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iPhone 4G now available from Sprint, kind of

March 20th, 2010

In the latest advertising campaign for its Sierra Wireless Overdrive 3G/4G WiFi hotspot, Sprint mocks AT&T and pokes fun at iPhone users whose smartphone is limited and whose style is cramped by the slow speeds on AT&T’s 3G network. In the world according to Sprint, the solution is not the next generation iPhone on the …

T-Mobile searching for spectrum, in talks with Clearwire?

March 19th, 2010

In an investors meeting on Thursday, T-Mobile USA CEO Robert Dotson told investors that the nation’s #4 wireless carrier is turning to third parties including Clearwire as a potential means of increasing spectrum as it faces a future filled with 4G offerings from its competitors. Rumors of a joint venture with Clearwire originally surface last …

Cisco dumps its WiMAX base station and modem business

March 10th, 2010

Clearwire may be optimistic about the growth of WiMAX in 2010 and beyond but network hardware manufacturers are a bit more bearish on the 4G wireless technology. Last month, Alcatel Lucent announced it will be scaling back on its WiMAX equipment and focusing on LTE; while popular WiMAX chipset maker Beceem introduced a new WiMAX/LTE …

Palm's Hail Mary to be a Sprint 4G handset?

March 2nd, 2010

Speculation is running rampant about the future of Palm after it lowered its guidance last week with analysts, pundits and bloggers alike offering up advice to the struggling company. One of the more unusual suggestions has Palm partnering up with Sprint to release a WiMAX handset, noting that the manufacturer and the carrier have had …

Clearwire subscribers top 688k, revenue soars in 2009

February 24th, 2010

Clearwire announced its Q4 2009 and 2009 year end results today, and though WiMAX in the US is lagging behind its European counterparts, it is coming on strong and 2010 promises to be a banner year for the 4G service. Q4 2009 was a strong quarter for Clearwire with the wireless provider adding 85,000 new …

Sprint to launch its first WiMAX handset in H1 2010

February 19th, 2010

In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Sprint revealed that its first WiMAX enabled handset will launch in the first half of 2010, a few months ahead of its projected 2H 2010 launch. Paget Alves, Sprint’s president of Business Markets, confirmed that the handset and its 4G connectivity will target  businesses and government agencies as well …

Beceem announces the BCS500, a new WiMAX/LTE multi-mode chipset

February 18th, 2010

Well known WiMAX Chipset manufacturer Beceem announced this week that it is developing a dual 4G chip that offers both WiMAX and LTE connectivity at downlink speeds up to 150 Mbps. The new BCS500 multi-mode chip will seamlessly handoff a connection between WiMAX and LTE and supports the latest revision of both standards. The chip …

WiMAX growth in the US lags, worldwide growth explodes

February 17th, 2010

WiMAX is slowly and steadily expanding in the U.S. through the efforts of Clearwire, the primary provider of WiMAX stateside. Globally, WiMAX is on a different track, exhibiting explosive growth with Asia Pacific and Europe leading the pack. The numbers, compiled by the WiMAX Forum, are revealing: Asia Pacific: 237 million people covered by 100 …

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 netbook to offer WiMAX option?

February 7th, 2010

Dell’s popular Mini 10 netbook may be adding WiMAX to its long list of connectivity options as the latest iteration, model 1012, was spotted at the FCC rocking the Intel WiMAX/WiFi link 6250 chipset. The Mini 10 is highly customizable with the base computer including a 10.1 inch widescreen display with an HD resolution option, …