WiMAX

Sprint and Clear NYC WiMAX among six new 4G cities

Sprint and Clear NYC WiMAX among six new 4G cities

Sprint has officially launched its 4G WiMAX network in New York City, as well as Hartford, New Haven, New Brunswick, Trenton and Tampa, taking its total coverage to 61 markets.  Meanwhile Clearwire is pushing out various promotions offering 50-percent off WiMAX service for the first two months in the new areas.

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Sprint CEO Says WiMAX is their 4G Strategy, Period

Sprint CEO Says WiMAX is their 4G Strategy, Period

Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, said recently of the company, "Our 4G strategy is WiMAX, full stop." Of course I had no idea what "full stop" meant when I read it, so I had to look it up, and of course it's just another way of saying "period," as in the mark at the end of this sentence. That means that the ONLY plan Sprint plans on enacting for their 4G strategy is WiMAX. The WiMAX interface was the only interface available at the time when Sprint first had the opportunity to make the move to 4G, and according to Hesse, "it was perfect with the spectrum we owned [2.5GHz.]"

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Sprint CEO thanks iPad for hotspot sales; coy on Apple relationship

Sprint CEO thanks iPad for hotspot sales; coy on Apple relationship

Neither Sprint 3G or 4G is inside the iPad, and - unlike AT&T and Verizon - the carrier doesn't even sell the Apple tablet in its stores, but that doesn't stop CEO Dan Hesse from being mighty thankful to the slate all the same.  According to Hesse, brisk sales of the carrier's 3G/4G Overdrive mobile hotspot are for the large part down to WiFi-only iPad users wanting to get online via Sprint's CDMA/WiMAX network.  However, he declined to talk to GigaOm about the iPhone and potential relationships with Apple.

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Sprint offer 3G/4G-enabled Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Inspiron 11z

Sprint offer 3G/4G-enabled Dell Inspiron Mini 10 and Inspiron 11z

Sprint has obviously decided that when you have a 4G network it makes sense to leverage it, and so the company has outed its latest range of netbooks and notebooks that bundle both 3G and 4G radios.  The Dell Inspiron Mini 10 (1012) and Dell Inspiron 11z each support high-speed WiMAX when coverage is available, falling back to regular old EVDO Rev.A when it's not.

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NYC’s WiMAX goes live Nov 1; LA on Dec 1 and San Francisco by end of 2010

NYC’s WiMAX goes live Nov 1; LA on Dec 1 and San Francisco by end of 2010

Clearwire and Sprint have announced that, as of November 1st 2010, New York City will be bathed in beautiful WiMAX, with Los Angeles following on come December 1st and San Francisco in late December.  The move will see the companies partner with other firms in each location: Time Warner Cable in NYC, and Comcast in San Francisco.

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Toshiba adds WiMax to Portégé R700 notebook

Toshiba adds WiMax to Portégé R700 notebook

Back during the summer we went hands on a bit with the then new Toshiba Portégé R700 and came away impressed by how lightweight he machine was while still being sturdy. Toshiba has announced an important update to the notebook for users in areas covered by 4G service.

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HTC DROID Incredible flirted with Sprint before Verizon?

HTC DROID Incredible flirted with Sprint before Verizon?

We've already seen that Verizon's DROID Incredible has a hidden settings menu with curious mentions of 4G networks, and now it seems we know why.  Android Community tipster Jacob Stein was browsing the options of LauncherPro and discovered a whole lot more settings than the DROID Incredible had previously had, complete with multiple mentions of Sprint.

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Sprint CEO and execs resign from Clearwire WiMAX board

Sprint CEO and execs resign from Clearwire WiMAX board

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse has resigned from the Clearwire board of directors, along with Keith Cowan, Sprint's president of strategy and corporate initiatives and Steven Elfman, their president of network operations, citing "an abundance of caution" over recent developments in antitrust law.  The exact nature of the concerns was not explained, but the decision apparently came after questions raised by Clearwire.

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Intel pump $20m into Korean WiBro after KT tweak its WiMAX compatibility

Intel pump $20m into Korean WiBro after KT tweak its WiMAX compatibility

Rumors of Intel's waning interest in WiMAX look to have been unfounded, with the news that not only has the silicon company just invested $20m into Korea Telecom's WiBro service, but it's convinced the carrier to shift the WiMAX-based system onto the 10MHz channel.  That means compatibility with other WiMAX devices, opening up the potential for US WiMAX users to roam their devices onto the high-speed South Korean network.

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Gateway NV59C66u WiMAX notebook arrives for $700

Gateway NV59C66u WiMAX notebook arrives for $700

Gateway has outed its latest notebook, the 15.6-inch NV59C66u, which includes integrated WiMAX.  Slotting into Gateway's NV series - which is also being updated today with a range of Intel Core i3/i5 and AMD Athlon/Turion processors - the NV59C66u has WiFi b/g/n, gigabit ethernet and a 1.3-megapixel webcam.

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CLEAR 4G WiFi home router hits FCC

CLEAR 4G WiFi home router hits FCC

A new CLEAR modem with 4G and WiFi has been spotted passing through the FCC, promising home or office high-speed wireless connectivity without a cable or DSL internet connection.  Unlike the existing CLEAR mobile hotspots - such as the SPOT duo or the Rover Puck - the new Clear Modem with WiFi lacks a battery for portable use.

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Panasonic Let’snote J9 10.1-inch ultraportable packs Core i5 and WiMAX

Panasonic Let’snote J9 10.1-inch ultraportable packs Core i5 and WiMAX

Panasonic has outed its latest ultraportable, and while it may be netbook-sized it's far from netbook-powered.  The Panasonic Let'snote J9 has a silly name but it also packs Intel's 2.53GHz Core i5-460M processor, 2GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD (in "high performance" CF-J9L configuration) along with its 1366 x 768 10.1-inch display.

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