So! Sprint just made it official that they will be rolling out 4G LTE, and basically slowly backing away from their current 4G network, WiMax. What does that mean for you?
Sprint owns a majority of Clearwire, the company it partners with to deliver 4G WiMax. Clearwire is a troubled little company: It poops money like a baby with bloody diarrhea, and it needs to spend $600 millionish to upgrade its network to LTE.
Sprint has signed and netted a massive $9 billion deal with LightSquared, which will give them access to their 4G LTE network for the next 15 years, and allow LightSquared roaming access on Sprint's 3G network in return. [BGR]
Clearwire, the company that provides WiMax 4G for itself and Sprint, is getting sued for throttling users to 256Kbps, when their advertising saying that there's a 1Mbps floor. [Phonescoop]
From the way Sprint's Senior Vice President of Networks Bob Azzi was talking to PC World, LTE could be coming to Sprint sooner than later, thanks to a power struggle with Clearwire over their shared Wimax infrastructure. [PC World]
Pop quiz: Which of these logos belongs to Sony Ericsson and which belongs to Clearwire? If you don't know the answer, then you've justified the federal trademark lawsuit Sony Ericsson just filed.
It's funny, the moments in your life that happen in slow motion. Like watching a $5000 camera with a $1700 lens bolted to it tumble onto concrete, followed by an ejaculation of glass.
November 1st for New York, December 1st for Los Angeles and San Francisco in "late December." That's the promise from Clearwire, Comcast and Sprint in regards to the big switching-on of their 4G WiMax services—Clearwire in the case of CLEAR, Comcast with XFINITY Internet 2go, and Sprint for Sprint 4G. [Clearwire]
Clearwire just launched Rover, a no-contract service that offers unlimited WiMax goodness for $5 a day, $20 a week, or $50 a month, along with two new WiMax modems. Yep, get ready to start topping up your 4G.
We know that Clearwire can ditch WiMAX pretty soon, but the company appears to be intent on keeping the technology in its current plans as it announces 4G LTE trials which include tests of "coexistence scenarios between LTE and WiMAX."
Sticking to their word about not giving up unlimited data plans, Clearwire's new 4G/3G dongle is compatible with Macs for the first time, and dances out alongside two more new modems offering up 4G unlimited data/Wi-Fi.
AT&T may be killing unlimited data plans, but wireless broadband provider Clearwire is going to keep giving us what we want. Here's an explanation of their thoughts on unlimited data and tiered pricing—complete with a jab at AT&T.
You know that scene in Iron Man 2, where Justin Hammer asks Rhodey which weapons he wants inside War Machine—and Rhodey says "all of them"? That's exactly how the Evo 4G was born. Somebody said "everything."
WiMAX hasn't even been deployed properly and Clearwire could ditch it for LTE standard.
The next release of WiMax is coming, and some industry heavy hitters have lined up to support the backwards-compatible 802.16m standard. The group, calling themselves the WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative (WCI), is pushing interoperability in the new protocol, basically hoping to scoot things along a little faster to…
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at CTIA this morning, made clear which 4G standard he thinks will be dominant in the future. And it's not the one his company uses.
It's official: Sprint's first WiMax/4G phone is everything we hoped it would be. The HTC Evo combines the "perfect specimen" hardware of the Touch HD2, the Sense-on-Android smoothness of the Legend, and unprecedented download speeds. It's a beast. UPDATED: Hands on!
In today's bursting-at-the-seams Remainders: laziness. We've got a new Adesso keyboard for the couch-potato web surfer; a Taiwanese truck driver sleeping behind the wheel; a lazily conceived concept car; a demo that takes Farmville procrastination anywhere; and more!
If you weren't among the lucky ones in a market with 4G being offered already, there's good news. Clearwire, Comcast, and Sprint will begin 4G sales in the Philadelphia area over the next few weeks with Chicago and Tacoma following in November. There'll be no Comcast for Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh, North…