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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?

Epic Sprint Android 2.2 Froyo Update Coming Very Soon

It appears that Stephanie Vince-Walsh, aka Sprint 4G Corporate Comm has announced on Twitter that Android 2.2 Froyo will be pushed over the air to Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G starting on February 21, 2011. That's very very soon! It's difficult to see how updates like this are appearing now that Gingerbread 2.4 has essentially been guaranteed to so many new phones, but to those who are under contract with the Epic already, I'm sure it's a welcome change.

Kyocera Echo Dual-Screen Full Details and Specs [Sprint NY Event]

Sitting here at Sprint's special event in New York we found out that the newest product to come off the assembly line is the Kyocera Echo, a dual screen fold-open phone working with Android 2.2 Froyo. Moving into describing the inner workings of this phone, Sprint told the audience that this phone can be used in several modes: single screen, laptop mode, or fullscreen tablet mode. One example of how dual screen might be employed is in the email client, writing the message below and having a preview above.

Sprint Echo Dual-Screen Smartphone Revealed

We're live at Sprint's New York special event today and we've just been treated to one gigantic telephone up on stage. This phone is a Kyocera dual-screen smartphone by the name of Echo. This is an Android phone and I quote, "It's almost like a tiny tablet, but you can put it into almost any pocket." This phone will be available at Sprint for $189. Combined, these two screens create a 4.7-inch viewing space. Kyocera's CEO stands on stage, very proud of himself, telling everyone that he wishes he were taller.

Sprint Announces David Blain in a Fishtank

We're live at Sprint's special event in New York with David Blaine the magician / illusionist and the wait for the strangest announcement in recent memory has begun with an announcement that the David Blaine segment will not be allowed to be filmed or photographed. Too much magic wrecks cameras anyway. In fact, there's to be no photography of anything during the entire event - yeah right. The event begins with David Blaine in a big tank of water, and goes on to reveal him let a fish out of his mouth, to which a woman screams "A FISH!"

Sprint Kyocera Echo dual-touchscreen Android phone tipped for imminent reveal

Sprint is expected to launch a dual-touchscreen smartphone made by Kyocera later today, pairing two 3.5-inch touchscreens and running Android. According to the WSJ, the Sprint Kyocera Echo has what's described as a "pivot hinge" - presumably a double-hinged arrangement - which allows one screen to fold back against the other out of the way. We're imagining something similar to Fujitsu's prototype, shown here. According to the source, "users can accomplish multiple tasks on the two screens, or drag items from one screen to the other." This isn't the first we've heard of a dual-display Sprint device; leaks back in mid-January suggested the same thing, though the exact nature of the functionality is still unclear. Android Community will be at the Sprint event in a few hours time, so we'll have all the details as they're announced.

HTC EVO Shift 4G Now $89.99 on Amazon

Taking a lead from their other sale for the HTC Evo 4G, (which is not $99 from Amazon,) the online seller has reduced the price of the HTC EVO Shift 4G to $89.99, $10 cheaper than it's big brother. We've got a little bit of a review of the Shift if you'd like to take a look at it, then get over there and slap down a bill to buy it!

EVO WiMax Issues? Check your RSA Keys With This Simple App

If you own an EVO and are currently switching between ROMs, you may have noticed a bit of an issue with its 4G connection. This has been found out to be a problem with the "RSA keys" that allow your WiMax radio to function properly. The brilliant users over at XDA have developed an application that will check your device to see if these keys are present or corrupted.