Sprint expands 4G markets, teases us with CTIA invite

Sprint isn't saying much, but we know that something is up with WiMax.

Last week we told you that Sprint was being cagey about the future of its WiMax devices. The carrier isn't saying when it will offer 4G phones, but we're betting that the summer timeframe> isn't so far-fetched.

Indeed, the carrier is doing its best to keep WiMax in the news. On Wednesday, Sprint announced that it would expanded 4G to additional markets in 2010 and it sent us an invitation for a media event featuring CEO Dan Hesse at CTIA next month.

The invitation doesn't say much, but it promises that the event will be all about "how Sprint is taking the wireless experience to new heights in 2010." Hmmm...I wonder what that could be. We hope to find more about the event as we get closer, but you'll find us in attendance at 1:30 p.m. PT on Tuesday, March 23.

The new WiMax markets include Boston, Denver, Kansas City (Sprint's home town, by the way), Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. More should come this year, but Sprint did not offer a full list or dates for activation. Currently, the carrier's 4G is available in 27 cities. See Sprint's WiMax page for the details.

 

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