WiMAX

HTC EVO View 4G and HTC EVO 3D priced at $400 and $200 from June 24

Pricing and availability for the HTC EVO View 4G tablet - the WiMAX-enabled version of the HTC Flyer - and the HTC EVO 3D have been confirmed. Both will land on June 24, as rumored, with the EVO View 4G priced at $399.99 and the HTC EVO 3D priced at $199.99. The EVO 3D has a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540 resolution glasses-free 3D display, for showing off 3D visuals, along with a dual 5-megapixel camera array on the back for recording your own photos and video. There's also WiMAX connectivity. More details in the hands-on video below. [vms 34dada217712d76f3d51] The EVO View 4G, meanwhile, has the same digital notetaking functionality as the HTC Flyer we reviewed recently - the HTC Scribe digital stylus will be initially bundled as a promotion, then sold separately for $79.99 - along with HTC Sense on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a Honeycomb update in the wings, and WiMAX connectivity with hotspot sharing. Again, more details in the hands-on video below: [vms 7b8358eababa07fcaf09] Press Release:
Two Newest Members of the Award-Winning HTC EVO Family, HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G, Make Debut Exclusively from Sprint on June 24 HTC EVO 3D, with America’s first 4.3-inch, qHD 3D display and a powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor, available for $199.99; HTC EVO View 4G brings the powerful HTC EVO experience to a 4G tablet for $399.99 OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 06, 2011 - Two of the “must-have” gadgets of 2011 are getting ready to make their debut. Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced the June 24 availability of HTC EVO™ 3D and HTC EVO View 4G™ on America’s Favorite 4G Network1. America’s first ‘glasses-free’ 3D 4G device will be available for $199.99, and HTC EVO View 4G, the first 4G tablet in market, will be available for $399.99. Both prices exclude applicable taxes, and the devices require a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. Customers can pre-order HTC EVO 3D or HTC EVO View 4G at any participating Sprint Store with the purchase of a $50 Sprint gift card (per device). On June 24, Sprint Stores nationwide will open doors at 8 a.m. local time for customers to get a jump-start on purchasing these hot new devices. Additionally, Sprint Premier customers will have the opportunity to purchase HTC EVO 3D online three days before the national launch, while supplies last. Qualifying customers will receive an email on June 21, or they can log on to their account at www.sprint.com on June 21, click “show me my rewards” and then “Sprint Premier Community” for more information. “Sprint takes device innovation to a whole new level with the two newest members of the EVO family, HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president – Product Development, Sprint. “HTC EVO 3D provides our customers the ability to capture and view content in 3D and share at 4G speeds; HTC EVO View 4G expands on the capabilities of tablets by introducing the digital pen, and allows our consumers to do more than they ever imagined was possible.” Glasses-Free 3D plus Sprint 4G HTC EVO 3D takes the mobile multimedia experience to a new level, providing the ability to capture and view in 3D and share at 4G speeds, offering consumers the ultimate glasses-free 3D experience. Built with the Android 2.3 operating system (Gingerbread), HTC EVO 3D features America’s first 4.3-inch, qHD 3D display and a powerful 1.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® dual-core processor. HTC EVO 3D also features dual 5-megapixel cameras, which can be used to capture high-quality conventional and stunning 3D images and videos, opening up new frontiers for user-generated content, social networking and streaming video. Respected device critics agree Sprint has done it again with HTC EVO 3D. Here are a few of the accolades that poured in when it was announced in March: LAPTOP Magazine honored HTC EVO 3D with its Best Smart Phone Award and the coveted Best in Show honor at CTIA this spring. PC World added, "The design is gorgeous, and the combination of dual-core Snapdragon processors with 4G can't be beat. Suffice to say, I can't wait to get my hands on this phone this summer.” Phonearena.com named HTC EVO 3D and HTC EVO View 4G as “Best of CTIA 2011.” Boy Genius Report said, "The HTC EVO 3D and the HTC EVO View 4G tablet were among our favorite new gadgets shown off at CTIA.” HTC EVO 3D requires activation on one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans plus a required $10 Premium Data add-on charge for smartphones. Sprint’s Everything Data plan with Any Mobile, AnytimeSM includes unlimited web, texting and calling to and from any mobile in America while on the Sprint Network, starting at just $69.99 per month plus required $10 Premium Data add-on charge – a savings of $39.99 per month vs. Verizon’s comparable plan with unlimited talk, text and web.2 The Mobile Hot Spot option is available for an additional $29.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges) supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. An Unparalleled Tablet Experience HTC EVO View 4G brings the best of the EVO experience to a tablet design with a 7-inch touchscreen, 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and latest version of HTC Sense. It will launch with an Android 2.3 operating system (Gingerbread) and will be updated to Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) when it is available for a 7-inch tablet. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a premium entertainment experience with HD-like quality video and a rich web-browsing experience with the ability to browse the web on Flash-enabled sites. Rate plans for the HTC EVO View start as low as $34.993 per month for 3GB of 3G data and unlimited 4G data usage while on the Sprint network. Unlimited text, picture and video messaging are included at no charge. Additional plans, including 3G-only plans, are available to meet customers’ needs. Additionally, for a limited time, any customer who purchases HTC EVO View 4G will receive the HTC Scribe™ digital pen (otherwise sold separately) at no charge with a two-year service agreement – providing an additional savings of $79.99 on their purchase. Optional add-on services include GPS Navigation for $2.99 per day or $10 per month and the Mobile Hot Spot option for $29.99 per month (excluding taxes and surcharges) supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. As the first national wireless carrier to test, launch and market 4G technology, Sprint made history by launching 4G in Baltimore in September 2008. Sprint also ranks as the most improved company in customer satisfaction, across all industries, during the last three years4. Sprint currently offers 4G service in 71 markets in 28 states. For more information, visit www.sprint.com/4G.

