Sprint has confirmed Friday, November 15 as the date that it will launch the HTC One Max. Sprint will sell the enlarged HTC phone for $249.99 on a two-year agreement or $25 per month with its Sprint One Up payment plan. The One Max features a 5.9-inch 1080p HD display, a 1.7GHz quad-core processor, and a 3,300 mAh battery. Sprint previously confirmed that the HTC One Max will also be one of the few devices it offers with superior tri-band 4G LTE connectivity next year.
Sprint, the third-largest carrier in the United States, released its earnings for the third quarter of 2013. The Now Network reported that it lost thousands of customers and millions of dollars thanks to a challenging period in which it shutdown networks and acquired new bandwidth.
Sprint is sending the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update to the HTC One starting today. Jason Mackenzie of HTC America just tweeted that Sprint will begin the rollout today and multiple users have already reported that they are able to see the latest version of Jelly Bean. Not all users will see the update at once, but users can check by going to Settings > About phone. Android 4.3 adds the longer battery life when using Bluetooth, restricted profiles, Blinkfeed adjustments, and various improvements to the Sense user interface.
Sprint today confirmed it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear companion smart watch beginning Friday, October 4. The Galaxy Note 3 smartphone will sell for $349.99 when purchased with a two-year agreement.
Sprint One Up - the early upgrade program Sprint will offer in response to similar programs from T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon - is now official. Here's how to get an annual upgrade on Sprint.
Sprint has been fairly quiet when it comes to its 4G LTE rollout. While other carriers have raced ahead, the Now Network has been slowly popping up in small and midrange markets. Sprint today announced that it has launched 4G LTE in the following places:
T-Mobile has ignited big changes for how wireless customers upgrade to new smartphones. AT&T and Verizon introduced upgrade programs after T-Mobile launched Jump, and now Sprint will be the latest of the major carriers to support early upgrade programs.
Sprint has become the last of the major U.S. carriers to announce its launch plans for the LG G2, and the limited release plans shared by the carrier confirm that it will also be the last of the bunch to actually put the device on sale.
Sprint recently announced an exclusive color for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, and the Now Network will also have an exclusive color for the HTC One. Already available in silver or black, a red HTC One will go on sale beginning August 16. One might expect Verizon, nicknamed Big Red, as the carrier that would offer a red smartphone, but Red hasn't even delivered its standard HTC One color options. Sprint snagged the exclusive and has a temporary sale associated with it. Anyone who purchases an HTC One for $199.99 with a two-year agreement by August 30 will be able to get a second device for free. The phone
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 has until now been available in a limited amount of predictable colors in the U.S. Sprint customers today can break out of the muted white and black color options to grab a unique shade of purple that stands out a little more.