Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:47 PM ET
A tablet, two phones, and a dongle walk into a bar. Actually, they walk into Sprint's 4G LTE lineup, but these high-speed devices are no joke.
First there is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, which was released earlier this year to warm reviews but has lost some of its luster to competitors like the recently super-sized Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet. The 10-in. Galaxy Tab has been updated to support Sprint's 4G LTE network and it's still as slim as before, but its processor and cameras are lacking compared to the competition.
Next is the LG Optimus G with its huge 4.7-in. HD screen and quad-core processor. Even though it's a phone, it's easily more powerful than the Galaxy Tab, and probably not a whole lot easier to fit in your pocket. Sprint's version has a 13-megapixel camera, which sounds impressive, but as the iPhone 5 has shown, what matters is real-life usage.
If you don't want quite that much screen real estate, Sprint is also getting the LG Mach (not to be confused with 2010's Optimus Mach), a full-QWERTY mid-range phone with a 4" screen and a lot of built-in LG apps for things like note-taking and pictures.
All these Android devices are shipping with version 4.0 of Google's mobile OS, but there's no guarantee they'll see an update to the latest version (4.1 or Jelly Bean) in a timely fashion.
Lastly, a new USB Internet dongle is on offer that will connect to 3G, 4G, or 4G LTE (yes, they're different things) depending on what signal is best.
Sprint did not give any information on pricing or availability, which they said would be "shared at a later date." All will likely involve signing a new contract, so keep that in mind.
Devin Coldewey is a contributing writer for NBC News Digital. His personal website is coldewey.cc.