Sprint Samsung SPH-D600 mid-range WiMAX Android phone leaks

One of Sprint's upcoming mid-range WiMAX Android smartphones has leaked, with the Samsung SPH-D600 turning up in the wild for a few blurry photos. Phandroid's tipster sent them the loot, a triplet of shots showing the DROID X-esque fascia, simple back panel and software screen confirming it's Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread onboard. Among the confirmed specs so far are a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 480 x 320 resolution touchscreen and a 3.2-megapixel main camera, while there's also a front-facing webcam for video calls. That doesn't exactly make for a groundbreaking product sheet, but it should hopefully mean that Sprint can offer this 4G handset at a more affordable price. With rivals like Verizon releasing a number of 4G LTE phones at the moment, Sprint needs to claw some attention back to its own 4G offering. A $99 or lower sticker for the SPH-D600 could certainly do that, and we see nothing in the specs that would really prevent it. No word on release date nor official name at this stage. [gallery]

HTC EVO 3D, View 4G now up for Pre-Order at Sprint

It looks like Sprint is finally all set and ready to start pre-orders for the HTC EVO 3D. So for those waiting to get their hands on some glasses-free 3D action that time will be coming shortly. If you'd like to see the EVO 3D in action check out our sister site SlashGear doing a little hands-on with the next generation of the EVO.

Sprint confirms Nexus S 4G drops May 8 for $200

The Sprint Nexus S 4G will drop on May 8, the carrier has confirmed, taking the existing Nexus S smartphone and giving it a shot of WiMAX goodness. Announced last month, the Nexus S 4G has the same 4-inch Super AMOLED "contour display", NFC and 5-megapixel rear camera. There's also a front-facing camera, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and A-GPS, along with USB 2.0 connectivity. Sprint has obviously left Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread alone, which means the Nexus S 4G will be first in line for future OS updates. The Nexus S 4G is priced at $199.99 with a new, two year agreement. You'll need a mandatory data plan, too, obviously.

Samsung Nexus S 4G clears FCC

Spring has sprung and a ton of smartphones have made their way through FCC testing, including the Samsung Nexus S 4G. Listed as model SPH-D720, the Nexus S 4G has been cleared for WiMax channels, pointing towards a Sprint release. Sprint has already hinted of a Spring release, but other that that, mums the word. Originally, we reported that Best Buy was going to launch it April 6th. But as of this writing, that hadn't happened, probably waiting to clear the FCC before launching a full court press. There's plenty of time left in Spring, however, so no need to panic yet.

