Rumors have been flying for a few days, but there's now a new leak with a bit more information. BGR reports that they have been tipped about two new devices from HTC, and more about the Motorola Xoom. The specifics --
The Sprint Motorola Xoom will be identical to the Verizon model, except the Sprint version will run on the WiMax 4G network. This lines up very nicely with what we've already heard about Sprint and the Xoom.
The HTC View 4G will be Sprint's version of the HTC Flyer, a seven-inch tablet with a 1024x600 display, an aluminum body, 5 MP rear and 1.3 MP front camera, HTC Scribe pen support, a 4000 mAh battery, HDMI out and DLNA support running Android 2.3 on Sprint's 3G/4G network. See our Flyer hands-on here.
The HTC Evo 3D is the real show-stopper though, and has some awesome specs. The Evo 3D supposedly has the following hardware:
BGR reports that special 3D versions of the Blockbuster and YouTube apps will be on board as well. And don't forget the rumors of a Nexus S 4G either. CTIA looks like a lot to be happy about if you're a Sprint customer, and we'll be there to cover it all
The EVO 3d and Nexus s 4g might get me to stay with Sprint, but I would certainly hope Sprint can articulate their 4g plans at CTIA. Having cool wimax phones would suck if Sprint rolls out LTE in your area next year and their is no current wimax in your area. I'm tired of hearing the "4g is coming soon" crap. Enough with the vague statements, its time for the what, when, and where on Sprint's 4g plans. We already know what Vzw's plans are. No one has any clue what Sprint is doing, and that probably includes Mr. Hesse.
When lte arrives in your area wimax will also arrive in you area. Sprint announce that they will be deploring a new network. This network will be 3g cdma, wimax, and lte ready. You can read more about it at http://newsroom.sprint.com/news/sprint-announces-network-vision-network-evolution-plan.htm the current problem right now is that Sprint is at the mercy of Clearwire for it 4g rollout.
I'm still torn between the Nexus S and the EVO 3D. For the Nexus S, I like the vanilla android and the "smaller" 4" screen. I like the contour design of the phone and the super amoled display. For the EVO 3D I like the upgrade specs (processor type, speed, camera, internal and optional external memory). If Sprint updates the Nexus S with more memory, more expandable memory, higher pixel front camera, a video conferencing app and LED indicator I would be all over this phone. I think it would be in Sprint's best interest to greatly upgrade the Nexus S beyond adding 4G because with the EVO 3D's specs, the Nexus S won't sell very well or even have a chance of selling. I hope someone from Sprint is trolling the forums across the web on this to get ideas on how to improve the Nexus S. There's an actual article and posts about this very topic on engadget: http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/19/how-would-you-change-samsungs-nexus-s/ I hope Sprint does improve the phone because it would be nice to have a non skinned stock Android "smaller" smartphone. That 0.3" ( 4" vs 4.3") does make a difference! IMO