updated 04:50 pm EDT, Thu June 25, 2009
Sprint to get Hero, WiMAX
Wireless provider Sprint is reportedly currently testing the HTC Hero before its release at the end of the year, as well as a portable WiMAX device from Samsung which could be the touchscreen Mondi. According to a Thursday PhoneNews leak, the WiMAX device will ship with the Android operating system, just like the HTC Hero, instead of a Windows Mobile OS, like reported earlier.
Rumors of this device coincide with Sprint's own admission earlier in the year that it would be bringing out a number of WiMAX-enabled devices, including a tri-mode CDMA and WiMAX device sometime before 2010. No other specs or pricing are known, though it's likely both would follow Sprint's typical smartphone data and 4G rates.