First device to feature Android software built specifically for use on a tablet,
delivers a powerful multi-tasking experience, making it easy and fast to surf the Web, watch videos and play games with a PC-like experience

 

As the first device to feature Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb), as well as a 10.1-inch widescreen HD display and 1GHz dual-core processor, Motorola XOOM™ Wi-Fi will be available from Sprint beginning on Sunday, May 8, for $599.99. Android 3.0 is the version of Android designed specifically for tablets and features innovations in widgets, multi-tasking, Web browsing, notifications and customization.

 

With a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 10.1-inch widescreen HD display, Motorola XOOM delivers exceptionally fast Web browsing performance and supports a Beta of Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2, downloadable from Android Market™, enabling the delivery of Flash-based Web content, including videos, casual games and rich internet applications.

 

Motorola XOOM also features two cameras, a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera with flash that can capture HD video and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for Google Talk™ with video chat. Motorola XOOM can also display content on any HDMI®-equipped HDTV (HDMI cable sold separately).

 

With its large touchscreen display, Motorola XOOM makes it easy to stay connected from anywhere using personal and Exchange corporate email. It also offers access to more than 3 million Google eBooks and apps from Android Market, making it an ideal e-reader.

 

Motorola XOOM also features the latest Google™ Mobile services including, Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D interaction.

 

Additional key features include:

  • Android Market for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
  • Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Google Calendar, Voice Actions, and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Integrated GPS
  • 1GB internal RAM memory and 32GB onboard user memory
  • Dimensions: 9.8 inches x 6.6 inches x 0.5 inches (249.1mm x 167.8mm x 12.7mm)
  • Weight: 25.74 ounces (730 grams)
  • 3250 mAh Lithium-ion battery

 

Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi will be available through Sprint Direct Ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web sales (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Sprint Business Sales, beginning on Sunday, May 8, for $599.99.

 

 

Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. All features, functionality and other product specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

 

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Android, Android Market, Google Talk, Google eBooks, Google, Google Maps, Google Search, Gmail, Google Calendar, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners.

 

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Motorola XOOM fact sheet

The highly anticipated Nexus S™ 4G1 from Google™ goes on sale in all Sprint channels, including www.sprint.com, on Sunday, May 8, for $199.99 (plus tax) with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. Extending the company’s 4G device leadership yet again, it is the fourth 4G phone available and 20th 4G device announced from Sprint.

 

Manufactured by Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), a leading global mobile phone provider and the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the United States2, Nexus S 4G is the only Nexus S phone with 4G and provides a pure Google experience with Android™ 2.3, Gingerbread, the fastest version of Android available for smartphones. With its pure Google experience, Sprint Nexus S 4G customers will be among the first to receive Android software upgrades and new Google mobile apps, and in many cases, the device will get the updates and new apps as soon as they are available.

 

Critics praise Nexus S 4G:

 

  • “Whether you're an Android fanboy (or girl) or not, it's tough to avoid drooling over the Nexus S 4G. The device has similar specs to its T-Mobile counterpart – the Nexus S – but it will take advantage of Sprint's super fast 4G data network.” – MSNBC Technology
  • “It's probably our pick of Android phones now on Sprint – the Evo is nearly a year old, and the major advantage of the Nexus S is that it'll be on the bleeding edge of Android updates.” – Gizmodo
  • “So, what makes the (Nexus S) 4G different? WiMAX 4G. – IntoMobile

 

It is powered by a 1GHz Samsung application processor that produces rich 3D-like graphics, faster upload and download times and supports HD-like multimedia content along with a dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) to make playing mobile games, browsing the Web and watching videos a fast, fluid and smooth experience.

 

Designed with Samsung’s brilliant Super AMOLED™ touchscreen technology, Nexus S 4G’s 4-inch Contour Display features a curved design for a more comfortable look and feel in the user’s hand or along the side of the face. Its higher color contrast means colors are incredibly vibrant and text is crisp at any size and produces less glare than on other smartphone displays when outdoors, so videos, pictures and games look their best and the sun won't wash them out.

