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FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including intercepting Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications.

By May 22, 2012


Sprint to phase out QChat

Sprint phases out QChat phones.

By December 3, 2009


Sprint lays out plans for future of Direct Connect service

By the end of this year, Sprint says it will start CDMA cell service with the aim of closing down iDEN cell sites by 2013.

By March 16, 2011


Sprint to phase out iDEN in 2013

After years of hinting iDEN was on its way out, Sprint finally announced today that it would end Nextel's IDEN network for push-to-talk service by 2013.

By December 6, 2010


A T-Mobile/Sprint merger? Don't count on it.

Though Sprint CEO Dan Hesse may think a merger with T-Mobile is likely, technology and corporate image issues should keep it from happening anytime soon.

By July 14, 2010


Sprint releases four QChat phones

Sprint's first four QChat cell phones will go on sale Sunday, June 15.

By June 12, 2008


A gallery of Sprint QChat phones

With Sprint's new QChat cell phones, the carrier's CDMA and iDEN customers can make push to talk calls to each other.

By April 3, 2008


Photos: Sprint QChat phones

Sprint unveiled six new QChat phones at CTIA. These CDMA handsets can make Direct Connect calls to Nextel iDEN phones. It's a whole new generation of push-to to-talk.

8 Images By April 2, 2008


Dialed In 107: Nokia slows down

It's been a slow week but we still have quite a bit of cell phone news for you. We hear that Nokia will be slowing down smartphone production, that Android updates are imminent, and that the FCC is asking Verizon some tough questions about ETF. We also ch

By December 9, 2009


Sprint changes Direct Connect plans

Sprint alters pricing and benefits for its Direct Connect push-to-talk plans.

By January 22, 2009