Official EVO Rumors and Speculation thread


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  1. evotitans

    evotitans Well-Known Member


    Thats what I mean though....Clearwire could be the "name" we are looking for, to see a deal with Walmart, not Sprint.

    And yea its been noted that Sprint is the one funding new towers for the network....considering it cost Sprint considerably less to run 4G, then deal with the 3G network.

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  2. THEFORCE

    THEFORCE Well-Known Member

    im not trying to bring the mood down but those green dots are 30 mile radius and from my understand the wimax signal has from between 1.5 and 3 mile coverage.
  3. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    Right now, this is a silly argument anyway, but it's interesting. My point is, if you google "walmart wimax" you'll see all the reports are old, mostly. The newest ones go back to January, but then nothing since.
  4. THEFORCE

    THEFORCE Well-Known Member

    yeah, to me it just doesnt make sense to put an antenna on walmart when walmarts are usually in an area with towers around.
  5. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

    Yea, I was going to say if you look aty a singular dot in Nevada or Montana those things are bigger than a typical county...no way there would be that much coverage.
  6. THEFORCE

    THEFORCE Well-Known Member

    if they could get a signal that was that good, they could cover this country in less than a year lol
  7. drksilenc

    drksilenc Well-Known Member

    its 50 mile radius actually... for wimax coverage per tower
  8. drksilenc

    drksilenc Well-Known Member

    o and the more wimax towers the faster and more reliable your signal is. with the evo we can use up to 5 towers at a time. the more towers available the faster it will be like multi threading on a processor
  9. evotitans

    evotitans Well-Known Member


    Yea I was going to say, with a stronger line of sight antenna WiMax can do upwards of a 30 mile radius.

    HowStuffWorks "WiMAX Wireless Network"


    So even one Walmart could cover a large town/community. Now add in towns with multiple Walmarts, and the coverage/signal strength is even far greater.

    Of course, we kinda are over speculating something, that hasnt had any buzz in recent weeks/months.


    So anything good EVO news lately?
  10. THEFORCE

    THEFORCE Well-Known Member

    the clear representatives have been telling people if they are within 3 miles of a tower they can get a signal
  11. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    To take the opposite stance on what I've been saying, Jackson did say to look at the 4th Quarter and what we're saying could become a reality. I just don't think we should get our hopes up, unless we hear more later on in the year.
  12. THEFORCE

    THEFORCE Well-Known Member

    i hope it is a 30 mile radius since i have multiple wimax towers in my area
  13. spridell

    spridell Well-Known Member

    If this event is being held in NYC, does that mean NYC will have 4g coverage by then?

    You would think if they are showing off this device then they would want to show off the 4g also.
  14. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

    Theoretically it probably has a range like that, but not in a real world setting. Or else they could just plop a $3500 cabinet in the middle of every city in America and give it coverage.

    Everything I've seen says it has a realistic range of 1-3 miles (per tower or whatever).
  15. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Well-Known Member

    Well New York is one of the markets slated to be getting 4G this year and sooner rather than later so it wouldn't surprise me.
  16. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    Welcome spridell. From my understanding, it's already there and just needs to be turned on. Also, see this from CNET News.
  17. drksilenc

    drksilenc Well-Known Member

    cant wait for the maxtouch sensor in this beast of a phone. stylus glove and finger support ftw woot
  18. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Well-Known Member

    One thing I have to agree with Steve Jobs with, If you're using a stylus, you're doing it wrong...
  19. drksilenc

    drksilenc Well-Known Member

    you cant beat a stylus for accuracy and if they would let you use a stylus maybe the crazy koreans woundnt use sausages as a stylus when there wearing gloves
  20. ekt8750

    ekt8750 Well-Known Member

    I dunno. With the size of EVO's screen, I doubt you will need the stylus that much.
  21. senormatt

    senormatt Well-Known Member

  22. Non-line-of-sight use of WiMax, as would be seen with mobile devices, will not get anywhere near 30 mile radius coverage. Not even close. Maybe 4 or 5 miles, and that's probably a stretch.
  23. burgertime

    burgertime Well-Known Member

    I thought Clearwire already had a deal with Wal-Mart for their nationwide roll out?
  24. (EVO)Lution

    (EVO)Lution Well-Known Member

    Seems like phandroid.com is reporting that they recieved they're invite and are going to be attending that evening...

    Seems like there maybe something to this bill
    (note to self: try not to get too excited) OH HELL YEAAAAAA!!!!!!!!
  25. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    According to the Intel WiMAX video, the signal is only good for 1/2 to 2 kilometers. That's less than 2 miles, however, existing WiMAX signals can overlap each other to form arrays, which will boost the signal strength.
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