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EVDO And/Or WIMAX On iDen Devices


Mar 7, 2010, 3:52 PM
With the revival of iDen, any chance we'll see any of those devices with high speed data capabilities? The ic902 was OK, but it is no longer being offered. I think Nextel folks would like to have something more than just WiDen.

Mar 8, 2010, 3:46 PM
i can certainly agree with you on that but there is no lauch of new service for the iden network.

Mar 8, 2010, 6:33 PM
Not sure when it's coming out stateside (or if it even will), but Motorola made a touch screeen iden phone with wimax called the Optus 1. (about 95% positive ont he name and don't have good internet access to double check)

Mar 10, 2010, 8:48 PM
I'd heard of this too, but no word if it will be a US phone. Hope it is, Nextel needs some *real* smartphones.

Mar 13, 2010, 1:32 PM
Moto Optus1 or I1 will not be WiMAX.

Mar 9, 2010, 11:27 PM
re: "With the revival of iDen..."

Seriously NOT trying to be disagreeable, but did I miss the revival of iDEN? Can someone who saw it explain what exactly was revived? Or to use the term of Dan Hesse, "reinvigorated"?

I've been a Nextel iDEN customer for eight years, but I honestly have not seen any revival of iDEN or Nextel, just more of the same "non-everything" from Sprint.

THh only thing that can qualify as an improvement on iDEN is the loss of 8 milion customers since 2005, so the network isn't crowded and it drops fewer calls now than it did in the 2006-2008 time frame.

But a "revival"? Please clarify.

Mar 10, 2010, 5:43 PM
"Revival" in the sense that iDen for Sprint was to be wholly done away with by 2012. For now, it appears that QChat is instead.

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