There aren't too many rugged cell phones out there that are built to withstand harsher climates. For those who favor the great outdoors, the brand new Sanyo SCP-7050 from Sprint may be right for you. The rugged rubberized exterior of the phone is built according to military standards and is stated to withstand the effects of dust, shock, and vibration. And if you have a penchant for grand adventures, the SCP-7050 even comes with a built-in GPS that works very nicely with Telenav Navigator to give you turn-by-turn directions to your destination. Hand an extra unit to your buddy, … Read more
In addition to unveiling its new UpStage phone Sprint announced today that it would lower over-the-air downloads from the Sprint Music Store from $2.50 per track to just $0.99. The new price will apply to all songs from the store and will go into effect in early April, the same time the UpStage formally hits stores (Sprint did not announce an official day). And yes, that wireless download includes a simultaneous download to your PC. The price drop is more than welcome, and we think it's no coincidence that it puts the carrier's music store on … Read more
Don't tell Boss Hogg, but Waylon Jennings has gone platinum again. His song "Theme from the Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)," is the first country music ringtone to reach the 1 million mark, according to Country Music Television. Jennings' song went platinum in the "Master Ringtone" category, meaning it uses the original recording as opposed to a synthesized version.
Today, Sprint and TeleNav announced they are expecting a little cell phone/GPS lovechild sometime in April. They've named the location-based service (LBS) Sprint Navigation, and it brings a bundle of navigation joy, such as:Text- and voice-guided turn-by-turn directions 3D maps Pedestrian mode Real-time traffic alerts Local search with more than 10 million points of interest Gas finder by lowest price
Sprint Navigation will be available on most Power Vision phones, including the Motorola Razr V3m, the Motorola Krzr, and the LG Fusic, with several data plan options. The new Sprint Power Vision Navigation Pack gives you unlimited … Read more
With the release of Apple's iPhone just a few months away, we're already seeing phone companies scramble to to keep customers by adding value to their phones and services. WHERE, from start-up uLocate, is no different, providing a bevy of GPS-enabled widgets for mobile phones while managing to use a drag-and-drop Web interface. Subscription to and use of the widgets requires a monthly fee of $2.99. For now, the service works with only six of Sprint's handsets, though about a dozen more are being added next Monday.
The widgets range from weather information providers to locators … Read more
After years of hidden fees and nearly unbreakable contracts, wouldn't you love to stick it to your wireless carrier?
A former Sprint sales rep tells the folks at the Consumerist six ways to save some dough when dealing with the third largest wireless carrier. Some of the hints involve deception, or are just plain false, but there are a few choice nuggets.
One of the better tips says to buy your phone at the end of the month when the sales reps are itching for activation commissions and may be willing to cut the price on some handsets. Additionally, … Read more
There's more proof that the Samsung Ultra Music will soon be landing at your area Sprint store. We first predicted the development last month at CES 2007, and now Engadget has blurry photos of an Ultra Music wearing a Sprint logo. This latest development comes just over a month after Phonescoop found the Ultra Music's FCC approval documentation, which indicated that the official Sprint model number will be SPH-M620. There's not much more to say right now but all signs are pointing toward an April 1 launch date. And just so you know, that's just after … Read more
Samsung is no slouch when it comes to music phones, but at CES 2007, the company is doing everything it can to top its efforts of previous years. Instead of offering new music features, however, the Samsung Ultra Music brings an innovative music phone design. And if our hunch is correct, we should see it from Sprint by March.
While most music phones barely give a thought to music functionality in their designs, the Ultra Music takes a more Jekyll-and-Hyde approach by combining elements of both devices. Yes, dedicated music controls are here but you'll find dual displays and … Read more
Nobody loves staring into a sea of red brake lights while enduring their daily commute, but TeleNav and Sprint are hoping to relieve some of that headache with TeleNav Traffic. A new feature of TeleNav GPS Navigator, a GPS-enabled navigation service for cell phones, TeleNav Traffic alerts you to congestion and accidents with voice and visual prompts on your mobile phone. In addition, customers can get alternate routes by pressing "0" on their phone, and can receive an estimated time of arrival based on real-time traffic conditions. Swanky.
TeleNav Traffic is currently only being offered to Sprint customers … Read more
Today, Sprint announced the addition of the Motorola Q to its lineup, with availability starting later this month through its business channels and online and then everywhere in mid-February. The Sprint-branded Q is dressed in a sexy-cool charcoal-gray casing and supports the carrier's On Demand and NFL Mobile services, but beneath the surface, Sprint really didn't beef up the Windows Mobile smart phone with any worthy upgrades. It won't even work with Sprint TV, which would have been great considering the Q's nice screen. Le sigh. Even more bad news, at Laptop Magazine, they got their … Read more