ORLANDO -- Sprint CEO Dan Hesse revealed two big new products at CTIA Wireless: the HTC Evo 3D smartphone and the HTC Evo View 4G tablet.
Last year, the big announcement at CTIA was the Evo 4G, which was the first 3G/4G smartphone on the market at that time. Following up the 3D trend and on the heels of the LG Optimus 3D, the HTC Evo 3D is the first 4G device with a 4.3-inch qHD 3D display. Users will be able to capture and playback 3D videos without any special glasses. The smartphone will run on a 1.2Ghz dual-core Snapdragon processor with extra horsepower for demanding apps and is promised to perform "like a PC."
Other specs include dual 5-megapixel rear-facing cameras and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Hesse said that the Evo 3D represents "continuing proof of Sprint’s commitment to provide latest, most innovative devices to our customers."
Hesse followed up with another big unveiling: the 7-inch HTC Evo View 3G/4G tablet. This product actually garnered some applause at the mid-afternoon press conference. Running on HTC Sense with a 1.5Ghz processor, it also runs on Gingerbread as well with an Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) promised for a later date. Users can record HD videos using the available dual cameras, read books, as well as make and receive video calls. Sporting a 7-inch display, the Evo View is also designed to be partnered with the HTC Scribe digital pen accessory, which can capture meeting/class notes while simultaneously recording audio, make notations while surfing the web, and sign/print documents.
Both of these HTC/Sprint devices offer HDMI and DLNA video output for connecting to HDTVs and can serve as hotspots for up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices. The HTC Evo 3D and Evo View 4G tablet brings Sprint's total of 4G devices to 22.
Pricing wasn't revealed, but both of these mobile products will be available this summer.