 

Nexus S 4G features a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera and camcorder and front-facing VGA camera. In addition, Nexus S 4G features a gyroscope sensor to provide a smooth, fluid gaming experience when the user tilts the device up or down or pans the phone to the left or right.

 

Additional key features include:

 

  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Android Market™ for access to more than      150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
  • Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
  • Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
  • 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/512MB (RAM)
  • Wi-Fi® – 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR
  • Integrated GPS
  • 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery

 

 

Nexus S 4G from Google will be available from Sprint for $199.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (taxes not included) in all Sprint retail channels, including the Web (www.sprint.com), Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1) and Best Buy.

 

Nexus S 4G requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited Web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $39.99 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and Web (excluding Verizon’s Southern California plan; pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).

 

 

Related Links:

 

www.sprint.com/nexus

 

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1831

 

http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1832

 

www.google.com/voice

 

www.sprint.com/4G

 

http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/24/google-nexus-s-4g-for-sprint-hands-on/

 

http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2011/03/nexus-s-4g-on-sprint-is-the-same-nexus-s-plus-wimax/

 

http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/21/6311900-new-google-phone-uses-sprints-super-fast-4g-network

 

http://www.intomobile.com/2011/03/23/handson-sprints-samsung-nexus-s-4g-gingerbread-phone-4g-wimax/

 

 

14G used in connection with the Samsung Nexus S product name refers to the fact that the Nexus S is capable of operating on the Sprint 4G (WiMAX) Network.

 

2Number one mobile phone provider in the United States claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

 

 

 

Nexus S, Google, Android, Android Market, Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc.

Today at The Commonwealth Club, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse unveiled several progressive initiatives that continue Sprint’s environmental leadership in the wireless industry. These include offering two powerful devices from Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the stylish Samsung Replenish from Sprint, an Android touch QWERTY device enabled with Sprint ID and an optional solar charging battery cover and the earth-friendly1 Samsung Restore, first available from Sprint in 2010, coming to Virgin Mobile USA customers without a contract.

 

Samsung Replenish will be available on May 8 in all Sprint channels, including sprint.com,
1-800-SPRINT1, Best Buy, RadioShack and Walmart, at the incredibly affordable price of $49.99 with a new-line activation or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement. The optional solar battery cover for Samsung Replenish, as well as an Eco-cover made from Naturacell2, will also be available starting May 8. Samsung Restore, the first green device from Virgin Mobile, will be available on April 18 for just $79.99 (taxes and surcharges excluded) and no contract.  Virgin Mobile offers Beyond Talk™ unlimited data plans starting at $25 per month.

 

As a special promotion in-line with Sprint’s commitment to environmental responsibility, Sprint is waiving the $10 per month premium data add-on charge for customers purchasing Samsung Replenish.

 

Samsung Replenish

Samsung Replenish, Sprint’s first eco-friendly Android smartphone boasts access to more than 150,000 apps in Android Market™, is partially built with recycled plastics3 and recyclable packaging4 making it the ideal choice for the environmentally conscious consumer who needs the latest technology. The phone will also be enabled with Sprint ID which lets customers personalize their device instantly with eco-friendly focused apps and mobile content.

 

The stylish, full-featured Samsung Replenish includes:

•          Touch QWERTY bar phone with 2.8-inch QVGA main display

•          Android 2.2, Froyo, with access to more than 150,000 apps on the Android Market

•          Special access to Sprint ID packs, including Green ID pack

•          Solar door charging accessory (sold separately)

•          2 megapixel camera and camcorder – upload, share and store pictures with Photobucket, Facebook®, MySpace® and upload video to YouTube

•          Wi-Fi® and GPS capable

•          microSD Card Slot that supports up to a 32GB memory card

•          Three color options – Onyx Black, Arctic Blue and Raspberry Pink (in June)

 

It includes the following eco-credentials:

•          Reduced environmentally sensitive materials (RoHS compliant5, free of intentionally added polyvinyl chloride (PVC), brominated flame retardants (BFRs), phthalates, and beryllium)

