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Clear: No WiMax Smartphones Until End of 2010

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Jan 7, 2010, 7:51 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

Today Clear said in an interview with Phone Scoop that it does not expect any WiMax-equipped smartphones to hit the market until the very end of 2010. Clear believes that 2011 will see more WiMax phones become available. Clear would not say what hardware or software vendors it is pursuing to bring a smartphone to market. It did indicate that any phone-type device that has mobile WiMax on board would use either a VoIP application or Sprint's CDMA network for voice calls.

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Jan 8, 2010, 9:39 AM

Wait a tic...

What's the point of releasing the world's first 4G network if you're not going to release handsets for it until close to 2011...right about when LTE will already be launched with Verizon, which will also have handsets to work for it. I understand the whole aircard/modem thing, but COME ON!
Has Verizon announced they will have LTE phones in 2010? I think their plan is to go the aircard route at first.
No matter what carrier has 4G, this technology is going to take wireless to a whole new level. With this inception, there is going to be issues at first. I would prefer a slow intialization rather than plowing the market. This allows fine tuning and f...
This sounds like speculation from Clear to me. If this came out of Sprint's mouth or a manufacturer's I'd give it more credance.

LG has a WiMax handset in the works, and I've been so slammed at work I haven't had a chance to check out if/when LG ha...

Jan 7, 2010, 8:10 PM


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