Correction: The number of Sprint WiMax markets is now 27.
Sprint is denying that one of its execs told Forbes this week that the carrier will introduce WiMax phones by the summer. According to spokeswoman Michelle Mermelstein, Sprint will keep its to deliver WiMax devices by the end of the year, but she would not set a specific time frame.
Even as annnouncing the 4G network in 2006, the carrier as its debut WiMax city in October 2008. Since that time, and despite , Sprint slowly the network to an additional 17 markets.and pursue LTE for their 4G networks, Sprint and its have firmly in the WiMax camp. After
That's why we can't help but wonder if something is up. The carrier enthusiasticallya 3G/4G wireless Wi-Fi router at CES last month, and it has made WiMax a centerpiece of its services. A router is great, but when you're promoting a service you can only go so long without any compatible phones. There's still a lot of time between February and the summer months, including next month's CTIA show, so anything could happen.