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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?

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.