Since Tablets and “4G speeds” are the two latest crazes in the high-tech world, Sprint will be launching a 4G enabled tablet at some point next year. It seems Sprint is aiming to take the leadership in the 4G tablet business with a new tab not powered by Android.
The news comes from the carrier’s president of business markets, Paget Alves, who missed to mention which company will make the device. Samsung is well versed with WiMAX, so we think the Galaxy Tab 4G is a likely option. However, there’s also Motorola and perhaps even RIM which are looking to bring their tablets to the Sprint customers. In that sense, Paget hinted they do plan to offer tablets running various operating systems that leaves RIM (QNX OS), Windows Phone 7 or even webOS as the possible options for the new, 4G Sprint tablet’s operating system.
Paget Alves, Sprint’s President of Business Markets, who says that “the adoption rate for tablets in the business sector is much, much faster than we expected”, claiming that 70 to 80% of the CIOs he has talked to express interest in deploying tablets for a sizeable part of their employees. According to Alves, the key is in attractive data plans and that’s why “lots of different prices are being tried right now.”
Let’s wait and see what operating system are they going to use? Do you really hope any Android Tablet from Sprint?