One of Sprint's first LTE enabled devices, the LG Viper 4G LTE
Despite covering a small part of the U.S. with 4G LTE bandwidth, Sprint has sold over 1 million LTE enabled devices
. That number will soar starting on Friday with the launch of the LTE enabled Apple iPhone 5
. The nation's third largest carrier started selling LTE enabled models like the LG Viper 4G LTE
and the Samsung GALAXY Nexus even before it had officially turned on the switch to its first LTE market
. By the end of 2013, Sprint wants to be offering LTE in more than 100 U.S. cities. So far, Sprint is far short of that target and is looking up at AT&T which has more than 70 LTE markets at the moment. The leader is Verizon which is closing in on its 400th LTE market.
Including the Apple iPhone 5, Sprint has 9 devices that will support LTE service. They are the aforementioned Apple iPhone 5, the HTC EVO 4G LTE
, the LG Viper 4G LTE, Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE
, Samsung GALAXY Nexus
, Samsung GALAXY Note II
, Samsung Galaxy S III
, Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE
and the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Hotspot.
source: Sprint via MobileBurn