Sprint event in New York City

Just a reminder, folks, that we'll be at Sprint's event tonight in New York City. It's one of those rare occasions where we really don't have much of an idea of what's going to be announced -- heck, it might not even be Android. That said, BusinessWeek (via PhoneScoop) believes we'll at least see some sort of Kyocera Android phone -- we're hoping (really, really hoping) that's not all Sprint has up its sleeve, along with appearances by illusionist David Blaine and CEO Dan Hesse, of course..

But join us tonight as we find out, live.

There are 36 comments

inuchan says:

They better have a phone made by Thor to beat the rest of the carriers out there. This will be exciting.

ballstjer says:

Sprint is going to have Blaine magically change WIMAX to LTE and the first LTE phones will arrive.

I hope they know they'll need a lot more than Blaine to make me give a damn about anything from kyocera

GQ50 says:


nsxla#CB says:

I use to love my Sanyo m1 =]

original00 says:

I am totally prepared to be dissapointed by sprint. I'm waiting for hp's event and mwc next week.

Dhamp2g says:

No matter what HP presents it will be webos based and therefore will have no app development this being irrelevant. Despite being the best OS on the market webos is doomed because of a failed launch. Oh and I am a former iPhone owner to webos now on android. I left the iPhone for the pre bcuz of the promise it showed but never realized. I chose the Evo bcuz I want no part of IOS now that I freed myself.

Gator352 says:

I have to agree with you guys. I think this event is going to be a dissapoinment. Kyocera? Really? I know they make phones, low end phones at that, but they also make printers. But what could be an industry first?? Maybe a 3G/4G wifi printer running android 3.0 so you can print docs or web pages on the fly? Whatever...I love Sprint, but they need to get help with their phone selection.

jfultz14976 says:

That would be great! I work IT for a copier company that sells Kyocera finally people would stop bitching that the machine isn't wireless.

BTW Kyocera copiers suck too.....Konica all the way!

jaymoon says:

I'm still sticking with my original prediction of a SVDO announcement. The HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon specs leaked this will be a possibility with that phone on that network. But Sprint having this "official" announcement of "an industry first", could mean simultaneous voice and data over existing 3G before the Thunderbolt's release date (Feb 14).

Kyocera makes some very undesirable equipment, I really hope this is not true...

dfine1966 says:

I really don't think this is the big announcement. I think Sprint would have a couple of announcements tonight, with Kyocera as one of them. A Kyocera Android/and or W7 phone is not an industry first, anyway you look at it. Even if it got Gingerbread, it is still not an industry first. Makes me think that Sprint is going to announce some of there new phones and then they will spring onto the crowd the new industry changing device or even a new industry changing plan. If this event is only about a Kyocera phone, which is not 3D, than it is a major fail for Sprint, and they will get lambasted by the media.

Telperion says:

Dan Hesse is the illusionist these days.

It's going to be a 3D phone. Think about it...David Blane and magic....3D phone would be an industry first....makes perfect sense.

Hopefully Sprint will touch on why my Epic 4g doesn't have a 3g Data Connection today and only 4g Data works...my battery will be dead by lunch!

kyrumo says:

If they announce a Kyrocera David Blaine gonna have alot of Sprint customers disappear

Dhamp2g says:

Very funny

shaps6 says:

Making the impossible possible: iOS running on another manufacturer's hardware.

I'm gonna put 50 imagination dollars on that.

Sprint's gonna have to come with it! The evo was/is a winner! We're at the point now where phones run pretty smooth and fast. Especially if ya runnin' cm7!!!

Dhamp2g says:


eye4ni says:

If they do not announce a follow-up for Evo, and by this I mean a really nice phone from HTC, I think I will be jumping ship soon... I have no interest in a crap phone from Kyocera. Who would buy into a Kyocera Android handset? I will stick with my Evo until my contract runs out, and probably go to Verizon. I really really hope this Kyocera rumor is just that, a rumor. Sprint please do not disappoint me.

dchawk81 says:

I'm brand-agnostic. Who was HTC before they started kicking ass with EVO-like phones? I had never heard of them.

What kind of phones did you have before sidekicks or Nextels? Becuase if you had a SMARTPHONE it probably was WinMO and HTC single handedly kept winMO ALIVE. So please.

Gameboy70 says:

All I know is that between now and CTIA, Sprint had better announce Android phone beyond the jumbophones and sliders that seem to be their metier. I have no interest in a dealing with the thickness of a slide-out keyboard or the width of a 4.3" screen. Something like something like a CDMA Optimus 2x would be perfect.

I'm not getting my hopes up though. The one speculation for an "industry first" that really appeals to me is Josh Topolsky's: that Sprint will announce package plans for phones and tablets. The trend of Android tablets to launch on carriers with no wifi-only version only makes sense if 3/4G versions don't require a second contract.

WEMguy says:

The device, called the Echo, features two 3.5-inch touch screens that can be stacked side by side to form a pseudo-tablet design. Users can accomplish multiple tasks on the two screens, or drag items from one screen to the other. The phone, which runs on Google Inc.'s Android software, uses a pivot hinge that allows one screen to be tucked under the other, transforming it into a more conventional touch-screen phone.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274870442220457613002051045663...


crabjoe says:

I just saw the wsj article too. If it's just a dual screen, Sprint's going to lose even more business.

Sprint needs to stop with the gimmick and just give us the LG Optimus 2X, 3D or comparable.

Hypeo says:

You guys expect any different from Sprint?? Have they EVER had anything that people would run too???

crxssi says:

Yes, it was called the "Evo".

I heard from a pretty reliable source that it was gonna be an htc tablet... possibly 4g.

Dhamp2g says:

NOW THAT IS A INDUSTRY 1ST I would for it to be HTC

MikeDroid says:

IMO anything less than a dual core 4.3 inch qHD/samoled is a disappointment....

heberman says:

Except that's not a picture of an Echo. It's a picture of a dual screen Fujitsu device.

Gameboy70 says:

Glad to be wrong. I should've noticed the Symbian UI.

I still have no interest in a dual-screen device, unless Kyo can show me something beyond what I can imagine. Let's see if Sprint can, in fact, make the impossible possible.

roninrocks says:

so no chance at an iphone in 2011? perhaps a press release for the HTC HD7pro windows phone?

aliiiguitar says:

Somebody posted that they are going to finally roll the Froyo update out for the Epic. When? Tonight?

I just called support again - and again they tried to take me to a link w/ instructions on rooting my POS Epic. Frightening that a support tech would provide instructions on how to void the warranty.

I hope that Dan Hesse realizes how angry some of us are over this ridiculous delay. Samsung takes the initial blame but Sprint has had the source code for long enough to get Froyo out.

Probably not renewing contract w/ Sprint
Will never ever buy another Samsung

Epic owners want their FROYO!!!!!!!!!
We better not have to wait forever for Gingerbread