September 20, 2021

Verizon & Sprint Announce New 4G Phones On The Way

sprint EVO Shift 4G

Sprint and Verizon are duking out 4G dominance, with consumers being the real winners. Image courtesy of Sprint.

The mobile industry is a hot one, especially for cellular carriers such as Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. Both announced that new 4G phones, taking advantage of the fastest mobile Internet, are on their way.

As consumers continue to chase after more bandwidth on every day devices such as their cell phones, companies are rising to the challenge, working to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Sprint was the first national carrier to fire up a 4G network for its wireless users. It launched back in 2008. Sprint’s CEO, Dan Hesse, just announced that second generation, 4G devices, will start to become available. A new HTC EVO Shift 4G and MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot will be part of the seventeen devices Sprint has introduced for its 4G service.

“Sprint will continue to set the bar for feature-rich and customer-friendly 4G devices into 2011,” Hesse said.

A mention by the Wall Street Journal pegged the HTC EVO Shift at a retail price of $149, which could encourage a host of people to upgrade.

Verizon, the largest wireless carrier in the United States, is working on its own 4G network and capable devices. It’s expected that they will reveal at least four phones capable of taking advantage of the 4G network in the very near future.