Sprint Prepping First 4G Smartphone

Sprint has long been running ads bragging that it’s bringing the nation’s first 4G wireless network. That may be true, but the country has yet to see a 4G smartphone from the carrier.

That’s set to change June 4, when Sprint plans to introduce the HTC EVO 4G, the first handset based on the WiMAX standard.

Enterprise Mobile Today has the specs on Sprint’s new 4G handset, powered by the Android OS.

Sprint’s 4G network, built by Clearwire, up to now has been a data communications play for mobile computing. The company has sold PC cards that let laptops tap into the high-speed network rather than needing a Wi-Fi hotspot.

But now Sprint is about to release its first WiMAX smartphone, the HTC EVO 4G, on June 4. HTC introduced the phone at CES this past January. The full price is $450 but a $200 mail-in discount is available. Retail giant Best Buy will apply the rebate immediately if you purchase the phone at one of its stores.

Read the full story at Enterprise Mobile Today:

Sprint To Launch First 4G Smartphone HTC EVO in June

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