Rumor: Sprint to intro Nexus S, new Evos at CTIA

A placeholder on Sprint's Web site sparks rumors that the carrier will introduce its own version of the Nexus S Android phone soon.

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The spring CTIA show is just a couple of weeks away, and rumors and teasers are starting to bubble up about what might be unveiled at the show. We already know that at least two tablets will be unveiled, one being from Samsung, and now, we may be looking at two new smartphones and a tablet from Sprint.

According to Engadget Mobile, the carrier will introduce the Nexus S 4G, the HTC Evo 3D, and the HTC Evo View at CTIA, and Sprint wasn't exactly vigilant about hiding its secret.

Earlier this morning, if you entered now.sprint.com/nexus into your browser, it would take you to a placeholder site (shown above) with a message to come back soon. Going to that URL now takes you to a 403 Forbidden page, but we were able to take a screenshot of it before it was taken down. Meanwhile, now.sprint.com/evoview and now.sprint.com/evo3D simply takes you to Sprint's home page.

Details are pretty slim on the three devices, but it's believed that the Nexus S 4G will be similar to the GSM version of the Gingerbread-based Nexus S, except it will be compatible with Sprint's 4G WiMAX network, whereas the HTC Evo 3D will add 3D capabilities of some sort to the carrier's Evo model. Finally, the HTC Evo View is said to be the CDMA version of the HTC Flyer tablet, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2011.

Sprint has already sent out invites for its CTIA press conference, which is scheduled for March 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. PT. Of course, we'll have a full crew there to report on the event, as well as all the latest news from CTIA, so be sure to tune in then for the all the details.