Padget Alves, Sprint’s President of Business markets, revealed today that Sprint is working on a 4G tablet to launch in 2011. When Samsung announced that the Galaxy Tab was coming to all 4 major carriers in September, we were hopeful that the Tab may have a 4G variant at sprint, much like the Samsung Epic 4G, however it did not.
Alves told Forbes Magazine that about 80% of the business users Sprint polled were interested in using some kind of tablet in their workforce. Alves confirmed that Sprint was working on bringing a 4G tablet to the carrier next year but wouldn’t specify which manufacturer or operating system.
Sprint has had a lot of success with their Android offerings, especially their two 4G models, the HTC Evo and the Samsung Epic 4G. Andy Rubin showed off a Motorola tablet with the next version of Android, Honeycomb, on it this week at the All Things Digital, D: Dive into Mobile event. Rubin did not say what carrier or if that tablet had 4G connectivity. Although Motorola has been closely alligned withVerizon in regards to high end Android devices, Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, did elude to the fact they were going to be working more closely with the other three major carriers. So perhaps that tablet is headed to Sprint and 4G?
It could of course be the Blackberry Playbook. Sprint obviously doesn’t carry the Apple iPhone, and Blackberry and Android are their smartphone operating systems. Perhaps there is another tablet manufacturer lurking in the corners.
What tablet do you think is headed to Sprint 4G?
Source: Forbes Magazine