Now, this event makes no mention of LG mobile phones, but Sprint and LG have sent out a separate invitation for a big party taking place the following evening. The party is going to be hosted by Brooke Shields. You don't bring out the big talent for a teensy little announcement. Whatever these three companies are up to, it is going to be pretty big.
All of this thrown in together points at just one likely conclusion: Sprint is going to launch its first WiMax-enabled smartphone. Not only will the device have WiMax, but it will run Windows Mobile and it will be made by LG. Such a device would be quite big news for all three companies involved.
To-date, the only devices that can access Sprint Nextel / Clearwire's WiMax network have been desktop modems and mobile laptop modems. (OK, the Samsung Mondi internet tablet, too. But no phones.) Sprint has been promising that it would have WiMax-capable phones by this year, but we haven't seen one yet.
I'd say it's highly probable that Sprint, Microsoft and LG will announce the first WiMax-equipped smartphone on January 6.