Sprint Promises WiMAX Cell Phones Later This Year

Sprint Promises WiMAX Cell Phones Later This Year


Sprint has been trying to promote XOHM for some time now, but we never did hear when an actual cell phone with WiMAX capabilities would be released. The Apple iPhone from AT&T may lack any sort of 3G connectivity, but Sprint plans on leap-frogging that generation altogether to head into the world of 4G.

But when will these phones arrive? According to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, the company plans on releasing dual CDMA/WiMAX handsets some time this year. He didn’t specify exactly which handsets they would be offering or from which manufacturers, nor did he indicate a launch date any more specific than “some time this year.”

Well, this is the first time that we’ve heard anything about the WiMAX launch from an official Sprint source. Could XOHM be Sprint’s savior?