Sprint CTIA Includes HTC Evo Phone, Tablet, Xoom, PlayBook
Sprint is expected to unveil a lineup of smartphones and tablets built by HTC at the International CTIA Wireless 2011 show in Orlando, Fla., which kicks off March 21.
Boy Genius Report got the inside scoop from a tipster who said Sprint will introduce the HTC Evo 3D smartphone and a 7-inch HTC Evo View 4G tablet, and announce plans for several other devices.
The Evo 3D reportedly possesses runs Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" and HTC Sense on a 4.3-inch qHD 960 by 450 pixel autostereoscopic 3D display, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8660 Snapdragon processor.
The handset is also fitted with dual 5-megapixel cameras with a dedicated camera button, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and powered by a 1730 mAh battery. The Evo 3D will also pump out 1080p video via HDMI and output 720p 3D content as well.
Interestingly, the Evo 3D has a couple firsts even Verizon Wireless' brand new HTC Thunderbolt lacks. The Evo 3D is Sprint's first Gingerbread phone, while the Thunderbolt runs Android 2.2.
Updated: The Evo 3D is also the first Sprint phone to support 3D content (joining LG's Optimus 3D as one of the first 3D smartphones), and is the first Sprint phone using a Qhd (quarter high-definition) touch screen, which currently graces AT&T's Motorola Atrix 4G.
BGR said the HTC Evo View 4G is reminiscent of the forthcoming HTC Flyer tablet. While the Flyer is expected to run an Android 2.4 hybrid, the 7-inch Evo View 4G will run Gingerbread on a 1024 by 600-pixel capacitive touch screen.
The tablet will also sport a aluminum unibody design, HTC Scribe with optional pen support (like the Flyer), the HTC Sense for slates, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 4000mAh battery, DLNA and HDMI-out support.
Sprint will also pledge to offer Motorola's Xoom Android 3.0 "Honeycomb" tablet on 4G WiMAX network in the coming weeks, as well as pledges to offer a WiFi and WiMAX versions of Research in Motion's Blackberry PlayBook.
Sprint said at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that it would sell a 4G PlayBook, becoming the first carrier to publicly support for the highly-anticipated tablet.
As an afterthought, Sprint could unveil the Samsung Rant 3, an eco-friendly, 3G touchscreen messaging smartphone with a solar rechargeable battery door.