Sprint Premier customers will actually get a bit of a head start, as they'll be able to purchase the Evo 3D (only) online starting June 21 while supplies last. However, anyone can preorder the devices now at any participating Sprint store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card. The carrier will open stores early--8 a.m. local time--on June 24 if you're really anxious to … Read more
We're loving the recent push of Android 2.3 Gingerbread updates, and the latest group to get a sweet taste of the Gingerbread will be HTC Evo 4G owners.
Sprint announced this morning that it will begin rolling out an over-the-air update on June 6 to deliver the latest software release. As usual, the update will come in batches and users will receive a notification on their smartphones to let them know when the update is ready for download.
However, if you simply can't wait, there will be a manual download option starting June 3, where you can … Read more
The hacking and modding community scored a small victory this week when HTC announced it would no longer be locking bootloaders on its handsets. In other words, it will be easier to unlock future HTC phones and, hopefully, tablets. Once a phone is unlocked, it is possible for the end users to load any custom ROM or experience they'd like. What's more, while many of HTC's products are loaded with Sense UI and carrier-branded applications, modders often load a clean and clutter-free version of Android.
ViewSonic is set to unveil the industry's first 7-inch Android Honeycomb tablet at month's end, according to sources cited by tech site Pocket-Lint.
The ViewPad 7x will debut on May 31 at the Computex computer show in Taipei, Taiwan, Pocket-Lint reported, and will be a follow-up rather than a replacement to ViewSonic's existing ViewPad 7 tablet, which runs Android 2.2, aka Froyo. Following its late May unveiling, the device should reach consumers in June.
Details are scarce, but according to Pocket-Lint, the ViewPad 7x will sport an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, cameras in front and back, and support for the high-speed HSPA+ networks offered by AT&T and T-Mobile. The tablet would also include both HDMI and DLNA ports to pipe content through a TV or media center device.… Read more
One of the coolest features about the upcoming HTC Flyer is the Scribe and digital ink technology that lets you take notes, draw pictures, and more, right on the tablet with a stylus. However, it looks like you'll have to pay extra for that privilege.
As first reported by DroidLife, Best Buy currently has the HTC Digital Pen for the Flyer listed at $79.99, on top of the $499.99 for the tablet itself. Though this may be Best Buy's price, HTC told CNET that it has not announced pricing for the stylus but did confirm that … Read more
One of the coolest aspects about the upcoming HTC Sensation 4G is the new HTC Sense user experience, which brings a number of slick features like the enhanced lock screen. Of course, if you're still locked into your older HTC device, you may just be green with envy, but there's now hope that you'll also be able to get a taste of the new UI.
Smartphone maker HTC took home record profits and revenue in the first quarter thanks to surging consumption of its smartphone lineup.
For the quarter ended March 31, the Taiwanese company earned $14.8 billion in Taiwan dollars (US$513 million), almost triple the NT$5 billion profit from the year-ago quarter. Net income easily surpassed the average analyst estimate of NT$12.8 billion as compiled by Bloomberg.
Revenue soared to NT$104.2 billion, a gain of almost 175 percent from the prior year and a leap over the NT$95 billion forecast by the average analyst, said Bloomberg.… Read more
Editors' note: April 6, 2011, 12:15 p.m. PT Article was updated after we noticed that Sprint changed its Web site.
Sometime after we posted this story, Sprint's specs changed again, this time citing that the Evo View will carry the "latest version of Android."
ORLANDO, Fla.--If you asked us a week ago whether CTIA 2011 would be hectic, we would have said "probably not." But then last Sunday, two days before the show began, the news of a certain merger broke and we knew the week would be a wild ride. Indeed, CTIA delivered a fresh crop of phones and tablets, and like CES and Mobile World Congress, Android loomed large. So, as the bright Florida sun sets for the last time on CTIA, CNET takes stock to pick our favorite products form the show.
Best phone: LG G2X Despite the … Read more
Large-screen smartphones are proving a hot commodity among more consumers, according to a report released yesterday by NPD Group.
The share of sales of the iPhone and other smartphones with screens of 3.5 inches to 3.9 inches has stayed about the same over the past year, according to NPD's Mobile Track report. But new smartphones sporting screens 4 inches and larger have gobbled up share at the expense of their smaller cousins with screens under 3.5 inches.
To back up its findings, NPD pointed to a range of different smartphones by screen size. The overall share … Read more