Sprint Nextel prepaid brand Boost Mobile launched an Android-based mobile wallet service powered by Wipit that will let consumers load cash to their wallet, pay their bills, top-up their account, transfer funds and send money to other countries. In addition, customers will get a reloadable Visa prepaid card that is linked to their mobile wallet account.
Clearwire's minority shareholders are expected to reject a buyout offer from majority shareholder Sprint, according to analysts consulted by Reuters.
Sprint Nextel and social networking app Path have formed a partnership making it easier for Sprint users to find the app without having to search through the Google Play storefront. Users with Sprint's Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One or Torque devices will have the Discover-It widget preinstalled on their phone, and the widget will spotlight select apps that Sprint recommends, including Path.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has given Softbank the go-ahead to mail out proxy statements for its offer to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion.
Japan's Softbank is not planning to raise its $20 billion bid to acquire control of Sprint to match Dish Network's $25.5 billion bid for the United States wireless carrier, an executive at Softbank told Bloomberg.
Almost a decade after Qualcomm's MediaFlo, Crown Castle's Modeo and Aloha Partners' Hiwire first tested the mobile TV game, with less-than-stellar results, a new crop of startups are rolling out essentially the exact same technology with hopes for a very different outcome.
Crest Financial, the largest minority shareholder in wireless service provider Clearwire, has filed a proxy statement urging shareholders to reject the bid by majority shareholder Sprint to acquire the remaining shares of Clearwire.
The HTC One is seen as a major rival to the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S4.
Sprint Nextel and Japanese firm Softbank have agreed to restrictions on purchasing telecom gear from Chinese suppliers as part of the approval process for Softbank's purchase of a controlling stake in the American wireless carrier, according to government officials consulted by the New York Times.
ORLANDO, Fla.--The mobile unified communications market is like a "rodeo without fences," said Joe Martin, director of solution engineering with Sprint.