Sprint is moving forward with a focus on Android & 4G this year
From the sounds of it all, the pin dropping network is planning to have more than 20 devices that will be running off their high speed 4G WiMAX network – which obviously consists of handsets, tablets, Mi-Fi units, USB data sticks, and netbook. Come to think of it, that’s arguably the right decision to make now that all new customers signing contracts will have to pay that additional $10 premium data plan with a smartphone.
In any event, the carrier is also looking to have approximately 70 percent of their upcoming smartphones being powered by Google’s Android platform. Naturally, we’ve already seen the wonders that come out from a WiMAX enabled Android smartphone.
However, we’re sure that customers are waiting for the next big thing to hit Sprint because frankly speaking, we have yet to see another device that reaches the status close to what we saw with the HTC EVO 4G and Samsung Epic 4G. Although we’re still very early in the year, the competition will no doubt make it tough – hence why Sprint is aggressively making a move with Android and WiMAX.
source: WSJ via IntoMobile