Sprint Nextel said the shutdown of its Nextel iDEN network to make room for LTE will result in more than 100 million pounds of unused network gear and other materials, much of which the carrier hopes to recycle or reuse.
Google's Android continues to dominate U.S. smartphone sales but the platform is experiencing slower growth than both Apple's iOS and Microsoft's Windows Phone, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
iTalk announced it purchased ITG, a Texas-based provider of international calling cards, with the goal of expanding the sale of its Sprint Nextel-powered mobile data service.
Sprint Nextel has acquired mobile software development and distribution firm Handmark, along with its social media apps and ad unit, OneLouder. The deal officially closed last month. Financial terms were not disclosed.
AT&T Mobility is welcoming rival nationwide operators Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US to the ranks of its 'It Can Wait' campaign to end texting while driving. More than 200 other organizations are also throwing their weight behind the It Can Wait effort, AT&T said.
Sprint Nextel will preload branded content from Time Inc. on select devices, offering subscribers access to entertainment, lifestyle, sports and business news.
Among the wave of M&A that has swept the wireless industry in recent years, I believe Dish-Sprint offers the most intriguing possibilities for innovative service and business models. The combination of assets could help re-define what broadband and video delivery services look like, over the next five years.
Microsoft's Windows Phone fueled 5.6 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, narrowing the gap on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Charlie Ergen's Dish Network could use some financial help in its attempt to take over Sprint Nextel, and BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk is suggesting two white knights that could come to Dish's aid: Apple and Google.
Motorola Mobility's Photon Q is the latest Sprint Nextel smartphone upgraded to Google's Android 4.1 mobile operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The automatic download began rolling out to subscribers Thursday.