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  • djc208 - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    So this effectively confirms that sprint WiMax is dead, its also interesting because sprint will be selling a phone for a network it doesn't currently have.

    I have been a long time sprint customer but I'm honestly wondering what benefit they have any more.
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  • Brian Klug - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    Sprint actually worked out a deal with Clearwire to keep WiMAX working through 2015 a while back.

    -Brian
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  • djc208 - Friday, January 06, 2012 - link

    Sure, but if you don't have WiMax now, you're not going to get it - ever. The deal keeps the WiMax network alive but there's no money for expansion, that's all going to LTE.

    So I have no hope of getting 4G through Sprint on WiMax, and with them starting over on LTE, I probably won't have that anytime soon either. Meanwhile Verizon LTE is already in my area. I try to support the underdog but Sprint is just not making it easy any more.
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  • EnerJi - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    So it'll get even WORSE battery life than the Verizon LTE version? No thanks, Personally, still waiting for the the unlocked HSPA+ version to show up for a reasonable price in the US. Reply
  • legoman666 - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/4/2681633/good-deal... You missed your chance. Reply
  • dagamer34 - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    You do realize that modern phone CPUs are able to downclock themselves when not in use right? Reply
  • V-Money - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    I know what you mean, I'm still holding onto my Nexus one on T-Mobile. I was waiting for the nexus prime to upgrade, but it was only released on Verizon so I still have to wait a little longer. On the bright side, I installed ICS on my phone yesterday and its been working great so far (except the camera), so that should pacify me until its finally released. Reply
  • Araemo - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    Well, assuming you're correct about a simple multiplier switch (or whatever, same silicon)..

    1.2Ghz is 80% of 1.5Ghz
    307 Mhz is 79.95% of 384 Mhz.

    So, if they're all based on the same base clock and multipliers, that seems like a good bet that both will get boosted.
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  • Brian Klug - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    That's an interesting point - the scaling makes sense then.

    If you check out the link above ( https://github.com/supercurio/android-omap-tuna/bl... ) I point to the PowerVR driver .h file, where it just gets defined here:

    "#define SYS_SGX_CLOCK_SPEED 307200000"

    -Brian
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  • staticx57 - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    Why would everything else in that driver be defined for an OMAP4430 if the Verizon/GSM uses an OMAP 4460? Reply
  • pixelstuff - Thursday, January 05, 2012 - link

    Will also be interesting to see if Google Wallet is available for the Sprint LTE version. I would assume the phones are essentially the same when it comes to any special hardware like the secure element which Verizon seems to try and imply is missing or unsupported or something.

    Someone needs to do an in-depth article on that.
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  • V-Money - Friday, January 06, 2012 - link

    You can get it on the Verizon phone (without rooting) by following this article http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/12/18/how-to-get...
    Its not a limitation of the phone, its just that Verizon wants to promote its own pay service and didn't allow Google to preinstall it.
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  • wagsbags - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Sprint has said that they won't have any LTE phones until around the middle of the year, this seems to be a change in policy. Can we expect more LTE phone from them in the coming months? Reply
  • wagsbags - Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - link

    Oh I see, it's just a sneak peek, no actual release date. So who knows when it will actually be available. Reply

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