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Sprint 4G goes live in San Francisco today, HTC promises to unveil LTE device January 6

As promised, Sprint has lit up its 4G WiMax service in San Francisco today. “The Bay Area is responsible for creating so much new technology and today we are bringing the power of 4G to our customers in that region who are hungry for fast mobile broadband,” Sprint 4G President Matt Carter said in a press release.

According to the carrier, with the major addition of the Bay Area to its roster, Sprint's WiMAX services are now available in 71 markets across the country.

In other 4G news, it appears that HTC is preparing to unveil its first LTE-enabled device for Verizon, the Thunderbolt 4G. A launch page on the HTC website shows a cloaked device standing among Sprint's HTC EVO 4G, T-Mobile's MyTouch 4G, and T-Mobile's G2 by HTC. The words, "On January 6th, HTC will be the first to 4G. Again," appear across the page. The URL for the preview page has "Thunderbolt-4G" in it.

January 6 lines up quite well with Verizon's promise to unveil LTE devices at CES 2011. Could the Thunderbolt be the same as the HTC Mecha we caught glimpses of in November? Time will tell.

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SF only?
By chrnochime on 12/29/2010 1:38:39 AM , Rating: 2
San Fran is kind of different from "Bay Area"

I want to know when we get to have Wimax in the South Bay area, not just up in the City.

RE: SF only?
By chrnochime on 12/29/2010 1:40:10 AM , Rating: 2
Article says SJ and Palo Alto. That still leaves a whole bunch of other cities in the Bay Area not covered.

RE: SF only?
By RamarC on 12/29/2010 9:49:39 AM , Rating: 2
More Info?
By cjohnson2136 on 12/28/2010 8:45:36 AM , Rating: 2
Any more info on the phone other then it being 4G. I mean this is not really a lot of news

So, no Incredible HD?
By Treknologist on 12/28/2010 9:42:44 AM , Rating: 2
I thought the Mecha was supposed to be the Incredible HD. Either the rumors for the name were wrong or the Incredible HD is something else altogether?

By tallguywithglasseson on 12/31/2010 2:20:52 PM , Rating: 2
The URL for the preview page has "Thunderbolt-4G" in it.
Here, try this link:

It has a "Yo Mama so fat" joke in the URL and brings you to the exact same page.

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