Sprint mentioned a nice nugget of information at the end of their main device strategy briefing for the new 4G LTE network they’ve announced. 15 new CMDA/LTE smartphones, tablets and datacards will be coming in 2012 as they look to provide devices for consumers to take advantage of the new network right away.
This is a huge goal compared to other carriers who usually only have a handful of capable non-hotspot and non-modem devices within a year of launching their networks. Motorola is confirmed to be a major provider of a 4G phone for Sprint in 2012 and we’re sure many others are in line. No specific information on any of that yet but we imagine we’ll learn more in the first half of next year.