Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Verizon event at CTIA and what we should expect. We then talk about the Nokia quarter results, and some weird numbers for the US. Pantech is next, as their Vega Iron is now a reality, but to the underwhelming of many. Later we go through Twitter #music and tell you if it’s worth your time. We end today’s show talking about the plastic iPhone in leaks, and the probabilities that it’s true.
All this and more after the break.
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At the CTIA expo in New Orleans this afternoon, the CEOs from Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile all gathered together for a roundtable discussion to talk about about wireless data, LTE, and what innovations we’ll be seeing next.
Verizon’s Dan Mead took the stage first, where he talked about his company’s perception of a coming spectrum crunch. By Mead’s estimates, Verizon subscribers will be demanding more wireless data than the company can provide by sometime in 2014.
Dan Hesse from Sprint followed Mead, discussing the need to improve the [...]
Samsung’s Galaxy Note on AT&T in the States is absolutely going to be getting an update bringing the phone to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. AT&T has confirmed as much, and we’ve seen leaked ICS releases specifically for this AT&T version of the hardware. The big question on the minds of so many Note owners has been just when will the carrier get around to finally releasing it. We may not be any closer to learning the precise date, but there are some new signs that AT&T is getting closer to finalizing update plans, showing-off an ICS-running Note at [...]
Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime may be on hold for the time being, but don’t let that disappointment sour you against the rest of the news that’s flowing out of CTIA. Before it’s over, we’re liable to hear about some new phones, new technologies, and new apps. As for that last group, Android will be getting yet another alternate browser for users to consider, thanks to the announcement that the Bolt browser is leaving its private beta and entering the Android Market as version 3.0.
Like many mobile browsers, such as Skyfire, Bolt’s [...]
We’ve been treating Samsung’s Unpacked event scheduled for next week at CTIA like the debut of the Galaxy/Nexus Prime, and corresponding launch of Android Ice Cream Sandwich, were all but a given. There have been plenty of reasons to think this is the case, and suitable hints have been dropped, but there’s been very little in the way of compelling evidence about what’s supposed to go down. We’ve now seen what might be the first strong sign that an Ice Cream Sandwich launch is definitely taking place, thanks to the discovery of a holding page for the [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not inside the world of Google’s Android project. In today’s show we go through the recent leaks of Android Ice Cream Sandwich that an anonymous tipster caught on a Nexus S he bought on eBay. Speaking of Ice Cream Sandwich, we also go through the Samsung/Google event planned for October 11th on CTIA in which we expect the Google Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich to be revealed. We go through al the smartphone releases for the week, which include the T-Mobile HTC Amaze 4G and more. [...]
October is shaping up to be a very big time for new smartphone hardware, due in no small part to Apple’s plans to announce its next iPhone(s). If you’re not on the Apple bandwagon, there’s still plenty of new hardware on other platforms that’s being eagerly anticipated, like the Nexus Prime from Samsung. We’ve been fielding plenty of rumors addressing the reveal and release plans for the smartphone (as well as Android Ice Cream Sandwich), and now a new one looks at the possibility the Nexus Prime will make its debut at CTIA.
The theory is centered [...]
Shortly after showing up on Telstra Australia’s system, we saw a couple of renders of the HTC Pyramid with its alleged 1.2GHz processor and large, 540 x 960 qHD display.
It didn’t take long for Mr. Blurrycam to step in as a picture of the HTC Pyramid, its back to be more specific, showed up on the Greek Techblog. Placed next to an HTC Desire HD, the Pyramid shows off its dual-LED flash-enabled eight-megapixel camera — pretty much like its older cousing to the right. While the render was slightly different in the upper left camera region, the rest of the device [...]
Seen earlier this month at CTIA, Qualcomm decided that their mobile development platform (MDP) is ready for evaluating graphics performance and shipped a device home with AnandTech for review. The MSM8x60 chipset used in the MDP can be clocked at either 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz; AnandTech was given the faster 1.5GHz model for testing.
The dual-core Snapdragon device utilizes a pair of Qualcomm’s own Scorpion CPUs, paired with it’s Adreno 220 GPU. The Adreno 220 is the latest in the line of GPUs that work with the Snapdragon platform, preceded by the 205 and 200 which offer [...]
We were pretty rough on you in our past two letters, but the sentiment was truly a mix of disappointment and frustration — we always knew that you were capabale of being a market leader, and we found it unfortunate that you seemed to be falling behind the competition. Well the situation has changed quite a bit with the introduction of the EVO 3D (coming to Sprint this summer), and we wanted to express our gratitude that you’ve re-entered the game with a device that not only matches the specs of other upcoming high-end handsets, but actually bests them in a [...]
If you weren’t lucky enough to be at CTIA and watch Sprint CEO Dan Hesse in person holding the keynote, the carrier has just uploaded the videos for your viewing pleasure.
If you like watching keynotes or product launches — and this was the event where the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC EVO View were announced — then you’ll be happy to see this 20 minute footage split up into three parts. Take a look below and let us know of your thoughts on Sprint’s 3D device and the keynote itself!
Source: YouTube (1),(2),(3) Via: AndroidCentral
Earlier today I presented the PN4, my super-awesome dream phone featuring a solar panel on the back. Apparently I wasn’t thinking creatively enough!
A French startup called “Wysips” was showing off a solar panel at CTIA. Unlike most solar panels you’re familiar with, this one is virtually transparent and is designed to sit on top of your cell phone’s screen. What this means for smartphone users could be significant.
