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Why You’ll Likely See Sprint LTE Phones Sooner Than Later

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Any remaining Sprint (NYSE: S) customers holding out hope for new WiMAX smartphones can officially consider such hopes dashed. On Thursday, Fierce Wireless heard Sprint’s SVP of networks, Bob Azzi, confirm that no additional WiMAX phones will be launched. With Sprint’s move to LTE for mobile broadband, this may not surprise, but earlier in the year, the operator said it would offer new WiMAX devices throughout 2012.