Android & WiMAX in the mix for Sprint, Nexus One & HTC Supersonic coming soon

Logos_4g With all the smartphone news coming out lately, not to mention the juicy bits we'll discover next week from the CTIA Wireless 2010 show in Las Vegas, please excuse me if my head starts to spin. Now it's Sprint's turn in the limelight, as we have news today that America's number three carrier will soon be sporting a couple of new smartphones, with Android and WiMAX being featured prominently.

First off, we have the Nexus One, which if you're keeping count is now available on all four major carriers here in the US after AT&T had their turn yesterday. While Sprint has yet to release an exact release date or price, it's a fairly safe bet that it will be offered highly-subsidized with a new 2-year service plan on the Everything Data plans that start at $69.99 per month. Specs remain the same as the other versions, only the radio is now of the CDMA variety.

Remember that CTIA show I mentioned at the beginning of this post? Well, that's where Sprint will officially unveil the HTC Supersonic, the first smartphone running on the nation's only 4G network, which they share with Clear. Back in January, initial reports claimed the Supersonic would have a 4.3-inch OLED capacitive touchscreen and the newest build of Android 2.1, topped off with HTC's wonderful Sense UI. Beyond that, no other specs are known, at least until next week.

These are exciting times for Sprint subscribers, who will finally have bragging rights for arguably the best range of Android smartphones, including the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment that have been out for months now. Hopefully Sprint can take advantage of their huge headstart in 4G and deliver a great experience.

[Sprint | WSJ]
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