Posts tagged with: CTIA
  • by | March 22, 2011 2:19 PM

    The EVO 3D getting WiFi certification didn't come as a surprise to us, as we've been hearing about HTC's 3D-capable phone for quite a while now. Expected to be announced at CTIA by Sprint, we were able to procure some early shots of the specification listing of the EVO 3D. It's going to be rocking a muscular 1.2GHz dual core CPU with a large 4.3" qHD 960x540 3D display. The front camera will be 1.3MP, and the rear will take 1080p 2D video and 720p 3D video. It'll weigh about 6 ounces, making it a bit heavier than the Thunderbolt. We also managed to capture the spec listing of the EVO View ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 2:19 PM

    A previously unknown device called the HTC Shooter has performed a single test on the site GLBenchmark, and based on its self-reported specs, Blog of Mobile!!! is speculating that Shooter is the upcoming HTC EVO 3D. Also going by model number PG86100 -- which has yet to show up at a single certification body -- this model claims to sport a 540 x 960 qHD display of unknown dimensions, and run the 2.3.2 Gingerbread build of Android on Sprint's network. Even more revealing, its GPU, the Adreno 220, is scheduled to be incorporated in several upcoming Qualcomm chipsets, and based on the ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 12:06 PM

    Sprint and HTC have yet to make their formal announcements for the HTC EVO 3D, but that's not stopping plenty of information from flowing about regarding this flagship smartphone. Yesterday we got an early peek at some of the device's specifications, this morning we found the phone sneaking around Sprint's website, and now we've heard about a potential release date. While squarely in the "rumor" category at this point, supposedly the phone will begin retail availability this June. June will likely put the EVO 3D right up against the iPhone 5, assuming Apple sticks with the early summer ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 10:58 AM

    With CTIA now officially in full swing, T-Mobile has revealed the pricing structure for Samsung's Sidekick 4G, offering the phone for as little as $99.99 on a two-year contract. In order to get that rate, you'll need to subscribe your new Sidekick 4G to one of T-Mobile's plans with unlimited data. While you can scale back your monthly bill and elect to go with a lesser plan, you'll pay more upfront, with your Sidekick running around $150. Both prices are taking into account a fifty dollar mail-in-rebate. What's the word on how the reborn Sidekick lives up to the legacy of its ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 9:52 AM

    According to a Verizon Sony Ericsson product manager, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play should make its way to the carrier's portfolio of smartphones around the middle of next month. The information was handed out at a Verizon pre CTIA party along with bits implying that the smartphone could be ditching its TimeScape UI and maybe ship with Madden 11 game instead of FIFA 10. All this is to be filed, at the moment, under the "R" category but we know that Verizon is prepping the device since the beginning of February when Wirefly has posted a comparison chart clearly stating that the Sony ...

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  • by | March 22, 2011 1:54 AM

    Pretty much like the previous rumors and leaks implied, Nokia has announced the Astound Symbian device that will be coming exclusively to T-Mobile on April 6 for $79.99 -- basically your Nokia C7. The handset features an eight-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video recording capability and a 3.5-inch capacitive AMOLED display protected by ultrathin, damage-resistant glass. Nokia also added its own, free turn-by-turn navigation -- pre-loaded with automotive grade maps for the entire U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean -- as well as access to the Ovi Store where thousands ...

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  • by | March 21, 2011 8:01 PM

    The 2011 CTIA Wireless expo doesn't officially kick off until tomorrow, but today's Pre-Conference has still been an exciting way to ramp up for the event. We've learned a lot today about upcoming smartphones, but more than anything we've seen indications about what's still on the menu for the rest of CTIA. Take a look at what we've come across so far, and what we're still waiting to see: Sprint announced its WiMAX-enabled Nexus S this morning, already up for pre-orders with its retail partner Best Buy. Besides the 4G support, there's nothing changed from its 3G T-Mobile cousin, but why ...

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  • by | March 21, 2011 4:14 PM

    After seeing some very nice quality renders of Nokia's C7 last week, pegged for release on T-Mobile as the Nokia Astound, it now appears that the phone's launch is imminent; we spotted T-Mobile preparing its CTIA display to show off the Astound to curious attendees. While T-Mobile didn't have a live demo model of the Astound out when we stopped by, it looks like it's now just a matter of time before visitors will get a chance to try out the Symbian^3-powered smartphone firsthand. As a Nokia, expect it to have outstanding imagery capabilities, thanks to its eight-megapixel camera. The ...

