Sprint's "industry first" announcement: Live Coverage

Welcome to our live coverage, dedicated to Sprint's much-expected unveiling, which is going to take place in NYC tonight! PhoneArena is attending the event, so you can count on us for bringing the latest news to you with our up-to-the-minute updates. You can either check our live blog here, or follow our Twitter updates, if you prefer.

Of course, we're all expecting Sprint to announce that a 3D-capable smartphone is joining its ranks - something like the recently announced LG Optimus 3D. Whether this would be the case remains to be seen though, as today, out of nowhere came the rumor about the possible introduction of the dual-screen Kyocera Echo. So pretty much everything is possible at this point. We're very excited, and guess you are too, so stay tuned, as we're now getting dangerously close to that "industry first" device, whatever it might be.

The event begins at 6PM ET | 3PM PT.



1. DaveyJE24

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

a 3d phone without glasses really would be awesome, how ab tv like that?? even better

2. ribbonsalmark

Posts: 84; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

Already exists thus not an industry first.

4. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

3D does exsist i know right :D...BUT its thee first mobile device to support lens free 3d IN AMERICA get it right so you dont look stupid

3. heyitzme

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

This whole conference for the echo o.o wow Sprint I WAS so excited

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I will LMAO if the Echo is the big thing to make a deal over with Sprint. The Zio was a joke, and Kyocera has no prior smartphone experience to that. Of course, maybe they can repent their zio mistakes and give us a stellar phone but Im not holding my breath, hopefully a HTC 3D phone is what it is instead

6. SteveEugene unregistered

I'm guessing this announcement is including something major with plan changes as well.

7. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

An illusionist brought in for the Echo??? Not buying it. I am sure Sprint is hoping to propel itself into the Spring/Summer selling season with whatever is planed for tonight. They have chosen to do their own thing instead of getting lost in the shuffel of the other events- CES, MWC- buried by the larger carriers. I love choices, and will be making decisions on new phones this summer for myself and my wife, and I am hoping Sprint does good. I am by nature a cheap person, and Sprint is quite a bit less coin then others. Come on guys, give me an excuse....

29. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Okay. My bad. Guess it was only for the Echo. This better be a knock it out of the park kinda thing for sprint. Hope Kyocera learned from Zio, and hope Sprints Q2/Q3 isn't dependent on 1 phone.

8. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Id like a video of this event....sounds interesting

9. Cassels unregistered

Kyocera WTF?! There better be more!

10. DJLegacy2k5

Posts: 212; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Wack ass dual screen....I dont get the big deal

11. brianp unregistered

this is it? a phone that looks like a nindendo ds???

12. heyitzme

Posts: 87; Member since: Jan 03, 2011

Ridiculous.........This is not a revolutionary phone lol

13. Will B unregistered

Please don't let this be the "Big" announcement

14. TLJester unregistered

Booo - we all waited for this "milestone" device... reminds me of the Kin (RIP). Where are the dual cores? Where are the honeycomb tablets? (heckle heckle)

15. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010

I'm pretty dissapointed thus far.. there better be something else....

16. pochi unregistered

this is a disappointment to be a so call industry first and no 4G!!! and you have to pay extra $10 a month for a non 4G phone bad move by sprint indeed

17. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010


18. Cassels unregistered

Well I guess to Verizon I go. Unless there is something else but I doubt it!

25. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

You waited for this announcement before deciding which carrier to go to????LOL

19. lexicommonzero unregistered

lame it really is the sanyo phone, dual screen phone doesnt appeal to me, although kudos to sanyo fit coming out with a high end phone that's a first in itself, but lame

20. Wes unregistered

Very disappointing another android... oh wait 2 screens.. GAY

43. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

totally agree

21. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010

I am a big sprint fan but the longer this goes on the more disappointed ill be

22. pochi unregistered

people with all this verzion bull like they not even much better then sprint at all... you pay like $40 more to get wat u can get with sprint plans and u can get way more discount with sprint like i get 25% ad another $20 off just cause i been with them 5 years and now how to talk to them nicely ad when i have problems Verizon reps are cheap and strict... HTC Evo is still a top phone even tho the battery sucks on ebay 2 batteries with a charger $11 and there u go ur battery problems are solve and all that Iphone crap is useless ill get a HTC Thunderbolt over the iphone any day if i was with Verizon

27. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Sprint has weak signal in my house. Because it works well for you doesnt mean it works well for everyone. PLus not everyone gets big discounts. I can get a 19% discount with Verizon and only 5% with sprint.

23. bogdookie unregistered

this is totally bunk. what a let down sprint....

24. Loyal Sprint Customer unregistered

Tell Sprint that I am leaving their network...

30. Das70

Posts: 124; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

Big deal. No one cares you are leaving over an announcment of a new phone. Sheessh get a life.

26. Disappointed unregistered

W.E.A.K. that's the sound of Sprint spending millions on a phone that will tank and nobody will buy except eccentric 12yr olds who want something as "cool" as their DS.

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