•          Energy efficient, with a charger that meets the EC Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of External Power Supplies, Version 4, as well as a visual alert for full charge

•          Casing includes 34.6 percent post-consumer recycled plastic content (the highest level in our eco-portfolio) and 82 percent of the device is made from recyclable materials

•          Fully recyclable packaging that incorporates 80 percent post-consumer waste material and uses soy inks

•          Includes a postage-paid envelop to recycle your old phone and promotes a virtual user guide available on the Sprint website – www.sprint.com

 

Samsung Replenish requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans. The Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited text, Web and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint network, starting at just $69.99 per month – a savings of $39.99 per month versus Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and Web (pricing excludes surcharges and taxes).

 

Samsung Restore

Samsung Restore is a full-feature messaging whiz, offering a slide-out QWERTY with 4-row keyboard, 2 megapixel camera and camcorder, Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology, and social networking shortcuts to Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Additional features include: 

•          Access to Sprint 3G Network

•          2.4-inch LCD screen with portrait and landscape orientation

•          Navigate with preloaded Google Maps and Virgin Navigator

•          Meets Sprint Eco-Criteria http://www.sprint.com/responsibility/environment/devicemarkercriteria.html  including reduced environmentally sensitive materials, energy efficiency, use of recycled materials

•          Built-in media player

•          Expandable memory to 32GB

 

Green Sprint ID Pack

Hesse also announced the availability of Sprint’s newest Sprint ID pack – the Green ID pack. Sprint’s new Green Sprint ID pack, provides instant personalization in a single download with apps, widgets and mobile shortcuts on the user’s device, features apps from eco-conscious favorites such as TreeHugger.com, Earth911.com, Green America and the National Audubon Society.

Starting today, owners of Sprint ID-capable devices like the LG Optimus S™, Samsung Epic™ 4G* and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ can load the Green ID pack onto their device in one simple click. Samsung Replenish will offer the Green ID pack when it launches on May 8. Like all other Sprint ID packs, the Green ID pack is free to download with Sprint’s Everything Data plan.

Sprint’s industry-leading role in corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability continues to receive recognition:

 

Related Links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoaxwnfQkUY

www.sprint.com/green

www.sprint.com/responsibility

Sprint Buyback

Sprint Project ConnectSM

www.samsung.com/recyclingdirect

 

1 The terms “earth-friendly”, “green”, “eco-focused”, “environmentally-conscious”, “eco-friendly”, “eco-centric” and other ecological terms refer to the product, packaging and recycling initiatives as described in this release and applicable product documentation, websites, and other referenced programs.

2 Naturacell is a plant-based plastic resin.

3 Recycled-plastic is made from a mix of polylactic acid (from corn) and polycarbonate (from new or post-consumer recycled polycarbonate).

4 Recycling programs may not exist in your area.

5 Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, 2002/95/EC as amended.

6 4G used in connection with the Samsung Epic product name refers to the fact that the Epic is capable of operating on Sprint’s WiMax network.

Beginning this Sunday, April 17, consumers will be able to enjoy the unique, innovative handset that early reviewers are buzzing about. Power users, multitaskers, Web browsers and social networkers alike, can get their hands on Kyocera Echo starting this Sunday for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade in all Sprint channels, including  Sprint.com, 1-800-SPRINT1 and national retail partners including Radio Shack and Best Buy.

