With only one year to go before iDEN bites the big one, Sprint's making sure subscribers steer clear of devices that run on the legacy service. The aging tech, famous for its walkie talkie-like feature, is now one foot solidly in the grave as the carrier's removed all compatible handsets from its lineup, as well as subsidiary Boost Mobile's. That those particular phones and accompanying network have reached a grand EOL status should come as no surprise -- the operator's been quite public about plans to shift existing push-to-talk subs to its newer CDMA-based DirectConnect service and clear up spectrum for a planned LTE rollout. Clearly, Hesse and co. have seen the future and they're no longer content to play catch up with handicapped smartphones.
Sprint pulls iDEN handsets from retail, continues to sunset legacy Nextel network originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 06 Jun 2012 18:17:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | PhoneScoop | Email this | Comments
Amidst all of Sprint's eagerness to phase out its iDEN network, the carrier hasn't given us a hard cutoff date to mark on our calendars until now. If you're still rocking that Motorola Titanium, you may have to drop your Nextel push-to-talk dreams as soon as June 30th, 2013, the earliest possible date Sprint says it could shut down the legacy service. Government customers will be getting a friendly paper reminder on June 1st of this year to make sure they're using CDMA Direct Connect phones like the Admiral well in advance. The switch-off will mark the end to a long and troubled chapter in the Sprint Nextel era, but if it helps bring about 800MHz LTE sooner, we're all for it.
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Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE zips into the FCC, zips back out again originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 12 Apr 2012 16:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | FCC | Email this | Comments
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Ericsson scores Nortel's CDMA and LTE assets with $1.13B bid originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:48:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
Neotel showcased and demonstrated various telecommunication products for the African market at Wireless Broadband World Africa 2009, the continent's flagship Wireless broadband event held recently.
The key technology on display at the event was the CDMA2000 1x-EvDO and is the most widely deployed of the global 3G standards today.
26/05/2009 - China 3G Build Props Up Global Mobile Gear Market
Huawei Technologies doubled its market share in the mobile network infrastructure market in the first quarter of 2009.
The Chinese company's success comes as domestic mobile operators prepare to spend over USD $20 billion this year on rolling out the initial phases of China's 3G deployments.
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Meizu looking to CDMA and China-centric 3G with M8 successor originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Tue, 03 Mar 2009 00:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments
10/02/2009 - ZTE to Unveil Range of Smartphones at MWC 2009
ZTE Corporation is promising to reveal a full portfolio of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona.
All in all, 10 different designs are to go on show, including customised handsets for Vodafone and China Mobile.