We told you it was coming, now the Samsung Epic 4G is on sale at Sprint for a cool $249.99 plus two year life commitment. In other words, it’s time to let Sprint know whether this Galaxy S variant (with — gasp — working GPS) is worth the $50 premium over HTC’s EVO 4G. Well, is it?
Update: As usual, Amazon’s offering a discount showing a $199.99 listing for new contracts. It still shows a pre-order status (with 2-3 weeks ship time) but that’s likely to change any minute now.
An unusually well-shot and clear video has appeared online, showing off the as yet-unannounced HTD Desire HD. Looking more like an EVO 4G than the original Desire, it has a 4.3″ display and half-matte, half-glossy back.
Do clamp your eyes on the HD YouTube video fondle of the Desire HD below, and tell us what you think. While it doesn’t give away too many details, at least we can gather it’s got a bottom-located 3.5mm jack, and dual LED flash next to the stylized lens. HTC’s famous rubberized back has returned, only in patches—around the flash and antenna, down the [...]
Good news for EVO 4G owners! Sprint will begin rolling out Android 2.2 to the lucky EVO users starting August 3:
Sprint is the first wireless carrier to bring Android 2.2 to customers using the award-winning HTC EVO™ 4G beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3
Android 2.2 offers HTC EVO 4G feature enhancements including Bluetooth® voice dialing, built-in Flash, the ability to store apps to the memory card and much, much more
The award-winning HTC EVO 4G just got that much better. We are excited to announce that beginning the week of Aug. 1; Sprint will begin rolling out the Android 2.2 upgrade to its HTC [...]
Magnetic cellphone lens attachments are admittedly ridiculous, but given that the HTC Evo has an 8MP camera (albeit sorta crappy), I can understand the draw. I mean, just look at what a macro Evo can do for some Fig Newtons:
Normal. Close-up. Macro lens.
Good and Evo doesn’t have a link to the particular magnetic macro lens they tested here, but they’re probably right in suggesting that quality won’t differ much generic manufacturer to generic manufacturer. Lenses cost about $30.
If the Evo has a flaw, it’s battery life. While run time’s impressive as a wireless hotspot, it’s unoptimized in every other regard. MobileCrunch assembled a list of tricks to extend battery life. Combined, they’ll buy you 2+ more hours.
(If you want those tips, head to MobileCrunch. I’m just here to rant a bit.)
Testing the Evo with Matt for the review, I was astounded by 4G—Apple may claim that the iPad is magical, but let me tell you, 4G on the Evo really is. AT&T’s 3G may have gotten you burned at the stake once upon a time; with 4G, the mobs [...]
You know that scene in Iron Man 2, where Justin Hammer asks Rhodey which weapons he wants inside War Machine—and Rhodey says “all of them”? That’s exactly how the Evo 4G was born. Somebody said “everything.”
The Evo comes out tomorrow (6/4) on Sprint for $200 with 2-year contract rebate.
4.3-inch, 800 x 480-pixel screen. 4G WiMax with wireless hotspot powers. 8-megapixel, 720p video camera. Front-facing camera for video chat. 1GHz processor. HDMI out. Kickstand. The Evo’s dossier reads like a phone nerd’s sticky back-of-napkin fantasy, which is [...]
We like the HTC EVO, which means we’re pained that it isn’t getting Android 2.2 Froyo just yet. BUT WAIT. You can manually install it, “unofficially”, if you root the phone.
Here is a video of the EVO being rooted. And here is a video of Froyo 2.2 running on the EVO. By rooting the phone, you can install custom ROMs and boot into custom recovery environments. It’s not for the average (or even above average) user, but if you’re that anxious into getting 2 to 5x more performance from your phone, here’s a tutorial. [XDA Devs via Android Central via [...]
11 days before the EVO 4G launches exclusively on Sprint, and hackers have already successfully rooted the phone. Video showing their finesse after the jump. Before you start rioting over how Grack got an EVO two weeks before the big launch, I best break the bad news to you—Google was dishing them out (for free) at the Google I/O event last week. Curses
Guess who decided to make a blurry appearance on the Sprint Store. It is none other than the highly anticipated HTC Evo 4G. The image which has led to this news was shared by PPCGeeks forums.
The source reveals that the phone was spotted at a Sprint Store located in Central Florida. The question is what was the 4G enabled phone doing there? May be just may be, it is due to the upcoming HTC EVO 4G launch party scheduled to be held on 12 May in New York. Speaking of the launch party, the attendants would be getting a valuable opportunity to have some hands on phone with the Android 2.1 powered [...]