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HTC EVO View 4G trademark filed for tipped CTIA 2011 debut

HTC has applied for "HTC EVO View 4G" trademark, seemingly confirming the incoming Android device expected to make its debut at CTIA 2011 next month. Two filings - here and here - lock down the name, though of course don't give us any further details about the device itself. It had been speculated that the EVO View 4G would be a tablet, perhaps even a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer, though there's no specific mention of tablets in the "goods and services" description. However, you could extrapolate from the "portable computers" section, perhaps, so the Flyer may still make a Sprint appearance. Most interesting, though, is the 4G element, with the device certain to have Sprint's WiMAX built in. Considering the HTC EVO 4G is nine months old and still retails for $199.99 with a new agreement, it's about time we had another potential flagship to take its place. [via Good and EVO]

Sprint EVO View, Nexus, and EVO 3D [CLUES]

We're sitting here with our notepads out, our magnets and our divining rods, OUIJA boards and dirt-mall-psychics, all of it together to put together the pieces on what Sprint might be bringing us during the utterly gigantic 2 and a half hour time slot they've got us slated for at CTIA in a couple weeks. Incase you do not know, 2.5hours for an event such as this is a long time, long enough to announce several new products - new Android products. We had our eyelids open this afternoon when Engadget was tipped anonymously on several new phones including an EVO View, Nexus S 4G, and EVO 3D - now we've got some extra clues that might just thread the needle.

Sprint to launch EVO line of Tablets and 3D Phones

The talk of the town this weekend is that Sprint is rumored to be launching a new tablet based on the EVO line of Android handsets. The EVO View is likely to come with a dual core Tegra 2 dual core processor and could be a CDMA version of the HTC Flyer. In addition, Sprint is looking to add 3D to it's next generation EVO cellphones which will be aptly named the EVO 3D. And it may even run on 4G.

JD Power: Verizon has best call quality nationwide …

In it's most recent study on call quality, consumer polling firm JD Power has found that Verizon Wireless provides the best call quality nationwide than any other mobile carrier. T-Mobile, who's slogan is "get more," was voted as consistently "below average." The study gauged customer satisfaction with wireless carriers and measured factors such as dropped calls, failures to connect, voice quality, echoes, static and late arriving text messages.

New Tablet announcing at CTIA, hints of medical applications

CTIA Vice President Rob Mesirow has hinted that a new Android tablet will be announced at the annual wireless trade show. And though he wouldn't go into any detail as to who's making it or what the specs are, Mesirow did go on to talk about how tablets in general are changing Heath care thanks to what he calls "M-health" and that M-health news at CTIA this year. And as if hinting to one spec, Mesirow went on to state that a 7" tablet fits rather nicely in a lab coat.

Sprint Special Event at CTIA Invites Sent Out

Sprint has just sent out some fabulously well-formatted invites to publishers across the board today, us included, for what appears to be an announcement event at this year's CTIA in Orlando Florida. It's approximately time for Sprint to be letting loose another phone (or similar such device) and we're interested to see how much Android is actually floating around inside it. This event will of course be in Orange County along with the rest of the CTIA festivities, so we hope we'll be able to pick a few off the nearby trees for sustenance during the keynote.

Sprint suspends Epic 4G Froyo roll-out

Yesterday, we posted a work around for Spring Epic 4G users who were having trouble with the Android 2.2 (Froyo) upgrade. The issues were reported to be with data connectivity to the SD card and failure to access photos, music etc. The work around revolved a hard reset. But it seems now that the issue is more involved than previously thought as Sprint has completely suspended the Froyo roll-out until they can figure out where the issue really lies.

Sprint updates us on a few issues in the Epic 4G 2.2 Upgrade

For those of you who have been anxiously, and patiently waiting for the Android 2.2 FroYo update for all the Samsung Galaxy S devices. The last few weeks have finally been good to you. Although we all can agree it took way, way to long. Time has came and you all can now upgrade to Android 2.2 Sprint has just released the update to the Samsung Epic 4G back on the 21st, update EB13 to Android 2.2.1 and we have heard a few people were having issues. Today Sprint has updated everyone on there official forum about what was going on and how to fix these small issues.

Verizon fuels sales for Motorola Mobility

Over a quarter of all of Motorola Mobility's sales in 2010 went to Verizon Wireless showing how important the relationship to the Now network really is. According to Bloomberg, 28% of sales means a 15% steady increase since 2008. Second to Verizon was Sprint/Nextel with 13%. But what's even more interesting will be how this year's sales shake out with Verizon picking up the iPhone from Apple. And it's something at the very forefront of Motorola's minds as they stated in their annual filing that "the loss of, or a significant reduction in revenue from, one or more of these customers could have a negative impact on our business."

Samsung Epic 4G to get some Froyo today

There's now word directly from Samsung that Epic 4G users will finally have the Android 2.2 (Froyo) update they were promised last September. Known as build EB13, the update, will be delivered over-the-air (OTA) and should get to all Epic 4G users by released to all users by week's end. Not only will Epic 4G users enjoy a new flavor of Android, but they will also get additional features that include ability to install apps on external storage, Flash Player 10.1, improved Bluetooth support including voice dialing, and GPS improvements and improved OS performance in general. But the great irony is, with Epic 4G users already complaining about not having vs. 2.3 (Gingerbread) and with Honeycomb's hybrid OS on the horizon, could this be a case of too little too late?