It’s time for your daily dose of Android gossip and if you’re a Sprint customer, you’re going to want to listen up. With the recent release of the insanely powered HD handsets toting LTE and top of the line specs, many Sprint customers have been feeling like they’ve been left in the dust.
Well, seems the boys at PocketNow are hearing some murmurings of a new device — codenamed HTC Jewel — headed our way. Apparently, it will be along the lines of HTC’s all new One X handsets (think: HD display) but with slightly modified specs. Whereas the Evo 4G ushered in the short-lived era of Sprint’s 4G WiMax (to that one Chick-fil-a down the street), this new device will introduce Sprint customers to their all new LTE network. Needless to say, expect this device to make a pretty huge splash.
Now, it may not be a long track record, but ever since the HTC EVO 4G was released, Sprint has released a new “Evo” device on its anniversary. Last year was the HTC EVO 3D and this year’s Evo? Yeah, HTC Jewel. The device, which is rumored to launch in time for the Evo’s 2nd birthday, will be perfectly timed to retain those original Evo users who find their contract expiring in just a few more months (like yours truly).
We could hear more at CTIA in May but with Sprint’s CEO Dan Hesse making his first ever keynote at MWC on March 1st, maybe it will be sooner than later? What do you guys think? Will you bite if Sprint gives you an HTC Evo HD LTE? Or will it be too little, too late? Throw a kickstand on an HTC One X with S4 processor and I’ll be a happy camper.