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The first WiMAX-capable smartphone is said to be slated for introduction next week by Sprint Nextel. The phone will be the widely rumored HTC Supersonic, according to a report in Wednesday's Wall Street Journal citing the ever-loquacious "people familiar with the matter". The introductory honors will be borne by Sprint Nextel …

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Happy

Pl clarify

So how does Wimax phone work against the current cellular one? And how different would the LTE then be from them?

Newbee, so pl someone clarify the differences and advantages.

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What about the HTC Quartz?

I thought that the HTC Quartz (released in November 2008) was a WiMAX capable smartphone, or is this reporting a different kind of "first"?

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Nice catch

But you know, it won't technichally be the first until a fruit claims to invent it.

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WTF?

Something of a chimera

How strange, a mobile telephone that is actually a computer that uses a wireless network designed for computer data traffic, used to make ordinary telephone calls over the public switched circuit telephone system.

I suppose the marriage between powerful pocket computer and mobile OFDM-based telephone makes sense, as you can devote all of those power-hungry GHz to making the telephone work when you're making calls, and make it run eWidgets when its not.

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