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HTC EVO 4G offers one of the most robust multimedia experiences
on a wireless phone today; features Android™ 2.1, one of the industry’s largest touch-screen displays, 8.0 MP camera, HD video capture, HDMI output, Mobile Hotspot capability and HTC Sense™
Pre-registration begins today at www.sprint.com/evo
LAS VEGAS – March 23, 2010 – Sprint (NYSE: S) and HTC Corporation today announced summer availability of the world’s first 3G/4G Android handset, HTC EVO 4G exclusively from Sprint. HTC EVO 4G delivers a multimedia experience at 4G speeds that is second to none, making it possible to download music, pictures, files, or videos in seconds – not minutes – and watch streaming video on the go with one of the largest pinch-to-zoom displays, at 4.3 inches, in the wireless industry.
* Best ever fourth quarter and annual postpaid churn results
* Twelfth consecutive quarter of improvement in Customer Care Satisfaction and First Call Resolution
* Sequential and year-over-year total quarterly net operating revenue growth
* Free Cash Flow* of $913 million in the fourth quarter and $2.5 billion for 2010
The company’s fourth quarter and full year 2010 earnings conference call will be held at 8 a.m. EST today. Participants may dial 800-938-1120 in the U.S. or Canada (706-634-7849 internationally) and provide the following ID: 38599868, or may listen via the Internet at www.sprint.com/investor.
T-Mobile introduced the Samsung Galaxy S 4G smartphone Jan. 20. The carrier said the Galaxy S 4G could reach peak download speeds of 21MB per second. There’s no pricing or availability information yet.
T-Mobile USA formally unveiled the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, an Android 2.2-based smartphone with Samsung Mobile’s elegant Super active-matrix organic LED touch-screen technology.
At a press event in New York City, T-Mobile CEO Philipp Humm promised the Galaxy S 4G “will be the fastest smartphone running on America’s largest 4G network” when it appears later this year.
Specifically, he claimed the Galaxy S 4G could reach peak download speeds of 21M bps, which would make data-hungry applications that serve video and gaming quite zippy.
T-Mobile declined to announce a launch date and pricing for the new handset, though the company’s 4G plans start at $10 per month for 200MB.
(Reuters) – LG Electronic Inc, the world’s No. 3 mobile phone maker, aims to sell 10 million of its first smartphone, Optimus One, which will be distributed globally through some 120 carriers, as it seeks to turn around the loss-making mobile unit.
The South Korean firm, which has no smartphones to yet reach the 1 million-unit sales mark, is betting that booming demand for Google’s Android-powered smartphones will help put it firmly back on the recovery path.
LG reported a record loss from handset sales last quarter and warned of a similar loss this quarter, as it failed to introduce a strong smartphone lineup to rival the likes of Apple’s iPhone and HTC Corp’s EVO.
“Optimus One is the result of our efforts to introduce a million-seller product, and for this, some 500 engineers from LG and Google have worked together since late last year,” LG said in a statement on Tuesday.
Windows Phone 7 is finally here and we got our hands on one of the hottest new handsets, the HTC HD7.
Windows Phone 7 is finally here and so far, the hardware looks hot – more than capable of holding its own against Apple and Android competitors. At CTIA last week, I got an exclusive look at the HTC HD7 for T-Mobile. This monolithic phone runs the brand-new Windows Phone 7 operating system and boasts a 4.3-inch WVGA display, a second-generation 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a 5-megapixel camera. I had some doubts about Windows Phone 7, but if all of the phones are as impressive as the HD7, Microsoft may have a big hit on its hands.
If you were enamored by the HTC HD2′s gorgeous hardware, but turned off by the fact that it ran Windows 6.5, you will be pleased with the HD7. It is almost identical in design to the HD2, but it has capacitive touch buttons rather than hardware buttons running along the bottom of the display. The hardware buttons on the side are smoother, too, giving it an overall sleeker appearance. Like the HTC EVO 4G (on Sprint also with a 4.3-inch display), the HD7 has a kickstand for tabletop video-watching. The kickstand pulls out from the camera’s lens.
Because of its resemblance to the EVO 4G, I was fully expecting the HD7 to have a front-facing video camera. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. The 5-megapixel camera with a dual-LED flash took pretty good shots during my quick hands-on use and I always like the inclusion of a dedicated camera key. The Windows Phone 7 camera interface took some getting used to, though. The on-screen touch controls are a bit too small for my liking and I had some trouble tweaking them while snapping a picture. I’ll definitely have to further examine this camera interface once I get a WP7 phone review unit in house.
Sprint will begin rolling out the Android 2.2 upgrade to EVO users on Tuesday, August 3, according to an announcement posted on the carrier’s Web site Thursday night. Sprint says the upgrade will be sent out to EVO users in waves. All users should have the software by the middle of the month.
If you own an EVO 4G, you’ll receive a notification on your phone when the upgrade becomes available. The software will then be sent over-the-air to your device and automatically installed. If you don’t want to wait, Sprint says you can manually download the upgrade starting Tuesday: Simply select the “HTC Software Update” option in the “System Updates” section of the phone’s main settings menu to force the process to begin.
The EVO Froyo Story
Word about the EVO’s Froyo upgrade hit the Web early on Thursday, thanks to an apparent leaked Sprint memo published by tech blog Engadget. While the memo’s authenticity has not been verified, the dates do line up with what we now know to be the carrier’s official plans.
According to Engadget’s information, Sprint will provide several EVO-specific changes along with the Android 2.2 upgrade, including new home screen widgets, a “flashlight mode” for the phone’s camera flash, and improvements to the phone’s video recording capabilities.
The memo posted on Engadget also says the upgrade is “a high priority for competitive reasons.” Sprint’s official announcement certainly echoes this sentiment; the announcement boldly proclaims Sprint as being “the first wireless carrier to bring Android 2.2 to customers.”
Technically, the EVO won’t be the first Android handset to get the Froyo upgrade; Google’s Nexus One phone took that honor late last month. But the EVO looks like it will be the first carrier-provided upgrade, since the Nexus One existed on multiple networks and was managed directly by Google.
That’s actually a bit of a dis to the Motorola Droid, which was widely expected to be the next Android phone to feel the Froyo love. The latest official info on the Droid now points to a “late summer” date, though unofficial leaks have suggested its upgrade could come within the next couple of weeks. The Droid X and Droid Incredible are also expected to be in line for Froyo in the very near future.
For more on what exactly Froyo does and how it’ll change your phone, check out my Android 2.2 FAQ. And for the latest upgrade info on all Android devices, be sure to keep tabs on my Android 2.2 upgrade list; it’s continually updated as new details become available.
Source : PCWorld