Palm to make a WiMax smartphone for Sprint?

With Sprint getting ready to launch 4G / WiMax in many new US markets this year, some phone manufacturers are surely thinking about making WiMax hardware for the carrier.

Apart from HTC (which should launch the Supersonic Android phone), Palm may also introduce a WiMax handset via Sprint.

According to ComputerWorld, Kris Keilhack from PalmInfocenter says that there are some rumors regarding a Palm WiMax handset – although, of course, nothing is confirmed yet.

At the moment, sales of the WebOS-based Palm Pre and Palm Pixi (pictured below) are “below expectations”, despite the fact that Palm launched the Plus versions of the two smartphones via Verizon Wireless.

Palm-WebOS WiMax 4G Sprint

A smartphone that combines WebOS and 4G / WiMax could be successful and bring Palm some profit, even though the device would be made only for Sprint’s customers.

Palm could also launch handsets via AT&T and T-Mobile this year, but these won’t have 4G connectivity.

Via BGR

Author: Ilinca Nita

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    I rather enjoy Palm products. but I hear they are having trouble as of late. Well at least if they fail to do a good job. I wish them the best. I'm just glade I'm on sprint.

    Samuel

  • http://www.pagepropeller.com/webdesignrichardsontx.html Web Design Richardson Texas

    I rather enjoy Palm products. but I hear they are having trouble as of late. Well at least if they fail to do a good job. I wish them the best. I'm just glade I'm on sprint.

    Samuel