Sprint bringing a trio of new Androids, including EVO 3D, to CTIA? [UPDATED]

Published: March 6, 2011

Sprint CTIA 2011 invite

Sprint's got a whopper of a CTIA show lined up for later this month, where they say they'll be revealing "the latest in wireless innovation" to all of the event goers. Just what do they have planned? No one is quite sure, but an anonymous source speaking with Engadget claims to be in the know. Here's what the tipster claims we can expect to see unveiled during the multi-hour gala:

  • Nexus S 4G, which is, you guessed, a Nexus S with WiMAX support built in. Engadget says that this could either be the SPH-D600 or SPH-D720, both of which recently got certified by the WiFi Alliance, although the D720 is the more likely of the two.
  • EVO 3D, another device with a fairly straightforward name. Unfortunately, there's not much else known about this particular handset just yet.
  • EVO View, which could end up becoming a CDMA-powered HTC Flyer.

It's been a while since Sprint put out a handset that made us drop what we were doing and drool just a little bit, but if these rumored devices end up materializing at CTIA later this month, well, I'd certainly be impressed. A 4G-ready Nexus S would be pretty awesome, especially since Sprint was supposed to offer the Nexus One but ended up dropping it for reasons unknown. Plus, I always love to see stock Android devices hit the market. An EVO 3D doesn't immediately make me think "Wow, I want that," but I'd be willing to give it a chance and, considering the success of the EVO 4G, I'm sure more than a few consumers would do the same. Finally, the Flyer would make a welcome addition to Sprint's lineup, especially since their tablet lineup is a bit lacking compared to the other national carriers. What do you all make of Sprint's rumored CTIA lineup? Is there something in there that piques your interest?

UPDATE: Care for more evidence of Sprint's CTIA plans? If you go to "now.sprint.com/nexus" you'll get the image you see below. Substituting "evo3d" and "evoview" for "nexus" in that URL directs you back to the Sprint home page rather than giving an error, giving credence to those two devices, too.

Sprint Nexus

Via Engadget (1), (2)

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