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HTC and Sprint are getting together a few weeks from now in New York to show us something. We'll be there -- anytime there's a chance at seeing Android phones, an open bar, or catered hor d'oeuvres we're gonna show up. The real question, the one we all want to know, is what exactly will they be showing us?

The last time Sprint held a big shin-dig they showed us the Kyocera Echo. Everyone remembers that one, and most had a less-than-positive thing or two to say about it. But that's behind us, and we're pretty sure we'll be seeing something from the HTC One line this time around. That leaves us three distinct choices:

The HTC One V

Already rumored to be headed to Virgin Mobile (who uses the Sprint network), there would be little in the way of tooling to get this one on Sprint. It's a new generation of a budget device, with mediocre internals but awesome looking software. It's a phone built to appeal to the masses, but not so much to a dyed-in-the-wool Android enthusiast.

The HTC One S

Specs are beyond decent. A new S4 Snapdragon, a sexy magic MAO/ceramic/magic finish on a metal unibody, SAMOLED screen, and not built for giants. Plenty of folks want to get their hands on this one (this author included -- please sell it unlockable HTC).

The HTC One X

The beast. 4.7 inches of raw power (either the same S4 Snapdragon or the mighty Tegra 3), 720p display, and NFC. It's the phone a lot of folks would design if they had a chance. It's also the phone most folks would want Sprint to sell.

All three run Sense 4.0 on top of the Ice Cream Sandwich core. HTC promises that we'll love Sense 4.0, and what we've seen so far makes us believe them. They all will have Beats Audio, and some sort of new camera voodoo that we're champing at the bit to play with. All three are great looking phones in their own right, at least on paper. 

We'll have to wait and see just what Sprint and HTC announce in New York, but that won't stop us from having an opinion. Let us know in the poll what you want to see on April 4.

 

 

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Which phone are we likely to see from HTC and Sprint on April 4?

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I will put this out there, My guess is that Sprint will anounce the One X branded as the "Evo One X".

Just a guess.

It has got to be the One X. The S and V are just retreads of the EVO and Hero.

The Echo killed Sprint's credibility last year. They can't have a grand introduction and then show a crappy low end phone.

Sprint learned that one the hard way.

Or just the EVO X. That's my hope. I actually hope it's designed a little different. Maybe a little more like the original with implementations from the One X.

I don't what you guys are talking about, this is clearly going to be a Windows Phone event. If not though, I'm going with the One S since Sprint is hurting for cash and probably cannot afford the One X...especially if the LTE iPad for Sprint rumor this summer is true.

It better be an LTE-capable phone with a decent battery & oodles of (especially if neither can be replaced/upgraded), running ICS.

I think we will see the One V and the One S the later being LTE. As for the One V I would get that on Virgin Mobile since it will be stock ICS.

HTC EVO X with Tegra 3...... SWEET.......... I will be the first in line. Time to retire my old girl HTC EVO 4G. :(

I'm putting my money on the One S (or a WinMo disaster) because my contract is up in June, my Evo 4G is getting old, I really want the One X, and Sprint is like a giant disappointment machine these days. Sigh.

But I'd sure love to trade in my OG Evo for a shiny new "Evo One X"...

One X, always lead with the most powerful model, that's just common sense, no one gets all excited by a mid level or budget device and may I say I really hope HTC releases something like the One X on Verizon before November, it would definitely be a contender for my next upgrade.

It would be nice if Sprint had a few LTE phones to show for their LTE launch to make LTE a big deal for Sprint

I'll be the crazy one. I think Sprint is gonna carry all 3. Yall can officially flame me for a few weeks until I'm proven right. :-)

Saying "The last time Sprint held a big shin-dig they showed us the Kyocera Echo" is misleading. Since then Sprint has had events to unveil the EVO 3D and the Motorola Photon 4G; while the EVO 3D may have been gimmicky, the Photon was/is a great phone, finally giving them a high end international Android phone.

I actually hope that this is a little BETTER than the One X (as far as maybe adding another capability to keep the Evo-being-different trend)

I think that if the same ol' One X model was coming to Sprint, it would have been introduced when HTC originally presented it for AT&T.