View Full Version : Sprint announcing Nexus S 4G, EVO 3D, and EVO View tablet at CTIA?

03-06-2011, 03:28 PM
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The media -- yours truly included -- has been trying to figure out why Sprint has booked an insane two-and-a-half hour slot at CTIA later this month. That's not the kind of event you throw together just to rehash the devices you've introduced over the last half year -- something's up, and if our source is correct, they're up to something big.

First, we're hearing that the carrier will launch the Nexus S 4G from Samsung, and judging from the name, the phone should be something akin to a Nexus S (http://www.engadget.com/tag/NexusS/) with WiMAX. It seems this one could be either the SPH-D600 or SPH-D720, both of which have recently received certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance, though the SPH-D720 is more likely; the D600 shows WPS support, which is available in TouchWiz-skinned devices but not in stock Gingerbread (http://www.engadget.com/tag/Gingerbread/). You might recall that Sprint came very, very close to launching its own version of the Nexus One (http://www.engadget.com/tag/NexusOne/) before dropping it in favor of the EVO 4G (http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/10/sprint-cans-nexus-one-in-favor-of-evo-4g/) last year, so maybe they're ready to do the deed this time.

Next, a couple that we don't have much detail on: the EVO 3D, which is... well, a 3D-capable EVO of some sort. 2011 is certainly shaping up to be the year of 3D phones (http://mobile.engadget.com/tag/optimus3d) and tablets (http://mobile.engadget.com/tag/optimuspad), so that wouldn't be much of a surprise. The other unit in the mix is the EVO View, a tablet that we're guessing will shape up to be something of a CDMA-powered Flyer (http://mobile.engadget.com/tag/htc,flyer). If this all pans out, it's looking like Sprint could own this show. CES was a bit of a dud for them, you might recall -- the EVO Shift 4G (http://www.engadget.com/tag/EVOShift4G/) was the only handset announcement there -- so they're overdue.

engadget (http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/06/sprint-announcing-nexus-s-4g-evo-3d-and-evo-view-tablet-at-cti/)