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Sprint Launching First LTE Phones, but the Network Is Yet to Come

Sprint plans to start selling its first LTE-capable phones, though it has yet to officially launch LTE service.

Today, the No. 3 U.S. carrier will start selling both the Galaxy Nexus and the mid-range LG Viper 4G.

But don’t expect the high-speed service just by purchasing the phone. Neither phone supports Sprint’s existing Wi-Max network, nor has Sprint officially launched LTE service in any major cities.

The company has said that it expects by midyear to launch service in six areas — Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio, Houston, Kansas City and Baltimore — and go on to cover 123 million people by the end of this year and 250 million by the end of 2013.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik