Good and EVO

No new WiMAX smartphones for Sprint, LTE is coming soon!


It's official, folks. Sprint is officially kissing WiMAX goodbye, having just announced late last week that no more new WiMAX smartphones will be released on the Now Network.

According to the Sprint VP of Product Development, David Owens, Sprint "won't be introducing any more WiMax smartphones." However, he went on to state that "April, May, June, July, August, those will be very aggressive times for us."

This, of course, leaves open the possibility that LTE smartphones could be released slightly ahead of schedule, as early as April. Additionally, since a new HTC EVO has been released each summer in June for the past two years, that fabled LTE EVO might see the light of day after all.

Sprint has said that although there won't be any new WiMAX smartphones released in the future, the network will continue to be supported for quite a while. Additionally, there are some hybrid WiMAX/LTE mobile hotspot devices in the pipelines, but no similar phones.

So what do you make of this latest LTE development from Sprint?

[Android Police]
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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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