Watch Sprint’s Super Bowl Commercial, Contemplate Choice Between Faking Death or Switching to Sprint

It’s Super Bowl commercial season, the time of year where Americans put aside their petty differences and decide which company releases the best TV spot during the big game. Man, I love America!

Well, Sprint is throwing its hat into the ring this year, basing this somewhat morbid commercial on the claim we’ve all heard via the “Can You Hear Me Now?” guy, that its network reliability is just 1% under Verizon’s. Insert extremely small text here that indicates these findings are based on 3rd-party research of voice and data in the top 106 markets.  (more…)

HTC Introduces the Bolt, a Confusing Sprint Exclusive Mixed Bag of Old and New

HTC has a new phone out today on Sprint (yes, it’s an exclusive) called Bolt. It has leaked a bunch, so if you follow the smartphone world, it probably won’t be all that new. If you don’t, well, let’s talk about what the HTC Bolt is.

HTC is calling it “Sprint’s fastest smartphone ever,” likely because it connects to Sprint’s LTE Plus network. It also features a 5.5-inch Quad HD Super LCD 3 display, 16MP rear camera (f/2.0, OIS), 8MP front camera, 32GB storage (with microSD slot), 3GB RAM, fingerprint reader, HTC BoomSound audio, USB Type-C port, 3200mAh battery (with Quick Charge 2.0), and last year’s Snapdragon 810 processor from Qualcomm wrapped in a metal body that is rated IP57 for dust and water resistance. It also runs Android 7.0 Nougat with HTC’s Sense on top.  (more…)

Google, Sprint Provide RCS Messaging to Android Users Via Messenger App

Beginning today, Android users on Sprint will be introduced to RCS (Rich Communications Services) messaging, thanks to the efforts of Google and its Messenger application. With the universal RCS profile, which was created by carriers and other companies to become a standard for all SMS activity used by billions of people across the world, all SMS users are treated to group chat, high-resolution photo sharing capabilities, as well as read receipts.  (more…)