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Sprint’s new 4G technology not the only high-speed game in town

by on Mar.27, 2010, under Information Technology

four1This week at the CTIA Wireless Show, Sprint rolled out its new 4G-capable phone – but speed demons don’t necessarily need to become Sprint customers.

The device – made by Taiwanese phone company HTC and called the EVO 4G – is certainly impressive. It runs Android 2.1, has two cameras and runs on a 1-gigahertz Snapdragon processor – and, on paper, it bests even Google’s well-received Nexus One, PC magazine noted Wednesday.

But the 4G, or WiMAX, service that is the EVO 4G’s trademark is also its Achilles’ heel. At the moment, 4G speed is only available to about 30 million people in a select cadre of cities. Sprint promised to quadruple that number by year-end – but, as PC pointed out, the wireless company overpromised with WiMAX years ago, and has been under-delivering ever since.

It’s good to know, then, that another new high-speed network will soon be available.

T-Mobile announced this week an upgrade to its HSPA 3G standard, dubbed simply HSPA+. The new version of 3G – which InformationWeek said would be “peppier” than T-Mobile’s current 3G service – will be introduced across the carrier’s network by the end of the year.

source:www.job-news.odesk.com

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