Sprint, the third largest wireless carrier in the US, had a great second half in 2010 thanks to the likes of the HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Epic 4G. Yesterday, Sprint announced that they added more than 1 million new post-paid subscribers in Q4 of 2010, which is the first quarterly subscriber gain since way back in 2007. Customer brand loyalty and churn rate have hit new records for Sprint too. Let’s not kid ourselves though, Sprint still reported a $929 million loss for the same quarter, so they have a lot of roadwork to complete before they can start celebrating.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse appeared on CNBC to discuss the earnings, as well as their upcoming dual-screen Android, the Kyocera Echo, and the possibility of a Sprint branded iPhone – they’re interested. Other topics discussed include the Android platform and recent rate hike (($10 smartphone data fee). Sprint’s Q4 sales were 69% smartphones, and their overall customer base is now sitting at 50% smartphones. Check out the full interview below.