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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.

Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab Overclocked to 1.2GHz

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is quite the impressive device, but that doesn't mean that it can't get even better. Bauxite, over at XDA, has developed a kernel that overclocks the Sprint Tab (SPH-P100) to 1.2GHz and with it comes some massive improvements.

Skip the Activation Message on the Sprint Galaxy Tab with this Quick Hack

If you have a Sprint Galaxy Tab, then you know the activation message every boot up can be quite the annoyance. There are many ways to get rid of it on the other carrier's devices but, for some reason, these all do not work too well with the Sprint device. Well leave it to the smart developers at XDA to find a way past this message.

HTC ThunderBolt to Support Both Voice and Data in LTE Areas Simultaneously

Say what? If you're on T-Mobile or AT&T or Sprint, you've never heard of this before - non-simultaneous voice and data? That's wacky! Up until now this sort of thing was not available to Verizon customers, but it appears as though it's about to be, and on the HTC ThunderBolt on their 4G LTE network no less. Seems kinda like this should have always been a feature... right?

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: January 18 2011

What a busy day in Android news! As we approach Mobile Word Congress 2011, we are getting many leaks of upcoming devices that are set to be showcased at the worldwide event in Barcelona next month. Grab hold of the massively wild story surrounding Samsung's possible charging of fees for Android updates (refuted by they themselves late tonight.) Take a peek at the G-Slate, see where you can grab 300+ free games in the Android Marketplace, and help us stop a pirate! What a fabulously exciting list of updates awaits you here in the Android Community Daily Wrap Up!

Dual-Screen Android Tablet Sprint’s “Big Announcement” for February 7th?

Just last week Sprint sent out an email to the press inviting them to a special event where they will release an "Industry First." The internet went crazy with rumors as to exactly what this industry first could be. Was it a 4G iPhone? Probably not, all Android sites were invited to the event. Now we may have a little bit more information as to exactly what it could be - a dual-screen Android tablet.