 

Early reviewers are raving

Well respected media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CNET, LAPTOP, Engadget and Boy Genius Report have started to roll out their reviews praising Echo’s innovation and ability to bring out an entirely new form factor in the crowded Android space.  Early reviewers even tweeted that “Kyocera Echo lives up to the hype!” Below are some additional thoughts on the nation’s first dual-touchscreen smartphone:

 

  • “Sprint’s Kyocera Echo is a brand new concept in the mobile space. It’s innovative, and it’s bold. Using two displays that connect together to form one large touch surface, you’re able to interact with your handset in a way that’s never been possible before.” – Boy Genius Report

 

  • “What the Echo delivers is an entirely new approach to Android, and somehow, Kyocera has managed to add a second screen to the experience without flubbing the execution. The phone was as zippy as any Android phone in recent memory, and we never once felt that it was struggling to calculate for double the displays. The screens themselves were sharp and lovely to peer at, and thanks to the Tablet Mode Extension app, even everyday titles like TweetDeck and Facebook were given new life.” – Engadget

 

  • ”In a world filled with Android phones that are all alike, the Kyocera Echo truly stands out. We hope more app developers design software that's optimized for the Echo's dual screens.” – LAPTOP

 

 

Dual-touchscreen Features

Featuring two high-resolution 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a durable, patent-pending Super Copper Alloy “pivot hinge,” Kyocera Echo allows users to use both displays independently, side-by-side or combined to form a tablet-like experience with 800 x 960 pixels in a 4.7-inch (diagonal) display. The device also folds up easily into a pocket-friendly single-screen configuration.  A complete look at Echo’s unique features and functionality is available at www.echobykyocera.com or www.sprint.com/echo.

 

 

Android Innovation

With the launch of Sprint ID in 2010 and the addition of Kyocera Echo, the first dual-touchscreen Android device, Sprint continues to offer innovative, industry-leading technology that is changing the way Sprint customers interact with Android and their wireless devices.

 

 

Related Links

 

EDIT: Added pricing info

Sprint Android users now can easily charge their Android Market purchases to their monthly Sprint bill with just a few clicks. With this new payment method, users will find it easier to purchase applications of their choice.

 

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Google has been rolling out Direct Carrier Billing to all Sprint users over the past several days, with full roll-out expected to be complete in the coming days. The feature will be available on all Sprint Android phones except the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment.

 

 

For Android users, carrier billing means the apps they purchase from Android Market will appear on their on their monthly Sprint bill. It’s an alternative to entering credit card info to purchase an app (although that is still an option too).  

 

 

For developers, providing users with simple and fast payment methods, like carrier billing, makes it easy for users to purchase and pay for their applications quickly.

 

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More information:


New Carrier Billing Options on Android Market

Share your musical tastes with those around you – or those who call you – with Sprint Music Plus, a new music application, accessed either on a Sprint phone or sprint.com, which serves as a single, convenient destination for customers to discover, purchase and play individual and bundled offers of full track music, albums, ringtones and ringback tones.

 

 

Sprint Music Plus, powered by RealNetworks® Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), is a full-featured music and tone manager, which allows users to:

 

•          Create music playlists.

 

•          Assign ringback tones to play for different callers and times of day.

 

•          Search for music by artist, title or keyword.

 

•          Organize full tracks/albums by artist, genre and custom playlists using the music library manager.

 

•          Preview content – sample millions of music tracks and tones, which are updated daily.

 

•          Get new music recommendations based on their musical tastes.

 

 

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Cost

Love a new song and want the full track, ringtone and ringback tone? Customers can save money when buying a bundle of all three products with just one click. DRM-free full tracks range from $0.69 to $1.29 per song. Customers are conveniently charged right on their Sprint bill. 

 

 

Sean Khurana, vice president-Consumer Product Marketing at Sprint

“Sprint Music Plus is an easy way for our customers to discover new music and tones and manage all of their music content in one convenient place. Sprint makes sure our customers always have access to their favorite music by providing a wide array of options, ranging from free apps downloaded from Android Market™, BlackBerry App World™ or GetJar.com to Sprint Radio to purchasing tunes from Sprint Music Plus.”

 

 

How to get Sprint Music Plus on your phone

 

Sprint Music Plus is available for Android™ powered Sprint smartphones from the Sprint Zone app and can be found on the home screen of BlackBerry® and Java Feature Phones launched after May 2010. Devices introduced before May 2010 will have access to ringtones and ringback tones from Sprint Music Plus via Sprint Mobile Web (WAP). For more information and to download the Sprint Music Plus application, visit http://sprint.us/smp on your Sprint phone or scan the attached QR code with your Sprint phone.

