Next week should bring a nice range of new devices to the spotlight, set to make an appearance on the airwaves of wireless carrier Sprint soon, and some more info on these devices started to emerge, confirming their near arrival.
First of all, we should note that the range of new mobile phones that Sprint would make available for its users in the near future is expected to include an HTC EVO 3D, complemented by a 4G (WiMAX) flavor of Nexus S, or by the Samsung Rant 3.
Moreover, a series of Android-based tablet PCs should also be included into the mix, such as the HTC EVO View 4G, supposedly Sprint's own version of HTC Flyer, or the Motorola XOOM, which was spotted only recently with Sprint's logo on it.
As stated above, some info on these devices already emerged into the wild, including details on the hardware specifications they would be pushed on shelves with.
The HTC EVO 3D should be a quite impressive device, landing with a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 450-pixel Autostereoscopic 3D display with touchscreen capabilities, or a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8660 Snapdragon CPU inside.
Moreover, the handset might arrive on the market with 4GB of RAM, 1GB ROM (these might have been reversed, and the phone would be packed with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM), or a 1730mAh battery.
The same as the already available LG Optimus 3D, the new phone should be released with dual rear 5-megapixel cameras with dedicated camera button (meant to enable it record 3D content). A 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera should be present with this device as well.
Other specs of this smartphone would include an HDMI port to output 1080p video (720p 3D content), Blockbuster 3D on demand app and access to YouTube 3D, as well as Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with HTC Sense UI.
The HTC EVO View 4G got some specs leaked out as well, such as the fact that it would sport a 7-inch (1024 x 600-pixel) capacitive touchscreen display, and an aluminum unibody design.
Moreover, the device would be released with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 4000mAh battery, DLNA and HDMI-out support, along with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and HTC's Sense UI aimed specifically at tablet PCs.
While specific info on the Sprint-bound Motorola XOOM lack at the moment, the upcoming availability of this device on the carrier's network was confirmed, it seems, with support for 4G WiMAX and all.
Exact details on Sprint's own flavor of Nexus S are not available for the time being either, but a leaked logo confirms that this device would receive 4G soon, and rumors suggest that it would be Sprint's technology that the second Google phone would taste.
Official confirmation on all these is not available as of yet, but all should be announced on March 22nd during the CTIA Wireless show, it seems.
At that time, Sprint should make a formal announcement on all these Android devices, as well as on the 3G touch screen messaging device Samsung Rant 3, which should arrive with a solar rechargeable battery door, and other eco friendly features.
Rumor has it that the wireless carrier might have some other surprises for us as well, including the fact that it would offer two BlackBerry PlayBook flavors, the Wi-Fi and WiMAX-enabled models. Keep an eye on this space to learn whether other announcements would be made as well.