Sprint's First 4G Smartphone Coming In Summer 2010

Sprint's First 4G Smartphone Coming In Summer 2010

Sprint has been talking up the fact that they have "America's first and only 4G network" on their commercials for awhile now. It has actually been somewhat confusing; you see a Pre ad, then Sprint talks about 4G, yet the Pre cannot support WiMAX nor LTE signals. At any rate, Sprint actually is involved in America's only (at the moment) 4G network, which is also sold and supported by Clearwire.

To date, this super high-speed mobile broadband network has only been used by 4G modems (like USB sticks), but it sounds like it will finally be put to use by a phone starting in a few months. According to a new report, Sprint will launch the nation's first 4G mobile phone "by this summer," which is a few months ahead of schedule. Details on exactly what phone are still under wraps, but we have all ideas that it will be tested in some of the 27 existing WiMAX markets, a number that's expected to rapidly grow over the next few years as 3G fades and the 4G build-out continues.



Introducing a 4G phone ahead of every other major U.S. carrier could be a huge boon for Sprint; the carrier has been losing customers for years now, and even when they grabbed the exclusive on the Pre, they didn't really see a huge spike in subscribers. Having something like next-generation speeds on a phone, however, could be the magic exilir for grabbing the attention of the consumer. The only thing it will have to fight is the fact that 4G is available in so few places right now, but the marketing may work in some of America's larger metropolises.
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Sprint has been talking up the fact that they have "America's first and only 4G network" on their commercials for awhile now. It has actually been somewhat confusing; you see a Pre ad, then Sprint talks about 4G, yet the Pre cannot support WiMAX nor LTE signals. At any rate, Sprint actually is involved in America's only (at the moment) 4G network, which is also sold and supported by Clearwire.

To date, this super high-speed mobile broadband network has only been used by 4G modems (like USB sticks), but it sounds like it will finally be put to use by a phone starting in a few months. According to a new report, Sprint will launch the nation's first 4G mobile phone "by this summer," which is a few months ahead of schedule. Details on exactly what phone are still under wraps, but we have all ideas that it will be tested in some of the 27 existing WiMAX markets, a number that's expected to rapidly grow over the next few years as 3G fades and the 4G build-out continues.



Introducing a 4G phone ahead of every other major U.S. carrier could be a huge boon for Sprint; the carrier has been losing customers for years now, and even when they grabbed the exclusive on the Pre, they didn't really see a huge spike in subscribers. Having something like next-generation speeds on a phone, however, could be the magic exilir for grabbing the attention of the consumer. The only thing it will have to fight is the fact that 4G is available in so few places right now, but the marketing may work in some of America's larger metropolises.

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Dangit I wrote a 3 or 4 paragraph post on this one and it's been replaced by the copy paste monster, wow that sucks!

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Plus the big thing when they drop this phone is going to be 4G. Most people don't know anything about 4G yet in the US because there's no existing unit's phone wise.

Technology 3G 4G

Frequency band 1.8 - 2.5GHz 2 - 8GHz

Bandwidth 5-20MHz 5-20MHz

Data rate Up to 2Mbps 100Mbps moving - 1Gbps stationary

Access W-CDMA VSF-OFCDM and VSF-CDMA

FEC Turbo-codes Concatenated codes

Switching Circuit/Packet Packet

Where the frequency band also equals signal distance from what I understand which will be much longer throw, and the data rate stands for itself a 500% difference at minimum basically.

If Sprint can get this phone to market and operational as well as being a solo carrier for at least a quarter I would say there should be some good return. There reliability in 4G markets should also be much better than themselves in the past or of course anyone else in the US in the effected market where they have available 4G.

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Alright the copy paste monster is really starting to make me mad.

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Plus the big thing when they drop this phone is going to be 4G. Most people don't know anything about 4G yet in the US because there's no existing unit's phone wise.

Technology 3G 4G

Frequency band 1.8 - 2.5GHz 2 - 8GHz

Bandwidth 5-20MHz 5-20MHz

Data rate Up to 2Mbps 100Mbps moving - 1Gbps stationary

Access W-CDMA VSF-OFCDM and VSF-CDMA

FEC Turbo-codes Concatenated codes

Switching Circuit/Packet Packet

Where the frequency band also equals signal distance from what I understand which will be much longer throw, and the data rate stands for itself a 500% difference at minimum basically.

If Sprint can get this phone to market and operational as well as being a solo carrier for at least a quarter I would say there should be some good return. There reliability in 4G markets should also be much better.

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AHHHHHHHHHHHHH I posted the 3G 4G comparison all spaced and nice for easy reading but the Copy Paste monster re-aligns everything when I post, so you cannot tell what I am saying.

Plus the big thing when they drop this phone is going to be 4G. Most people don't know anything about 4G yet in the US because there's no existing unit's phone wise.

Technology 3G 4G

Frequency band 1.8 - 2.5GHz 2 - 8GHz

Bandwidth 5-20MHz 5-20MHz

Data rate Up to 2Mbps 100Mbps moving - 1Gbps stationary

Access W-CDMA VSF-OFCDM and VSF-CDMA

FEC Turbo-codes Concatenated codes

Switching Circuit/Packet Packet Only

Where the frequency band also equals signal distance from what I understand which will be much longer throw, and the data rate stands for itself a 500% difference at minimum basically.

If Sprint can get this phone to market and operational as well as being a solo carrier for at least a quarter I would say there should be some good return. There reliability in 4G markets should also be much better.

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sorry bud, we're working on it.

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Rapid1, this issue should be resolved now. Sorry again for the inconvenience. Let me know if anyone sees this again please!

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