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Sprint EVO View 4G’s Scribe pen retails for $80; not included

May 6th, 2011

Here’s a head-scratcher. We’re hearing rumors that Sprint’s HTC EVO View 4G tablet will not, repeat not, ship with the snazzy HTC Scribe stylus. A report from Engadget on Friday indicated that the HTC Flyer tablet — the EVO View 4G’s generic sibling — will include HTC’s digital pen unless the device is purchased from Best …

Sprint’s HTC Kingdom 4G Android phone detailed

May 5th, 2011

HTC enthusiast forum 911sniper has gotten its hands on a ROM from the HTC Kingdom, an unannounced Android 2.3.3 smartphone that we now know to be headed to Sprint. We’ve seen the Kingdom in a very blurry image before, but this time several full specs and other details have become available. The device reportedly has …

Sprint’s launch of BlackBerry PlayBook may be delayed

May 4th, 2011

While Sprint has yet to announce a release date for RIM’s Wi-Fi-only BlackBerry PlayBook or the WiMAX-enabled BlackBerry 4G PlayBook, the former was recently rumored to be set for a May 8th launch. According to a purported communication sent from Sprint to dealers, however, the launch may have been pushed back. “The launch of the …

Sony announces two tablets launching this fall

April 26th, 2011

Sony on Tuesday finally unveiled its first two tablet devices, which have been rumored for several months. For the time being, the tablets are known as the “S1” and “S2,” though these are codenames and not launch names. Sony’s S1 is a 9.4-inch tablet that features an “off-center of gravity design,” and the S2 sports …

Sprint may launch BlackBerry PlayBook on May 8th [updated]

April 22nd, 2011

Following BGR’s exclusive report detailing Sprint’s plans ahead of the CTIA Wireless 2011 conference, Sprint confirmed that it would launch a 4G WiMAX-enabled version of the BlackBerry PlayBook this summer. We also said Sprint would first carry the Wi-Fi-only version of the PlayBook. Now, technology enthusiast blog Spantechular claims to have received an internal document …

Sprint to pay Clearwire $1 billion in 4G fees through 2012

April 19th, 2011

Sprint, which owns the majority stake of Clearwire, has agreed to pay the company at least $1 billion through 2012 for fees associated with the use of its 4G WiMAX network. Sprint and Clearwire entered arbitration late last year after Sprint argued that it shouldn’t have to pay a fee for 4G handsets that exist …

Sprint getting Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM followed by WiMAX variant

April 12th, 2011

This is just bizarre. We’ve independently confirmed that Sprint will be first selling the Wi-Fi version of the Motorola XOOM. That’s correct — the carrier will indeed be getting a Motorola XOOM with support for Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network — however, it won’t be for an unspecified amount of time. No word on whether this is due …

Confirmed: Sprint getting Motorola XOOM with WiMAX

April 11th, 2011

We exclusively reported Sprint would be getting an identical version of the Motorola XOOM sans LTE and adding a WiMAX radio, and we now have received a second confirmation — cases for the Motorola XOOM just started showing up at Sprint stores nationwide. No word on availability of the Motorola XOOM, but we’d anticipate it …

Sprint Novatel 3G/4G MiFi paws-on!

April 7th, 2011

Sprint was nice enough to shoot us over its brand new Sprint Novatel 3G/4G MiFi, and while we saw it at CES, there’s just nothing like getting one in your hands (or paws) and taking it for a spin. We’re huge fans of Novatel Wireless, and we definitely prefer its MiFi products to USB data sticks or …

Sprint’s 3G/4G MiFi now available

April 7th, 2011

Recently, Sprint took to its community forums to let customers know that its new Novatel 3G/4G MiFi mobile hotspot is now available. “Sprint is the first carrier to launch a 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot preloaded with MiFi OS™, widgets and application support, adding capabilities beyond just pure Internet connectivity and ensuring customers a reliable …