Sprint 4G LTE Coverage with Galaxy Nexus & HTC EVO One
It looks like the Sprint plan to rollout its new 4G LTE phone network by the middle of the year is very much on course. The carrier’s senior vice president of networks, Bob Azzi, has confirmed that Sprint will not be launching any more new phones for its current WiMAX network.
Instead, all upcoming devices will be compatible with the new, faster LTE service the carrier building out now. The development of the new network is said to be going well with only “final field testing” to be completed before the first coverage areas are activated for customers.
The exact launch date hasn’t yet been announced but we do know the first markets should be operational by mid-year, probably around the time the first LTE phone hits Sprint stores in June (see below).
Sprint recently confirmed the first markets to get coverage will be Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City and San Antonio. The entire rollout is due to be completed by the end of 2013.
Sprint HTC EVO One Launch
It looks like the Now carrier is about to announce the launch of it’s first LTE 4G phone. According to the internet rumor machine, the upcoming phone will be named the HTC EVO One and is said to feature a 4.7-inch 720p AMOLED display, 1.5Ghz dual-core processor, 16GB storage, 4G LTE, 8-megapixel main camera with 2-megapixel front camera and will run Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.
Other goodies include a kickstand and a pretty powerful 2,650mAh battery. Sprint is yet to announce an official launch date for the EVO One but the indications are that will be at the beginning of June.
Other LTE phones are on the horizon – in fact the carrier says it will launch 15 new devices before the end of the year. As well as the EVO One, we know of the LG Viper and the Sprint version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which is already available for Verizon.