Sprint Revises LTE Plans, Smartphones Delayed Until After Mid-2012 Discussion

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  1. Valerie Sarnataro

    Valerie Sarnataro Brighthand Contributor

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    Sprint recently announced revised plans to launch its first 4G LTE handsets in the second half of 2012, rather than the company's original goal to have a dozen LTE-enabled phones by June of next year. This is a significant slow-down in the carrier's switch from WiMAX to LTE.

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  2. Varjak

    Varjak Mobile Deity

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    I predicted this. They just don't have the money.
     
  3. Ed Hardy

    Ed Hardy TabletPCReview Editor Staff Member

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    My prediction is that one of Sprint's first LTE device will be the next-generation iPhone. Apple needs a 4G model, and it's not going to wait for Sprint to be ready -- Sprint needs to be sure it has a LTE network when Apple is ready to launch.
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  4. Varjak

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    That may well be; but as you say, Apple's not gonna wait; and Sprint just doesn't have the money to build infrastructure, so they'll have an LTE phone that only work in a very limited area (more limited than WiMax).
     
  5. Scott_L

    Scott_L Palm til it's gone!

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    I've been with Sprint for 11 years, so I'm not posting just to pick on them - I stay because service is usually "acceptable" and price is great. Even from a window seat on the 7th floor in downtown Hartford it struggles. It's weak in my house and I have to go to the 2nd floor at my Mom's house. Not in the boonies, we live in well populated central areas where I would expect near flawless coverage. Sprint chooses to leave gaping holes in their coverage maps in areas that should be covered.

    I can get full strength signal easy though ... all I have to do is drive to a college campus or Sprint store. :rolleyes:
     

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