HTC Supersonic appears on Sprint internal document?

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HTC Supersonic appears on Sprint internal document?
The other day we reported that the HTC Supersonic could be introduced at CTIA next week. For those who somehow missed the story, this is the handset that seems designated by Sprint to launch the 4G WiMAX network. For such a monumental task, you would expect to find a studly beast of a phone,and the Supersonic lives up to the billing. Sprint has said that it would launch a 4G handset by summer, so you would expect to start seeing the signs that this is true. And thanks to a tipster, Engadget has obtained a screen shot of some internal Sprint communication that appears to show the Supersonic. The model number of the handset, A9292, appears on a warehouse portal used by indirect third party dealers. It might not be as much proof of an imminent introduction as a press release from Sprint might be, but it still means something and with the amazing specs like a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen, 1GB of ROM and 1GHz of Snapdragon power under the hood, not to mention the 4G connectivity, it all means a lot.

HTC Supersonic Preliminary Specifications

source: Glowfoto via Engadget


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44 Comments

1. kilari

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 28, 2009

SPRINT IS AWESOME! YEAH!

13. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Supersonic is AWESOME! (btw.. please get WiMax on in NYC!)

16. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

and San Francisco!!!!!

31. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Are you still going HD2 T Mobile.....rofl.....Yes here in the NYC we need 4G Sprint. How the hell does one of the largest metro areas not have it 1st. Damn I hear 4G is in Baltimore, and Philly. WTF.

34. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

Did they ever announce what the other 43 - 53 markets were going to be? WiMax has a goal of 60 - 80 markets by 2011 with 27 now. Check WiMax out with their 7GB (no tiers, unlimited) average users, I moved from a WiMax area but have faith next year will be good.

41. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

HD2 definitely. Supersonic depending on WiMax status. Hopefully they announce NYC next week.

42. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

AT&T had coverage issues in NYC with their 1900MHz band. How well do you think Sprint is gonna do with their 2500MHz WiMax band? LTE will fair MUCH better in a concrete jungle like NYC.

43. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

It great how much better LTE is than WiMax now, especially with it being in more places and more devices to boot.

44. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Dunno about concrete.. I have a lot of windows.

2. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Love sprint!! This will be my first smartphone!!!

3. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

does anyone kno wen will sprint get 4G OVER here in los angeles?

5. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

2020

24. hill4president

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

by the time verizon has 6g in rural montana

25. merkeke

Posts: 62; Member since: Jan 03, 2009

on a foreal note. your seriously thinking that wimax will be in most markets soon? How about they try and get TDMA service. that may be something they can keep up with

27. hill4president

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

i think they are goin to that new iDen technology they invested in

4. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

This phone is going to be a game changer.A whole year head start on any other carrier with 4g a lot of people may hate sprint right now but when they walk into the sprint store pick up that wimax phone and see that big 4.3 inch amoled screen and the power of 4g their mind will change real fast

6. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

lol i like that last line good play on words

23. pl2ay

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

with all that goodness, how long will the battery last especially if your using that 4g bandwidth?

7. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

im an att iphone junky fanboy, but if apple doesn't knock me out with their next device, this will be my next device. i hope this gets sprint the all the customers they deserved when they launched the pre.

17. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

with something of this caliber it shows that finially sprint is getting some manufacturer attention, which means that they are going to be able to offer more drool inducing devices, and those hot phones make peoples heads turn toward sprint their plans and services thus causing sprints stock to rise, and churn to fall... all that has to be done is to not have the ball get dropped somewhere... and the customer base doesnt get pissed off somehow...

8. scottmbolt unregistered

Sprint FTW! Now I wonder what all of these others devices are on this page?

18. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

the x9000 is the shift kinda like a mini laptop and tablet mix w/ windows 7 which i didnt know sprint even supported... the s511 is the snap the t7380 is the tp2 amd the a6277 is my beloved hero and the s511 is an ancient device that was in that inventory when i used to work for sprint

9. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

This phone is mine i dont care if i dont have an upgrade ill pay full price this is the best phone coming out this year! Also Sprint should come out with a commercial specific to the supersonic thatll be KOo

12. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

this is very true. Sprint fails in this department severly! they need a pr monster or some better advertising personel! take a cue from apple they PRed the crap out of the iphone and now its a house hold name.. Sprint did good promoting the Instinct but everything else has fallen short (in terms of advertising) they need to start an aggressive ad campaign about how awesome this phone is and then point out "btw half the price of an iphone plan" or "More power, More plan, better phone, better price! sprint and the WIMAX Supersonic, its what you've been waiting for!!"

10. GoofyGirl_77

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I agree with you Ray - I'll pay full price for this phone. I bought the Pre wasn't totally thrilled - waited - bought the Hero when it was released - still not totally thrilled - I'm pretty darn sure the Supersonic will be the answer to my happiness. SPEED!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!

11. scottmbolt unregistered

If you don't mind me asking, whats is it about the Hero that you are not totally thrilled about? It, personally, is the best Smart phone I have ever owned so far.

19. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

me too... i love my hero. the people that are looking for the perfect phone that doesnt have one useless feature or no lag are also busy looking for the holy grail and El Dorado

28. GoofyGirl_77

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

No, I'm not busy looking for the Holy Grail and El Dorado - I am however looking for a phone that does not randomly reboot like my Hero does. It has also stopped having the ability to open MMS messages - a 'known issue' from what technical support told me. I could do a restore - and it might work for good or possibly it might work for one message - not worth doing the restore to me. There is also a significant lag between selecting an icon and the actual program responding. I don't have a bunch of extra programs downloaded nor have I rooted my phone. I'm not a newbie that doesn't know what I'm talking about either. I think the Snapdragon processor is worth drooling over and I personally cannot wait to have a phone with one in it! I don't think there is a perfect phone there will always be something - probably insignificant - that will cause people to complain. Just my two cents....

36. scottmbolt unregistered

Fortunitley for me, I have not really experienced those problems. I don't use picture messaging except for the fun novelty of it, and when I turn of WiFi, it works fine. If your phone randomly reboots, you need to talk with tech support. Its probably a manufacturers defect, and I bet they will replace the phone. As for the snapdragon, I agree, it is probably darned fast. Its just bigger, and Hero is like pocket friendly limit.

14. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

as usual sprint blows!!

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