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Monday morning, Sprint Nextel should announce national availability of EVDO: The company has been quietly turning on its network in 127 cities’ airports and business districts, but it’s unclear how many cities will have metropolitan coverage at the launch.
Where Verizon Wireless has emphasized its V CAST video service—which I find amusing but not compelling—Sprint Nextel seems to be stressing dual-use music downloads. For $2.50 a song, the company will push a song to your phone over the EVDO network and also allow you to download it separately to a computer. The convenience of getting a song immediately might outweigh the $1.51 premium for buying the song through Apple’s iTunes Music Store or other methods.
Verizon, by the way, is now at 61 metropolitan areas with its EVDO service.
Posted by Glennf at October 30, 2005 1:17 PM
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