Kelly Hodgkins reports for The Boy Genius Report, “In the world according to Sprint, the solution is not the next generation iPhone on the nation’s most improved network, but rather the slim and sleek Overdrive which can offer 4G connectivity to all those ailing iPhone handsets.”

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Hodgkins’ article is here.

The Boy Genius’ review of Sprint’s Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot Video is here.

MacDailyNews Take: 4G iPad, anyone?

MacDailyNews Note: Sprint’s Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot can be purchased along with 3G/4G plans at select Sprint retail stores and select Best Buy stores; available through business sales, Web ( and Telesales (1-800-SPRINT1). Sprint offers 3G/4G data plans for consumers and businesses for US$59.99 per month.

Sprint is the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 27 markets, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Portland, Ore., San Antonio and Seattle. Sprint 4G is also offered in Abilene, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Austin, Texas; Bellingham, Wash.; Boise, Idaho; Charlotte, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Greensboro, N.C. (along with High Point and Winston-Salem); Honolulu; Killeen/Temple, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Maui, Hawaii; Midland/Odessa, Texas; Milledgeville, Ga.; Raleigh, N.C. (along with Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham); Salem, Ore.; Waco, Texas and Wichita Falls, Texas.

In 2010, Sprint expects to launch service in multiple markets, including Boston, Houston, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

Sprint’s network coverage map is here.

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