[Rumor] Sprint’s Next EVO Codenamed HTC Jewel
With Mobile World Congress running wild like Hulkamania in the 80s, many OEM’s have taken the stage and showcased their next-gen equipment and the carriers they’re promised to. HTC was one of the first to do so and though the competition has received its fair share of love, it appears that this longtime partner had zero to say about their plans for the Now Network. However, everything may not be as it seems.
A “trusted source” has informed our friends over at PocketNow that HTC is working on a Sprint-specific handset from their recently announced One Series, which is currently carrying the codename Jewel. This mystery device is said to sport an HD display similar to the 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 Super LCD 2 featured on HTC’s One X. It is also being said that this device will be one of Sprint’s “premiere” LTE handsets (probably HTC’s first with Sprint), which leads us to believe that this will likely be the next device in their highly successful EVO product line.
As far as a release is concerned, CTIA appears to be an ideal setting for Sprint to announce such a device. Looking back at their track record, this event has historically served as a launchpad for Sprint’s next big thing. A new EVO announcement immediately followed by an LTE deployment would definitely give Sprint customers something to smile about. Hopefully, this lackluster MWC showing is due to plans for a grand showing at CTIA in New Orleans.