Did You Ever Use Your Cellphone As A Walkie Talkie?

I never had a walkie talkie phone, but I sure saw a lot of Nextel commercials and Sprint still offers push-to-talk even though the original Nextel network is apparently getting the ax on June 30. In the early 2000s there was something really appealing about interrupting someone's life with that little chirp. It's kind … » 3/31/13 8:00pm 3/31/13 8:00pm

Sprint '08-'09 Roadmap Leaked, Shows New Push-to-Talk Blackberry 8350i

Sprint's plans for the next 16 months or so hit the web today, and they pack news of a new BlackBerry, the 8350i. The stout new BB looks to be based on the Curve, with Wi-Fi and GPS along with Direct Connect push-to-talk support without a massive external antenna, which explains the portliness. Looks like a nice… » 8/13/08 12:40pm 8/13/08 12:40pm

Judge Rules Early Termination Fees Are Illegal and Violate California…

A California County Superior Court judge has just ruled that early termination fees from cellphone companies violates California state law and are illegal. What's this mean to you? Sprint Nextel has been ordered to pay $18.2 million in reimbursements to customers who already paid their ETF, and to stop trying to… » 7/31/08 5:00pm 7/31/08 5:00pm

Sprint Airave, Your Own Personal Cell Tower Box, Goes On Sale…

Sprint and Samsung's femtocell answer to T-Mo's Hotspot@Home is now available everywhere after localized tests in Indy and Denver apparently went well enough to push it nationwide. The box connects to your router, allowing you to make calls over the web with any Sprint CDMA phone. It's $100 for the box, plus $15 per… » 7/29/08 1:13pm 7/29/08 1:13pm

Sprint Wants to Dump Nextel

Fresh off, uh, fresh rumors that T-Mobile's making eyes at Sprint, the WSJ is reporting that Sprint is "seriously considering spinning off or selling its ailing Nextel unit." The Sprint/Nextel hybrid has basically been the poster child for train wrecks masquerading as mergers, with Nextel being much (but not all) of the… » 5/05/08 5:15pm 5/05/08 5:15pm

Sprint to Revive Nextel With Wi-Fi BlackBerry and CDMA Phones

According to a Gearlog report from CTIA, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is promising an unnamed new iDEN BlackBerry with both push-to-talk and Wi-Fi, a full-featured smartphone to put some juice into the abysmal Nextel network. He also pledged new phones from Sanyo, Samsung, Motorola and LG that run on the CDMA network most… » 4/04/08 6:15pm 4/04/08 6:15pm

Confirmed: Sprint Will Ship BlackBerry Pearl 8130 on Black Friday;…

Rumor confirmed. On Friday, November 23, better known to you Dealzmodo nuts as Black Friday, Sprint plans to roll out the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 ($200 with two-year contract and $50 mail-in rebate). Buyers of the BlackBerry can also get the new Power Vision BlackBerry Pack: For $30 per month on top of your voice plan,… » 11/15/07 9:46am 11/15/07 9:46am

Motorola Shows Off Cheap Sexy Still-Unannounced i335 for Nextel

The i335 is a thin candybar with a rubber keypad that feels like leather and a funky corrugated plastic back. It's been rumored here and there, and should not be confused with an older Moto with the same name. Regardless, Motorola and its partner in iDEN crime Sprint (as in Nextel) have yet to say anything more than… » 7/26/07 9:45pm 7/26/07 9:45pm

Top 5 Water-resistant Phones

The summer is here and InfoSync has reviewed the Top 5 best water-resistant, ruggerized phones. They tested the Verizon Wireless G'zOne Type-V and Type-S and Nextel's Motorola i880, ic502 and ic402. They are all good and do their job reasonably well. After reading their report, we know exactly what cell we would like… » 6/19/07 5:53am 6/19/07 5:53am

Samsung m500 Cellphone For Sprint: Meh Phone, Radical Box

Oh my, look what Santa brought me today, completely unannounced: the Samsung m500 for Sprint (or Nextell or whatever they're calling themselves these days)! My quick impressions are that it's pretty much a standard cellphone (1.3-megapixel camera, microSD slot, etc.). Yes, it supports Sprint's super-de-dooper Power… » 11/20/06 5:28pm 11/20/06 5:28pm

Sprint WiMax Network Going Live in Q4 2007

We reported Tuesday about Sprint Nextel's WiMax broadband wireless network it was planning to build
using WiMax technology. Now, the company says it's going to start laying down some serious money to make this happen, vowing to spend $3 billion over the next two years to build the WiMax network. The advantage for us?… » 8/10/06 8:56am 8/10/06 8:56am

Sprint to Build WiMax Network by 2008

We've seen the chips that handle WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) getting smaller and smaller, and now we hear that Sprint will be using WiMax for its next-generation service, otherwise known as 4G. That's right, think Web on the move, anywhere and fast. Next Tuesday, Sprint Nextel will announce » 8/08/06 1:02pm 8/08/06 1:02pm