CTIA News Round-Up Day 2: iDen RIP, HD Voice 4 EVO 4G LTE, BlackBerry Cuve 9320, Nixed Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket HD & More B4 Pres. Clinton
It seems like only yesterday that all the major carriers' CEOs were on stage at CTIA together at a keynote which doesn't mean that the wireless industry was not making announcements before President Bill Clinton takes to the stage on Thursday at 3:00 PM EST.
Here's a Round-Up of CTIA Wireless News for Wednesday May 9 that is TS2R:
- Sprint after its new device announcements, said it will completely eliminate its iDen network by the second half of next year. To send data over Wi-Fi, Sprint will offer Sprint connection optimize to offload data to Wi-Fi networks.
- Sprint and Qualcomm revealed the details of it HD Voice Service. The will be no added fees for it when available. The HTC EVO 4G LTE is the first US phone to support HD Voice but will come with the feature disabled until it can be updated for the network. HD calls can only be made to other HD handsets in CDMA 1x Advanced network areas.
- Clearwire will launch its LTE network on 5,000 cellular sites, and will have its first LTE handsets rolling out early next year.
- RIM released the new BlackBerry Curve 9320.
- The Samsung Galaxy Skyrocket HD has been cancelled by AT&T and Samsung.
- Android simplified for seniors will be coming the easy-to-read and operate phone maker Doro.
- Cricket will be announcing new devices in the Fall.
- Samsung bought mSpot cloud-based media/music. It will be preisnstalled on Samsung smartphones and tablets.