Sprint inks deal with Google for WiMAX network

Sprint has inked a deal with Google to bring its future WiMAX mobile Internet customers applications like search, interactive communications and social networking. The aim of the deal is to bring new mobile location-based services to Sprint's customers. According to the release: "Sprint network bandwidth, location detection and presence capabilities will be matched with Google's popular communications suite--Google Apps--that combines the Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Talk services."

Sprint plans to launch its WiMAX service in test markets: Chicago, Baltimore and Washington DC by year-end, while a full commercial launch should come by April of next year.

For more on the partnership:
- read this press release

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