Sprint, Verizon to bring more Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones
Sprint and Verizon say they will add and demand Wi-Fi in its future BlackBerrys.
"It is now a requirement for all our PDA equipment suppliers to include Wi-Fi," said Sprint's director of business product marketing, Jeff Clemow, in an interview with Fierce Wireless. He did not, however, specify a deadline for when manufacturers will have to adhere to this requirement.
Clemow added that the carrier decided to release the current version of the Tour to bring its lineup up to date and that "speed to market...outweighed the desire to wait for Wi-Fi."
Obviously, this is great news for customers of the CDMA carriers, but it certainly puts Sprint subscribers in a predicament, having to decided whether to buy the Tour now or wait till the Wi-Fi version comes out. Sprint didn't provide a specific availability date but said the device would be out sometime after the first of the year. Will you wait or buy now?