Sprint’s white HTC EVO 4G smartphone with Google is now available online and in select stores. The white variant of the HTC Evo 4G sports the same black front face as the original, but offers a white backing with red accents. To order online, head on over to Best Buy now.
For some reason HTC have run very low on the Evo 4G. This is unfortunate for HTC, but perhaps even more so for Sprint Nextel. The carrier is relying on the Evo 4G to lead the way for consumers to their 4G cellular network. Spring are currently the only major carriers with an up-and-running LTE network, leaving major competitors such as AT&T and Verizon firmly within their wake.
The CEO of Sprint recently commented to the Wall Street Journal, resigning himself to the fact that the head-start they were hoping for with their 4G network was shrinking with ever day the Evo 4G could not match demand. The Evo 4G is delayed [...]
I’ve posted my review of the Motorola DROID X for Verizon on MobileBurn.com, and I didn’t spend only a few hours with it like so many other guys that wrote reviews. Ahem. In any case, I like the device quite a bit, but wouldn’t tend to use one personally since I like smaller phones with keyboards. But I have to tell you, I liked it far more than the HTC EVO 4G for Sprint.
The Motorola DROID X for Verizon Wireless is the latest member of Verizon’s DROID lineup of Android powered smartphones. In this particular case, the DROID X runs the Android 2.1 OS and features a massive [...]
No sooner than the HTC EVO 4G updates were halted by Sprint, the network operator has begun rolling them out yet again. To refresh your memories, the update comes direct from HTC and includes ‘improvements for WiFi and Exchange as well as addressing Facebook syncing to help improve battery life.’
Sprint were as clear as mud regarding why the update was taken off the air, but according to Android Central, this version is considerably bigger (9mb) in file size than the original. The surprising thing is that if you already managed to successfully upgrade, then this offering is no use to you. You effectively miss out on 9mb of [...]
Sprint and HTC have put a hold on its latest update for the EVO 4G smartphone. Last night we reported that Sprint was starting to push out an OTA update to EVO 4G users but has since pulled the software update due to handsets being turned into bricks due to failed upgrade processes.
Sprint has released this statement:
“While the vast majority of consumers successfully downloaded and installed the most recent HTC EVO 4G software update, we have received a handful of reports from customers having some issues with the update. In light of this, HTC and Sprint have decided to temporarily halt distribution of this software [...]
Sprint is rolling out an update for its HTC EVO 4G smartphone. The update brings the software firmware to 1.47.651.1 and can be applied OTA or manually from the smartphone. For those not wanting to wait, just head to the devices Setting : System Updates : HTC Software Update. The update includes improvements for WiFi and Exchange as well as addressing Facebook syncing to help improve battery life.
Sprint said this morning that it’s opening day sales of the the HTC EVO 4G broke the previous records set by the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct. The carrier also said that the 3 day sales total for the EVO were triple those put forth by the Instinct and Pre. So it seems that in spite of the lack of WiMAX coverage in most of the country, people just can’t resist that massive 4.3-inch touchscreen display.
Our Todd Haselton did a full review on the EVO 4G and I posted it on MobileBurn.com yesterday afternoon. Not unexpectedly, he liked the device quite a bit, but was put off by the lack of 4G [...]
The HTC EVO 4G hasn’t actually hit the shelves yet. Nonetheless, this wont stop the xda-developers if they want something. Indeed, they wanted Android 2.2 on the HTC EVO 4G, so that’s what they did.
It would seem as though this device could be what was handed out at Google I/O, but I need to get confirmation on that. Either way, it was only a few days ago that the HTC EVO 4G was successfully rooted, thus allowing for this port, so it is safe to say this port happened fast. If you are interested in giving it a whirl yourself, then head on over here to the xda-developer forums where there is a step-by-step [...]
The EVO 4G is one of the original smartphones to include the new HDMI 1.4 standard via the Micro HDMI connection that it offers. There are varying reports on how good the HDMI 1.4 standard actually is and whether or not the EVO 4G offers a great HDMI experience. Indeed, as Android and Me point out, PCMag were “quite disappointed with the HDMI experience on the Sprint EVO 4G.” Issues with certain televisions only seeing the input as 480p as opposed to the full 1080p etc. made the experience unpalatable.
Anyway, reorienting ourselves back to the dock, Best Buy are set to offer the special EVO 4G HDMI dock along with a [...]
Itching to get your mitts on one of the hot new HTC Evo 4G Android smartphones for Sprint? Do I really have to ask that question?
Then you should head to this page and enter Sprint’s contest. You’ll need to write a 150 word (max) essay on something you can do really fast (such as enter a contest, perhaps) and then fill in a few other details to enter. Entries must be in by May 9th.
The winner gets the phone and a free year of service, as well as the opportunity to blog about your experiences with the phone and 4G service.