Originally Posted by Tragic
Sprint has had the deal with HTC's inability to fulfill inventory requests. The phone's "flew off the shelf" and the shelves were never restocked. That would not have been the case if Sprint would have gone to say Apple or Samsung for high volume requests.
But while we're on the topic of LTE... Sprint & Clearwire (creater of WiMAX) is a composed of partners including Sprint, Time Warner, Google and other companies has announced LTE 4G trials.
"Clearwire if proceeding with plans to conduct 4G LTE technology trials, these are expected to yield unmatched wireless speeds in the U.S. and to test multiple coexistence scenarios between LTE and WiMAX radio technologies. The new tests are designed to show the unique capability of Clearwire's spectrum holdings and to examine a variety of potential future technology combinations." Clearwire Announces New 4G LTE Technology Trials Expected to Yield Unmatched Wireless Speeds in the U.S. - MarketWatch
Part of HTC's problem was their reliance on other manufacturers for parts.