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OFFICIAL: Via Engadget--EV-DO/3G Airave

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OFFICIAL: Via Engadget--EV-DO/3G Airave

Sprint Airave gets remixed by Airvana, has VoIP  landline and EV-DO support

The Samsung-sourced femtocell that Sprint and Verizon have been offering  (as the Airave and Wireless Network  Extender, respectively) is all well and good, but it's got one  fatal flaw: unlike AT&T's aptly-named 3G MicroCell, it  doesn't have support for 3G data -- it's compatible with CDMA 1x alone.  Verizon's fixing that later this year with an updated  model from Samsung, but thanks to a fresh FCC filing, it looks like  Sprint will be taking a different route by roping in Airvana for the  Airave's successor. On top of EV-DO, the interesting bit about this  puppy is that it supports a VoIP-routed landline connection around back;  we're not sure whether Sprint actually plans on enabling this extra  jack, but it's specifically mentioned in the draft manual, so we  wouldn't doubt it. No word on a release just yet -- but FCC approval is  frequently one of the last steps on a product's road to retail, so we  might see it soon.

Source: engadget.com and FCC

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Journeyman

hmm .....

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Journeyman

Neat, good post!

I find it interesting that I drive by the company that is making this new 3G Airave everyday.

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