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Google and Sprint Nextel announced Thursday that they will team up to develop a portal to let consumers search the Internet and mingle on social networks using mobile devices that work on a new, ultrafast WiMax network.

The deal makes Google the exclusive provider for Web search on the portal and the preferred provider of Internet chat and e-mail. Google also will be providing mobile ads, along with its search results, and sharing the revenue with Sprint.

Sprint, the third-largest wireless carrier by subscribers, said it will begin testing the new WiMax network in Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., by the end of the year. Commercial service will start in April and be available to 100 million people nationwide by the end of 2008, the company said.

Sprint announced plans in August to invest up to $3 billion in the new WiMax network. WiMax has a range of up to 10 miles and can transfer data at speeds similar to cable and DSL.
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I can't imagine THAT many people using their cell phones to "mingle on social networks", but they must be for a company to invest that much money into the project. I guess this is good news for us Sprint customers?
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They ARE going to rule the world ~.~
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I can't imagine THAT many people using their cell phones to "mingle on social networks", but they must be for a company to invest that much money into the project. I guess this is good news for us Sprint customers?
FINALLY! Sprint users like me almost never get anything good.

I got a new phone!! AHAHAH. HA.
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Hmmm, being a Sprint reseller, maybe I'll make more money now
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WiMax on mobile will be nice.

And, as a Sprint customer, really like the service. A lot of people bash Sprint, but I have found them to be a solid provider. Plus, I get 20% off my bill with them
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Is WiMax still rated to be T1 over wireless?
    
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finally my sprint phone will be able to do something cool...
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