Cell phone companies are about to barrage consumers with advertising for the next advance in wireless network technology, reports the Associated Press: "4G" access. The companies are promising faster speeds and the thrill of being the first on the block to use a new acronym. But there's less to 4G than meets the eye, and there might be little reason for people to scramble for it, at least for the next few years. Sprint Nextel Corp. is the first carrier to beat the drum for fourth-generation wireless technology. It's releasing its first 4G phone, the EVO, this week. In the...

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