Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Sprint may get HTC Hero, Samsung WiMAX device

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.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. midtoad

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jul 2007

    +1

    does not compute

    Sprint's network is CDMA, while the Hero runs on HSPA (GSM-derived) networks, so it's rather unlikely that Sprint will get this phone. Instead, it would have to be T-Mobile or AT&T in the US, and Rogers or Fido in Canada (but with Telus as a possibility from October onwards when they roll out their new HSPA network).

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News