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
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.
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.
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.