Sprint to offer service too?

patricem

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Apple Insider :
Alleged Best Buy inventory leak shows mysterious Sprint iPad listings

By Josh Ong

Published: 08:25 PM EST (05:25 PM PST)

Purported leaked images of Best Buy's internal inventory system contain mysterious references to a Sprint iPad with what seem to be two-year contract options.

Sprint was noticeably absent from this week's third-generation iPad announcement, which highlighted 4G LTE providers AT&T and Verizon. The wireless operator later issued a statement saying that it had "nothing to announce at this time" regarding the arrival of the iPad on its network.

However, a new leak from Engadget may hint that preparations are being made for the iPad to become available on Sprint. A tipster sent in photos of Best Buy's inventory system with 14 separate entries for a "Sprint iPad." The listings appeared to account for different two-year contract data plans and M2M (machine-to-machine) plans.

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/03/09/alleged_best_buy_inventory_leak_shows_mysterious_sprint_ipad_listings.html

Thoughts?
 

sirpots

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I heard they would offer it when they got their Galaxy Nexus out with LTE Service, so maybe a summer announcement?
 

patricem

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So....which new IPad could then sign up for Sprint? Any idea?
 

aristobrat

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So....which new IPad could then sign up for Sprint? Any idea?
Maybe neither?

Googling around to see which frequencies Sprint might use for its LTE network, the two most common guesses are 800mhz and 1900mhz. Neither of the new iPads say they support LTE on those frequencies.

The AT&T iPad supports LTE on 700/2100mhz.
The Verizon iPad supports LTE on 700mhz.