Las Vegas – Sprint (NYSE: S) announced on Wednesday that it will
release its first "4G" handset this summer, the EVO 4G from Taiwan’s
Sprint’s 4G network is powered by Clearwire’s WiMax technology, which is
currently available in 27 cities as a data network for laptop computers.
company said it will offer download speeds up to 10 times faster than current 3G
The Google Android-based EVO will sport a 4.3-inch screen, and offer
"tethering" of its speedy 4G signal to laptops in a portable hotspot
It will also feature two cameras, including one with HD video capture
that will let users "share moments in real time over the Internet
The Associated Press noted the device’s potential for video
calling, and Sprint director of product marketing David Owens told AP the
company is working with developers to create such software.