While your phone is off and sitting on your desk (or anywhere else there is light) your battery will be trickle charging via [...]
Today at CTIA Sprint unveiled the very significant HTC EVO 3D smartphone. It’s HTC’s first phone to feature 3D, as well as their first greater-than-WVGA resolution device, sporting a qHD 960×540 display. Adding to the list of firsts, the EVO 3D is HTC’s first dual-core device, sporting two 1.2GHz cores on a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip.
In this hands-on video, we get to see the a new version of HTC Sense which features a translucent bottom bar, plus new homescreen animations. You also get some revamped widgets, like weather, stocks, music, and much [...]
Kyocera is taking advantage of the 2011 CTIA wireless expo to demonstrate four of it’s newest design concepts. A stark departure from the current trend, these designs seek to blur the lines between biology and technology, becoming more integrated with the individual holding it. Some of the designs appear to be rather unwieldy however, looking more at home in an art gallery rather than in your pocket.
Emotive – “70% of how we communicate is through our non verbal body language. This means only 30% of our intended message is conveyed through [...]
Smartphones have made significant inroads to upstaging dedicating handheld consoles as the hardware of choice for mobile gaming. With phones like the Xperia Play on the way, more kids than ever are going to be picking up smartphones and downloading apps. While all the major app stores have systems in place to police their content, ranking apps based on their age-appropriateness, CTIA is hoping to bring everyone together on the same page to make it easier to judge which apps are appropriate for children of varying ages, with its new app rating initiative.
Apple breaks down its [...]
Google and Samsung’s Nexus S may be about to spread its wings from T-Mobile and get high-speed access to the networks of some other carriers, if the evidence we’ve come across stands true. An AT&T-compatible Nexus S has been hinted at by the existence of some FCC documents, using the model number GT-I9020A, with that “A” representing AT&T’s network. The case for a Sprint version of the Nexus S is a little less solid, but the revelation of a 4G-emblazoned logo for the phone has us rethinking things.
Sprint will be hosting an event at CTIA, [...]
It’ll come as no surprise to you that the Sprint Nexus S 4G is basically the Google Nexus S we’ve already reviewed, but with WiMax. And that’s not such a bad thing, because the Nexus S is still a compelling Android phone that has no interface replacement, keeping the phone quick and snappy in terms of day to day operation. As Google likes to say, it’s unadulterated Android. It’s running with a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird CPU, the Nexus S 4G has 512MB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The camera on the back takes photos at 5MP, and the front-facing camera [...]
Update: Adding credence to the rumor of Sprint getting the Nexus S, Sprint has a page located at now.sprint.com/nexus. Spring only puts up these sorts of pages for real device.
CTIA is just around the corner, and we’ll be there come later this month. Sprint has an event planned where they’re likely to unveil some new products, including two new phones, if an Engadget Tipster is to believed. First up we have a WiMax-capable version of the Nexus S, which would be pretty exciting since we really like the Nexus S, and the inclusion of WiMax 4G will make it even better. [...]
We knew that the Samsung-made Google Nexus S is about to hit Sprint even before the carrier website slipped the information and now it’s official as Sprint announces the first pure Google 4G device with Android 2.3 in the U.S.
It’s coming to Sprint this spring taking advantage of Google Voice integration built into the carrier’s Network. The device will be available exclusively from Sprint for $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. Additionally, the Nexus S will require activating one of Sprint’s Everything Data plans, plus $10 [...]
It took T-Mobile three months since the original LG Optimus 2X was launched mid-December but nevertheless — and according to previous reports and unofficial confirmation — the carrier officially launched the device as the T-Mobile G2x.
The smartphone is equipped with a 4G-capable radio and is now part of the carrier’s G-series devices. Just like its European cousin it sports a 1GHz Tegra2 processor, 4-inch WVGA screen, 8GB of internal memory expandable with up to 32GB using the microSD card slot, eight-megapixel rear camera with 1080p recording capability, [...]
The T-Mobile G2x from LG promises to be a big hit on the soon-to-be engulfed carrier, and we were able to spend a few minutes with the first (and perhaps on of the only) dual-core handset to hit Magenta. As expected, everything felt pretty speedy, and we were especially imperssed with the video demo we saw: not only was the playback super smooth, hopping around from scene to scene was almost instantaneous. Network speeds felt zippy as well, although some of that is due to the fact that T-Mobile has one or more HSPA+ minisites at the show. Overall we were impressed by our short demo, [...]
If AT&T’s plans for T-Mobile pan out, the company will end up using the portions of the radio spectrum currently serving T-Mobile’s customers to introduce its own LTE offering. While this transition would still be years off, you can’t help but look at new T-Mobile smartphones and wonder, “will I even be able to use this in a couple years?” Sure, many of us can’t wait to upgrade to the latest phones whenever we get the chance, but there are still plenty of smartphone buyers who are in it for the long haul. T-Mobile may be planning ahead to avoid [...]
LG’s Optimus 2X made a name for itself when announced as the first dual-core smartphone late last year. The Tegra 2-powered handset has since been waiting for its release, which it’s finally set to make this month in Europe. We’ve seen evidence that the phone is likely coming to T-Mobile in the US as the carrier’s G2x. Not that looks like a certainty, as we’ve spotted a couple displays at CTIA promoting the model.
It’s a bit sad that since the 2X was announced in December, its dual-core CPU no longer seems like the achievement it did then. [...]