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WiMAX

Novatel’s MiFi 4082 packs WiMAX, gets rubber-stamped by FCC

December 14th, 2010

Today, the FCC gave Novatel Wireless’ MiFi 4082 the U.S. Government’s official seal of approval. What makes the 4082 unique from other MiFi devices, you ask? The addition of a WiMAX radio of course. The device will sport a CDMA radio capable of 1xRTT and EV-DO data along with a more attractive, 4G-ish, WiMAX option. If we had …

New HTC EVO Shift 4G image surfaces; launching January 9th?

December 13th, 2010

We last heard from the HTC EVO Shift 4G / HTC Knight / HTC Speedy last week when it popped up in a new series of accessory shots. It was a safe bet that we would soon be seeing more of Sprint’s HTC Desire Z iteration, and the weekend provided two new tidbits. The first …

Sprint signs 4G international roaming agreement with Digicel and Global Mobile

December 9th, 2010

Today, Sprint announced a new, 4G international-roaming agreement it signed with Jamaican carrier Digicel and Taiwanese carrier Global Mobile. The new agreement will allow select Sprint devices — currently the Sierra Wireless 250U and Sprint U600 — to operate on the aforementioned networks while traveling abroad. “With these agreements, Sprint is kicking down the door to 4G international roaming …

New HTC Knight images suggest imminent release

December 7th, 2010

An excited HTCPedia Shop just emailed us several times to show off a handful of new HTC Knight images it received from one of its suppliers. The HTC Knight — also known as the HTC Speedy, and rumors suggest it could launch as the HTC EVO Shift 4G — is a forthcoming Android smartphone for …

Sprint outlines network evolution plan, multimode towers in 2011

December 6th, 2010

Today, U.S. wireless provider Sprint published a press release outlining its “Network Vision” to be implemented over the next several years. As the PR reads: Today, Sprint uses separate equipment to deploy services on 800MHz spectrum, 1.9GHz spectrum and, through its relationship with Clearwire, 2.5GHz spectrum. Under the terms of the new contracts, Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson …

Sprint launches WiMAX network in six additional cities

November 29th, 2010

Early this morning, U.S. Wireless carrier Sprint announced it has blanketed Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio with its WiMAX network. “With the addition of these six markets, Sprint 4G is now available in 68 markets across the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and New York City,” reads the …

HTC phone wielding CDMA and WiMAX radios crosses the FCC’s desk

November 20th, 2010

It looks like an HTC handset packing both CDMA and WiMAX radios has made its way to the FCC. Unfortunately, we’re not treated to any additional information about the aforementioned mystery device. Now, we’re assuming it will be headed to Sprint due to the radio combinations but not even that is a sure thing. Could …

Clearwire, Sprint launch WiMAX network in Sacramento, CA [Updated]

November 15th, 2010

Early this morning, WiMAX network operator Clearwire announced the availablity of its 4G network to residents of Sacramento, California. “Whether as a critical link for the Pony Express or for the first transcontinental railroad, Sacramento has long been at the forefront of this country’s ever-growing need to communicate. With today’s launch, Sacramento reinforces its historical …

Sprint, Clearwire to enter arbitration over out-of-network Evo, Epic handsets

November 11th, 2010

FierceWireless is reporting that U.S. wireless carrier Sprint and its WiMAX-network partner Clearwire have entered arbitration over the monthly rate the latter company charges for WiMAX enabled smartphones on its network. Currently, around 810,000 Epic and Evo handset owners use their device in areas where Clearwire’s service is unavailable. Despite this fact, the WiMAX network …