The Nexus 6 is largely still impossible to find. You have been able to pre-order from AT&T and Sprint for less than a week, but most have had no chance at buying the unlocked model from Google Play or Motorola’s shop. And even if you were lucky enough to order through those last two stores, the chances of your device having arrived already are pretty slim. Hopefully, as we approach what we are assuming is the device’s official launch of today or tomorrow, we should start to see it become more accessible.
Take for example a new Best Buy listing, which shows the Nexus 6 for Sprint available for $199 with a new 2-year contract. That’s $100 cheaper than if you were to buy it through Sprint directly. You can even buy it off-contract for $699, which isn’t exactly cheap, but is an option if you need the device now and don’t want Sprint service. (more…)
So you received your brand new Nexus 6 today, straight from a factory in China, and you walk into a Verizon or AT&T or Sprint store to have it activated for use. As you and a sales rep get the process going, you get to the point where they need to scan the nano SIM for the phone and then your phone’s IMEI. You can almost taste the Lollipop. You will soon know how many licks it takes. You are this close. The sweat needed to give you extra grip on the 6-inch whale in front of you is starting to build in the palm of your hand. Your fresh pair of JNCOs is crisp from the dryer. The fresh Free Willy tattoo under your tribal band still has a bandage protecting its scab. You are a Nexus 6 owner. No, even better – you are an unlocked Nexus 6 owner on the verge of becoming one with a marine mammal. “I tell you what to do, carrier,” you say under your breath as you reach for your newly activated phone.
And then the sales rep gives you that look. You have seen this look before, typically when the 7-11 clerk scans your lottery ticket. You sir, do not have a winner. “Sorry, the phone won’t activate because the IMEI is not in our system. There is nothing I can do,” the sales rep says. (more…)
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge appears to have successfully made its way to US carriers for purchase. Shocker, I know. Unlike its taco-shaped cousin, who enjoyed a brief stint in overseas markets before settling into its rightful life as a proof-of-concept, the Galaxy Note Edge apparently showed enough promise or received enough of a positive response to convince AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile that people might actually buy one. Actually, let me re-phrase that. The Galaxy Note Edge and its insanely high price tag, for reasons that have escaped our minds since the device was surprisingly unveiled on stage alongside the Galaxy Note 4, can be purchased by human beings at a couple of carriers who have lost their minds. (more…)
Add Sprint to the list of carriers now selling Google’s Nexus 6. As of this morning, the Now Network opened up orders for this year’s whale at a price of $299 on-contract. If paying $300 for a marine mammal doesn’t interest you, Sprint will also sell it to you for $0 down followed by 23 equal payments of $29.
Sprint is selling the Midnight Blue 32GB model, just like AT&T. (more…)
According to Sprint’s support community, the Nexus 5 is getting its update to Android 5.0 “Lollipop” starting today. The build will rollout in “batches” as build LRX210.
If that’s the case, then don’t be surprised if factory images arrive as well.
Be on the lookout! If you own a Nexus 5, feel free to check for the update we have all been waiting for. (more…)
Ready to go out and buy a Nexus 6, the newest flagship phone from Google? Then you are probably wondering when and where you can do that at, I would imagine. November 12 has basically become the official launch date at this point, but that doesn’t mean that every single carrier or store will have the phone at that time. So, since tomorrow is the 12th, we thought a handy little list of stores, carriers, and availability at each would help you decide where you can focus your efforts. (more…)
Sprint joined AT&T this morning in announcing availability of the Nexus 6, Google’s new flagship phone. But unlike AT&T, Sprint is actually giving us a date to buy the phone, not just pre-order. Come Friday, November 14, you can buy the Nexus 6 “in Sprint direct ship sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1.” (more…)
In August of this year, long-time now ex-Googler Nikesh Arora, who left the company as its Chief Business Officer, has found a new home on Sprint’s board of directors, after becoming CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media Inc in October. With the Arora being added, that brings a total of nine chairs which make up Sprint’s board. (more…)