At the time, HTC's Evo 4G blew most other Android phones out of the water. It had a fast 1GHz CPU, massive 4.3-inch screen, not one but two cameras, and a connection to Sprint's 4G WiMax data network. Heck, HTC even threw in an HDMI port for good measure.
All this made the Evo 4G one of the greatest Android phones of all time and much beloved by their owners. Apparently Sprint plans to recapture some of that magic by announcing the HTC Evo One, possibly a rebranded HTC One X, at a special press event next Wednesday night. This tip comes from the good folks at Android Central, which cite unnamed sources. … Read more
Sprint today announced that the Android 3.2 Honeycomb update is now ready for its Evo View 4G tablet.
For example, the HTC Scribe digital pen will now work with all applications, essentially turning it into a navigation stylus. Additionally, the Evo View 4G now supports document signature capture, a feature that will surely please business users.
The carrier cautions that, once installed, users will find that the home screen has been reverted to the "out of box&… Read more
When it comes to mobile devices, do people care about 3D content?
It's a topic I've been wrestling with since the emergence of the HTC Evo 3D, the first 3D-capable smartphone. I came to the conclusion that it was largely a gimmick, or something that piques your interest but quickly fades away. For some, it's just a bit of headache-inducing flash.
Still, that hasn't stopped more companies from moving into the area. The latest two are media startup Cooliris and mobile advertising company Smaato, which recently said they were partnering to deliver 3D advertisements on mobile … Read more
The Ford EVOS concept is part of what they mean by "rolling consumer electronics".
This is currently Ford's most important concept car, the one that looks far forward and envisions styling, power and cabin technology innovations the company may bet its brand on. From another carmaker it might be dismissed as car show puffery, but Ford has a pretty good track record lately of putting innovative cars in showrooms. Brian Cooley shows you want the EVOS telegraphs.
HTC plans to give the tablet market another shot.
After unveiling its Flyer and Jetstream devices this year, the company is looking to release another tablet next year, according to Reuters.
"Tablet is a market we would like to try and test, to see whether we can make ourselves stand out and prevent a me-too product," CEO Peter Chou said.
Though Reuters said that HTC has released only a single tablet model, the company has actually released two. The HTC Flyer, also known as the HTC Evo View 4G, hit the market in May, while the Jetstream debuted … Read more
Most Android smartphones sold for $100 or less are basic hardware shells that do an adequate job, but won't blow you away with their features. Not so the HTC Evo Design 4G. Sprint's fifth member of the Evo family is a slightly smaller (but hardly tiny) handset that's beautifully designed and imbued with a robust set of features, including 4G speeds and a decent front-facing camera.
The good: The HTC Evo Design 4G has an understated black-on-black design, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and two cameras, and is a world phone. It comes with 8GB of memory preinstalled.
The bad: The stubborn back cover is hard to remove and the speakerphone could be better. A dedicated hardware shutter button wouldn't go amiss.
The bottom line: The HTC Evo Design 4G gives you a lot of smartphone for the money--fast 4G speeds, a good camera, a strong processor, and a sophisticated design. It's an excellent choice for Sprint customers, except those who are specifically looking for a dual-core phone.
If you thought HTC was going to sit back and let Samsung and Motorola soak up all attention, think again. Today, HTC and Sprint introduced the HTC Evo 4G Design, the fifth model in their Evo series and the first to offer world roaming capabilities and a wallet-friendly price tag.
On sale October 23 for $99.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate, the Evo 4G Design is a dual-mode (CDMA/GSM) world phone, so you can continue to make calls and receive data while traveling abroad. … Read more
commentary The "S" in iPhone 4S can't possibly stand for network speed, can it?
Despite a "never-been-done" redesigned antenna, other smartphones can still leave the iPhone 4S in their dust. For all of Apple's advances with the iPhone, the network speed is one area where the company has fallen short.
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The connection speed is an increasingly critical issue for consumers, who rely on zippier networks to ferry streaming videos, music downloads, complex Web sites, and online games on to their devices. That the iPhone 4S can not ride on … Read more