4G pioneer Sprint recently announced that it plans to make its first 4G smartphone available by the middle of this year. Even though Sprint deployed a 4G WiMAX network back in 2008, it was unavailable to phone users as there were no handsets to use on it. It could, however, be used with wireless cards, mobile hotspots, and USB modems.
Sprint announced that the smartphones will be made by HTC and be based upon Google’s Android operating system. They can be used with both Sprint’s 3G and 4G networks to provide coverage where 4G is not available. The company also announced that it will be increasing its 4G footprint from the current 30 million users to 120 million users by the end of this year. The new cities to be brought under coverage are Houston, New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington.
Source: PC World.