Verizon LTE blows the doors off Sprint’s WiMax in testing

In head to head speed tests pitting Verizon's LTE 4G network against Sprint's WiMax network, Verizon has come out on top. The test was conducted on the HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon and the HTC Evo sitting in Sprint's corner. The test, which was a regimen of 1,000 basic speed tests in New York City. The phones were also used in hotspot mode to measure speed connections via the iPad 2 and a Toshiba Laptop. In the end, the results are pretty impressive.

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 HTC EVO View 4G tablet official

Sprint has officially announced the HTC EVO View 4G, the CDMA/WiMAX version of the HTC Flyer revealed last month. Described by CEO Dan Hesse as "not faux-g, 4G", the tablet will have a 7-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive touchscreen, 1.5GHz single-core Snapdragon processor and front and rear cameras (5-megapixels on the back, 1.3-megapixels on the front). There's also a mobile hotspot app that will be able to share the tablet's 4G connection with up to eight WiFi-connected devices, for an extra $29.99 per month on top of your voice and data package, along with DLNA support for streaming media to nearby HDTVs and other devices. On top of Android 2.4 Gingerbread is HTC's Sense UI, complete with integration with Evernote so that the EVO View 4G's digital stylus can be used to take handwritten notes and sync them into the cloud. The HTC EVO View 4G will be one of 22 4G devices Sprint is promising to have in its line-up by this summer. The carrier is yet to confirm pricing, but the tablet will arrive this summer with 32GB of storage. [gallery] HTC EVO View 4G fact sheet:
Bringing the award-winning EVO experience to a tablet HTC EVO View 4G™ brings the best of the EVO experience to a sleek, easy-to-carry tablet design. As the perfect combination e-reader, media player and portable computing device, HTC EVO View 4G offers a 7-inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom for a premium entertainment experience with HD-quality video and rich Web browsing experience. It features two cameras – a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. With integrated HD-video (720p) capture and the 4G speeds of HTC EVO View 4G, slow uploads and grainy video are a thing of the past. Using HTC Scribe Technology™, HTC EVO View 4G will offer a new way to interact with a tablet. HTC Scribe introduces the HTC Scribe™ digital pen (sold separately) to the tablet experience and unlocks new capabilities. When combined with Evernote™, a leading notes application and service, the user will have the ability to capture and make notes on Web pages, ebooks, PDF documents and more, in an easy and natural way. PRODUCTIVITY · Android operating system · HTC Scribe Technology enabling enhanced voice-synchronized note taking with the HTC Scribe digital pen using Timemark to capture the audio of a meeting at the same time as written notes · Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, Voice Actions and YouTube™ · Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging · 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously · Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 useful applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience · 4G data speeds (WiMAX) – peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps; average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps · 3G data speeds (EVDO Rev A.) – peak download speeds of up to 3.1 Mbps; peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps; average download speeds of 600 kbps-1.4 Mbps · Wi-Fi® (802.11 b/g/n) · Integrated GPS ENTERTAINMENT · Dual cameras – a 5.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera – HTC EVO View 4G unleashes the ability to create, stream and watch video or video chat with the Qik mobile app · Blockbuster On Demand® to rent or purchase the hottest new releases on the same day they become available on Blu-ray and DVD · Sprint Zone, Sprint Mobile Wallet, Sprint Football Live, Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Navigation and NASCAR Sprint Cup MobileSM · Media player with 3.5 mm stereo headset jack · Stereo Bluetooth 3.0 SPECIFICATIONS · 1.5GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon® Processor · Dimensions: 7.7 inches (195.4 mm) x 4.4 inches (112.5 mm) x 0.5 inches (13.2 mm) · Weight: 14.88 ounces (421.84 grams) · Display: 7-inch (177.8 mm), 1024 x 600 touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom · 32GB internal memory, 1GB RAM; microSD slot (supports up to 32GB memory card) · Battery: 4000 mAh Lithium-ion battery

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]
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