Sprint 4G slate coming in 2011 possibly the PlayBook

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first_imgIf you’re a Sprint customer specifically for their incredible 4G WiMax flavor of mobile broadband, don’t despair: your iPad might never run on the network, but Sprint plans on bringing a 4G-capable tablet to the network in early 2011.The news comes via Paget Alves, Sprint’s President of Business Markets, who tells Forbes that a WiMax-capable Slate is expected to arrive at a subsidized price on the Sprint network sometime in 2011. Alves was coy about who would be manufacturing the tablet, or even what operating system it was likely to run. They already sell the Samsung Galaxy Tab, albeit at slower 3G speeds. Perhaps an updated Tab, or some other Android tablet, possibly running Honeycomb.Still, there’s other possibilities here. RIM‘s BlackBerry PlayBook is one possibility, but I doubt it, considering how it would need to be custom-tailored for Sprint’s particular interpretation of 4G. No matter what tablet ends up coming out, it looks like it’ll have an audience at Sprint: according to Alves, 70-80 percent of their enterprise customers are interested in deploying tablets within their organizations.Read more at Forbeslast_img

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