Posted by Shirley Brady on March 21, 2011 03:00 PM
Sprint's stock price was down this morning, as Wall Street reacted to the company's "odd man out" standing as AT&T and T-Mobile lock arms, brands and networks.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, known to customers for his frequent appearances in the brand's commercials, had made a run at T-Mobile too, though (apparently) wasn't willing to pay mostly cash, as AT&T did.
But he's not moping. Instead, Sprint announced that it's partnering with Google. Going forward, it will integrate Google Voice on all Sprint phones, including its just unveiled Nexus S 4G model.
Sprint is already taking pre-orders for the $200 handset, which comes preloaded with the fastest version of Android yet: Gingerbread. Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett, meanwhile, says AT&T may be haunted by the iPhone network load issues as it looks for regulatory approval for its T-Mobile acquisition.
In other news on the eve of the CTIA Wireless show in Orlando, Sprint announced it's updating the Galaxy Tab OS for Flash. It may reveal its 3D Evo phone this week.