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Connected device sales will grow 77% to 39 million in 2011, Berg Insight says

February 17th, 2011

In a report titled Emerging Wireless Consumer Devices published this month by Berg Insight, the firm claims that sales of connected consumer devices will grow 77% in 2011. Berg estimates that 22 million consumer devices with embedded cellular connectivity were sold in 2010, and that number will nearly double in 2011 to 39 million. In …

Sprint inks WiMAX global roaming deal with DigiCel, Global Mobile

January 31st, 2011

While this isn’t the most comprehensive global-roaming agreement you will ever see, it’s a start. Via a short press release, the U.S.’s third largest wireless provider — Sprint — has announced a global-roaming deal that will allow its WiMAX customers to operate on the Digicel and Global Mobile networks in Jamaica and Taiwan respectively. Sprint users traveling to the …

Sprint’s latest 4G phone just $89.99 from Amazon

January 21st, 2011

Sprint released its latest 4G phone earlier this month and the launch price of $149.99 seemed surprisingly reasonable for a well-spec’d 4G smartphone with all the trimmings. As reasonable as that might be, the second smartphone in Sprint’s EVO line is now available from AmazonWireless for just $89.99 with a new two-year contract. The HTC EVO …

WiMAX operators meet in Taipei to draft global roaming agreement

January 14th, 2011

Sixteen WiMAX operators from around the world convened in Taipei this week to draft an international roaming agreement for their 4G networks. The WiMAX Forum Global Operator Summit, as it is being called, had just shy of seventy representatives working on the deal. Global roaming is projected to be a $67 billion business by 2015. “The WiMAX …

Sprint to announce ‘another industry first’ on February 7th

January 12th, 2011

Sprint just sent out invitations to a press event that will be held early next month in New York City. It is unclear what will be announced at the event, which will take place on February 7th — just one week ahead of the annual Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona. Sprint’s invitation states that …

HTC to ship 10 million 4G smartphones in 2011

January 10th, 2011

According to a new report from industry watcher DigiTimes on Monday, HTC is expected to ship 10 million 4G smartphones in 2011. The Chinese website claims industry sources have pegged 10 million as the probable figure for shipments this year, and the estimate includes only LTE and WiMAX-enabled smartphones. Both T-Mobile and AT&T have decided …

BlackBerry 4G PlayBook with… 4G support coming to Sprint this summer

January 6th, 2011

RIM let us know that in addition to their BlackBerry PlayBook that pairs with your BlackBerry smartphone, they have a 4G version of the tablet lined up ready to go on Sprint’s 4G network. It is set to launch this summer on Sprint’s “blazingly fast” network, and will provide “a high performance platform that will enable a …

HTC EVO Shift 4G shown off on video

January 4th, 2011

Gaming Google isn’t just for hard up magazine publishers anymore, as cell phone retailer Wirefly tries to milk as much search traffic as possible with its new “HTC Evo Shift Review.” Coinciding with Sprint’s announcement earlier this morning, Wirefly has issued a lengthy video showcasing the new EVO Shift 4G. Available on YouTube in full …

Sprint intros new MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

January 4th, 2011

Alongside its new HTC EVO Shift 4G, Sprint announced Tuesday the upcoming release of the MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot. The name is a bit of a mouthful but the device is compact and portable, allowing users to carry a powerful WiMAX-ready hotspot with them at all times. Like Sprint’s Overdrive mobile hotspot, the MiFi 3G/4G connects …