No Sprint 4G webOS Device Coming This Year?

Clearwire (owned mostly by Sprint) just reported profits and normally you don’t get much information on new phones, but that’s not the case this time around. According to Reuters (via @saschasegan), “The company also promised to sell two high-speed phones by the end of the year with one device from Samsung Electronics and another from HTC Corp.” Now it’s entirely feasible that they felt comfortable pre-announcing these two phones and Palm could slip in a 4G phone this year, but we’re thinking that’s not likely.

Is 4G going to be a niche market this year or were you hoping, dreaming of a 4G webOS device? If the  C40 isn’t a 4G compatible device, then what exactly is this mysterious device?