Sprint announced availability of 4G LTE in more areas today, including Lawrence, Kansas; Topeka, Kansas; Wichita, Kansas; Waukegan-Lake County, Illinois; and Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Massachusetts. This is in addition to the 19 other cities in which LTE is already officially available: Atlanta; Athens, Georgia; Baltimore; Calhoun, Georgia; Carrollton, Georgia; Newnan, Georgia; Rome, Georgia; Dallas; Fort Worth, Texas; Gainesville, Georgia; Granbury-Hood County, Texas; Houston; Huntsville, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas City, Kansas; Manhattan/Junction City, Kansas; San Antonio, Texas; Sedalia, Missouri; Waco, Texas; and St. Joseph, Missouri.
So it seems as if Sprint missed its unofficial target launch date of September 21 for Chicago and Boston, although I have seen reports of intermittent coverage in those areas. And Sprint is still officially on track to launch LTE in about 100 other areas in the coming months.
If you’ve been lucky enough to get LTE on your HTC EVO 4G LTE, Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Samsung Galaxy S III, or other LTE-enabled Sprint device, be sure to run a few speed tests, and give us your results below. None of the Pocketables editors have been lucky enough to access LTE for any significant length of time, so we’re curious about its real-world performance, too.