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

0. phoneArena posted on 03 Mar 2011, 07:06

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse sent out exclusive invites to an event scheduled for March 22nd during CTIA; speculation has centered on the introduction of an Android 3D phone, but the last time such rumors were floated, the carrier introduced the dual-screen Kyocera Echo (Echo...Echo....Echo)...

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posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:47

19. gatordotcom (Posts: 26; Member since: 18 Jun 2010)

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

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 13:47

20. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 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.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 14:18 3

22. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)

Kyocera Echo 4G... lol

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 17:58 2

29. BaiGanyo (Posts: 308; Member since: 07 Feb 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.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 14:50 3

24. depeche (Posts: 63; Member since: 04 Feb 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.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 15:30 1

25. cober (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 17:58 2

30. twashington4 (Posts: 81; Member since: 24 May 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.

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 10:31

37. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 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....)

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 19:21

31. allknowing (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 20:19

32. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 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.

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 22:44

33. dj (unregistered)

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

posted on 03 Mar 2011, 23:41

35. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 00:56

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

posted on 04 Mar 2011, 23:22

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.

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 09:59

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

Hopefully Sprint doesn't waste another David Blaine

posted on 05 Mar 2011, 15:18

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.

posted on 06 Mar 2011, 21:14

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

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

posted on 07 Mar 2011, 09:59

48. Daemon (Posts: 19; Member since: 07 Mar 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.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 05:44 1

49. Richard Yarrell (unregistered)

predicted specs for UPCOMING HTC EVO2/3D
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

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