Sprint has just announced that they will be introducing the first 4G WiMAX handset before the second half of the year is over, and while we don’t know much (very little, actually) about the phone, rumors point towards it being a new Google Android-powered device that has HTC’s design behind it. Guess this piece of news will affect (in a positive manner) folks who live in Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Atlanta, and many Texas and North Carolina cities, as those are the places where Sprint’s WiMAX wireless network is currently available. Sprint claims that their WiMAX service can offer 3-6 megabits/sec speeds on average, with peaks hitting 10 megabits/sec. We did give Sprint’s Overdrive a go at CES 2010, and were pretty happy with its performance although it won’t replace your regular broadband line anytime soon.
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