Official EVO Rumors and Speculation thread

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  1. KRD

    KRD Well-Known Member

    I would like the white just for something different, i keep my phones in a holster so I can do the white. Black, brown, and silver are getting tired.

  2. Roddy

    Roddy Well-Known Member

    If no new is given @ CTIA, YES i am giving up on the Supersonic. I have a freaking old Blackberry 8330m for God sakes. I can't do it much longer!!!
  3. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member

    agree w/ roddy... and as for what it looks like, if that video is legit, i want it just like that... that dirty white back with the red leans cover looks pretttty spiffy if you ask me :)
  4. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

    I recently hit up my local Sprint store (applying to work there, I've always kind of wanted to anyways, figured why not) and I know the 3 or 4 people that work there fairly well. I mentioned this phone and the manager (name will not be given =P) was kind of surprised I'd heard about it. She said something about it being 'announced' in late June this year, which means we really can't hope for too much.

    The main real estate I'm interested in on this phone is for one, the projected screen size. At 4.3", I'd assume this is as big as a cell phone screen CAN get while still being able to be tossed into a pocket. Something else is the processor. With something like that rocking in it, I can only imagine good things for ROM space and amounts of RAM. As for it being made by HTC, I'm not sure. The whole senseUI thing, I could deal without. I've made my Moment into exactly what I need it to be via third party software (on and off market), so I really don't consider the add-ons that come with the phone to be a major choice. I choose based on hardware now, as far as Android phones go. And this thing, well it looks to be some pretty damned good hardware.


    That is what I'm assuming as well, they HAVE been boasting about it, yet they have not one single device *aside from a hotspot thing* that can use this. If they're spending money advertising it, I can only assume they have plans for something like this; I.E. this phone's name Supersonic, possibly suggesting faster download speeds coupled with a(the) faster(est) phone. Logic would break it into this.

    As far as coupling with Comcast, Time Warner, and Bright House, I don't really see much coming from that. On the other hand though, with Intel and Google, I can see that happening. All of a sudden Sprint's got 4g speeds and coverage with the ONLY device capable of using it; who's going to be paying attention to them now? Just about everyone. If this DOES happen, I can see AT&T start to turn and throw the knives at Sprint and begin to shy from Verizon, in theory this is.
  5. acp

    acp Well-Known Member

    more than likely the manager you spoke to knows less than you do, or heard a rumor from her boyfriend's aunt's son's girlfriend's dad who knows a guy at headquarters who is a custodian and while cleaning the shitter overheard a guy talking about the Supersonic or possibly the Supersonics, he still isn't sure.

    The manager of my local Sprint store told me before I purchased a Moment and Hero that she received an email from Headquarters that said the Moment was guaranteed to get the 2.0 update on 12/15/09 and the Hero was still not confirmed to receive the update.
  6. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    foodman, thanks for stopping by and posting. I hope you voted too :)

    Your contact was saying late June for this phone to be released. That's what a lot of the reports I'm reading are saying and that still fits within the first half 2010 time frame. Hopefully we'll be surprised and it will come sooner than expected. If it really is going to be that late, I highly doubt there will be an announcement at CTIA, but like you pointed out, they need to release this thing ASAP.

    The specs that I have been able to find for the HTC Supersonic are amazing:

    Type: CDMA dual band (1900/800 MHz)
    Data: 1xEV-DO rev.A
    Screen: 4.3" OLED (Some reports are saying AMOLED and others color transflective TFT)
    Resolution: 480 x 800
    Camera: 5MP (Some reports are saying 8MP)
    Flash: Dual LED; Auto focus, Digital zoom
    Video: MPG4
    FM Radio: Yes
    Memory Slot: microSD/microSDHC
    OS: Android 2.1 initially, then updated to Android 3.0
    Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 1GHz
    Memory: 1024 MB ROM
    Ram: 512 MB
    WiFi: Yes
    WiMAX: Yes
    Bluetooth: Stereo Bluetooth

    This should be good enough to keep this a high end phone for quite awhile. I know I can wait until June, but some of the others are suffering with old phones and are saying they can't wait that long.


    BTW, I don't know if you're aware of it, but Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Intel and Google have invested with Sprint on WiMAX for a combined $3.2 billion.

    Thanks acp, that's pretty funny stuff :D
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  7. capwulf

    capwulf Member

    My contract with Alltel is up tommorow so I was forced to get a Hero today. If I add a line later can I get the supersonic for the new 2 year contract price?

    Thanks in advance.
  8. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    As far as I know, you have 30 days in which you can return the phone. Hopefully, we'll know more about the Supersonic by then.
  9. acp

    acp Well-Known Member

    I thought OLED = AMOLED

    now I'm not sure
  10. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) is an emerging display technology for use in mobile devices such as mobile phones.

