KDDI unveils WiMAX-ready phone

KDDI Corp. unveiled Japan’s first smart phone compatible with the WiMAX high-speed network Monday, aiming to differentiate its lineup from other carriers’ and keep pace with the smart phone trend.

Running Google’s Android operating system, the HTC EVO WiMAX ISW11HT has a 4.3-inch multitouch screen and will debut under the au brand sometime after early April.

"In the era of smart phones, you can’t really experience the merits of smart phones without a fast network," said KDDI President Takashi Tanaka during a preview event in Tokyo, referring to the frequent interruption of video clips caused by slow Internet connections.

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