In an announcement to their premier customers Sprint released an account alert asking their customers to “visit us tomorrow for an exciting announcement about a groundbreaking new device.” No other details were provided but it is rumored that that this “groundbreaking new device” is the long rumored WiMAX smarphone. This new WiMAX smartphone known as the HTC Supersonic comes equipped with a 4.3 inch screen and Android 2.1 with Sense UI.
Releasing a 4G device would certainly fit the “groundbreaking” category and there have already been plans to unveil the phone at CTIA. There was a web chat transcript that was found on the Sprint Community that seems to corroborate. In this web chat an interested consumer asks customer support if a new Android device is going to hit the market soon. The customer support rep does in fact confirm that a new smartphone device is going to be available very soon.
The announcement of this new phone is a welcome sight to any consumers who were waiting for a new Android phone to hit the market. This new HTC Supersonic is supposedly going to be one of the most high powered phones on the market today. The 4.3 inch screen will make surfing the web and browsing through contacts and music a breeze. Also, this new mobile device is going to be part of the Android 2.1 OS which is supposed to be much more powerful than the original Android OS.
I know that I am quite excited to see what this potentially new unlocked cell phone is actually going to be and what this new announcement is all about. If it is in fact going to be an announcement about the new HTC Supersonic than you can expect Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to talk about this in his keynote speech on Wednesday at CTIA.