Sprint HTC Supersonic to debut at CTIA Wireless
Sprint may unveil the first 4G phone next week at the CTIA wireless conference in Las Vegas. The device, which is reportedly made by HTC and called ‘HTC Supersonic,’ will run on the company’s WiMax network, which is being built by Clearwire. According to the WSJ’s “people familiar with the matter”, the Supersonic – expected to be an Android 2.1 device with a 4.3-inch display.
On Wednesday, March 24, Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse will keynote at the show. The WSJ said the device may be the highlight of Hesse’s presentation. However, rolling out a phone will be much more difficult. The phone will still have to rely a lot on the 3G network because the 4G footprint is still relatively small and 4G networks are only for data—users will still need 3G to talk.