Kent German joins Rescue to tell us how to ditch our landline phones and (maybe) our ISP, too. Plus, your mobile questions answered, like: Can I use a Kindle as a hot spot?
The Sprint Airave is an easy way to boost your Sprint cell coverage at home, and possibly replace your landline in the process.
Sprint will give you its EV-DO-capable Airave Access Point for free, but only if you qualify.
Sprint Web adds personalized Web browsing while the Airave expands in-home cell coverage.
Both Microsoft and Apple have events coming up in the next week. Apple will have its iPhone OS 4 announcement on Thursday and Microsoft will reveal why "it's time to share" next Monday. Plus we dish about new Android phones (the HTC Incredible, anyone?), cheaper Palms, what we think about cell phone radiation, and more.
The show's a pretty well-controlled train wreck right up until we start talking about the underwear that texts when it's, um, moist. No, you're not listening to the 404 (or Gadgettes), it's actually Buzz Out Loud. In real news (if you will), the first week's worth of iPads have apparently sold out and actual competition is coming to the wireless space ... around 2011. Also, cosmic rays are making your car go fast. No, really.
AT&T is finally extending the availability and coverage of the 3G Microcell femtocell... but not to the places that need it most.
During a Webcast chat, a Sprint executive outlines some of the upcoming smartphones for the carrier.