If you were hopeing that the Apple announcement of Tuesday would be trumped by an exclusive iPhone5 on Sprint you were wrong. The confirmation from company that no new handsets would be shown off at its Strategy Event. Instead, the carrier is specializing in how it intends to bundle all of these separate radios — CDMA, LTE, WiMAX into a future device line up.
Emphasizing the requirement for an enhanced user expertise over 4G technology selling, the operator stressed a commitment to supporting existing WiMAX subs.Dual-mode CDMA / LTE merchandise are set to launch within the middle of next year, with tablets, smartphones and modems across each the high end and mid range to be on provide. Motorola’s Sanjay Jha appeared in a very taped phase to substantiate his company’s involvement within the production of those 3G/4G merchandise.
Of course, Sprint plans to support current CDMA and WiMAX merchandise, providing them for sale throughout 2012. As for Direct Connect, 3 of these Push-to-Talk handsets can hit the carrier within the last quarter of 2011, with extra devices planned for 2012.