Sprint makes it official; no more WiMax phones

Sprint makes it official; no more WiMax phones
This should come as no surprise to anyone who has been following Sprint, but the word from Sprint senior networks VP Bob Azzi on Thursday was that Sprint will no longer invest time and money in any WiMax enabled phones. The nation's third largest carrier has already announced that it will turn its LTE switch on some time in the middle of the year. Earlier on Thursday, we showed you an image of what Sprint's LTE footprint will look like when it is all built out at the end of 2014. The first cities to receive the service will be Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Atlanta.

Sprint has already confirmed that its version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus will be its first LTE enabled phone. Earlier this week, specs leaked for the HTC EVO One showed that this unit will also feature LTE connectivity. For Sprint, things are moving forward. Azzi said field tests conducted on the LTE build out showed that "the technology works and delivers more benefits than we expected." 15 LTE enabled models are expected to be on Sprint's lineup by the end of the year. Most of them should be Android flavored with the possibility of an LTE enabled Apple iPhone model.

source: Electronista


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