Sprint has announced pricing and availability details for the first CDMA/WiMax dual-mode modem first announced in 2007 and confirmed again recently.
The device will be available for $199.99 retail or $149.99 after new 2 year agreement on December 21st in all sales channels which will be compatible with EVDO Rev. A and XOHM service currently available in Baltimore (and not the relaunched Clear as of yet) with Portland, Oregon scheduled to officially relaunch in January.
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That was quick, they just announced last week a device like this would be available and handsets too. Does that mean phones are around the corner?
[…] EV-DO, Sprint, WiMAX Sprint has followed through with its previously stated plans to launch a dual-mode EVDO Rev. A/WiMax modem today in the Franklin U300 3G/4G modem under […]
Don Louie, Sprint hasn’t announced any WiMAX handsets, nor do they have plans to announce any in the near future.
While Sprint 4G phones will certainly come in the future, I wouldn’t expect to see any before late 2010.
However, with WiMAX Voice protocols being accelerated in development, testing, and deployment, it’s certainly possible that a device like a modified form of the HTC MAX could make it to Sprint next year, with WiMAX calling. I wouldn’t say it’s probable, but I wouldn’t call it out either.