Momentum grows for alternative phone system Tizen

The junior league of smartphone operating systems is getting more competitive. Phones from yet another contender—Tizen—will go on sale this year with a view to eventually competing with the industry leaders, Apple's iOS ...

Sprint confirms talks with Softbank (Update)

Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said Japanese cellphone company Softbank Corp. is in talks about making a potential substantial investment in the U.S. company.

Review: 3-D silly, but EVO 3D smart overall

(AP) -- There has been a big push for 3-D at movie theaters and on TV sets, so it was only a matter of time before digitally enhanced fisticuffs started popping out of smartphone screens, too.

Sprint wants AT&T, T-Mobile deal blocked

Sprint Nextel, the third-largest US wireless provider, urged US regulators on Monday to block AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, saying it would harm competition.

Sprint to sell dual-screen 'Echo' smartphone (w/ Video)

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. on Monday unveiled a smart phone with two screens, one stacked on top of the other. The top screen slides out and can be snapped it into place so that the two lay side by side, producing screen ...

Mobile Internet device performs unevenly in debut

If you could take broadband Internet with you, where would you take it? To an airport, a coffee shop or - this being Los Angeles - the beach, where you can surf the Net while watching surfers ride the waves?

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Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE: S) is a telecommunications company, based in Overland Park, Kansas. The company owns and operates the third largest wireless telecommunications network in United States, with over 49 million customers, behind Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility. Sprint is a global Internet carrier (Tier 1 network) and makes up a portion of the Internet backbone. In the United States, the company also operates the largest wireless broadband network and is the third largest long distance provider.

The company was created in 2005 by the $35 billion purchase of Nextel Communications by Sprint Corporation. In 2006, the company spun off its local landline telephone business, naming it Embarq. The company also completed the $6.5 billion acquisition of Nextel Partners, one of its largest affiliates, which primarily provides Nextel wireless services to more rural markets.

Sprint also operates and maintains DCSNet, the U.S. Federal Government's private surveillance network.

In 2009, Sprint announced that its entire wireless network will be turned over to the Sweden-based Ericsson. Under the deal, Sprint will transfer many of their employees and Ericsson will take over the full maintenance and operations of the Sprint wireless network. Additionally Ericsson will be housed within the Sprint headquarters. The transaction is expected to be complete by the end of Q3 2009.

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