Mar 22 AT 11:03 PM Taylor Wimberly 23 Comments

HTC Supersonic is a “groundbreaking device”, announcement coming tomorrow

Maybe all the rumors and speculation are wrong, but all signs point to Sprint announcing their first 4G handset tomorrow. Sprint plans to cover 120 million people with their 4G WiMax by the end of 2010 and the HTC Supersonic could be the first Android phone to support the network.

These are the Droids has posted a leaked screen from the Sprint Premier Customer Rewards program which states an “exciting announcement about a groundbreaking new device” is coming tomorrow. Engadget has also posted details which confirm the report.

I could be in the minority, but I think the Supersonic is the most desirable phone of  many that could be revealed during CTIA. I live in a Sprint 4G city so I’m ready to buy this phone as soon as it goes on sale. Coming from a Nexus One, I am also interested in the larger 4.3 inch display.

Is 4G data an important feature for an Android phone or is it all hype?

Visit us tomorrow for the announcement.

Source: These are the Droids

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  • http://Website Kyle

    As a long suffering Sprint customer, I’ve been holding out for this phone for almost a year. I Pleaaaaaaaaase don’t botch this, Sprint.

    • http://Website kyle

      Finally! Wimax sprint coming… As for the htc supersonic, The device will be similar to the HTC HD2 and equipped with 4.3-inch display and fast processor (that still remains unknown) integrated into a really thin body. The HTC Supersonic will be running Android 2.1 and HTC Sense interface. Although rumors suggest it will run the 3.0? Interesting!

  • http://Website Ryan

    Screw sprint sucks no coverage if out of city lol

  • http://Website terrance

    Sprint has some of the worst billing practises as well as terible customer service. It was not long ago when they dropped customers who called customer service to often. H.s.p.n.a? is faster then sprint miss named 4g! Htc hd2! Rocks!

  • http://Website Jeremy

    4G when available, 3G when not, Verizon roaming and they don’t charge me as much as Verizon. I love sprint and am looking forward to some hot new phones!

  • http://Website Kenji

    I’m on Sprint in Seattle and I love them – great phone, great coverage, great plan.

    Can’t wait to see hear about their announcement. Sprint FTW!

  • Christopher Chavez


    I’ve been waiting for this phone for what seems like AGES!!!!

    I’m geeking out!!!!!

    Won’t be able to sleep tonight now… I’m gonna be like a kid on Christmas Eve!!!! =D

    • Taylor Wimberly

      Don’t you have T-Mobile or did you get Verizon too?

  • http://Website jose

    i love sprint plans

  • Artem Russakovskii

    I’ve been quite sick of the Hero, mostly because it’s crawling slow. The Supersonic – well, Android experience can’t get any better than this.

    Btw, I was at the T-Mobile store and an employee showed me the HD2 which also has a 4.3″ screen. It looked absolutely amazing – if the Supersonic looks similar, it will be the phone of the year (or H1 2009 at least).

  • Aiman

    I’ve been desperately waiting for this phone! I made a commitment to switch to Sprint when it comes out! On T-Mobile now and the data coverage is terrible and I can get a Sprint plan for less than T-Mobile’s even more plus with my school’s 23% discount! Can’t wait! :D

  • http://nicetry Icon

    Ya know its a shame HTC chose Sprint for this device. Normally I would completely drop everything to get a handset like this, but my hate for Sprint heavily outweighs my love for Android. Good luck with the 4G coverage, and I will be laughing when LTE is launched.


    • http://Website swazedahustla


      Man you should really research before you post. First if you were smart you would know that sprints WIMAX/Clear network can easily run components of Wimax and LTE because of how the network is structured. So while they haven’t said this, they could very easily handle the load of both technologies on their setup.

      Second, as someone who already has 4G service, I can ASSURE you, good luck is not needed because it is the best and fastest avaliable network running ANYWHERE. And I can also ASSURE you that it is RELIABLE and CONSISTENT! So while you can hate sprint all you want, nothing you can say will change the performance of its network.

      • http://Website swazedahustla

        BTW, if you THOUGHT 4G was something small…….

        With 27 markets already equipped with 4G and more being planned for this year, Sprint is fulfilling its promise to light up major metropolitan areas with speeds that are up to 10 times faster1 than 3G.

        Newly announced markets that will see 4G in 2010 are Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City and St. Louis. Earlier this year Sprint announced that it planned to launch 4G in Boston, Denver, Kansas City, Houston, Minneapolis, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., in 2010.

        And exactly where are Verizon, AT&T with their LTE?? oh thats right, 2011-2012…Good luck with that icon.

      • http://nicetry Icon

        HA. First of all swazedahustla Im well aware of all the capabilites of all the major carrier networks. I have worked in this industry for 10+ years, so there is no need for me to do research, for this is what I do on a daily basis. Second of all, I would surely hope the 4G service you are using is the fastest availible network ANYWHERE, considering right now it is the ONLY 4G network being used by the public in the US. I’m sure it is reliable and consistent in the 8 cities its available. But this morning Spring announced 7 more cities to get it by the end of the year. Now that brings the total to 15, while that is not bad, it doesn’t compare to the 25 LTE will be in by the end of the year. And to be honest with you, the main comparison between WiMAX and LTE is going to be availibility, cause speed wise, they will be similar.

        For a carrier that lost as many customers in any quarter last year, that AT&T and Verizon gained, I truly hope this helps them. Cause they need all the help they can get.

        Better luck next time Patrick Swazedahustla.


  • http://Website swazedahustla

    Sooooooooo, 8 + 7 =15 which doesn’t equal 27. So Icon please go back learn mathematics.

    • http://nicetry Icon

      Haha…you have nothing else so you attack me personally, your really showing your age. I’m glad your happy with Sprint, but mark my words, Sprint has a uphill battle that they will not likely win (regardless of wimax). If you want to sink with the ship, be my guest. One less fool I have to deal with. You might as well not even reply back, cause I have moved on.

      Good luck to ya.


      • http://Website Nithin Jino

        If Sprint does fail (I doubt it will) he can just change carriers. So he will not sink with the ship.

        You, my enemy, are a douche bag. Go troll somewhere else.

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  • http://Website Jacques

    Will someone tell me why the US is so far behind the rest of the world when it comes to handsets? My colleagues have been using an almost identical phone purchased in Taiwan 6 months ago…and by the time the phone is available stateside it will have been out for a year!

    I get that US infrastructure has to play catch-up but this absurd. It seems a better announcement would have been “Introducing the #1 phone of 2009!”

    • http://Website Jacques

      P.S. Don’t want to sound like a hater; I love Sprint. Dropped AT&T two months ago and my 3G coverage is faster and I can place and receive phone calls from within my house (and not just pressed up against the window). Plus I’m saving like $20 a month.