Smith Micro has announced that Sprint has selected its QuickLink MiTile package to manage its broadband functionality of Windows 8 devices.
QuickLink MiTile will be installed as a custom tile with Sprint branding on the Windows 8 home screen.
“The QuickLink MiTile solution allows Sprint customers to benefit from advanced features related to their Sprint broadband account along with the inherent broadband features of Windows 8,” said David Owens, vice president of product management and logistics for Sprint. “Working with Smith Micro, this solution delivers simplicity and added value for Sprint customers.”
With MiTile, customers can monitor their broadband usage even during the billing cycles and get detailed information on how much data they’re actually using. It also allows users to set alerts when they’ve gone over a threshold they’ve defined, avoiding running into costly overages.
Users can also change preferred roaming lists and over-the-air configuration updates, making mobile connections more reliable.
MiTile is part of the QuickLink series of connectivity software that allows mobile carriers, manufacturers and enterprises manage their connections and devices easily.
“Smith Micro has been supporting broadband connectivity for Sprint for many years, across many different devices, and we’re always excited to work with Sprint on new initiatives,” said Von Cameron, executive vice president of worldwide sales for Smith Micro. “A top-notch user experience for customers is a primary focus for both of us, and QuickLink MiTile will allow Sprint to deliver that on Windows 8 and other platforms that leverage our standards-based connectivity solutions.”
Some more recent good news for Smith Micro is in the company’s third quarter earnings. The company, which trades on Nasdaq, posted a quarterly loss of $4.81 million, or a loss of -$0.13 per share, compared to net loss of $134.48 million, but the company said the decrease in loss was due to an increase in revenue.
Edited by Braden Becker