 

 

 

SMPQRCODE 300.BMP

 

More information:

 

Rock Out No Matter Where You Go – New Sprint Music Plus Application Provides Access to Full Music Tracks, Ringtones, Ringback Tones and More on Sprint Phones

Sprint begins a new advertising campaign today featuring a new tagline: “All. Together. Now.TM” The new campaign builds on the company’s long-running “Now Network” positioning which promotes the idea Sprint customers can get what they want when they want while on the Sprint network. The All. Together. Now. campaign takes the Now Network concept a step further by celebrating the growing importance of what we’re doing with our mobile devices – talking, texting, emailing, posting videos, tweeting and updating their Facebook pages – and encourages even more fun, uplifting social interaction with one another.

 

National TV ad begins tonight (4/11) in primetime...get an advance look here: Unlimited is Good

 

A series of images in rapid succession of people doing activities from their phones like sending email, logging onto Facebook, sending notes and pictures, posting videos, finding information online and others engaged in video chat as music featuring the All. Together. Now. tagline is played along with a voiceover that says, “Unlimited is good. And thanks to Sprint you can talk, text, and post as much as you want, for no extra cost. So go ahead world, unlimit yourself.” The song used in the ad, and variations of it that will be used in other elements of the campaign, was originally performed by the Beatles.

 

Additional TV commercials will be introduced during the next several months and will encourage the audience to call, text or email real people, not actors, who will be prominently featured along with their phone number and email address.

 

Banner Ads with a Social Element: Happy Birthday Veatrice!

 

In addition to TV, banner ads will appear online featuring a woman named Veatrice Henson. Veatrice is a Missouri resident who turns 100 in 2011 and the ad encourages viewers to reach out to her directly to wish her a happy 100th birthday saying, “Let’s wish Veatrice a happy 100th, again and again,” along with a window that provides users her actual phone number and email address so they can call, text or email her. It includes the phrase, “If you’re truly unlimited, you can text, email and call all you want.” Of course, Sprint will help Veatrice respond to many of her messages and we hope you’ll join in by wishing her a happy 100th.

 

To see more go to sprint.com/alltogethernow.

 

The site features a prominent photo of Veatrice, the headline “Let’s wish Veatrice a happy 100th, again and again,” and includes a bar graph showing the actual number of emails, texts and calls to Veatrice. The graph will be updated continually throughout the campaign so we can all follow how many people are participating. Links to additional video and other “Random Acts of TogethernessTM” are also featured on the site along with other unique items for all of us to share, such as “sad potato” or “slo-mo chipmunk.”

 

And if you’re a Sprint customer with the Sprint Simply Everything® data plan you can enjoy using your phone more without worry because you won’t get unexpected surprises on your monthly bill due to data overage charges or throttling – which is a means of slowing you down – like you might see with plans from other national wireless carriers.  The campaign will appear across TV, print, online and social-media channels.

 

 

Executive Quotes

 

Bill Morgan, senior vice president-Corporate Marketing, Sprint.

 

  • “All. Together. Now. is designed to celebrate all the things people are doing with their mobile devices on the Sprint Now Network and promotes the idea that people can do more of those activities without wondering if they’ll suffer slower speeds or higher costs as a result of that increased usage.”

 

  • “The idea is to make social behavior contagious to a national audience and let everyone know that Sprint is the only national wireless carrier offering unlimited pricing plans without data overages or throttling, which means they can use their smartphone or tablet as much as they like while on the Sprint network for something fun like wishing a stranger happy birthday.”

 

  • “This campaign is socially driven by its nature. “We want people to participate through some of the more traditional vehicles like text and voice, but we also developed a piece on Facebook where people can join together to participate in the campaign as well if that’s a better fit for them.”

