It’s wait and see for Sprint 4G. There are shortages that the company didn’t anticipate.
Sprint hoped to leap ahead by snagging customers from the competition by offering users faster speeds for data and video. The Evo 4G devices are made in Taiwan and the company, HTC Corp. hasn’t been able to keep up with Sprint’s demand, according to this HTC blog.
In the meantime, there are some pretty favorable reviews from customers - “I can now take the internet where ever I would like. Its Great!! Freinds (sic) are jealous! In most cases the overdrive is just as fast (if not faster) than my cable internet.” “Perfect Progression into 4G Connectivity,” “Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes.”
But the lesson we learned to ask because of Apple’s p.r. department faux pas is, are these comments real people, or are they "memorex"?
The Sprint network for the 4G service, Clearwire Corp., has 157,000 customers on the network, according to the Wall Street Journal in mid-July.
Perhaps Sprint should cool its jets on beating the competition until the kinks in production are worked out.