Sprint Overdrive is a new mobile hotspot for 3G/Wi-Fi enabled devices. It gives access to Sprint's 3G network in MiFi style, and also supports Sprint’s 4G network, providing rapid Wi-Fi access to up to 5 persons. Other features include integrated GPS and a microSD card slot. All that for $99.99 on a 2-year contract.
Sprint has released the webOS 1.3.5 update for Palm Pre. The official changelog is pretty long, but the key tweaks include the removal of the app storage limit, better performance, and improved battery life.
Clearwire in association with Sprint has launched WiMax in a number of U.S. cities, including 2.000 square miles of Seattle metropolitan area (from Tacoma to Bellingham and from the Puget Sound to Issaquah), as well as Honolulu and Maui in Hawaii. The WiMAX footprint now covers just over 30 million people across the States.
Sprint Nextel has recently completed the $821 million acquisition of iPCS, its former affiliate, which now became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the company. 700,000 of iPCS' former subscribers are now customers of Sprint Nextel, and should not experience any change in their service.
While the BlackBerry Curve 8530 has already available to Verizon subscribers, it has yet to land on Sprint’s network. Well, according to IntoMobile, it's bound to happen on January 10th, 2010. The Curve 8530 is already in Sprint’s device launch calendar, and will feature the same specs as the 8520, but with the addition of WiFi and BlackBerry 5.0 OS.
Scott Sloat, the spokesperson of Sprint has confirmed that the company will no longer push-to-talk phones based on Qualcomm's QChat technology, which was introduced in 2008 as an EVDO Rev. A-powered alternative to Nextel's iDEN technology. He said that Sprint Nextel's iDEN network technology has recently improved and the carrier will market its PTT services for iDEN only.