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Sprint holding “industry first” event today, live coverage starts at 6pm EST

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Sprint holding “industry first” event today, live coverage starts at 6pm EST

As many of you know Sprint is the only carrier which hasn't yet announced a superphone to match the Atrix-es and BIONICs of today, but this might soon change at what might turn out to be a magical evening tonight. Sprint will bring illusionist David Blaine on stage to demonstrate yet another “industry first” and all clues point to the LG Optimus 3D, the first dual-core handset using glasses-free 3D technology. But to be sure you don't fall into any trickery, we'll be there live blogging at the event so make sure to check us out at 6pm EST/3pm PST.

We can think of no other features except for the LG Optimus 3D that will be truly innovative for the industry, but a combined phone/tethering plan would also fulfill the dreams of many. Rumors about a Sprint branded iPhone 4 have taken a rest recently, but nevertheless they sound exciting. Whatever it is – it's just a couple of hours away.

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posted on 07 Feb 2011, 07:54

1. l7jr (Posts: 4; Member since: 16 Jan 2009)

Phonescoop via Businessweek stated that the Kyocera Echo will most likely debut tonight and possibly the HTC Arrive.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 08:10

2. robhjr (Posts: 4; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)

whatever it is im excited. i hope it lives up to the hype.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 08:39 1

3. Napoleon (Posts: 60; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

Uhhhhhh LG Optimus 3D was reported days ago to be heading to Vodaphone... PhoneArena do you not pay attention to what you report on already?!?

http://www.phonearena.com/news/LG-Optimus-3D-will-be-bringing-the-third-dimension-to-Vodafone_id1645 9

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 13:41

9. athiel021 (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Aug 2009)

It's possible for a carrier to have a US exclusive. A good example is the iPhone. AT&T has been the "exclusive" carrier for years, however there's at least a dozen carriers outside the US that also carry the phone. So no, the Optimus 3D on Vodafone doesn't necessarily mean that a US carrier won't have exclusivity. On that note, did anyone actually claim that Sprint would have exclusivity? It would be entirely possible that Sprint could simply release the phone before other US carriers.
Still, I'm not sure it would be the Optimus 3D simply because no CDMA radio has been mentioned by anyone reporting its specs.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 08:53 1

4. ribbonsalmark (Posts: 84; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

Celestial Being predicts Dual Screen Android Smart Phone.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 09:06 2

5. DJLegacy2k5 (Posts: 212; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

It's actually a 4D phone....I have talked with the aliens that made it and it also allows for teleportation.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 09:37

6. dsayegh (unregistered)

These does sound interesting, but my only thoughts are that the Optimus 3D is reported to be GSM/ UMTS... Please correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Sprint use CDMA and wimax which are a completely different technology?

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 11:22

7. ervman1 (unregistered)

I think it is going to be a 3d phone but not the lg optimus 3d. Sprint has been pretty quiet on what it is revealing and the lg optimus 3d is not secret by any means. I believe it is going to be an HTC made 3d android phone. Its going to have a dual core processor and the ability to switch 3d on and off. if this is indeed the case I am preordering this phone. I've been waiting for Sprint to offer some new hardware, they cant rely on the evo. It's been out for 8 months...anyways, ill be on tonight at 6!!! :)

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 13:32

8. athiel021 (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Aug 2009)

I find it highly unlikely that Sprint would spend the money on a press event to announce a sub-par phone. Just sayin'.

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 15:19

10. splmonster (unregistered)

Well it looks like they are, because they have made a domain name for the Kyocera Echo.

These search results show this is the industry first device

posted on 07 Feb 2011, 16:46

11. depeche (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)

Hopefully they have a lot of announcements tonight NOT JUST ONE or two devices....

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