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Sprint customers who have been patiently waiting all summer for the BlackBerry Q10 will finally be able to get their hands on the physical-keyboard-equipped smartphone on Aug. 30. The cost is $200 with a two-year contract. The Q10 also offers a 3.1-inch touchscreen, international roaming and 4G LTE support. And while the Q10 has been available from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile since June, Sprint is touting its unlimited smartphones plans as an advantage (natch). You can read more about the Q10 in Katie Boehret’s review here.
News ByteWindows Phone 8 devices from HTC and Samsung this summer. Both smartphones will have dual-core processors and rear- and front-facing cameras. They’ll also support Sprint’s 4G LTE network and be available with the carrier’s Everything Data plans, which include unlimited voice, text and data. More details will be announced closer to launch.
News ByteRepublic Wireless, a new carrier offering a $19 per month unlimited smartphone plan, opened its service to everyone after months of limited beta testing. The plan includes unlimited voice, text and data and employs a hybrid technology that uses a Wi-Fi connection whenever possible for calls and data and then switches to Sprint’s 3G network when out of range. Republic currently only offers one smartphone, the Motorola Defy XT, which is available for preorder and costs $249 without contract plus a $10 activation fee. The phone is expected to ship in mid-December.