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    Article: Sprint cancels plans to launch 4G BlackBerry PlayBook citing lack

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    Not too mention that sprint has slowed on expanding its 4g.

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    Sprint will eventually switch from WiMax to LTE. However, WiMax support will not be ending anytime soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lak611 View Post
    Sprint will eventually switch from WiMax to LTE. However, WiMax support will not be ending anytime soon.
    Just wish we'd see some of that up here. Got to try 4g when we went to DC. Wasn't fantastic but was better than 3g. Guess just gotta be thankful for what we've got


    Which has me thinking while up there I noticed wifi is everywhere. My brother-in-law even has a small data plan because he can basically jack into wifi everywhere he needs to be. If its like that in most cities, a tab with a radio may not be that important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    Just wish we'd see some of that up here. Got to try 4g when we went to DC. Wasn't fantastic but was better than 3g. Guess just gotta be thankful for what we've got


    Which has me thinking while up there I noticed wifi is everywhere. My brother-in-law even has a small data plan because he can basically jack into wifi everywhere he needs to be. If its like that in most cities, a tab with a radio may not be that important.
    My neighbourhood actually has public WiFi. I never use it, since I have 15 Mbps up and 1 Mbps down from Time-Warner.
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    Well out here in the sticks we train squirrels to run in a wheel to power our 56k modems.......

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    ... Not us. Here we burn the sticks to boil water, to produce steam...
    LOL, no. Here we're well served. Can't complain... Yet.

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    According to Engadget:

    Update: RIM wrote in to share the following statement:

    RIM has decided to prioritize and focus its 4G development resources on LTE. We remain excited and committed to delivering innovative and powerful 4G tablets to the US market together with our carrier partners. Testing of BlackBerry 4G PlayBook models is already underway and we plan to enter labs for network certifications in the US and other international markets this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    Well out here in the sticks we train squirrels to run in a wheel to power our 56k modems.......
    You have 56K modems wow, that's as surprising as Sprint having customers Seriously though I am not sure if the tablets really need a Radio, with WiFi everywhere and the latest phones have MiFi capabilities or one can always buy a MiFi unit which will run several computers/tablets. My wife has a 3G Ipad2, hardly ever uses the 3G capability. I have a MiFi in Canada which I log into with both the Playbook and my US blackberry reducing the data costs

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    Could it be because Sprint as mentioned above lacks customers

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    Well out here in the sticks we train squirrels to run in a wheel to power our 56k modems.......
    Chances are you probably could get satellite Internet, but that is really expensive, and they throttle the speeds anyway.
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    I joke, but honestly the 3g speeds are livable for sutfing. YouTube isn't that bad, and it takes about 40-50 minutes to get 350mb ROMs. Not great, but better than nothing.

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