Sprint launching a 4G tablet in 2011Alex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
Sprint is has nearly 70 markets lit up with WiMAX so far, with Denver and San Francisco coming later this month. Unfortunately, there's no way for customers to enjoy Sprint's 4G while also getting in on the new tablet trend. According to Sprint's Paget Alves, their president of business markets, that'll be changing next year, as the carrier plans to launch a 4G-capable tablet some time in 2011. Alves wouldn't share just who will the manufacturer will be, but did say that Sprint will soon sell tablets with different operating systems.
Once upon a time, Sprint's version of the Galaxy Tab was rumored to be launching with WiMAX capabilities. We all know that that didn't come to fruition, so it's exciting to know that our 4G tablet wishes will soon be fulfilled. While Alves wouldn't say which OS their 4G tablet will be running, it sounds like it won't be Android. We've heard that there will be a version of the PlayBook with 4G support, so that's certainly an option. Considering how tight HP/Palm and Sprint have been in the past, the webOS-powered PalmPad is another possibility. So now I post this question to you all: if you had the choice, which OS would you like to see on Sprint's WiMAX network?