WSJ: Sprint to show off 4G HTC Supersonic at CTIA next week

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WSJ: Sprint to show off 4G HTC Supersonic at CTIA next week
According to the WSJ, Sprint CEO and Television star Dan Hesse is expected to show off the 4G enabled HTC Supersonic at the CTIA show next week in Las Vegas. The pin-dropping network is supposed to have 4G coverage for 120 million people this year and Sprint has said it will launch a 4G handset by the summer. The HTC Supersonic has, well, super specs including a huge 4.3 inch AMOLED display, a zippy 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM/1GB ROM, a 5MP camera with dual LED flash and AF and support for WiMax. The phone will be the center of a presentation that will be made by Hesse on Tuesday as the nation's third largest carrier kicks off the 4G race. Verizon plans on having its 4G LTE network up in 25 to 30 markets by the end of this year, so Sprint has a small window through which it can use its head start to capture the business from those looking to use the faster speeds available on the 4G networks. And the HTC Supersonic appears to have what it takes in terms of the specs and features to become a major obsession and drool-fest for cellphone fanatics.

HTC Supersonic Preliminary Specifications

source: WSJ via AndroidandMe

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53 Comments

53. buy celexa unregistered

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36. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

For right now the HD2 and the Supersonic are the best phones bar none in my opinion. I get mobile to mobile calling and unlimited texting for 69.95.......This can't be beat anywhere. I get service where I need it most, and when my business buddies, and I was in Massachusettes their Verizons phones didnt work, and my Sprint phone did. Service is subject to where you are located, and also subject to the phone that is being used! The best all around valued company even with it's faults is Sprint.....piss on that! Yes you get what you pay for but sometimes it's better to pocket that extra nickle, and diming that adds up to hundreds of dollars in fees.

33. DrewVL

Posts: 15; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

Hi everyone. Does Supersonic support GSM band? (i know Sprint is CDMA) what if i buy the unlock version of Sonic? will it work? cuz i really like this phone:)

35. scottmbolt unregistered

No.

30. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I can't wait....I want one now. I have been putting off getting a phone ever since I heard about the HD2. Now I get the best of both worlds until a Windows 7 series HD3 arrives! Thats when we will see real competition I think.

28. scorpio85

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 16, 2010

The phone that separates the big dogs from the little ones, aahhh finally.

26. scottmbolt unregistered

I like how some of you idiots TRY your best to degrade Sprint, this phone, and the network. You're just sad because you are probably stuck with a lame iPhone on AT&T's horrid, overly cramped, iPhone loving network. Sprint FTW!

34. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

How does this comment make you any different?

24. funlobingguy

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

I can give you all little idea, as to why is this phone and sprint will be best? Recent facts are that smartphones range between 3.7" and 5" (dell mini 5) will dominate markets. eg. HD2, SAMSUNG OMNIA i8910 HD, LG, etc. If you stretch your palm, it measures 5". So 4.3" will be perfect to hold as far as smartphone is concerned. It will give good grip. Also it has tremendous capacity to upgrade power, memory, processor, camera, camcorder, etc but people will like it for its size. This phone because of its size and power and capacity will saturate smartphone market and provide excellent option. About service providers, ATT and T-MOBILE work on fixed frequencies numbers while Verizon and SPRINT work within band of frequencies. Many people already know that T-MOBILE owners are non-US and they are planning to sell this network. Probably ATT will purchase it in next 3-4 years. Also it is a know fact that SPRINT and VERIZON rent towers and network from one-another. I am hoping that eventually they will merge. I think in distant future all service providers will merge globally. As far as issue I think that is buggin me is that between war of OS, windows vs android vs imac vs MAEMO SYMBIAN OS, etc who will win, I have no idea right now and that will create various options as to which phone a person will buy, T-MOBILE HD2 - WINDOWS OR SUPERSONIC-SPRINT-ANDROID or other variations, but I am getting SPRINT SUPERSONIC!!!!!!!

41. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Where did you get this information about "Many people already know that T-MOBILE owners are non-US and they are planning to sell this network" I have heard nothing about them planning on selling this?

43. funlobingguy

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

50. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

They removed it

23. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

This phone is going to be insane it will be a phone geeks dream with that much ram/rom the customization will be endless even people who hate sprint will be tempted to give it a try even if you don't have 4g in you area you will still have 3g remember this is 3g/4g device and will still be just as fast if not even faster than then the nexus one on 3g hope it has wifi 802.11n that would a plus if sprint markets this phone correctly this will get them back in the game I can't wait until someone roots this thing

17. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

have no plans to go back to sprint, and tbh I'm waiting fir the superior LTE but gotdamn if I havent cought myself drooling everytime I read about this. The wimax speeds are amazing and the phone itself is awesome. It's an upgraded hd2. I'm not too hot over android tho. I like it more than winmo but after so many attempts to like it(and I really tried) I just can't fall in love with it. Open source is great in name, but when is it gonna happen in practice. Devs don't really xplore this option. Oh well I digress. Amazing phone. Can't wait to see what it does for sprints dire situation.

19. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

it's open source to those kids who know how to hack and tear into their phones. To us kids who aren't too hot on the subject, it's an ajar source OS, hah

14. droidman

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

I don't want to insult you Schmao but if you can't see this is the best phone your not that smart this is the first 4g phone it has a snapdragon it has 512mb ram/1gb of rom it will beat the brakes off the nexus one and iphone3gs how is it not the best

18. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Not everyone is going to get 4G, so that shouldn't be a deciding factor. I dunno, design wise, it's ok, tech wise, it's on par w/ the N.One. The only cool point is there isn't a track ball. Don't get me wrong, though, it's still a beastly phone....

37. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

dont forget the monster screen size! have you seen it next to a Iphone? makes the iphone look mini!! 4G is still expanding, yes. However, sprint 3G Rev. A is still going to beat out T-mobile anyday.. i dont know much about AT&T besides they rape customers on their cell phone bills. Lets not forget that sprint IS the cheapiest carrier!! $69.99 a month!! Sprint+supersonic= best phone and best plans!! so, how is it not the best again? and why wouldnt this be a deciding factor?!

40. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

@jhoots - Quote "Lets not forget that sprint IS the cheapiest carrier!! $69.99 a month!!" Ok so let me inform everyone about these details so you don't allow jhoots to confuse you. The everything data plan for 69.99/month is not really unlimited it has 450 roaming/landline numbers and unlimited any network mobile calling in your network. The last part is important, atleast to me. If you are roaming which i do a good bit then you are using your minimal 450 minutes. For 89.99 you get 900 roaming/landline minutes. With T-mobile it's 79.99 for unlimited everything, period. Now you can argue that plan is cheaper, true but it doesn't really fully compare. Keep in mind those prices don't include fees and taxes and just so you know Sprint charges a little more in fees. http://nextelonline.nextel.com/NASApp/onlinestore/en/Action/DisplayPlans?filterString=Individual _Plans_Filter&id12=UHP_PlansTab_Link_IndividualPlans

42. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Are you serious. ok tmobile talk is unlimited for 80. Go ahead and go to sprint and buy a Blackberry you will being paying 80 for talk 20 for text and 30 for data. Do you even have Sprint.you are probably roaming in the company that you curently have does not mean you will roam on Sprint, and if you costantly roaming if you do have sprint, than maybe you do need to switch. Who calls constantly to landlines besides business customer and if they do might as well get the 99 unlimted plan from sprint which is still cheaper than tmobile.

44. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Wanted to correct my post meant to say go to tmobile and buy a blackberry and you would be paying more than the 80

45. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

What information are you reading?? Even More Unlimited talk from T-Mobile is 59.99 (http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/Cell-Phone-Plans.aspx?catgroup=EvenMore&WT.z_unav=mst_shop_p lans_evenmore) Even More Plus unlimited talk is 49.99 (http://www.t-mobile.com/shop/plans/Cell-Phone-Plans.aspx?catgroup=EvenMorePlus&WT.z_unav=mst_sh op_plans_evenmoreplus) Even More Unlimited talk+text+web is 94.98 Even More Plus Unlimited talk+text+web is only 79.99!!! So where exactly did you see that T-Mobile's unlimited talk only plan was 80 dollars? Their EM+ family unlimited talk is 79.99, is that what you were incorrectly talking about? I don't normally get into internet fights but you're an idiot you obviously have a computer so stop being lazy and use it too look up what you're talking about please. I'm not saying either is better for anyone but T-Mobile has the cheapest plans, thats just fact.

46. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I am getting my information directly from a rep that sold it on a family plan. That how shady Tmobile can be no where on the price plan explains how the plans work. I went with a family member he wanted to get a family plan and get all blackbery phones. he had already said he wanted the unlimited family plan but since they where blackberry there where extra data charges that needed to be added to it. So if your going by the website says I am going by what hapenned when I was in the store and seeing some one purchasing the phone, and him being told the data on the blackberry is extra. So before you start calling people an idiot you shut up reread call customer care and ask about a unlimited plan on a blackberry

47. cuddybonz

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2009

With all due respect. T-Mobile doesn't hava complete 3G network and their drop call rates ranks dead last among the top 4 carriers. To take that comment a step farther in terms of network quality there really is only a Top 3. T-Mobile is cheaper but it also undeniably an inferior product.

48. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

We are talking about individual plans, not family plans like you. Family plans are always more. And trust me, the website on all the carriers is correct.

49. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

I don't completely disagree with you cuddy. I personally have had all the carriers except Sprint and have had no coverage issues or dropped calls from any of them to speak of. That being the case for me, the thing I look for is 1) price 2) customer service 3) phones. Everyone likes to fight about this carrier is better then this one but it really comes down to what works for you. No carrier covers everybody and every place

51. nosense

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Do you know how ignorant that sounds. Your original Post says Tmobile has the cheapest prices from all the carriers that should include individual and family plan. Now you are saying Family plans are always more. So now your eating your own words. By the way go get the same Blackberry or PDA on an individual plan and you are still paying more on Tmobile then you would on sprint with outall the extra features you need to add with tmobile. And yes they are all correct but they do not explain so that the customer understand that their plans are not compatible with every phone. So you have a guy wanting to get a blackberry goes online sees 50 for unlimited that goes intothe store and is told he is going to pay more monthly. That is what I meant if you didnt understand

12. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

4G phone! Sprint everything data plan! Android! Comparable to HD2! What more can you ask for? And who needs a nexus one when u can go supersonic! This is my next phone no doubt.

4. GoofyGirl_77

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

I personally cannot wait for the Supersonic! Right now at our house we're both using the Hero - great phone but there are a few things that I'm sure the Supersonic will take care of. Hope the release date isn't too far down the road!!!

5. Ray

Posts: 62; Member since: Apr 30, 2009

I to have the Hero and im just waiting for sprint to release this beast of a phone the htc supersonic this will be the best phone to date its like having a android powered htc hd2

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