Sprint has turned on a new batch of 4G markets, bringing its WiMAX service to Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio. The launch means Sprint 4G is available in 68 markets across the US, with the carrier tipping San Francisco 4G service on December 28.
The LG E-Note H1000B tablet spotted crossing the FCC earlier this month has made its official debut in Korea. Fronted by a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resistive touchscreen (complete with a stylus), the H1000B runs Windows 7 Starter Edition on an Intel Atom 1.1GHz Z510 or 1.6GHz Z530 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD and optional WiMAX (sadly not integrated, but bundled as a separate modem).
HTC has filed for a pair of US trademarks, and in the process has reignited rumors about a new MID or tablet device. The trademarks - for "HTC EVO Shift 4G" and "HTC EVO 4G Shift" - would certainly seem to imply some connection between the current HTC EVO 4G WiMAX phone on Sprint and the long-departed HTC Shift dual-OS tablet.
Release dates in front of release dates, release dates in back of and on top of release dates, so many release dates you wont know what to do with yourself. So many phones, so many devices, one gigantic WAR and a review of the fabulous T-Mobile G2. And that's just the start, oh my goodness, that's just on Android Community and SlashPhone! There's another whole batch of strange and excellent releases on SlashGear plus an odd event at Facebook headquarters with coupons, us sitting up front, and an excited yet slightly aggravated Mark Zuckerberg.
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.
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.]"
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.
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.
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.
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.