There was so much news last week at CES, there is still more news trickling down to us. Sprint said last week at CES that their focus is now on LTE and producing LTE devices, meaning they are done with WiMax. You might remember back in the spring of 2010, Sprint was the first to market a 4G device, the HTC EVO 4G, although it was WiMax 4G and not LTE 4G. Which as we now know WiMax didn’t pan out like the way Sprint wanted.
Sprint is now in the process of migrating their WiMax coverage over to LTE which is what Verizon and AT&T are already using for their 4G networks. LTE has now become the standard in wireless, with half of the major US carriers already having it [...]
Just recently, we wrote an article about all of the U.S. LTE wireless providers. It was easy to tell that Verizon had a firm grip on the LTE market in America. However, almost every other provider behind Verizon was either working on an LTE network, or building upon its current 4G network. However, Sprint, America’s third most popular wireless provier, was not working on an LTE network to our knowledge at the time of the article’s publication. Instead, Sprint had decided to lengthen their WiMAX deal with Clearwire. As soon as you think that Sprint is going to stay with WiMAX forever, their CFO begins to tell the public otherwise.
Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer [...]
Not much to say here, since I say it all in the video. Here’s part 1 of our Samsung Epic 4G smartphone video review. Part 2 will be coming along in the next day or so.
Today Sprint announced availability and pricing info for its second 4G WiMAX smartphone, the Samsung Epic 4G, a Galaxy S smartphone. The Epic 4G will be available August 31 in all Sprint stores, as well as in RadioShack, Best Buy, and Walmart here in the States. Sprint stores will open at 8am on August 31 and the phone will cost $249.99 with a 2 year contract, after a $100 mail-in rebate.
To reserve your Samsung Epic 4G, head here.
Sprint said this morning that it’s opening day sales of the the HTC EVO 4G broke the previous records set by the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct. The carrier also said that the 3 day sales total for the EVO were triple those put forth by the Instinct and Pre. So it seems that in spite of the lack of WiMAX coverage in most of the country, people just can’t resist that massive 4.3-inch touchscreen display.
Our Todd Haselton did a full review on the EVO 4G and I posted it on MobileBurn.com yesterday afternoon. Not unexpectedly, he liked the device quite a bit, but was put off by the lack of 4G [...]