Sprint has been mum about its 2011 lineup throughout this whole year until yesterday, when we finally got a break and caught wind of not 1 but 3 upcoming Sprint Android devices - the Nexus S 4G, the EVO 3D, and the EVO View tablet. The rumors were dropped to both Engadget and AndroidAndMe by an anonymous tipster, but both sites seemed confident in their sources, meaning it wasn't the first time the same credible tipster provided reliable information.

If you are sensitive to unconfirmed rumors and have trouble believing anonymous tipsters, even you will be pleased with what these pretty darn good hints planted around Sprint's own website. Here is what a regular 404 Not Found page looks like on Sprint.com:


However, if you hit up http://now.sprint.com/nexus, http://now.sprint.com/evo3d, or http://now.sprint.com/evoview, the error page goes away, and the link either redirects to the homepage (for the EVO 3D and the EVO View) or returns one of these instead (for the Nexus S 4G):

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If this is not a definitive sign of things to come, I don't know what is. Unfortunately, no specs or pictures have been discovered yet, but at least now we got the product names squared away with relatively high confidence. CTIA (where Aaron, David, and myself will be heading in exactly 2 weeks), you can't come fast enough.

Update: GoodAndEVO discovered a trademark filing by HTC for the name EVO View 4G. Convinced yet?


Source: Engadget

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  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    Woot! Evo 3D BETTER have a dual-core!!!!! =D

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That would be amazing and so timely.

  • Don

    Don't you think you are jumping the gun using ERROR messages to think sprint might release certain devices ?? What if all that's behind those messages is an email, or a note, about an idea ...or lunch? Maybe we should wait for sprint to say something about what they might release instead of using FORBIDDEN pages to cause false hope.

    • squiddy

      He isn't basing this on ERROR messages. If you actually LOOK at the second screenshot it says "Forbidden" as in, we the public are denied access from seeing the content. The fact that these extensions exist on Sprint's website, to use the title's phrasing, all but confirms that they will be coming to Sprint.

      And what webmaster(s) of a Fortune 100 company would have a placeholder on their VERY public website for an "email, or a note, about an idea …or lunch" under the name "evoview", "nexus", or "evo3d"? For instance, if you created a website named "petlovers.com/dogs/terriers, you would expect that page to be about terriers. Not cats or mice or some other animal. Use your brain just a little bit and be optimistic.

    • liams

      I don't think emails or lunch would be stored in a folder on Sprint's host. Just sayin.

      • Don

        I agree that companies use placeholders, and I also agree that extensions used on a website are used for specific products. (It helps that a patent was issued to HTC)...but optimism brought along that dual screen piece of ...*, hyped before specifics were ever known. I'm just saying a little bit more knowledge about specific products would hype better than placeholders.