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Even though Raleigh, Durham and the rest of the Triangle are not listed on the latest 4G LTE rollout announcement by Sprint, the service is here in some spots and growing more pervasive. But no official announcement is set - yet.
T-Mobile USA is breaking the mold on standard industry practice by offering a lower up-front cost for a new phone but higher payments. Raleigh-based Bandwidth's Republic Wireless adds its own strategies to a growing mix of mobile offers.
In the news: Big 3 pick BlackBerry; Cisco phone hack; Sensus wins deal; Quintiles partnership; IBM targets small businesses
Inside the Bulldog blog: Big carriers will sell new BlackBerry phones; Is your Cisco phone a spy?; utility picks Sensus meters; Quintiles signs partnership deal in Asia; new IBM service targets small businesses.
Despite the Research Triangle being one of the nation's biggest high-tech hubs, Sprint has yet to formally launch 4G in the area and still refuses to commit to a launch date. However, you can find faster service in some areas.
Sprint is moving to acquire 100 percent of the company after their four-year joint venture struggled to build a nationwide wireless network, leading to billions in losses for Clearwire. Sprint aims to take over Clearwire's spectrum - the airwaves that let mobile devices operate - and use it to bolster its own network.
In the news: IBM faces inquiry in NZ; RedBox targets Netflix; NetApp stock a 'buy;' Sprint-Clearwire deal?; Dish smartphone service
Inside the Bulldog blog: IBM faces a formal government inquiry into a New Zealand contract; RedBox takes aim at Netflix with streaming service; TheStreet.com sees NetApp stock as a buy, says company could be acquired; Sprint may be taking over Clearwire; The FCC approves Dish's bid to offer wireless smartphone service.
Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, reported a smaller loss than estimated after smartphones helped increase customer spending on data plans and add to the size of phone bills.
Flush with the promise of cash from a Japanese investor, Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said that it's buying out the founder of Clearwire Corp. to gain majority control of the wireless network operator.
Softbank, Japan's third- largest mobile-phone company, is in talks to buy control of Sprint Nextel Corp., according to two people familiar with the matter. CNBC says the company also may acquire Clearwire.
The Lumia phones are the linchpin of a comeback plan for Nokia, which has struggled to compete with Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. Microsoft also is counting on Nokia devices to help win back market share in smartphone software.
Sprint is in the second phase of a three-part turnaround under Gary Hesse, who was hired in December 2007 to fix damage caused by the acquisition of Nextel. The past four years were a recovery period during which the company cut staff by a third, moved to wind down the Nextel network and turned its focus to developing a faster network using long-term evolution, or LTE, technology.