Back in July, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse let HTC EVO users and other Sprint subscribers know to expect big things regarding 4G this fall. Since then Sprint announced a 15-year 4G LTE deal with LightSquared. Following this, Sprint's current 4G partner, Clearwire, announced its own plans to build out a new LTE Advanced network, and it also became apparent that Sprint might be planning on purchasing the remaining ownership stakes in Clearwire.
A lot has happened since Hesse's original hint that big things were in the pipeline. But it's still unclear to many exactly what Sprint's 4G strategy will be going forward, how this will fit in with Sprint previously announced Network Vision plans, and what will happen to HTC EVO users who are currently on the 4G WiMAX network once Sprint fully transitions over to 4G LTE.
Well, it looks like October 7 will be the date when "all becomes clear." A variety of tech media outlets have been invited to a so-called strategy update in New York City, with an opportunity for Q&A with senior Sprint management.
Could good things be in store for current and future EVO users? Will WiMAX expansion finally be a top priority again? Is there a plan in place to support current EVO users who wish to take advantage of a new Sprint LTE network? What will Sprint's possible acquisition of Clearwire mean for the end user?
We'll be sure to let you know once we do, but in the meantime, feel free to speculate away in the comments.[Engadget]