Sprint has been weathering some financial issues. Sprint reported it lost 801,000 postpaid subscribers in its third period. Financial losses grew to $478 million from $326 million in the year-earlier quarter and revenue fell 9% to $8.04 billion.
Recently Sprint executive David Owens talked about how his company intends to get back on the right track. The plan is to give customers more of what they want. Since Android has become all the rage, more Android smartphones will be coming soon. Sprint’s current Android devices, the Samsung Moment and HTC Hero, will be receiving updates soon. For the Hero, this likely means Android 2.0. They are also looking into the possibility of an Android smartphone with a built-in MiFi-type router.
Sprint is also planning to bring new Windows Mobile devices to their customers. The Touch Pro 2 and others should be receiving a Windows Mobile 6.5 update soon. New BlackBerries will also be available next year, along with a WiFi update for the Tour. David Owens also confirmed that WiMax will be coming to Sprint in 2010.