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Samsung Galaxy S 4G wins best of CTIA

The Samsung Galaxy S 4G, also known as the Samsung Vibrant, took best in show honors for the mobile phone category at CTIA 2011 in Orlando, FL, today.  Categories included mobile applications, mobile consumer electronics, enterprise and vertical markets and network infrastructure..   The award is based on a popularity contest whereas phone fans text in their votes for their favorite seen at the show.  Samsung also took third for their 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot feature in the mobile consumer electronics accessories category.

HTC Flyer may get two big brothers, delayed til May

There's talk that HTC is so happy with preorders of the HTC Flyer that they may be following Samsung's lead on the Galaxy Tab and adding two more sizes to the Flyer line by this summer. We reported a few weeks back that preorders of the Flyer have gone through the roof with over 1,000,000 already sold ... and it's not even out yet. The two new Flyer tablets will have larger screens, mirroring the Samsung release plan, and will run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Out other than that, there's little information.

HTC EVO 3D design prevents kickstand, but we have you covered

If you are like us and saw the unveiling and showcase of the amazing looking HTC EVO 3D this week you are probably as excited as us about this device. A beast by any measure coming to Sprint soon. The link above mentions all the specs so I'll spare all of that other than mentioning that it will probably sell as many or more than it's younger brother. This story we bring you news about the kickstand everyone loved on the EVO 4G. Sadly it will not be present on the 3D.

Sprint Kyocera Echo Hands-On

It's one of the oddest devices you're ever going to hold in your hands, and that's not just in the Android gene pool. This is the Kyocera Echo, the dual-screen Android smartphone announced by Sprint earlier this year with David Blaine the magician. Certainly a memorable event to say the least. This device is made to appeal to your need to have a device that absolutely noone else has, a device that would scare away the meek of heart, a device like you've never seen before! We've wrapped our fingers around its odd panels and buttons and the results are just as odd as the concept.

HTC EVO View 4G Hands-On via SlashGear

Sprint just unveiled the HTC EVO View 4G tablet today during their special event at CTIA 2011. The tablet appears to be the CDMA/WiMAX U.S. version of the HTC Flyer. We first caught a glimpse of the HTC Flyer back at MWC last month, however, that version wasn't quite ready for a hands-on. The HTC EVO View 4G, on the other hand, is ready for some action.

HTC Evo 3D Hands-on via SlashGear

Today at CTIA, Chris from SlashGear got a look at the HTC Evo 3D up close and personal. And while the Evo 3D isn't the first to offer a glasses free 3D experience, it's certainly announcing it's presence in the category with authority as it's a pretty sweet looking handset. Using a 4.3" 960x540 qHD autostereoscopic display, the EVO 3D is a glasses free experience. It's powered by 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with the latest HTC Sense 4.0 overlay. Designed for Sprint's 4G/WiMax network, the Evo 3D is built for speed.

Sprint EVO 3D Official

Today at CTIA, Sprint officially introduced the HTC Evo 3D. Touting it as a glasses free experience, the EVO 3D has a 4.3" 960x540 qHD display, dual 5MP cameras, and a screaming 1.2 GHz dual core processor. The EVO 3D will be running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with the latest HTC Sense overlay. Designed for Sprint's 4G/WiMax network, the Evo 3D is built for speed and will be powered by 1730 mAh battery to avoid battery life problems plagued by other 4G handsets.

Sprint HTC EVO View 4G and EVO 3D prematurely confirmed

Sprint's imminent HTC EVO View 4G tablet and HTC EVO 3D smartphone have been previewed on the company's own site, with a little promotional URL fiddling revealing pre-interest pages for both devices. No official specifications have been given, but we already know plenty about these two models. The HTC EVO View 4G is Sprint's version of the HTC Flyer, with a 1.5GHz single-core processor, 7-inch display and a special active stylus for handwriting recognition. It will also include 4G WiMAX connectivity, and has a new black casing rather than the GSM version's white finish. As for the HTC EVO 3D, that's expected to have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and be capable of showing 3D images on a glasses-free display. Full specs here. [via Engadget]

Sprint Nexus S 4G Spy Shots [EXCLUSIVE]

We're here on the day BEFORE the first day of CTIA 2011, having a fine time keeping cool with some water and soda pops, minding our own business when wham! There it was. We stumbled head first into the Sprint Nexus S 4G. This phone is nearly indistinguishable from the original Nexus S save for a few tiny details including SIM card placement (invisibility ON) and the weight, but again, even before this sentence is over, I've gotta note that the differences were so small that to the untrained ninja eye, they were indeed unnoticeable.

