According to a report filed by Mobilized, the nation’s fourth largest carrier, T-Mobile, plans on focusing its CES efforts on HSPA+, Android, and tablet computers. Mark McDiarmid, T-Mo’s senior director of engineering, sat down with the blog and noted that his company will outline plans for its ultra-fast 42Mbps HSPA+ network at the show. Mr. McDiarmid also mentioned that devices equipped with HSPA+ radios capable of taking advantage of the higher speeds would come to market sometime next year. A post-interview email expanded on the carrier’s CES plans:
T-Mobile is big on Android, big on faster 4G speeds and big on 4G devices including tablets. We will continue to drive innovation on these fronts in 2011.
We wouldn’t be adverse to hearing about some 42Mbps, HSPA+ handsets and tablets… even if we do have to listen to them be referred to as 4G.