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Sprint Nexus S 4G gets prematurely confirmed with “Pure Google”

Sprint has confirmed the incoming Google Nexus S 4G, the WiMAX-enabled version of the existing vanilla Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone. Spotted in a search of the Sprint site by an Engadget tipster - and since taken down - according to the blurb "the newest Sprint 4G smartphone" will allow users to "Experience Pure Google." That, it's suggested, will mean "fully integrated Google Voice" with "the same number for all your calls and get cool features like voicemail transcription, web calling and more." We're also expecting the usual Nexus S curved Super AMOLED display, 5-megapixel rear camera, front webcam and integrated NFC support. If Sprint's web team's premature confirmation is anything to go by, we could well be seeing the Nexus S 4G make its proper debut later in the week at CTIA 2011. Android Community will be there to bring back all the details.

HTC Pyramid gets leaked again [Real Picture]

Earlier in the week we had a little leak about a phone we are hearing is the HTC Pyramid, you can read about that here. Whether the image of the Pyramid was a render, or a real image we will let you decide. Today we have something much more convincing that the HTC Pyramid is real, is on it's way, and looks beautiful. Check out this picture that was just leaked showing it next to its HTC Desire HD sibling.

EVO 3D and EVO View 4G Specs leaked

Specs for the HTC Evo 3D and Evo View 4G have been leaked before their much hyped unveiling at CTIA. The EVO 4G will run the 1.2 Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, have a 4.3" qHD 3D display, dual rear facing 5 MP camera for recording full 1080p HD video, and a 1.3 MP front facing chat camera for video chat. The Evo 3D will support 4G/WiMax and will have a beefy 1730 mAh battery. The autostereoscopic 3D display will show images at 860 x 540 but will output 1080p via HDMI out, 720p for 3D video.

Sprint Motorola XOOM caught in wild

A live image of Motorola's XOOM bearing Sprint branding has leaked, adding fuel to the speculation that the carrier is next in line to grab the Android 3.0 Honeycomb slate. Shared by SprintUsers' r0fl, the picture doesn't indicate whether Sprint intends to put 3G or 4G into the tablet. However, rumors earlier this week claimed that Sprint was planning a WiMAX XOOM release (as well as an ATRIX 4G version running on its WiMAX network) which suggests that the carrier's tablet will indeed use 4G out of the box. In fact, depending on when Verizon and Motorola get their LTE upgrade for the original XOOM organized, Sprint could beat them to market with the first 4G model: the carrier is tipped to be launching the new Motorola devices sometime in April. Broader availability will hopefully help push down pricing for the XOOM as well, making it more competitive against the iPad 2. [via BGR]

Motorola Atrix & Xoom headed to Sprint with WiMaX 4G [Rumor]

This is just a rumor for now, so don't get to excited. I will mention that this rumor is said to be coming from a reliable inside source. So take it as you will. Apparently Sprint plans to keep things going in the right direction. After the EVO 4G made a huge entrance into the mobile market they've not really had anything big since. Many fans can't wait for the next big Sprint device. They haven't said much though, and that worries us.

Sprint to add Android Push-To-Talk phones into lineup on CDMA Network

Sprint has just released some exciting new information about their Vision and plans for the network. As you guys all know Sprint’s iDEN network is being shutdown sometime in 2013. That is the network that hosts all the Push-to-talk devices you see people still using. Today Sprints press release announced plans to unveil push-to-talk phones on the current CDMA network, a technology they will call Sprint Direct Connect. This will be what replaces the iDEN Network.

Who has the fastest data network ends being not so easy a question

One great thing about the state of mobile phones these days is that every carrier has a great selection of smartphones that users can choose from. And that means they can pay attention to more important things like coverage and speed. So who has the fastest network, especially 4G networks, is a burning question. It's also a difficult one to nail down as it depends on carrier, phone and even how loaded the network is.

HTC EVO View 4G trademark filed for tipped CTIA 2011 debut

HTC has applied for "HTC EVO View 4G" trademark, seemingly confirming the incoming Android device expected to make its debut at CTIA 2011 next month. Two filings - here and here - lock down the name, though of course don't give us any further details about the device itself. It had been speculated that the EVO View 4G would be a tablet, perhaps even a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer, though there's no specific mention of tablets in the "goods and services" description. However, you could extrapolate from the "portable computers" section, perhaps, so the Flyer may still make a Sprint appearance. Most interesting, though, is the 4G element, with the device certain to have Sprint's WiMAX built in. Considering the HTC EVO 4G is nine months old and still retails for $199.99 with a new agreement, it's about time we had another potential flagship to take its place. [via Good and EVO]