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Sprint Announces HTC Evo 4G

March 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Today Sprint raised the bar by announcing the HTC Evo 4G, aka the “Supersonic”. This thing is quite possibly the most feature packed device I have ever seen or dreamed up! The Evo packs a 4.3 in display, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 8.0 mega-pixel camera, Wimax, Android 2.1, Sense UI and the ability to turn the phone into a mobile hotspot! Phew! I need a glass of water after saying/typing all of that! No detail on pricing or release date, other than Sprint saying “summer”.

Check out the hands on video below brought to you by AndroidCentral

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Nexus One Officially Coming to Sprint!

March 17, 2010 3 comments

Sprint just dropped a bomb shell! They have announced the Nexus One is officially coming to their network with an availability date coming soon! Looks like Google is doing what they need to do in order to get the Nexus One on every carrier in the US. Below is the full press release from Sprint.

Nexus One from Google Coming to Sprint; Availability Date Announced Soon
Nexus One(TM) is planned for the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network with twice the network coverage of AT&T and ten times the network coverage of T-Mobile, both by square miles; Expands Sprint’s Android(TM) portfolioOVERLAND PARK, Kan., Mar 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nexus One, the first wireless phone sold through Google(TM)’s web store, is planned for Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband Network. Sprint (NYSE:S) will announce pricing and an exact availability date soon. Nexus One will benefit from Sprint’s 3G network with twice the coverage of AT&T and 10 times the coverage of T-Mobile, both based on square miles.1Sprint currently has America’s largest voice calling area of any carrier reaching more than 307 million people in the U.S., Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands with a Sprint phone and plan that includes roaming. PC World recently said no one has a more reliable network than Sprint in a 13 city 3G performance test.2 Customers can check the quality of network coverage with street level mapping at sprint.com/coverage.

“Nexus One is a powerful device that belongs on a powerful network. This is another step in our continued partnership of innovation with Google,” said Fared Adib, Sprint vice president of product development. “Sprint customers already have the option of two amazing Android devices with Samsung Moment(TM) and HTC Hero(TM). It is a natural fit for us to add Nexus One to the list of choices available for Sprint customers who want the best value in wireless with the best in Android.”

Google’s online consumer channel was created to provide an efficient way to connect online users with selected Android phones. Nexus One will not be available in any Sprint retail channels. It will be available directly from Google at google.com/phone. The online experience of Google’s web store is designed with a focus on simplicity allowing consumers to match a phone with the service plan that best meets their needs.

“While a pricing plan has not yet been determined for Nexus One, we are confident that it will be consistent with Sprint’s commitment to deliver more value than our competitors and keep pricing simple,” Adib said. “Right now, our Sprint Everything Data 450 plan with Any Mobile, Anytime(SM) gives customers unlimited calling with any mobile phone in America, unlimited text and unlimited Web for just $69.99 per month – the same price AT&T and Verizon charge for just unlimited talk. Our Everything Data plans include unlimited GPS Navigation at no extra charge and annual phone upgrades with Sprint Premier.”

Nexus One runs on Android 2.1, a version of the platform’s Eclair software, which offers advanced applications and features including:

  • Google Maps(TM) Navigation: offering turn-by-turn driving directions with voice output.
  • Email: multiple Gmail(TM) accounts; universal inbox and Exchange support.
  • Phone book: aggregate contacts from multiple sources, including Facebook(R).
  • Quick Contacts: easily switch between communication and social applications.
  • Android Market(TM): access to more than 30,000 applications.

Hardware features of Nexus One include:

  • Display: 3.7″ AMOLED 480×800 WVGA display
  • Thinness: 11.5mm; Weight: 130g
  • Processor/Speed: Qualcomm Snapdragon(TM) 3G QSD8250 chipset, delivering speeds up to 1GHz
  • Camera: 5 megapixel auto focus with flash and geo tagging
  • Onboard memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM
  • Expandable memory: 4GB removable SD Card (expandable to 32GB)
  • Noise Suppression: Dynamic noise suppression from Audience, Inc.
  • Ports: 3.5mm stereo headphone jack with four contacts for inline voice and remote control
  • Battery: Removable 1400 mAh
  • Personalized laser engraving: Up to 50 characters on the back of the phone
  • Trackball: Tri-color notification LED, alerts when new emails, chats, text messages arrive

In addition, Nexus One offers new functionality and software enhancements including:

  • Enter text without typing.
  • Use a voice-enabled keyboard for all text fields: speak a text message, instant message, tweet, Facebook update, or complete an email.
  • Tell your phone what you want it to do.
  • Search Google, call contacts, or get driving directions by just speaking into your phone.
  • Take personalization to the next level.
  • Dynamic, interactive, live wallpapers react to the touch of a finger.
  • More widgets and five home screen panels allow for further device customization.
  • Capture camera-quality pictures and video with your device.
  • 5 megapixel camera includes LED flash, auto focus, zoom, white balance and color effects.
  • View pictures and Picasa Web Albums(TM) in the new 3D Gallery.
  • Record Hi-Res MPEG4 video, and then upload to YouTube(TM) with one click.
  • Read your voicemail messages.
  • Get transcribed voicemail with Google Voice(TM) integration, without changing your number.

For more information on Nexus One, please visit www.Google.com/phone. Follow Sprint on Twitter @sprint to keep up with news on Nexus One for Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband Network.

Image Via [Android Authority]

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HTC Supersonic Spoteed On Video

Not a ton to see, but you can clearly see the words “Supersonic” on the back.

UPDATE: Looks like the video has been pulled 😦

[Via Android Central]

Palm webOS 1.4 Update Changelog and Video of, er, Video.

February 27, 2010 Leave a comment

Palm has released their latest OS version (1.4) for webOS and it includes some much needed updates. They posted a quick video on Youtube to demo the video recording ability. See the video below and hit the read more link to see the full change log from Palm.

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AT&T Picking Up HTC Desire, Sprint Getting HTC Legend!!!??

February 23, 2010 2 comments

According to BGR, AT&T will be picking up the HTC Desire and it should be on shelves anywhere from May to June! This is great news for AT&T users wanting a big boy Android device. The Backflip is nice, but it is no HTC Desire. On the other side of the carrier battle, Sprint is said to be picking up the unibody sexiness of the HTC Legend and calling it the Hero 2. We don’t have a time frame for the Legend/Hero 2, so not sure if it will hit in fall like the original HTC Hero, or if it will drop in the summer. Either way this is great news for Android fans on both carriers!

Via [Boy Genius Report]

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Sprint Will Launch Wimax Handset 1H2010

February 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Sprint is wasting no time trying to get Wimax devices in end user’s hands. According to what Sprint told Forbes, we will see the carrier’s first Wimax handset by the first half of this year. If you were a betting man, or women, than you would put your money on that device being the rumored Android device known as the Supersonic. Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint also indicatyed that there would be multiple devices with Wimax launching by year’s end. This is great news for the carrier and hopefully will draw some more subscribers in and stop Sprint’s bleeding.

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Sprint Tweets Hero and Moment 2.1 Update Early 2Q2010

February 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Say what you will, but Sprint has been pretty vocal, er, Twittery about the Hero and Moment 2.1 Android update. They just Tweeted another piece of info stating the update should drop early the second quarter of this year. Lets hope that means April.

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