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

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


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49. Richard Yarrell unregistered

predicted specs for UPCOMING HTC EVO2/3D 1.4.5 INCH SCREEN SUPER LCD/QHD 2.960by540 resolution 3.New Htc sense UI 3D style 4.Dualcore snapdragon MSM 8660 5.Adreno 220cpu for smoother 3d performance 6.1080p hd video-out via hdmi 20mbps 7.a synchronous core clocking 3d video out and 3d video capture 8.hdmi mirrioring mode for playing games and web browsing, games will run at 60fps 9.encoding and decoding 3d video 10.2.0 front facing camera 11.8/16 built in internal memory 12.16/32micro sd card out the box 13.1800 Mah battery 14. 8/10 mp camera 15.DNLA techonolgy 16.wifi b,g,n, 17.bluetooth 3.0 18.supports video playback mpeg4,h.203,h.204,divx,wmv,avi,3gp 19.fm radio 20.netflix application 21.Htc cloud base services for gaming and purchasing of applications and device support by the cloud. 22. Android 2.3.3 or 2.4 Gingerbread/Ice Cream

48. Daemon

Posts: 19; Member since: Mar 07, 2011

Innovation with Sprint would be acquiring new customer support. I left Sprint a couple of years ago for their lack of focus and their inability to acquire competitive devices. Yes, Sprint will be making a transition to LTE but I have experienced Sprint's logistics on "rollout" and it's akin to watching paint dry. Dan when I pick up a phone and experience it I will believe it. Make all the speeches you want until then.

47. dallas90733

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 06, 2011

Come on Sprint!!..HTC Flyer, Galaxy 10.1 and LG 3d .!!..you can do it!!!

43. Dante unregistered

I'd actually be happy if they announced a 4 inch Windows Phone 7 model. The Arrive is cool but the screen is too small coming from an Evo user. Samsung Omnia 7 would be cool or if Dell got off their a$$ and made a CDMA Venue Pro. If not they better at least announce an Evo 2 cause the Echo is just no cutting it.

41. AndroidTroll

Posts: 359; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Hopefully Sprint doesn't waste another David Blaine

40. JWil unregistered

I hope that Sprint will step up to the plate and add a phone or two that's on par with the offerings over at AT&T and Verizon. They have been really lacking in this area and maybe need to hire a new product manager or something.

36. JPD121 unregistered

"Innovations" well I'm pretty sure this means that we will see some sort of device(s); in addition we may hear about the iDen replacement being developed by Qualcomm, maybe something about the deals going on with that Lightsquared compnay for LTE. There's a lot to look forward to at CTIA...all in all Dan is the President of the association for this year; so it's Sprint's stage. As said before - PLEASE DON'T DISSAPPOINT

35. jamesedward318 unregistered

depending on this announcement I could possibly be making my return back to Sprint. a cheaper bill would be more than welcomed right now

33. dj unregistered

you can bet your last dollar it will feature a bulky physical keyboard

32. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Too bad that the Kyocera Echo was a flop announcement. I thought the idea behind the phone was quite neat, but Sprint realizes that they quickly need a powerhouse phone. I can forsee an Evo 2. I dont think they will worry so much with being "First" this time and instead make a competitive and powerful phone that will be a worthy successor to the Evo, whether a true or spiritual successor.

31. allknowing unregistered

They will be announcing that they will be moving towards LTE Advanced.

30. twashington4

Posts: 81; Member since: May 24, 2010

Let's face it...with the current market as it is...noone is going to be excited unless it's a dual core offering on par with the other carriers. Until then, everyone will keep chugging along with our Evos. I think HTC is the only major manufacturer that hasn't released a dual-core phone. Sounds like a no-brainer to me.

37. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

100% right. I remember an announcement concerning a phone on this site (if memory serves might have been the Torch 2 for AT&T) that had a 1.2 G core, and it was savaged for being behind the times. That is a powerful core, but it isn't good enough to compete for the premium market. I am a big fan of sprint, but like an earlier poster said T-Mobile has a wider selection of phones. If Sprint is going LTE, maybe 3-4 new high end phones doesn't make sense, but they need to compete. (I do wonder if the Echo doesn't end up being a modest hit despite itself though, just out of pure curiosity of the thing....)

25. cober unregistered

if its not dual-core, I don't want it...period

24. depeche

Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

LTE is not in the cards at this point, they are not committed to this technology. They better announce more then one device this time around: +Would love to see a high end solid, smaller, lighter Android phone with a 3.8" display +phone 7 device would be nice +webOS to round out the offering iPhone would be sweet but not realistic Please keep 3D out of this line up.. what a waste of a phone.

22. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

Kyocera Echo 4G... lol

29. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

I have to admit, I am kinda anxious to play with the Echo tho. Could be an interesting enough phone.... announcement event put aside lol.

20. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Honestly, I'm looking more into something like the Samsung Beam, too bad it never made it to the US. I mean hdmi is nice and all but that TI projector on that beam is just so damn sexy. The fact that it's a portable projector makes it awesome. Imagine the possibilities.

19. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010

Better not be a phone with 3 screens!!!!!

18. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 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.

17. bbonline

Posts: 38; Member since: Feb 24, 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.

16. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Dual Core, 1.2GHZ, Honeycomb phone please!

21. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

Also by HTC they make damn good phones!

27. guesticle unregistered

Honeycomb is for tablets not phones

28. ZayZay

Posts: 571; Member since: Feb 26, 2011

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

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.

23. snowgator

Posts: 3629; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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

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

14. de2philly

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 30, 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

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.

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