Sprint Offering WiMax 4G On a Wholesale Basis
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Aug 2, 2011, 10:44 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Sprint today announced that it has added its WiMax 4G network service and device portfolio to the list of wholesale products it offers. Sprint already allows other companies to resell its 3G wireless services and handsets. Sprint believes the addition of 4G to its wholesale offering will give companies the flexibility they require to meet their customers' needs. Sprint says that the wholesale customers can resell Sprint devices such as the HTC EVO Shift 4G, the Sierra Wireless 250U 3G/4G data card. Other 4G devices will become available in the coming months. Sprint notes that WiMax is now available in 71 markets around the country.
At the CTIA Wireless trade show in Orlando, Sprint announced a few new devices. We go hands-on with the HTC EVO 3D and the Samsung Nexus S 4G.
HTC's EVO Shift marries Android, Sense, WiMax and a physical keyboard in one, chubby little smartphone. In Phone Scoop's full review, we tell you want works, and what doesn't.
HTC's first 3D phone, the EVO 3D, lands on Sprint's network just in time for summer. With 4G and 3D on board, the HTC EVO 3D is poised to be a sequel worth tuning in to.
The HTC EVO Shift 4G could be mistaken for a follow-up to the EVO 4G, but it's really a different phone entirely. Find out what's different, what we liked, and what we didn't in our hands-on preview.
4.3" display 480 x 800 pixels
Snapdragon S1 QSD8650 processor
1,500 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
3.6" display 480 x 800 pixels
S2 MSM7630 processor
1,500 mAh battery
Memory Card Slot, Hardware Text Keyboard, Headphone Jack (3.5mm)
I guess Sprint can throw in 3G also but... this can't be that lucrative for Sprint, unless the prices are so high that make it unattractive to begin with.