Sprint’s 4G network currently relies on WiMax technologies, but that’s about to change next year, when the carrier will deploy an LTE network.
And in case you’re wondering when Sprint will have LTE phones, the answer is: sometime in the second half of 2012.
According to Fierce Wireless, Sprint CFO Joseph Euteneuer declared during the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference that their LTE network would be “”very competitive to what’s out in the marketplace.”
For the moment, there are no specific details on Sprint’s first LTE handsets. But it makes perfect sense to assume that at least one of them will run Android. After all, every single LTE handset sold today in the US is Android-based. Windows Phone is also a possibility, since we’re hearing Nokia and AT&T are already in talks for an LTE-capable Lumia 800. And, of course, we could also see an LTE iPhone 5 on Sprint – assuming Apple finally includes LTE support in its smartphone.
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