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  • by | March 21, 2011 3:49 PM

    Qualcomm demonstrated a new reference design at CTIA today, featuring the MSM8660 dual-core snapdragon chipset, first sampled in June 2010. The MSM8x60 runs at 1.2GHz and is targeted towards high-end smartphones, tablets, and smartbook devices. The chipset is rumored to be featured in the HTC EVO 3D. Qualcomm typically splits it's chipset families into two models, one supporting HSPA+ and the other supporting HSPA+ and CDMA. The MSM8x60 platform follows this precedent with the MSM8660 demoed here supporting HSPA+/CDMA and having a sister chipset MSM8260 supporting HSPA+. The reference ...

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  • by | March 21, 2011 12:40 PM

    Tomorrow, Samsung is expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, their latest Android 3.0 tablet. From these shots we procured from CTIA, you can see that Samsung is rolling out a pretty deep interface on top of Android Honeycomb. It's comprised of the Live Panel homescreen, complete with custom widgets, plus an interesting app switcher that provides BlackBerry PlayBook-like app switching with live previews of the apps that are open in the background. This shot also gives us a glimpse into the specs: the 8.9" display will rock 1280x800 resolution, granting it higher pixel density than ...

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  • by | March 21, 2011 9:20 AM

    Google and Sprint have teamed up to announce the first US carrier integration of Google Voice into its handset lineup. Specifically, the partnership will enable Sprint subscribers to seamlessly use their cellular phone number as their Google Voice number without going through the porting process (or paying the fee). Google Voice clients on the handsets will allow users to take advantage of transcribed voicemail and software-based number forwarding, while also spoofing the user's Sprint number for outgoing caller ID purposes. Or, customers can simply swap their carrier-assigned number with ...

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  • by | March 21, 2011 9:13 AM

    AT&T used to be a shining star in the wireless industry. It had the iPhone exclusively. It had a sturdy 3G network that in most cases was faster than the 3G networks of Verizon and Sprint. It had a parade of hot smartphone releases from the BlackJack to the Tilt to the Focus right through to the Inspire 4G and Atrix 4G. Lately, AT&T has fallen on tough times. They've been heavily criticized for advertising a 4G HSPA+ network that doesn't exist. They're far behind Verizon and Sprint in the race to 4G, and T-Mobile's HSPA+ network is nearly ubiquitous, providing impressive download and ...

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  • by | March 20, 2011 3:04 PM

    The biggest news to come out of this year's CTIA will have nothing to do with hardware: AT&T has just announced its intention to fully acquire T-Mobile USA in a $39 billion deal. The purchase will create the largest domestic US carrier, serving some 130 million customers -- that is, if this mammouth deal passes regulatory approval. The companies expect the purchase to close in about 12 months, assuming that everything goes smoothly. Sprint had originally been rumored in a T-Mobile tie-up, although clearly AT&T has been in substantial negotiations with Magenta's German parent corporation, ...

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  • by | March 18, 2011 7:33 PM

    No surprises here: not only did we know that Nokia was bringing the 3.5-inch, Symbian^3-powered C7 to T-Mobile as the Astound (codename: Tiger), but we've seen the unbranded C7 numerous times before -- and even some small press shots of a branded unit courtesy of TmoNews. Still, there's something reassuringly concrete about high-quality press renders; they usually solidify the fact that the device in question is both real and carrier-bound (save for the Nokia X7 Journey for AT&T and T-Mobile Nuron 2, which got axed from their respective operators' lineups only weeks prior to scheduled ...

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  • by | March 17, 2011 10:08 AM

    T-Mobile will be releasing the Symbian^3-powered C7 as the Nokia Astound, reports TmoNews, and not the Tiger (which was apparently its internal codename). The handset will supposedly go on sale April 6th for $80 after rebates. TmoNews tells us to expect an official announcement next week at CTIA. Introduced last September alongside the E7 Communicator and C6 QWERTY slider, the C7 is a 3.5-inch, nHD candybar with ClearBlack display, 680MHz CPU, 256MB of RAM, and 9GB of storage. Interestingly, this may just the first of five Symbian devices from Nokia that land on Magenta this year, prior to ...

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