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Sprint will offer Android device in 09

eWeek reports that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse told Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference-goers that Sprint will offer a mobile phone running the Google Android operating system in 2009. Motorola is deemed to be a likely manufacturer.

Sprint Nextel to acquire Virgin Mobile USA

BREAKING NEWS – US operator Sprint Nextel is to acquire MVNO Virgin Mobile USA for US$483 million. Virgin Mobile operates a prepaid service running over Sprint’s network.

Sprint launches mobile hotspot devices

US mobile operator Sprint has launched two new mobile hotspot devices, one a pocketable personal wireless broadband router, the other for enterprise Wi-Fi users, reports Information Week.

Sprint to launch Android handset

Sprint is to launch HTC’s Hero device on its network, the first Android-powered handset available from the US operator. The device will go on sale 11 October and cost around US$180.

Sprint offers unlimited call plan

US operator Sprint Nextel yesterday launched a service plan offering unlimited calls to any national mobile device, as the company attempts to stem huge levels of customer churn.

Sprint supports Brew

Sprint is planning to launch devices running Qualcomm’s Brew platform. No specific details were mentioned in the US operator’s press release today.

iPCS affiliates file suit against Sprint

Three subsidiaries of Sprint affiliate operator iPCS are contesting Sprint Nextel’s planned US$483 million acquisition of MVNO Virgin Mobile USA.

Report: Deutsche Telekom mulls Sprint buy

T-Mobile USA’s parent company has called in Deutsche Bank to advise it on the potential acquisition of rival operator Sprint, according to a Sunday Telegraph report.

Reports: DT unlikely to buy Sprint in near-term

The likelihood of a major operator shakeup in the US appears to be diminishing following reports overnight that Deutsche Telekom is not preparing a bid for Sprint and will instead attempt to improve T-Mobile USA’s fortunes on its own.

Sprint CEO: Phone exclusivity limits may make sense

Reuters reports that Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said yesterday it is fair for the US government to ask whether handset exclusivity deals should have time limits.