Since we can't actively cover every news article that breaks (as much as we would love to), PhoneDog compiles various announcements and press releases that have been published throughout the week and places them in one easy to read article. Enjoy!
Palm Treo Pro available for purchase through Alltel Wireless
As we reported yesterday based on rumors, Alltel has in fact beaten Sprint to the punch and has begun selling the Palm Treo Pro on its website and in retail stores. Priced at $199.99 on a two-year agreement, the device runs Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and offers GPS, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity.
2009 marks a big year for Clearwire's 'Clear' brand
After launching WiMax under the Xohm brand name in Baltimore last year, Clearwire appears to be interested in expanding rapidly - though under the 'Clear' branding instead. Las Vegas, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Seattle, Charlotte, and Honolulu will have mobile WiMax by the end of the year, followed by New York, Washington D.C., Boston, Houston, and San Francisco in 2010. The company is attempting to cover 80 markets by the end of 2010. Via Gearlog
Sprint's layoffs include content staff
Sprint's connections with the NFL and Nascar (Nextel) are well-known, however as a result of the layoffs announced in January, the company will be removing approximately 500 positions from the content division, which equates to 40 percent of the 1,200-1,300 member team. Via mocoNews
MySpace for BlackBerry is updated to version 1.5
MySpace for BlackBerry has been updated to version 1.5 as of yesterday evening, and sports the following new and enhanced features:
The update can be installed OTA or via PC from blackberry.com/myspace.