Sprint's got the first "official" info on their EV-DO network

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Just when we thought we weren't going to get any more post-Spring pre-Fall-CTIA cellular action, Sprint's let fly the first real info on their forthcoming EV-DO data network, which should be available in as many as 39 markets this month, and 60 by early 2006 (including the venerable Kansas City, Mo., Las Vegas, Nev., and Des Moines, Iowa). Their ultimate goal is 200 total markets serving data at between 300 to 500kbps (with burst speeds of 2.4mbps), which, though lofty for any company, is totally within their reach. To make our wait worthwhile they're supposedly getting "four Asian-sourced EV-DO handsets" to do the job (as you may recall, they only have Sierra AirCard 580 EV-DO PC card out right now), one of which could be announced this week. Oh, and finally, they also announced plans for an EV-DO Rev. A upgrade in late 2006 or early 2007 which could enable their VoIP ReadyLink Push-To-Talk initiative—a little far off for now, so just keep your eyes on the prize, Sprint. You're almost there.

[Via PhoneScoop]