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Sprint Announces the Overdrive

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Jan 6, 2010, 11:16 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Jan 6, 2010, 11:40 PM

Today Sprint announced a new mobile hotspot device called the Overdrive. The Overdrive uses Sprint's WiMax network to connect to the internet, and then, similar to Novatel's MiFi, shares Wi-Fi with other devices. Sprint believes that 4G will be the backbone for mobile internet connections, but realizes that most connected devices will continue to use Wi-Fi. The Overdrive also connects to Sprint's 3G CDMA network. Sprint says that the Overdrive will allow people to stream HDTV wireless around a home, surf the Web, stream Pandora and support VoIP calling all at the same time. The device is being made by Sierra Wireless. The Overdrive will be sold at Best Buy stores across 10 markets in the U.S. on January 10. It will cost $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate. It requires a Sprint 4G/3G data plan.

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boomer916

Jan 7, 2010, 12:25 AM

This thing...

looks pretty cool Cool
AND THAT IS ALL /EPIC FAIL SPRINT! You should be ashamed.. EVERYONE is getting awesome phones and u announce a stupid 3g/4g router that costs a data plan of 60 bucks a month . PATHETIC
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scottmbolt

Jan 7, 2010, 10:06 AM

WiMax/CDMA

So will these new devices be able to run on the CDMA Network as well as the 4G network? They better! In case you can't get the 4G coverage?
prob not. my sprint rep told me that with the data plans that we have now there is a 5gb cap. devices like the mifi and the u598 are 3g and still are on a 59.99 a month plan. he said that the 4g plan will be unlimited but no price points for the plans...
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why would they not?
scottmbolt

Jan 7, 2010, 10:34 AM

Wow awesome announcement...

Now were are the revolutionary wireless devices that have been announced by all of the other carriers?

My contract is up in April, and with NOTHING exciting coming to Sprint and possibly keeping me with them, looks like I will have to leave their dependable network and good coverage because they don't have the devices to run on said network!

Sprint you really disappoint me!
Nah, your just a disappointment to yourself.....
Im confused, sprint was the second carrier to offer android, first with palm web OS, and first with 4g. But now they don't have anything exciting? Up until the nexus which was realeased 2 days ago, the samsung moment had the fastest processor out of ...
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Interesting post and I couldn't disagree with you more. Your opinion seems to lack sufficient substance. Sprint is one of the first to commit to Android. First to offer 4G. First to offer unlimited calling anytime to any network. First to offer Palm's...
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