September 11, 2009

Sprint Plans to Expand Customer Options by Launching Qualcomm's Brew Mobile Platform

Phones with new Brew MP will add to Sprint’s industry-leading open approach with more options for customers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 11, 2009-- Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced it is planning to offer its customers additional device options by launching devices running Qualcomm’s Brew Mobile Platform™ (Brew MP). Brew MP is a mobile operating system that can support feature phones and smartphones alike.

“Sprint is committed to delivering the most compelling technology to our customers, through a variety of operating systems, and we now have the ability to uniquely integrate compelling features and services deep in the hardware with Brew MP,” said Brian Finnerty, director of device development for Sprint. “By supporting both high-performance mobile Java and native applications on Brew MP, we can offer more advanced devices to an even broader set of Sprint customers.”

Sprint’s industry-leading open approach means Sprint is dedicated to offering customers a variety of devices with multiple platforms that take advantage of the Now Network so customers can do what they want, when they want with their Sprint phone. Through the Sprint Application Developer Program (http://developer.sprint.com), developers can leverage the capabilities of these various platforms to create differentiated and personalized services.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two wireless networks serving almost 49 million customers at the end of the second quarter of 2009; industry-leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The company’s customer-focused strategy has led to improved first call resolution and customer care satisfaction scores. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

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Source: Sprint

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