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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]

Sprint EVO View, Nexus, and EVO 3D [CLUES]

We're sitting here with our notepads out, our magnets and our divining rods, OUIJA boards and dirt-mall-psychics, all of it together to put together the pieces on what Sprint might be bringing us during the utterly gigantic 2 and a half hour time slot they've got us slated for at CTIA in a couple weeks. Incase you do not know, 2.5hours for an event such as this is a long time, long enough to announce several new products - new Android products. We had our eyelids open this afternoon when Engadget was tipped anonymously on several new phones including an EVO View, Nexus S 4G, and EVO 3D - now we've got some extra clues that might just thread the needle.

Sprint to launch EVO line of Tablets and 3D Phones

The talk of the town this weekend is that Sprint is rumored to be launching a new tablet based on the EVO line of Android handsets. The EVO View is likely to come with a dual core Tegra 2 dual core processor and could be a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer. In addition, Sprint is looking to add 3D to it's next generation EVO cellphones which will be aptly named the EVO 3D. And it may even run on 4G.

JD Power: Verizon has best call quality nationwide …

In it's most recent study on call quality, consumer polling firm JD Power has found that Verizon Wireless provides the best call quality nationwide than any other mobile carrier. T-Mobile, who's slogan is "get more," was voted as consistently "below average." The study gauged customer satisfaction with wireless carriers and measured factors such as dropped calls, failures to connect, voice quality, echoes, static and late arriving text messages.