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HTC Evo 3D specs are leaked; two tablets on the way to Sprint

HTC Evo 3D specs are leaked; two tablets on the way to Sprint
We recently reported that the HTC Shooter could end up launched as the HTC Evo 3D for Sprint. And the specs are about as high-end as you can get. First of all, according to BGR, the handset will live up to its name as it will have a 3D YouTube client and a 3D Blockbuster app. You will be able to view all of that 3D action on a 4.3 inch display with qHD resolution. Under the hood will be a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU with 4GB of internal memory and a 8GB microSD card expandable to 32GB. A dual 5MP camera on the back allows for 3D photos and 720p 3D video while 2D video is captured at HD 1080p. A 1.3MP front facing camera allows for video chat. Android 2.3 powers the show and an HDMI port and DLNA support make for easy viewing of the phone's content on a television.

Other Sprint-related news from BGR's sources include some information related to the information we told you about the other day about the carrier getting its own version of the Motorola XOOM. It looks like the tablet will be exactly the same as the version peddled by Verizon except for one major difference-Sprint's version will have WiMAX 4G instead of the LTE 4G pipeline on Big Red's model.

And there is more leaked information about another tablet for Sprint. The carrier is expected to offer the HTC View 4G which will be the carrier's version of the HTC Flyer. The 7 inch screen will display resolution of 1024 X 600 pixels and will be equipped with a 5MP camera around the back and a 1.3MP front facing camera. Android 2.3 (no Honeycomb here) will power the device which is expected to be made with an all-aluminum body. The HTC Scribe stylus will be supported and don't forget the HDMI port and DLNA support.

With these devices and more expected to be introduced at CTIA, perhaps we will get a better idea when we could expect launch dates and pricing information.

source: BGR

Sprint is expected to show off a number of new devices at the upcoming CTIA

Sprint is expected to show off a number of new devices at the upcoming CTIA


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posted on 20 Mar 2011, 01:00 1

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

Interesting stuff could be headed Sprint's way if the leak is true.

One question - when does it all arrive and become available for sale? My contract is up on my Droid X soon, and I might be ready to make a move if the HTC Shooter/EVO 3D/Whatever they call it is all that it is claimed to be.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 01:15

2. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)

I would get the HTC shooter but I have Verizon and im not sure i will like 3d

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 01:20 1

3. Flip7 (Posts: 31; Member since: 27 Nov 2009)

Bobby I believe that phone is also a 2d phone, it sounds like u would have an option cuz u can record on 1080p on 2d so I'm pretty sure that that phone is gonna b a beast I knw I have the evo n it lived up to its name so I'm ready to the successor lol

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 05:22 1

8. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

What do you mean by also 2D? Is there like some 3D off button cause I doubt it. I think the 2D capture option is just for sharing and other uses because 3D would be pretty useless when sharing pictures and videos. But I'm pretty sure the phone's screen won't give you the choice of being 3D or 2D.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 05:50

10. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

I doubt it won't have the ability to disable it. It's just an auto-stereoscopic 3D display, pretty much just 2 displays overlapping for the 3D effect. It's definitely something you have to experience hands-on, and not through images/videos right now.
Nintendo 3DS is probably the best product on the market to experience this feature.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 13:38

34. j3ff (unregistered)

The problem is that qHD = 960x540, which makes an effective resolution of 480x540 (or 960x270?) for glasses-free 3D. It would be nice if you could turn off 3D and have a 2D qHD display, but it's not gonna work that way... you're gonna have 480x540, 2/3 the size of the EVO.

And, if you're thinking it would be cool to watch a movie with 1/4 the resolution of 1080p, think again... effective 16:9 resolution would actually be 480x270, 1/16th the resolution of 1080p.

I sincerely hope that I'm wrong and the actual resolution of this screen is 1920x540 or 960x1080, but I doubt it.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 14:26

39. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Is that how the Nintendo 3DS worked? I never really got into how the resolution worked on it. I always thought it was some of eye shutter effect that causes the "3D".

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 14:36

40. sgs 2 vs lg 3d vs iphone 5 (unregistered)

ok jeff we get your point,but now take the LG optimus 3d's resolution -only 800x400 and do the same math as above....I say..it's not gonna be bluray quality...but it's in comparison .....its surley a EVOlution...
so why don't you give HTC some slack here....

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 21:03

44. j3ff (unregistered)

Don't get me wrong... this is not a knock on HTC. I love HTC... haven't owned another brand since 2008. This is just something that consumers are going to start having to take into consideration on any glasses-free 3D phone (and you know that the manufacturers/carriers are going to attempt to hide this). Personally, I hope that Sprint releases a 2D version of this monster, so that I have a choice. Although I'm sure that 3D Google Streetview and 3D Angry Birds will be pretty cool, I've been just looking forward to a higher resolution than 800x480 to allow for a more reasonable browsing experience.

p0rkguy - yes, this is the way the 3DS works too. It's like looking at a 3D lenticular print... so, if you hold the phone facing directly at you (and at a reasonably correct distance), your right and left eyes will see the correct images. But to the guy standing next to you, it won't look right.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 01:23

4. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

Don't forget the BlackBerry PlayBook.
I'm also guessing HP/Pre might make a comeback on Sprint, so possibly the Touch Pad too.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 03:57

5. sgs 2 vs lg 3d vs iphone 5 (unregistered)

will the 3d evoshooter come(when) to europe ?

