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Clearwire to pursue its wholesale business as it curbs WiMAX equipment purchases

February 4th, 2010

According to Taiwanese WiMAX CPE makers, Clearwire is slowing its purchases of WiMAX equipment as it begins to ramp up its wholesale business. This expansion is not unexpected as Clearwire first offered wholesaler services in Q3 2009 and indicated that is looking to grow its wholesale business and add additional wholesale customers in the intervening …

Is this the HTC Supersonic?

January 26th, 2010

Mr. Blurrycam strikes again and this time, he brings along his friend Mr. Grainycam to shoot a few quick shots of the HTC Supersonic. The handset in the photos has the look of a typical HTC prototype device with its minimalistic appearance and name emblazoned on the back. According to the tipster and as previously …

Clearwire to trial WiMAX 2 in 2011, deploy in 2012?

January 20th, 2010

IEEE is expected to approve the 802.16m mobile WiMAX standard, also known as WiMAX 2, this summer. Under laboratory conditions, WiMAX 2 can deliver a blazing 120Mbit/s down and 60Mbit/s up when using 4×2 MIMO antennas on a 20MHz-wide channel. In practical terms, WiMAX 2 will approximately double the speed of the current WiMAX technology. …

HTC Supersonic to hit Sprint with WiMAX on board?

January 18th, 2010

A few weeks ago, we saw the HTC A9292 makes its debut on a leaked Sprint inventory list. Dubbed a WiMAX candybar, the A9292 is rumored to be the HTC Supersonic, an Android-powered beast with specs worthy of its codename. The Supersonic was tipped to include a 4.3-inch LCD display, Android 2.1 with Sense UI, …

Clear to launch two new VoIP-enabled WiMAX modems with built-in ATA

January 14th, 2010

Clear may be expanding its WiMAX offerings with the select launch of two new feature-rich WiMAX modems targeting home consumers. In addition to WiMAX connectivity, both modems offer VoIP functionality and feature integrated ATA, an emerging trend that obviates the need for an external ATA device for VoIP. The first WiMAX device is the Series …

Sprint cuts $10 off its unlimited 3G/4G mobile broadband plan

January 14th, 2010

To entice customers to jump on board the WiMAX bandwagon, Sprint has lowered the price of its 3G/4G mobile broadband plan by $10, bringing the final price down to a competitive $59.99 per month. The wireless includes unlimited 4G usage and 5GB of  in-network 3G usage or 300MB of out-of-network 3G usage. The lowered plan …

Sprint and Walmart to team up on WiMAX?

January 13th, 2010

An interesting rumor making the rounds suggests that Sprint may be leveraging the distribution of Walmart’s 4,200 retail stores to expand its WiMAX footprint. According to the unconfirmed rumor, Sprint would place a WiMAX tower at Walmart locations across the U.S. as a means of easily and inexpensively deploying new towers. No word on whether …

CES 2010 Wrap Up Podcast!

January 12th, 2010

We wanted to do something special for the end of CES 2010, so we’ve recorded a nice little wrap up of most of the mobile content we saw as well as some other good stuff like home entertainment, TV’s, etc. Check out our wrap up podcast below! Special shout out to Sprint for sponsoring our …

Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot hands on

January 7th, 2010

We’re here live at Sprint’s 4G palace at CES and we’re giving the Overdrive by Sierra Wireless a test drive. Before we get on with this we review, one thing is clear about this new mobile hotspot: it is hot like fire. Currently we’re writing this post using the Overdrive and we’re seeing 4.6Mbps downlink …

Sprint 3G/4G Overdrive mobile hotspot gets official

January 6th, 2010

What, you don’t remember? For all you road warriors out there, the new Sprint Overdrive sure seems like a no brainer. In addition to offering up Sprint 3G’s network a la MiFi style, the Sierra Wireless-crafted Overdrive also supports Sprint’s 4G network, giving you and your 4 buddies access over Wi-Fi to blistering fast data …