Hey Sprint HTC EVO 4G owners, you’ll soon be able to get your high-speed data fix around New York City, according to early reports. Apparently some people have been able to not only detect 4G networks, but are even able to transmit data, though it’s far from a stable connection or widespread. In all likelihood, Sprint is in the midst of testing, and it may be awhile before they open the pipes for a full release.
Sprint has dedicated itself to expanding WiMAX to not only New York City, but also Los Angeles, Boston, and a variety of other major urban centres across the U.S. this year, in addition to those they’ve covered in ’09. New York City is particularly daunting market however, not only because of its population density, but manmade canyons that can make reception a problem. WiMAX is pretty awesome for now, but in the long run LTE will likely become widespread and Sprint will need to switch. Still, the HTC EVO 4G has managed to to catch a lot of attention, and will give them a chance to cash in on all of this infrastructure investment.