sprint corp (S) Key Developments
Sprint Plans to Lay Off 78 Workers at Fort Worth Office
Aug 19 14
Sprint plans to lay off 78 workers at its Fort Worth office. The layoffs are related to a previous announcement that it would cut about 1,500 customer service jobs.
Sprint to Launch AQUOS Wireless Phone Available in the United States
Aug 19 14
Sharp selected Sprint to launch its first AQUOS wireless phone available in the United States, Sharp AQUOS(R) Crystal. Sharp AQUOS Crystal will be available in the U.S. exclusively from Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA. This launch marks a monumental step in the Sprint and SoftBank merger by bringing this device to SoftBank in Japan and Sprint and its prepaid brands, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, as the exclusive U.S. carriers for this groundbreaking device. AQUOS Crystal breaks the mold of traditional smartphone design. From its stunning picture quality and immersive, vibrant display to its sleek, 5-inch edge-to-edge HD screen, AQUOS Crystal revolutionizes the mobile phone experience. The chic, compact exterior houses a smartphone powered by Android 4.4.2 KitKat and supported by the ultra-fast Sprint Spark network. Showcasing incredible audio with Harman Kardon(R) technologies and HD voice, and a camera that can make any amateur look like a pro, AQUOS Crystal is truly technology without bounds. Sprint will offer AQUOS Crystal in two color options (black or white). With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase AQUOS Crystal with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $10 (service plan is required). Additional key features include: Harman's LiveStage(TM) provides a more lifelike headphone listening experience by adding dimension to the sound; Clari-Fi(TM) technology improves digital sound quality by restoring all types of compressed digital music; Clip Now, which takes screenshots with one swipe and saves them with an embedded URL for easy sharing; 8MP rear-facing and 1.2MP front-facing cameras; Crystal clear HD Voice; Embedded 2,040mAh battery; and 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB (RAM) and 8GB (ROM).
Sprint Announces Availability of Sprint Spark, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
Aug 11 14
Sprint announced that the first tablet to offer the high-speed network data capabilities of Sprint Spark(TM), where available, Samsung Galaxy Tab(R) 4 7.0, is coming to Sprint beginning August 15, 2014. This highly anticipated tablet boasts advanced features, including a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 4,000mAh battery for getting things done all day long. It offers two cameras - a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4x digital zoom and video capture and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. Galaxy Tab 4 will be available in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales, Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business. With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Galaxy Tab 4 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $12.50 (SRP: $299.99; excluding taxes) and requires a service plan. For a limited time only, Galaxy Tab 4 customers can get a $10 monthly service plan credit for 24 months, or a $240 value, with qualifying tablet and data plan of $10 or higher. Available in white and black, this sleek 7-inch tablet runs Android(TM) 4.4, KitKat. Galaxy Tab 4 offers a rich multimedia experience with a 7-inch WXGA high-definition display featuring 1,280x800 resolution and provides a premium multimedia experience while reading, playing games or watching a video. Also, with Multi Window(TM)(1), users can easily and seamlessly switch between apps and windows, as well as drag and drop content. Galaxy Tab 4 includes a variety of features that make it easy to relax and enjoy some free time: Multi User Mode allows each member of the family to create private, customizable profiles for their own unique Galaxy Tab 4 experience. Samsung WatchON(TM) is the ultimate TV and movie app -- recommending programming based on personal tastes. Built with the same IR blaster as a standard TV remote, Galaxy Tab 4 can be used as a universal remote control for almost any TV or DVR, so users can change the channel directly from the tablet. When paired with a Samsung Smart TV, users can enjoy a seamless experience between Galaxy Tab 4 and TV - start a movie on the TV and continue watching it on Galaxy Tab 4. Galaxy Tab 4 also makes it easy for the mobile workforce to get work done when away from the office or meeting with customers: Hancom Office Hwp 2014 is preloaded, allowing users to edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere. 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. For businesses that want a world-class security platform to protect sensitive data, Galaxy Tab 4 is equipped with Samsung Knox(TM). Knox provides protection from the hardware layer to the application layer and allows employees to use the same device for work and play. For the blind and vision-impaired, TalkBack is preloaded on Galaxy Tab 4. This Accessibility Service adds spoken, audible and vibration feedback to aid navigation on the tablet. Galaxy Tab 4 can be activated on one of the Sprint tablet data plans, including a special limited-time offer featuring 100MB of data for $10; other tablet data plans include 1GB for $14.99; 3GB for $34.99; 6GB for $49.99; 12GB for $79.99; and 30GB for $109.99 (all pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).
Sprint Appoints Marcelo Claure as President and Chief Executive Officer, Effective August 11, 2014 Replacing Dan Hesse
Aug 7 14
Marcelo Claure announced as Sprint's President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 11, 2014. Claure, who is currently the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Brightstar Corp., will be replacing Dan Hesse.
Sprint Corporation Announces Executive Changes
Aug 6 14
Sprint Corporation announced that its Board of Directors named Marcelo Claure as the company's next president and chief executive officer, effective August 11. Claure, 43, joined the Sprint Board of Directors in January and is the Founder and CEO of Brightstar Corp. As President and CEO, Claure's first priority will be to continue the build out of Sprint's network by leveraging its strong spectrum holdings as well as ensuring that Sprint always maintains truly competitive offers in the marketplace. Claure will resign his position at Brightstar effective August 11 and SoftBank announced it would acquire Claure's remaining interest in the company. Claure succeeds Dan Hesse, who joined Sprint as President and CEO in December 2007 and led the company through a series of acquisitions, including the merger with SoftBank, and a multi-year overhaul of its nationwide network, including the shutdown of the Nextel network.