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Phones that surf the Web are back after a false start and aimed at new markets

AT&T has been crushing rivals like Sprint Corp. in the wireless phone market ever since it introduced its Digital One Rate service with free roaming and no long-distance fees last year. But deep in their corporate offices in Westwood, Kan., Sprint executives are plotting their revenge. As early as next month, Sprint plans to unveil whizzy new wireless phones from Samsung Co. and upstart Innovative Global Solution that will let customers tap into the vast power of the World Wide Web. Sprint is hush-hush about details, but its executives clearly think they've got a blockbuster on their hands. "When you have something as special as this, it's worth being secretive about it," says Andrew Sukawaty, CEO of Sprint PCS, the company's wireless operation.

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