WiMAX Phone From Sprint Expected At CTIA
The rumored phone would support WiMAX as well as Sprint's existing CDMA network. The WiMAX network is a joint venture between Clearwire and Sprint.
"Our checks indicate that Sprint will launch a CDMA/WiMAX handset at CTIA called the HTC Supersonic," Macquarie analyst Philip Cusick said in a research note.
Avi Greengart from Current Analysis also expects to see a device announcement at the show: "Sprint is going to announce their device plans for WiMAX," he said, "I'm hoping to see some actual phones."
Greengart also predicts that AT&T will use the CTIA show to reveal which Palm phones it will support. (AT&T announced in January that it would offer new Palm phones in the first half of this year.) Considering Palm has struggled with weak sales, an announcement from AT&T would be a big deal. "Palm certainly needs all the distribution it can get," Greengart said.