As part of its first quarter 2010 earnings report, Clearwire announced that it will offer a 4G WiMAX Android smartphone from Samsung before the end of the year. This also means we are quite likely to see the same device offered by Sprint as well, since the Clear WiMAX network uses Sprint’s 3G service for voice, and Sprint is a majority shareholder of Clear itself.
The HTC Supersonic has been made official and the handset really lives up to its codename. Now officially dubbed the Sprint HTC EVO 4G, the world’s first Android-powered WiMAX phone sets a new standard for Android devices by rocking the following specifications:4.3 inch touchscreen Dual 3G/4G connectivity Forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera Rear-facing 8MP camera with auto-focus and HD video recording 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor HDMI out Built-in mobile hotspot functionality Custom web browser with Flash support Android 2.1 with Sense UI
The EVO 4G will available starting this summer through all Sprint channels and retail partners including Radio Shack, Best [...]
The HTC Supersonic is rumored to be Android’s first WiMAX handset and is expected to debut in the first half of 2010 with Sprint. While we wait for the Supersonic to get the official nod from HTC and Sprint, we can watch this short teaser video which shows off the bright 4.3 inch display and the plain white backside of this Android 2.1 handset. No new details on the handset are revealed but the video is still worth a look for those interested in what might be the first WiMAX smartphone offered by Sprint. Hit the jump to see the 1GHz Snapdragon-packing Supersonic in action.
Something fishy is going on at HTC that leds some of us to believe that bad information is being leaked on purpose. Perhaps HTC is getting tired of all their phones being leaked well in advance of their official announcements. Two cases have recently popped up showing inaccurate information that has been reported widely by most technology and mobile blogs, including us.
We reported on the HTC Supersonic last week being rumored to possess 4G capabilities. This screen, allegedly of the HTC Supersonic was sent to BGR from a “new tipster”, but there are some odd features. T-Mobile is the carrier listed, they run a GSM network, Sprint was said to be carrying the [...]
Engadget has gotten an exclusive tip from a “trusted” source revealing the codename and details of what could possibly be the first 4G Android device to hit the market. Codenamed “Supersonic”, the device is made by HTC and will launch on Sprint with WiMAX capability. Here are the official bullet points taken from Engadget:Codename is “Supersonic” — a name we’ve heard at least once before. Feels a lot like you’d expect an Android-powered HD2 to feel thanks to a 4.3-inch non-AMOLED display and a svelte shell. (For reference, the HD2 is 11mm thick, but we don’t have exact dimensions here.) It’s got a kickstand on [...]
Clear’s CEO Bill Morrow re-affirmed his company’s goal of launching a dual mode WiMAX handset in the second half of 2010. Morrow declined to say which platform and manufacturers would be involved in the handset but alluded to Android when he noted that “there is “a natural affinity” between Google’s Android operating system and Clearwire’s all IP-based network”. Possibly but not necessarily related, a leaked 2010 inventory list from Sprint revealed the existence of a WiMAX candybar from HTC. Details on the 4G-capable HTC A9292 are sparse but the inclusion of “A” in the name of the handset suggests that phone will be [...]
A few days back at the 4G World Conference in Chicago, PCWorld’s Mark Sullivan had a chance to liaise with wireless carriers, handset makers and analysts. It is his opinion that Sprint will push a 4G Samsung device sporting Android next year. In fact, Sprint candidly validates its campaign to sell a 4G smartphone next year, but isn’t saying two bits on who will be the manufacturer. So what does this mean to the average consumer?
4G with Sprint means that this device will be running on a WiMax network provided by Clearwire. This means that those luckily enough to consume this technology will get their data 3x as [...]
File this one squarely under rumors, for now, but PhoneNews.com is reporting that a Sprint source has told it that Sprint is currently testing a CDMA version of the HTC Hero that was just announced on Wednesday. The site also reports that Sprint is testing a dual-mode CDMA/WiMAX Android handset from Samsung.
The site is reporting that the Hero for Sprint is scheduled for a December, 2009 launch, which would fit in with the “in 2009” remark from HTC about U.S. availability of the device.
The mysterious Samsung handset, on the other hand, is less clear. The story suggests that it is scheduled for some time in 2010 based on a prior comment from Sprint that a [...]
This little nugget from DigiTimes doesn’t seem to be based on pure rumor and speculation – for once. DigiTimes is quoting Tatung’s chairman, Weishan Lin, as saying that his company is developing an Android powered handset.
Of course what DigiTimes piece would be complate without a large does of unattributed random speculation? Fear not, because it is also reporting that Tatung InfoComm is the likely receiving of Tatung’s Android device. Tatung InfoComm is one of Taiwan’s WiMAX license recipients.