It'd be easy to think that Telstra's the only 4G game in town, because for now, it sort of is. Optus has run some trials in 700Mhz LTE, purchased Vividwireless and did promise that it would have a 4G network up and running around Newcastle in April 2012 while everyone got confused about what 4G actually is. Hang on. It is April 2012. What gives?
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The BlackBerry PlayBook, perhaps the first great 7-inch tablet, has found an "exclusive" home with Sprint. It'll be available sometime between July and August, and the Sprint PlayBook will come complete with that 4G (WiMAX). Pricing details are unknown at this point but here's what the PlayBook's OS looks like to keep yourself excited.
Sad news, folks: Clear's iSpot WiMax hotspot is apparently being discontinued already—barely five months after being introduced.
The next T-Mobile myTouch, which looks to be a fine phone as T-Mobile's first video-chatting Android phone, is being re-branded as the myTouch 4G. But it's not really 4G. And it's pretty lame of them to call it that.
San Franciscans are among the likely folks in America to take to WiMax 4G. So why'd they have to wait so long to get it, despite indications that it was pretty much ready to launch months ago? Hooray, bureaucracy!