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Sprint Targets iPad Users With Overdrive

Sprint Targets iPad Users With Overdrive

With the iPad launch getting closer and closer, Sprint wants to remind you that its Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will be the perfect accessory for Apple's latest device. According to the wireless carrier, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will give you speeds that are up to 10 times faster than 3G. In addition, the Overdrive can connect up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices, so you won't be limited to access on just the iPad.

Currently, Sprint and Clearwire offer 4G service in 28 major markets. The companies plan to add additional markets throughout the year and expect to cover up to 120 million people by year end.


Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Empowers
Wi-Fi-Enabled Devices to Access 4G Speeds Today

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Apr 01, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Isn't it nice to have the freedom to choose what wireless service powers your favorite Wi-Fi enabled device, such as the Zune HD, iPod Touch or soon-to-launch iPad? With Sprint, the only national U.S. wireless carrier bringing 4G speeds to any Wi-Fi enabled device, you can enjoy super fast downloads, streaming video and Web browsing at turbo-speed on your device - the type of use your Zune, iPod or iPad was intended for.

With the Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, you can surf the web on your new iPad up to 10 times faster than 3G; download your favorite tunes on your Zune HD in seconds; or turn your iPod Touch with Skype into a voice phone and make a call.

Not only does the Overdrive enhance everything your favorite device was built for, it also connects up to five Wi-Fi enabled devices such as your computer, game console or camera.

"When coupled with Sprint's 4G technology, any Wi-Fi-enabled device will be faster than 3G," said Matt Carter, president of Sprint 4G. "It will be six months to a year or longer before any other national wireless carrier can connect a Wi-Fi-enabled tablet like the iPad with up to four more wireless devices simultaneously at 4G speeds like the Overdrive can do today."

Currently, Sprint 4G covers 28 major markets such as Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., San Antonio and Seattle. In 2010, Sprint will launch many more markets, and is expected to cover up to 120 million people with Sprint 4G service. Cities expected to see 4G include Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and St. Louis. View 4G coverage information for all Sprint 4G markets at www.sprint.com/4G.
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Oh yeah, lets pay all that money tor the MaxIPad.

Then have to go out and get a hole bunch of other stuff for it to lug around!

This is what I was asking before. Why don't they just give it all the features of the IPhone, so it is connected and then you begin with what customers are used to!

I guess it comes down to that one liberal word..Greed?

I think if Sprint comes out with an HTC slate, that has all features built in at a comparable price. They would dominate!

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"This is what I was asking before. Why don't they just give it all the features of the IPhone, so it is connected and then you begin with what customers are used to!"

Just to clarify: by "it" you mean the iPad, right?

But yeah, I agree with your HTC slate idea. I'm still interested in seeing HP's slate, but if "slates" are the next best thing, what better way to launch one than with a new 4G network access?

I can see that the market for this Overdrive thing will be a bit limited. If you really want 4G speeds, well, why not just tether Sprint's EVO or a theoretical Sprint slate?

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