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Sprint’s CTIA announcements: HTC EVO 3D, HTC EVO View 4G, Motorola XOOM, much more

Published Mar 18th, 2011 8:08PM EDT

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We have just been informed of most of Sprint’s planned announcements at CTIA this year. There have been mumblings surrounding the two headline devices, but we finally have the information to share with you. To start things off, the HTC EVO 3D most certainly will be part of the announcement, and it’s going to be a pretty feature-packed handset. We’re talking about a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 450-pixel Autostereoscopic 3D display, 4GB of RAM, 1GB ROM, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8660 Snapdragon CPU, dual rear 5-megapixel cameras with dedicated camera button, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 1730mAh battery. That’s not all, though. The HTC EVO 3D will run Android Gingerbread 2.3 with HTC Sense UI and it will also output 1080p video via HDMI and output 720p 3D content as well. There will also be a Blockbuster 3D on demand app as well as YouTube 3D. Check out the rest of our exclusive report after the break!

Continuing on, the HTC EVO View 4G is definitely real, and we have the specifications and features for that as well. It’s much like the HTC Flyer tablet that we saw get official at Mobile World Congress, and it will be a 7-inch device with a 1024 x 600-pixel capacitive touch screen. The HTC EVO View 4G will also feature an aluminium unibody design, HTC Scribe with optional pen support, the latest HTC Sense UI optimized for tablet devices, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4000mAh battery, DLNA and HDMI-out support.

That’s not all the tablet news however, as we have confirmed Sprint will be announcing that the Motorola XOOM will hit its network in the coming weeks or months. The XOOM, we’re told, is identical to the Verizon version except it will support Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network.

Beyond those three devices, we have been told Sprint will be introducing the Samsung Rant 3, a 3G touch screen messaging device that’s eco friendly, and will even feature a solar rechargeable battery door. We’re also told that Sprint will be offering two versions of the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook, a Wi-Fi version as well as the WiMAX version. Think there are a couple surprises left?

Thanks, Darvin!

UPDATE: Our source indicated that the HTC EVO 3D would have 4GB of RAM and 1GB of ROM, but it’s highly possible that these specs are reversed, with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM storage being more likely. We’ll update this when we hear back.

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