Hey Joe, I feel your sentiments on finally being excited about a Sprint phone. In my view, I have 2-3 phones to be excited about: the Nexus S 4G, the HTC Shooter and/or the LG Optimus 3D. Like you, I was thinking the Optimus 3D was the EVO 3D since that was the only 3D phone announced thus far this year. I'm still deciding between having a vanilla android phone (Nexus S) or one that is skinned over (Shooter or Optimus). Can't wait until next week to see what Sprint actually has in store for us! My upgrade is eligible April 1, so I'm in a good position for later this spring/summer! For the tablet, I hope Sprint gets the Galaxy tab 10.1 further down the line. Gotta love that Honeycomb goodness! I played with the Motorola Xoom and it seemed pretty awesome, but I know Sprint won't get it, so the Galaxy tab is the next best thing. It would make sense that Sprint gets it since the original Galaxy tab is available with all of the big 4 cell companies.
Please keep us posted as I would like to know more...I do have to say though maybe...just maybe....you are a BIT too excited!!!! LOL Have fun!
Ok now in typical HTC fahion we start hearing leaks. Its about time. I knew somebody had to drop the ball at some point; whether it be Sprint or HTC. HTC Shooter may be the successor to the EVO. I must commend HTC for keeping quiet this long. This is just not thier style. I hope the specs on Mr. Shooter are worthy of an EVO title, and who makes these code names at htc? 1.2ghz single core and 3d kinda get me more excited about the Nexus S. However the link seems certain that this new phone "Sprint Shooter" will be packing the dualies under the screen, but no mention of 3d. Less than a week to go!
Thx for the way in Hef. Where is this mysterious 3D Evo that you are talking about? Funny how the flier has passed wimax testing, but no word about the new EVO. HTC is not the one for keeping secrets they always leak products early. I bought my gen 1 Evo like 3 months before it came out officially. Even prior to Google IO. Not saying you are wrong I just don't think HTC is the best at keeping things under wraps.
HTC just has a track record of leaks. I know they are experimenting with going 3d as of late last year, but finished product? Its to soon to be any good. Right? Also being that their is 2 un announced LG phones leads me to lean towards thinking there is a good chance we will see an Optimus here. Now I know I could be wrong and HTC could very well have a 3d phone under wraps ready to be released, but seeing as we passed CES and MWC if they kept their mouth shut that long I will look at HTC in a new light, becuase everything leaks from HTC.
But based off what you, CMDR and this link now.sprint.com/evo3d say an evo3d is definetly coming. Even though the Oops page has been redirected to the Sprint home page.
Also considering Verizon has also named its LG Revolution variant of the LG Optimus and it has passed through FCC testing also leads me to believe that there is a chance the Optimus is still coming here. ATT already has a dual core phone, Verizon just announced theirs the only 2 who are quiet are the 2 talking about merging which is another story. Even though ATT and TMO could Scoop up both of the Optimus variants left the 3d and 2x. It would not surprise me. Anyway post me a link to the leaked 3d Evo from BGR. Was it from Barcalona or CES or prior? Rumors Rumors LOL, atleast they will cease 21-23.
Understood glad for official way in. One other quick ? CMDR if that is the case why do none of the articels across the web have HTC infront of the EVO 3d. Could it be that it is a 3d phone just not the EVO? Like the flyer it officially sports HTC every where the EVO does'nt, and everyone knows the Nexus was made by Samsung. Funny that Nexus was an HTC device also, but you confirmed Evo not being a Sprint trade mark I do accept that. Keep in mind I am just doing my fair share of detective work based of rumors started in the Android community that have been bouncing around since the David Blaine show. If Sprint succeeded in doing anything it is building hype.
I'm afraid you are incorrect. HTC owns the trademark on the EVO name, not Sprint. The phone you are thinking about for the EVO 3D is NOT the Optimus, but is the HTC 3D phone that was leaked some months ago on BGR.
What does not make sense that Sprint can name a phone whatever they want? Sprint always changes the name of the phones when it feels it is best for marketing. Theoretically any SUPER phone released for the next few years will carry the name EVO no matter who the manufacturer is. Keep in mind I said it is a rumor. On the other hand if you paid attention to MWC this year the only company who had a 3d phone was LG here is HTCs line up from MWC http://www.ppcgeeks.com/2011/02/15/htc-announces-u
HTC Speedy AKA HTC EVO Shift http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/26/htc-speedy-a-kn
IF that logic held true than Droid would be a Motorola name. Remember how the original droid was made by Motorola and the Incredible also took the name even though the phone was made by HTC. Htc originally named the EVO the Supersonic because it was supposed to be the fastest phone out at the time. Once Sprint acquired it the phone took the name EVO. Just like Galaxy S is the Samsung name for the Epic which is what it is called under Sprint.
To answer you question directly no. The EVO name belongs to Sprint. Sprint is supposed to have a whole line of EVOs coming, but I don't think they will all be created by HTC. The HTC Shift was originally called the Speedy by HTC. Sprint changed the name to Evo. Here is another comparison the original Nexus 1 was made by HTC, but the new Nexus S was made by Samsung. Google owns naming rights in this situation, and it gives the name to any phone it sees fit. Just like the original name for this LG 3d phone is Optimus which Sprint has a few smaller models of is now an roumered to be the new EVO. I emphasize rumored. Actually Sprints old EVO is starting to pop up on other carriers now under different names with slightly different specs like the HTC Thunderbolt.
Finally here is a little tid bit of info; even the EVO was not the first EVO the HTC HD2 was the first EVO type phone, but it ran windows mobile 6.5 with HTC sense. It was and is the spitting image of the EVO both on the surface and on the inside, but it had hardware buttons instead of 4 capacitive buttons. It ran windows mobile, but if you look at both side by side the untrained eye would say hay thats 2 evos. I think that HTC was responsible for the naming rights back then I assume. Windows Mobile the lack of 4g and hardware buttons were/ are the only differences.