Many Sprint executives, including CEO Dan Hesse have confirmed to Forbes that an HTC manufactured WiMax device based on Android will be released by the end of the first half of the year.
The device in question is expected to be the HTC Supersonic, which was previously leaked last month. The executives go on to state that the device being prepared features a dual-mode EV-DO/WiMax radio, further confirming details regarding the unannounced device.
The device will also be targeted to government and business users as well as consumers, with Sprint wanting to sell WiMax service to business and government in order to gain an advantage over competitors.
Update: Sprint is now denying the initial Forbes report, stating that the carrier will keep to its previously stated late 2010 launch timeframe for WiMax handsets.