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Sprint invites press to an event scheduled for March 22nd; 3D phone? HTC EVO 2?

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Sprint invites press to an event scheduled for March 22nd; 3D phone? HTC EVO 2?
Sprint has sent out invitations for an event scheduled for March 22nd. The carrier's CEO, Dan Hesse, will be showing off Sprint's latest and greatest new device at the event which dovetails with CTIA. You might recall the last time the nation's third largest carrier had everyone over for milk and cookies-that was the day when Sprint introduced the dual-screen Kyocera Echo.

Once again, speculation centers on a possible introduction of a 3D Android handset. Considering that the HTC EVO 4G was announced at last year's CTIA, another possibility could be the introduction of a sequel to Sprint's all-time best selling smartphone.

Sprint customers have been hoping to see a new high-end device, hopefully with a dual-core processor, that would compete with AT&T's Motorola ATRIX 4G, the upcoming LG Optimus 2X expected for T-Mobile, and the Motorola Droid Bionic coming to Verizon.

source: Phandroid

Will Sprint CEO Dan Hesse reveal a 3D Android handset or perhaps a HTC EVO 2?

Will Sprint CEO Dan Hesse reveal a 3D Android handset or perhaps a HTC EVO 2?


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posted on 03 Mar 2011, 07:36 8

1. yungmel0 (unregistered)


Ok sprint now is the time to recover from the last press conference and show the other companies your not outta the game just yet. If you have any big guns awaiting to be released; now is the time to bring em out!!!! Please don't disappoint us all again.....

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 08:17

5. snowgator (Posts: 3599; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


No doubt. Maybe a real quick reassurence that your customer base won't get left behind in the pending move to LTE would be nice, as well. Get on it Dan!

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 08:35 4

6. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I am just wondering what it could be that would actually be innovative. I feel like a 3D phone would be just as gimmicky as 3D movies. A vast majority of them suck, but there are a few that are worth it. And switching to LTE wouldn't be innovative at all. So what else could it possibly be that would be worth the press conference?

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:25 2

8. snowgator (Posts: 3599; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


With you on the 3D thing. Sprint needs a solid, high end offering to it's customers. 3D is just a headline catcher, and being first Company in U.S. to get one will look nice in a press release but that's about it.(Really, how do you live up to the "high" expectations of quality like "Piranna 3D" on a phone?)

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 18:39

39. chinakidoliver.iab (Posts: 75; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


the 3d phone is the lg optimus 3d

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 16:18 4

26. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)


The iPhone! oh wait maybe a three screened Android? lol

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 21:07

46. dallas90733 (Posts: 36; Member since: 06 Mar 2011)


I am betting on 4 crappy screen Android myself!!...hahahah

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 00:29 1

45. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


Yay, maybe now well be able to see Chris Angel make an ass out of himself and some BS phone from Sprint.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 08:00 1

2. V1P3R124 (unregistered)


I think it might be the WP7 that we have been hearing about...the HTC Arrive...personally i think that the WP7 OS is fairly good and im hoping to get a WP7 phone once they hit verizon...but right now i have the droid incredible and dont want to downgrade to the lower specs of the arrive/trophy...

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 08:16 3

4. Darryl (unregistered)


They already announced the Arrive

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 08:09 7

3. Tljester (unregistered)


from the picture i guess we will be seeing the groundbreaking tin can with strinG (tm)

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 10:02 1

42. AndroidTroll (Posts: 359; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


Very clever because the picture looks all 1920s and with the capital G at the end alluding the speed! HAHAHAHA! I like you. You can cross under my bridge any time! (Unless you have an iphone).

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 09:01

7. jtothe (unregistered)


Arrive comes out on the 20th...so that's not it. Maybe iPhone5, or some kind of dual processor phone that is both wimax and lte capable... Or not *Kanye shrug*

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:34 1

9. optimist (unregistered)


Where does it say in the invitation that "Dan Hesse, will be showing off Sprint's latest and greatest new device at the event"? Maybe it;s not a new smart phone. Maybe it's some other kind of "innovation." What other kind of innovative technology has Sprint been working on?

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:40 1

10. Wow (unregistered)


Omnia 7! Please?

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:48

11. snowgator (Posts: 3599; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Just for info sake: Another site had the actually invite listed- it is a 3 1/2 hour event with the phrase "veiw our latest innovations" with an "s", so there will be more then one device shown. The Blackberry playbook has been mentioned as well as romuors of an EvO 2.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 10:57 1

12. shannbholla (unregistered)


Its going to be the 3D phone I bet. Sprint shot themselves in the foot during the last conference and they need to bring something out that we'll like!

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 11:06 1

13. Socalvenom (unregistered)


I personally don't care anymore Sprint's phone selection sucks balls and at this rate unless Dan has a new Evo or a phone even better then the Evo I'm not upgrading till Sprint does. Ill live with my crappy Hero till then

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:06 1

14. de2philly (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


I guess JD Power/CNET/pcmag etc. ranking the EVO as the #1 smartphone and having the Shift and Epic being ranked as 10/10's and just as good as the EVO are "crappy" phones? lol

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 22:55 2

34. Socalvenom (unregistered)


dude the phones are good but come on Sprint needs to keep up with the times everyone else is enjoying dual core goodness why can't we besides The Evo as good as a phone as it is it's old news, or are you doing to deny the facts? Even T-mobile has us beat when it comes to phone selection.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 15:13 1

38. homineyhominey (unregistered)


There is no use for a dual core phone right now. The apps have to be written to enjoy that feature. Until many apps (there are very few right now) are written that way, who cares? Sprint launched the evo after it had 4g. Why launch something before the real tech catches up to it?

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 22:37

44. Tekkasonic (unregistered)


I hate to agree... but I still have my hero and I'm just waiting patiently althou annoyed for something... more.... personaly i would love to see the Xperia Play come to sprint.. I love on screen keyboards.. but hate onscreen controls for gaming this would be great.. especially if it does good on multimedia and gaming... I just wish we could just buy any phone and then assign it to a provider -_-

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:14

15. Rob C (unregistered)


Sprint's announcements lately are reminding me of a seagull that you would see on the Discovery Channel... squawking and flapping its wings, splashing water everywhere... and then it goes under and all you see next is a shark fin.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 14:47

23. snowgator (Posts: 3599; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


OK.... actually a real cool visual there!!

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:16

16. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Dual Core, 1.2GHZ, Honeycomb phone please!

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:58 2

21. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Also by HTC they make damn good phones!

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 16:49

27. guesticle (unregistered)


Honeycomb is for tablets not phones

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 17:09

28. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


Not always. Honeycomb is being worked on for some phones. Thanks!

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:27

17. bbonline (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Feb 2011)


My theory is that it will be a new flagship phone (s) with dual-core processors that is CDMA, BUT will be upgradable to LTE or Wimax via a software update, depending on the path they ultimately decide to take.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:29

18. bbonline (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Feb 2011)


I don't think they're going to release any new phones with Wimax on them until they have made the final decision. We'll see how it goes, but it should be interesting.

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