    An OLED display in which each pixel has its own transistor on/off switch (see TFT and Active Matrix) rather than being activated by its address

    OLED is what I think the Supersonic will have and not the AMOLED that the Nexus One has. Guess you can't have everything, but I think the difference is the size of the screen.
  11. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

    And OLED is hella better than LCD. Much brighter, and allows for thinner devices. Still a nice screen, just not as nice.
  12. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member


    Speaking of funny... I noticed you replied to a thread where a guy got poop under the glass of his Hero, but it was only visible with black ultraviolet light and a magnifying glass. What do you think happened to that guy? He had the best sense of humor and wrote the funniest post I've ever read here. I even printed it out so my friends could read it and everyone got a kick out of it. I wish he'd come back...
  13. acp

    acp Well-Known Member

  14. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

    I really don't think it's early enough to call it quits on the SuperSonic.... it's only had a few 'leak' photos out so far, which means that someone wants us to see it. That and it always helps generate hype for it.
  15. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    I'm with you foodman, but I have to admit that it's painful waiting when there's so little to go on. Almost 27% of the people voting are saying they're not waiting any longer and it's hard to blame them. On the other side of the coin, at least one or two of the yes votes are from the UK where they don't have much of a chance of getting the Supersonic anyway. Some of the others are probably from the Verizon side or they just don't like Sprint.

    Only 26 votes have been registered, but there has been over a 1000 views so far.

    This whole Supersonic forum has been pretty dead lately and that's why I've been trying to reinvigorate some interest. Personally, I don't see anything better on the horizon, so I'm going to wait it out. I refuse to think this whole thing is a hoax, but it sure would make the waiting easier if there was more information. Hopefully we'll learn more next Wednesday. If not, it's going to get even harder to wait.
  16. KRD

    KRD Well-Known Member

    I would really hope that Sprint does announce something. They need to put heavy competition on the other carriers to try to sway some of the lost customers back. Verizon is going to be there either announcing the incredible, nexus one, or maybe both. Sprint needs to at least acknowledge the fact that the supersonic exists, because it hasn't been through the FCC. Making it hard to believe that it will be out in the next couple of months. I hope the CTIA will bring enough information for us fanatics to dwell on until it launches.
  17. Thefoodman52

    Thefoodman52 Well-Known Member

    Yea, the more information, the higher my hopes get. Right now, it's just a cool concept with some photo's tossed out there of (probably) a plastic shell of what the thing might look like. Hardware specifications suggest good things, but those are always debatable.

    If only, if only, people weren't greedy. All we want to know is if this phone exists, and if it's going to get consideration for release this year, why do companies always do this crap?
  18. stleber

    stleber New Member

    A leftover from MWC? ;)

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  19. photon00

    photon00 Well-Known Member

    If I was part of HTC marketing I wouldn't be releasing this in Europe for a bit. Any word that this phone is coming out in Europe in Q2/Q3 will hit N1 and Desire sales. People will just wait! Alternatively you release it at the end of the year earliest and you get phone hungry people like me who will buy a N1/Desire now and then a Supersonic later. This doesn't apply to sprint customers. HTC have nothing to lose by getting this out as soon as possible. I really hope I'm wrong and we all get this phone soon. I'm aching for this phone. Though I can probably only wait till the summer at the most.
  20. Ouhei

    Ouhei Active Member

    Don't "give up", we all know the phone exists and will be released this year. We've seen video of it "in the wild" and know it's out there, being tested. We know it's going to Sprint and that Sprint is set to release it's first 4G phones by the summer, what better phone to flagship the 4G launch than the Supersonic?

    My guess is that we'll see the phone by July at the latest. Which would work perfect for me to jump ship from AT&T and my iPhone 3G since my contract ends in July. I'd love to see the phone earlier than that, but who knows. Hopefully they announce more details later this month.

    I can't say much, but can say that the specs posted in this thread are MOSTLY correct.
  21. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting that picture, stleber. I have not see it before.

    Thanks for posting, Ouhei and welcome to the Supersonic forum. I agree with everything you said, but quite a few have lost interest due to the lack of information.

    When you say "I can't say much, but can say that the specs posted in this thread are MOSTLY correct", does that mean you have inside information, but you're not allowed to talk about it? I'm just curious about where you're coming from.

    Thanks again,

  22. Ouhei

    Ouhei Active Member

    Thanks for the welcome, and that is what I mean. Reading all of the rumor posts on Engadget, Gizmodo and places like here is killing me because I can't say anything.

    Before anyone asks, I have no information on release dates, I don't work for Sprint or HTC but just happen to have come across knowledge on the phone.
  23. billsmed

    billsmed Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Ouhei. Even though you can't say anything, your words are still encouraging.
  24. photon00

    photon00 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the post Ouhei. What you say about the release on sprint is consistent with my suspicions. However I live in the UK and worry that there will be a big delay in this phone making it here. Mainly because there is no 4G drive here and a release in the not too distant future will push the N1 and Desire into the background. Guess I'm trying not to get my hope up too much. You are right, I shouldn't give up yet!

    Sorry Ouhei, can't resist. I know you can't say much, but can you say what specs are wrong? :)
  25. travisr528

    travisr528 Well-Known Member

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