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 04:24

6. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

i am so proud of sprint for this :,)

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 10:03

20. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

Your proud of a cell phone company for releasing a cell phone? Isn't that what they are supposed to do?

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 14:24

38. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)

its a joke. -___-"

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 05:22

7. boriqua2000 (Posts: 131; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

some sites are saying that this phone has a 1.2 single core chip inside and others are saying that its a 1.2 dual-core. so which is it? does anyone really know yet?

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 05:35

9. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

It's 1.2 dual core. Qualcomm MSM 8660.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 07:25

11. FREEPAT75014 (unregistered)

Not clear if the Front Facing Camera will also be dual/3D capable or not ? With a Glass-Free 3D display, beauty of this phone is you won't need to wear glasses, hence it could provide a much better 3D Visiophony experience than on 3D TVs side with Skype 3D or else. Still 1.5Mpix FFC is "short", will allow HD-Ready Visio, but not Full HD 1080i/p. Shame, Xoom put a more compelling 2Mpix there to enable Full HD. So hope it could be 3D to compensate for that....
Also hope this time a 4G HSPA+/LTE version will rapidly come out (with ZERO missing feature, means including KickStand, hopefully HDMI 1.4 port...) and be taken to Europe who NEVER got a GSM/HSPA+ FULL version of EVO 4G US-Only flagship, but instead got several pale replicas always missing 1 or 2 key features (Like Front Facing Camera, or KickStand, or HDMI,...). Europeans hate HTC today for having let us down with no full EVO 4G replica, time for HTC to treat us decently again, so love can come back for HTC here. +By the way, this may destroy the appeal of new HTC Pyramid that is not 3D capable and is missing the KickStand....

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 08:14 3

12. AppleSux (banned) (Posts: 20; Member since: 12 Mar 2011)

Android Fanboys seem very peaceful when there are no iSheep around.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 08:51 2

13. OhSo3D (Posts: 39; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)

Two things, I'm assuming this device will be 4g, because nothing about being 4g was mentioned above haha, and two when is this coming out ! It's time for my Hero to retire !

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 09:04

14. altex978 (unregistered)

i cant wait to get my hands on this phone.....my htc diamond has been waiting to retire!

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 09:26

16. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)

If this news is true, it is definitely an awesome comeback for Sprint.

This is what they were known for years ago before the old management team went south. Since Dan and his team have taken helm, their customer service has improved tenfold. They have been bringing cutting edge devices to the forefront. Their network has greatly improved and their price plans have become very aggressive in attractive offers that actually deliver.

I seriously would find it inconceivable that anyone that has access to Sprint service, would not give them another chance. Currently, there is no better carrier in my opinion. I unsubscribed once but am glad to be back.

John B.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 09:36 1

17. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)

I cant wait im gettin this for my grad gift, I chose the epic over the Evo, i dont regret it but I am in love with the htc sense ui, Idk this seems killer im gettin this for sure. Thunderbolt goot its 1 month shine and look at that sprint delivers another killer. We will here nuthing about the thunderbolt again, Iphone is not even competition.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 10:02

19. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

I said it once and ill say it again, when you constantly bring up the iPhone it proves just how big it really is. You may say the iPhone isn't competition but you know better. The iPhone sales will obliterate this phone. This phone has great specs if you like 3d. Its funny that now android fans are knocking other android phones. So the thunderbolt doesn't matter now huh? Wow ok.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 10:28 2

25. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)

The Iphone is said to be the best phone in the world, But that is by people who know little bout phones bro, So i mention the iphone so people would understand uts very very overrated. Its going to sell of course look at its popularity. Becuase people know lil about phones i guarantee you if they knew more it would sell less. My epic 4g is better than the iphone and look at its sales compared to it. Its a popularity race here. Its not just the 3d aspect. The 1.2 Dual Core snapdragon proccessor the 2 5 mp cameras is sick (even tho its 3d) and the 2.3 gingerbread running on it also 4g service. Like i have to knock other androids its the only competiton.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 11:33 1

28. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

I can appreciate that but I'm just saying that bringing up the iPhone just seems weird. Like I despise wp7 but I'm not gonna bring it up every situation possible, if ever. True the phone has awesome specs and ill probably get 1 for my wife but let's also not be ignorant to the popularity of the iPhone. It's popular because it is easy to use. I love that my mom can have a smartphone and not have to call me every 5 minutes asking how to use the thing. I like both and will continue to support both.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 11:38 1

29. damienh28 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Dec 2010)

Yea I agree its a very simple phone awesome at that, Im just frustrarted how its always the phone that gets compared to new phones.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 12:01 1

30. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

That's what apple has done. They've made it the it thing. I love the Android OS because of the different available roms. I go back to my iPhone when I need to handle business. Like I said I'm fully supportive of both. I gonna get the infuse and iPhone 5 and continue to have the best of both worlds.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 10:13

22. altex978 (unregistered)

the iphone....is the smartphone for idiots!....seriously....you itards basically keep buying the same phone with little upgrades and then make a big toodoo about it!

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 10:19 1

23. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

I have iPhone and android so I'm sure your not talking to me. Anyway what do you think android does. Evo, desire, inspire, thunderbolt, etc is the same phone with little upgrades. Android isn't really advanced either so the smartphone for idiots comment holds no weight. Trust me I assure you Motorola wishes they had a back order of the xoom of 1 month. Stop bringing up iPhone in android threads and people wont say anything.

posted on 20 Mar 2011, 12:06 1

31. Socalvenom (unregistered)

if this phone turns out to be true and it comes out Im gonna commit suicide.

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