As many of you have noticed, ESPN SMS text alerts are no longer available to Sprint customers. This is not an action that Sprint took directly but we believe it is due to a fee Sprint charges aggregators for text messaging programs such as the ESPN alerts.  This fee is a cost recovery measure designed to allow Sprint to continue to support the billions of text messages that businesses like ESPN send each year as part of mobile marketing campaigns, alerts, etc. The fee affects commercial use of Sprint’s text messaging platform only and is not charged by Sprint to our customers. We are disappointed ESPN has chosen to discontinue offering free text message alerts to our customers. 

 

Sprint has made no changes to the way text messages are delivered to our customers. Sprint customers continue to enjoy unlimited messaging included in Everything Messaging and Everything Data plans.

 

While text alerts are no longer available, you can still get ESPN content on your Sprint device, for example by visiting the ESPN Mobile website available through the mobile Web on all Sprint data-enabled phones, downloading the ESPN ScoreCenter app for Android phones, or installing ESPN ID Pack available on Sprint ID-capable phones.

With the ultra-compact award-winning MiFi® 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot by Novatel Wireless, Sprint brings customers the portability of the MiFi design with one-touch connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, including tablets, eReaders, laptops or gaming consoles. MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot easily supports all the needs of a family household, a frequent traveler who wants to avoid Wi-Fi charges, or even a small business team with a form factor about the size of a credit card.

 

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 device that can easily be upgraded with the newest widgets and applications.

 

Its predecessor, the MiFi 2200 by Novatel Wireless, was the industry’s first and leading 3G Intelligent Mobile Hotspot. This version with 4G accessibility offers download speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G service.1 It also features an intuitive external display with status indicators for battery, signal strength, GPS, roaming and number of connected devices as well as improved battery life and shared storage capability through a microSD™ slot for up to a 32GB memory card. It supports Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

 

As the 17th 4G-capable device announced from Sprint, MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will cost $79.99 (excluding taxes) on a new two-year service agreement (or eligible upgrade). Starting on April 3 the device became available via Direct Ship, and will be available at all Sprint retail channels, including www.sprint.com and 1-800-Sprint1 starting on April 17.

 

MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot requires activation on a Sprint 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Plan starting as low as $49.99 per month.2 The device can be used on both the Sprint 3G and 4G networks. This flexibility allows customers to enjoy 4G performance in any of the 71 Sprint 4G markets or to use Sprint’s reliable, nationwide 3G network.

 

 

Additional features:

 

  • GPS-enabled
  • WiFi Protected Setup enabled
  • No software installation required, just plug in and connect
  • Browser user interface for configuration
  • Datalink 3G/4G
  • Battery: 1500mAh – Over 4 hours of usage; 60 hours of standby time
  • 4G data speeds (WiMAX) – Peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps
  • 3G data speeds (EV-DO Rev. A) – Peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps.
  • Compatibility: Wi-Fi, Windows®, MAC OS® X, Linux®
  • Weight: 85 grams with battery (3 oz.)
  • Antenna: Integrated Wi-Fi and GPS antenna
  • Wireless Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n

 

 

For more information visit www.sprint.com/mobilebroadband or www.sprint.com/4G

 

[1] Up to 10x faster claim: Based on download speed comparison of Sprint 3G average speeds (600 kbps -1.4 Mbps) vs. Sprint 4G average speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary by plan or based on other factors.

 

2 Sprint 3G/4G Mobile Broadband Plan includes unlimited 4G use and 5 GB of 3G use (300MB domestic roaming/off-network limit for 3G; additional MB: $0.05/MB for on-network usage, $0.25/MB for off-network usage). $49.99 price reflects a $10 discount off the standard national mobile broadband plan and requires the Sprint subscriber also have an eligible voice plan on their Sprint handset.

 

Related Links:

 

IntoMobile
http://www.intomobile.com/2011/03/31/review-sprint-mifi-3g4g-mobile-hotspot/

 

Thestreet.com

http://www.thestreet.com/_yahoo/story/11065515/1/novatel-mifi-3g4g-for-sprint-gets-high-marks.html?cm_ven=YAHOO&cm_cat=FREE&cm_ite=NA

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