Not content to just titillate us with images of the new Sprint HTC EVO 4G, the partnership of Clearwire Corp. and Sprint has announced a list of new cities that will be receiving 4G service as soon as this summer. Along with the release of their new phone, it’s probably not too far off to suggest that the companies are looking to bank on the “4G is a number higher, so it must be better” way of marketing.
Clearwire also today announced plans to launch 4G mobile broadband service in 19 additional cities this summer, including previously announced markets Kansas City, KS; St. Louis, MO; Salt Lake City, UT, and the core area of Washington, D.C. and newly announced markets Nashville, TN; Daytona, Orlando and Tampa, FL; Rochester and Syracuse, NY; Merced, Modesto, Stockton, and Visalia, CA; Wilmington, DE; Grand Rapids, MI; Eugene, OR; and Yakima and Tri-Cities, WA.Clearwire Corp
If you’re in one of those markets, congrats! You’ll be able to enjoy faster speeds on your HTC EVO 4G. If not, the same release made note of more cities being added by the end of 2010, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, the San Francisco Bay Area, Miami, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
You’d figure with some of these cities being pretty big tech centers (the Bay Area, LA, NYC) they’d come first, but what’s likely is that they need to lay more infrastructure to make sure those areas are stable.
To check your coverage area, please visit sprint.com/4g.