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G Froyo coming OTA plus Sprint ID for Epic 4G and Galaxy Tab

Sprint has announced it will be pushing out the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Samsung Epic 4G this week, as part of a new update for the handset and the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Both devices will get Sprint ID, including access to apps, widgets, ringtones, wallpapers and shortcuts. After the OTA update is installed, a new Sprint ID app will be present from which various social networking, news, entertainment and sports content can be downloaded. More information on the updates at www.sprint.com/epicsupport and www.sprint.com/galaxytabsupport. Press Release:
Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab Now Sprint ID-Enabled, Bringing Unique Mobile Experience to 4G and Tablets for First Time Sprint ID quickly customizes device with apps, widgets, ringtones and more in a single download, based on customers’ interests or favorite brands; Most popular Sprint ID pack downloads include Yahoo!, MTV Music ID and ESPN ID Software update delivering Sprint ID will also include Android 2.2 (Froyo) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – March 21, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that its award-winning Samsung Epic™ 4G* and Samsung Galaxy Tab™ will be Sprint ID-enabled, beginning March 21, allowing customers who own these devices to download a complete mobile experience, called an “ID pack” – including apps, widgets, ringtones, wallpapers, shortcuts and more – tailored to their specific interests, business needs or favorite brands in a single download. All existing Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab owners will be prompted this week to accept the over-the-air software update in their device’s notification tab. Once the update is installed, the user can find the Sprint ID icon in their Applications Menu and begin experiencing Sprint ID. All users should have access to this new software update by March 24. The software update for Samsung Epic 4G will also include the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system update. This update will add numerous capabilities, including Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Bluetooth dialing and allows app installation to external storage. Customers who purchase a new Samsung Epic 4G or Samsung Galaxy Tab can access Sprint ID from their Applications Menu when they turn it on for the first time. Customers can learn more about how to use Sprint ID on their device by visiting www.sprint.com/epicsupport or www.sprint.com/galaxytabsupport. Sprint ID launched in October 2010 on three devices – LG Optimus S™, Sanyo Zio™ and Samsung Transform™ – with 16 consumer lifestyle ID packs targeting specific interests including Home Base, Health & Fitness, Fashion & Beauty, Socially Connected, Business Pro, Golf Enthusiast, Auto Enthusiast, The Big Apple and Entertainment, as well as branded ID packs from Yahoo!, WHERE and Lo2Yo by LatCel. Since launch, brands that have deployed Sprint ID packs include MTV, ESPN and HSN. Select ID packs will be available for download onto Samsung Galaxy Tab. Customers with Sprint ID-capable devices can download up to five ID packs onto their phone and easily switch back and forth between them or swap them out for new ones. Sprint customers currently are downloading an average of two ID packs per device. Sprint ID packs are free to download with an Everything Data plan. “We are very pleased with the success of Sprint ID and excited to expand this rich mobile experience to customers with these two popular devices – Samsung Epic 4G and Samsung Galaxy Tab,” said John Carney, senior vice president consumer marketing at Sprint. “Sprint ID handset sales have exceeded our expectations, which is proof that customers, especially those new to smartphones, want an easier way to get apps they’ll enjoy rather than searching through thousands of apps in Android Market™. As this data about ID pack downloads shows, customers are passionate about certain brands, such as MTV, Yahoo! and ESPN, and are eager to download a complete mobile experience developed by that brand. We expect to see the same excitement from our customers about recently launched ID packs as well as branded packs from other partners we have in the pipeline.” Since Sprint ID launched, the most popular Sprint ID packs include: · Entertainment: Features games, music, photo and celebrity news apps to keep users entertained no matter where they go. Apps include Shazam (identify any song), WikiMobile (mobile encyclopedia) and Poynt (local search app that lets users connect with businesses, restaurants and people near them). · Yahoo!: Gives users access to their favorite Yahoo! services in one simple download including Yahoo! Finance, Mail, News, Sports, Messenger, Fantasy Football and Flickr. · MTV Music ID: MTV Music ID allows fans to quickly download a package of apps, widgets and other content, including MTV News, MTV Photos, MTV Twitter and streaming music apps. · Socially Connected: Delivers a customized experience for keeping users connected with friends while on the go. Features Facebook, TweetCaster and more, creating the ultimate starting point for their own multi-tasking, socially connected mobile package. · ESPN ID: Instant access to scores right on the device’s home screen, as well as one-tap access to sports news, fantasy teams and the user’s favorite ESPN programs, including more than 900 live events per year on ESPN Mobile TV. · WHERE: Enables people to discover the world around them by recommending local information, places and events; also helps people save money by providing location based coupons and cheapest gas stations. Allows users to find everything from weather, news and restaurant reviews to the closest coffee shop, traffic updates, movie show times and offers from local merchants. · Fashion & Beauty: Delivers a customized experience for keeping users connected and up-to-date on the latest fashion trends, celebrity gossip, beauty and style. Apps include TrendTracker (keep track of the latest runway looks, fashion news, trend ideas); TMZ & E! Online (breaking celeb news); and ShopSavvy (scan the barcode of any product and it will search for all the best prices from local and online retailers). · Health & Fitness: Healthy eating on the go is made easier with the Health & Fitness ID Pack. Apps include Fast Food Calorie Counter; Cardio Trainer (training partner for running, cycling, hiking, and other fitness activities); Yoga Trainer Lite; and iTriage (find closest health care providers and more). · Home Base: A great solution for those running a modern household. Apps include Big Oven (featuring 170,000+ recipes); E! Online (get celebrity gossip fix); Pandora (listen to your favorite tunes wherever you are); Grocery Smart (create shopping lists); and Springpad (save notes, tasks or lists). · Lo2yo Latino: Lo2Yo Latino ID brings users the best of their Latino world from news and entertainment to sports, soap operas and much more, all in Spanish. For more information about Sprint ID and to see all Sprint ID packs, visit www.sprint.com/sprintid.