News and devices for the iDEN platform.
By Humberto Saabedra on May 29, 2012
Sprint sets a late June 2013 date to shut down the iDEN network.
By Humberto Saabedra on January 30, 2012
According to the latest internal Sprint employee documentation, the carrier will begin the second phase of its Network Vision initiative by “retuning” iDEN cellsites in order to repurpose spectrum for CDMA and future LTE service beginning next month, with a wider retuning in April. The newsletter breaks down what Sprint will do for customers that [...]
By Christopher Price on December 6, 2011
Sprint over the past week has dropped some tidbits on when to expect their innovative Network Vision cell site technology to begin going online, and when to begin expecting LTE-enabled devices. The embattled carrier created Network Vision as a way of mitigating the five current network platforms that it will power: iDEN, CDMA & EVDO, [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on June 14, 2011
Regional carrier SouthernLINC has announced the launch of the i475 and i420 which include an FM radio, voice-activated dialing, Bluetooth, VGA camera, GPS, and Java support. The i475 is a candy bar QWERTY phone and the i420 is a clamshell. Pricing for each is set at 69.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on April 3, 2011
The FCC has revealed the first CDMA phone for Sprint that will operate on Nextelâ€™s 800MHz SMR band in the Samsung SPH-M830 when the first phase of the Network Vision initiative begins later this year. The M830 also features Bluetooth, a touch screen with slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and support for microSD cards, suggesting that this [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on March 16, 2011
By Humberto Saabedra on January 31, 2011
Sprint has launched the updated Motorola i686 Brute with a revised bodyshell that allows for up to 30 minutes of submersion in liquid thanks to revised gasket-lined USB/microSDHC/battery covers, but is otherwise identical to the i680 first released in January of last year with a 2.0 megapixel camera with video recorder and flash, M810G bodyshell [...]
By Humberto Saabedra on January 20, 2011
Not long after the release of the first major i1 update, Motorola has pulled it due to unforseen issues. The update was meant to fix a myriad of bugs and issues as well as adding improved support for email, YouTube and Wi-Fi. The issue is expected to be resolved in the next few days.
By Humberto Saabedra on January 13, 2011
After a slight delay, the first major update for the Motorola i1 in months is now available. Key features include fixes for Google Voice, duplicate MMS, Wi-Fi activation and email issues. Read more for the full list. The update version is RBE.00.03 and is available here. It will be available over Wi-Fi update beginning tomorrow.
By Humberto Saabedra on January 10, 2011
Sprint has quietly launched the Motorola i886 messaging oriented iDEN handset after months of anticipation from the remaining iDEN userbase. The i886 features an M810G certified bodyshell for dust, shock, vibration, low and high temperature, low pressure and solar radiation resistance sliding QWERTY keyboard, corporate/personal email access via Exchange ActiveSync, POP3 and IMAP servers, 2.0 [...]