Sprint is wasting no time trying to get Wimax devices in end user’s hands. According to what Sprint told Forbes, we will see the carrier’s first Wimax handset by the first half of this year. If you were a betting man, or women, than you would put your money on that device being the rumored Android device known as the Supersonic. Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint also indicatyed that there would be multiple devices with Wimax launching by year’s end. This is great news for the carrier and hopefully will draw some more subscribers in and stop Sprint’s bleeding.
Say what you will, but Sprint has been pretty vocal, er, Twittery about the Hero and Moment 2.1 Android update. They just Tweeted another piece of info stating the update should drop early the second quarter of this year. Lets hope that means April.
Sprint users have been hanging in there waiting for 2.1 while Droid and Nexus One users have been running around with the hottness for weeks (yes I know the Droid is 2.0 Vic, close enough). Well Sprint has released a statement to reassure us that everything is on track and testing is going well. Below is the quote.
“A while back we announced our plans to update our Android devices to 2.1 in the first half of 2010. I just wanted to follow up with a quick status. The 2.1 update is currently being tested and things are going very well so far. We’re still targeting the first half of 2010 and if things continue to go smoothly we should have the update well within that time frame. I’m sure there will be a lot of questions about procedures and more exact time-frames but for now I won’t be able to say much more. I just wanted you all to know that things are still on track.”