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    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, coming up in just a few days. An Engadget tipster ...

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    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 is good for VGA shots. Look for the ...

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    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 saw the Nexus S ...

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    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 Premium Data add-on charge for ...

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    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, 1.3-megapixel front camera for ...

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    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, ...

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    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 this obsolescence, as the company's published ...

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    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. After all, now we're looking at phones with ...

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    LG is set to follow in Palm's footsteps as it begins offering the option to charge its smartphones wirelessly via electromagnetic induction with the LG Wireless Charging Pad. The $70 gadget measures 6.29" x 3.54" and gives you a place to plop down your phone for its nightly charge without needing to fiddle with any wires. The status of both the Charging Pad and the phone's battery are displayed via LED notifications, letting you know when the charging cycle completes. Fulton Innovation showed off the tech behind the Charging Pad at the MWC earlier this year, using the LG Revolution as a ...

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    Kyocera's Echo, the first dual-screen Android powered smartphone to hit the market was demoed at CTIA today, and we have some hands-on footage of the device. Thanks to the help of a free application called "Tablet Mode Extension" provided by Kyocera, homescreens, widgets, and applications can be split across both screens. The same set of buttons (home, menu, back) can be found on both screens, with the right screen's buttons becoming inactive while the device is in tablet mode. Also available is "Simul-Task" mode which allows running a separate app on each screen. While this provides a ...

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    After we stumbled across an in-construction display for the Nokia Astound at CTIA yesterday, the phone has been formally announced and now we've had the chance to get a little hands-on time with the Symbian^3 smartphone. The menu action on the Astound (née C7) is definitely spry, with quick transitions between phone screens. The same can't be said, however, for the phone's browser, which stumbled a bit keeping up with touchscreen input. On the plus side, the phone and its browser do support multi-touch controls for pinch-to-zoom; you'll just want to keep your patience. For a higher-end ...

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    In this segment we take a look at the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, resurgence of the Sidekick line with a new operating system (Android) and a new manufacturer (Samsung). The device felt pretty solid all around, with a good sliding mechanism and tried-and-true Sidekick keyboard. Since this is a 4G device, internet speeds were typically impressive, although some of that is probably due to enhanced coverage here at CTIA. We found the skinned interface to be fairly basic but probably perfect for the Sidekick crowd, as this will likely be a starter Android handset for many. Also, we certainly ...

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    Pretty much the same way Sprint's website confirmed the Google Nexus S 4G before its announcement, we've got a confirmation of the EVO 3D, this time with a picture to go with the description for the first time. We already know the specs of the EVO 3D straight from the horse's mouth at CTIA and they're the same as the ones reported in the benchmark database system for the device codenamed Shooter. Sprint has a pre-registration page up where you can opt-in to receive news about the upcoming, yet unannounced smartphone. The EVO 3D will sport a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, a large 4.3-inch qHD ...

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    We expect Sprint to unveil at least two smartphones -- the Samsung-made Google Nexus S 4G and the HTC EVO 3D -- with the occasion of next week's upcoming CTIA and, as usual around this time before every show, leaks and rumors start to stack up. The HTC EVO 3D, aka the HTC Shooter we told you about earlier this week, is a response to the LG Optimus 3D and the less known Sharp Lynx 3D. From looking at the benchmark database we were pretty certain that the EVO 3D will have a 540 x 960 qHD display, 1.2GHz dual-core MSM8660 Snapdragon (with Adreno 220 GPU) as well Android 2.3.2 Gingerbread. BGR ...

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    Since last week we've been eagerly awaiting news of two smartphones ready to be launched on Sprint, the Google-powered Nexus S and HTC's once-Shooter, now EVO 3D. Sprint's come through already with confirmation of its WiMAX-capable Nexus S, leaving us anxious to hear what's in store for the EVO 3D. While we wait for an announcement to be made at CTIA, the phone's certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance has arrived, at least giving us some additional proof of the models existence, beyond the GLBenchmark figures we came across earlier. Going by model number PG86100, the HTC EVO 3D received ...

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