While we were at MWC we were desperately searching for Sprint news. They were suspiciously absent of any big announcement at CES and then after their Kyocera Echo launch we thought for sure they may have some MWC goodness up their sleeves. We did learn a lot from their network side of the business but no device news.
Now we are looking forward to CTIA in March. Sprint had a pretty big event at the CTIA fall conference in San Francisco where Dan Hesse and partners uveiled the SprintID concept which has taken off with mixed reviews. That was also the launchpad for the Kyocera/Sanyo Zio, The Samsung Transform and The LG Optimus S. The Optimus S has by far proven to be the most popular phone out of the three.
The official sprint twitter account tweeted the message above this morning with a hash tag #comebackfeb24. This Thursday is gearing up to be a big day. The Motorola Xoom is set to release. It was also supposed to be the launch date for the HTC Thunderbolt but that seems to be up in the air. The Motorola Atrix is now on preorder with no clear date as well.
As for Sprint, they do have a Windows Phone 7 device the “HTC 7 Pro” waiting in the wings. The HTC 7 Pro was announced back in October of 2010. Of course the Kyocera Echo has been announced and shown off, this could be the news as well. Perhaps they have something totally different up their sleeves, maybe a Blackberry 4G?
Source: Twitter and Slashgear