Motorola’s Photon 4G on Sprint received a pretty minor software update last month, only really affecting WiFi functionality. There’s been a little more substantial collection of bugfixes that already leaked, but has yet to see official distribution. Signs are now pointing to that update arriving in the very near future, with testers already receiving it on their phones.
Those who registered with Motorola to help test the code are seeing their Photons upgraded to system software 198_6. As far as anyone can tell, this is the same as the previously-leaked version. [...]
Sprint currently has two powerful, high-end Android phones available for sale at the $199 price point: the Epic Touch 4G (essentially a Galaxy S II but with a larger display) and the Motorola Photon 4G. Both devices offer dual-core CPUs with a gigabyte of RAM, plus WiMax 4G connectivity on Sprint. The display on the Photon 4G is higher resolution with 960×540 pixels, but the Super AMOLED Plus display of the Epic 4G Touch is a sight to behold, thanks to fantastic contrast.
In this video, we compare the hardware and software of the Epic Touch 4G and the Photon 4G, plus [...]
A couple weeks ago, we looked into a report suggesting some of the ways Sprint might go about getting itself set up with an LTE network, as part of its transition away from WiMAX. We noted that we’d get the chance to learn more and confirm or deny all that information at a presentation the carrier was planning for discussing its network strategy. That event is currently underway, and so far Sprint has detailed its plans for LTE adoption.
The goal is to get LTE running and ready to take on its first subscribers by mid-next-year. At the forefront of Sprint’s strategy [...]
We know that a lot of rumors have been trying to nail-down the specifics of Apple’s next iPhone release plans, and it’s likely you’re starting to tire of them; after all, why keep speculating when we’ll find out for sure in a day’s time? There’s a point to be had there, but this newest rumor we’ve heard is just so specific, a bit ridiculous, and yet with some apparent backing to it, that we just have to share it with you. Supposedly, AT&T and Verizon will get the iPhone 4S, while Sprint has scored itself an iPhone 5 exclusive.
Sprint started off 2011 unsure about its plans for future 4G connectivity. This past summer, after careful consideration, the carrier finally decided that its future was not with WiMAX, but LTE instead. Clearwire, provider of Sprint’s WiMAX service, was already planning to go LTE itself, and Sprint made a new deal with LightSquared to build-up an all-new LTE network. How, though, are all these changes going to roll out? A new report from CNET aims to answer some of our questions, ahead of Sprint’s planned official statement on October 7.
According to the report, [...]
The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US in quite some time, and Sprint is the first to receive it in the form of the Epic 4G Touch (shortened name for the sake of time). With a massive 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1800mAh and a Samsung Exynos dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the phone certainly looks to be quite the powerhouse. But has this new Android phone been able to live up to the hype? Read on for the full review!
BOX CONTENTS The box contents are rather bare, and other than the phone, the only remaining items are a [...]
The “weapon of choice”, as Sprint would have us believe, is the newest to their mobile lineup – the Motorola Photon 4G. With a body whose beveled corners encase its powerful Tegra 2 1Ghz dual-core processor, this phone certainly feels good in the hand. Motorola’s first 4G device (and a world phone as well) on Sprint looks to be a solid contender, but will it be able to win the battle of the consumers? Read on for the full review!
Not much in the way of included accessories in the box with the Photon 4G. A wall charger and appropriate [...]
In this video, we are taking a closer look at the software of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. There is a minor amount of bloatware included, but at least some of it can be uninstalled. The new Motion based activities are useful, and the general UI is very snappy.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract.
In this video, we are taking a closer look at the hardware of the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch. As one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US, will Sprint be able to pull in new users and keep existing ones on its network with this device? Battery 1800mAh Li-Ion
Talk time 8.72 hours
Dimensions 5.11 x 2.74 x 0.38 inches
Display 4.52″ Super AMOLED Plus with a 480×800 resolution
Weight 4.60 oz
Processor 1.2Ghz dual-core Samsung Exynos
Memory 16GB Internal, 1GB RAM Camera 8MP w/flash rear camera [...]
Battle lines have been drawn, and the device manufacturers are trying hard to recruit new members to their ranks. In this video, we take a closer look at the software of the Motorola Photon 4G for Sprint. A winner or loser once the fight is done? You’ll have to watch to see.
The Motorola Photon 4G is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract.
The Samsung Galaxy S II is one of the most highly anticipated devices to arrive in the US, and Sprint is the first to receive it in the form of the Epic 4G Touch. With a massive 4.52 inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, a 1800mAh and a Samsung Exynos dual-core 1.2GHz processor – the phone certainly looks to be quite the powerhouse.
The Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract starting on September 16th.
– Bright and beautiful display – No included microSD card – [...]
This weekend we learned from a leakster that the Google Nexus Prime will most probably land on Verizon on November 3. That same leakster has tweeted further information implying that the phone will see a global launch with both GSM and WiMAX support.
With “GSM or wimax radios inside”, the Google Nexus Prime, as it should be the case of a pure-Android phone, should work without a problem on carriers like AT&T or Sprint. Whether we’ll see a November 3 launch for the global model or only the Verizon variant is yet unknown though Samsung (and Google) would [...]
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 all the recent Android smartphone announces which include the LG Optimus Hub, the Galaxy Y line of smartphones for Vodaphone UK, the Xperia Play reaching AT&T and even some deals on the Sprint Epic 4G Touch. We talk about the recent invitation HTC sent for a September 20th event where we expect that lots of our recent leaks will see the light of day in new Android offerings for the fall line-up. We [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all things Cool and Not So Cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we talk about the iPhone 5 test photo we unveiled last week and how the image sensor raises the bar in what to expect for the next generation device. We go through the N94 prototype and how it already gained FCC approval through some leaks within iOS 5. We round up all the Sprint iPhone 5 rumors and tell you why this phone will matter a lot to some. We also go through the recent pre-order strategy launched by Deutsche Telekom, even if [...]
The fight continues for the hearts and minds of today’s phone consumers. In this video, we take a closer look at the hardware of the Motorola Photon 4G for Sprint. Thus far, impressions are very favorable, with some caveats. Is it enough to cause users to defect over to Sprint? We shall see.
Battery 1700 mAh Li-Ion
Talk time 10 hours
Dimensions 2.6″ x 5.0″ x 0.5″ Display 4.3″ qHD Capacitive Touchscreen
Weight 5.6 oz
Processor 1 GHz NVIDIA® Tegra 2 Dual Core Processor
Memory 16GB Internal, 1GB [...]
Watch this week’s Android Revolution as we go through what’s hot and what’s not in the world of Google’s Android project. This week we discuss the recent teaser of a Samsung event in Berlin on September 1st and we also breeze through all the leaks of the week, which by the way include information on the Google Nexus Prime and how it may bring a 720p resolution screen to the market. We go through all the all the Andriod Smartphone releases for the week and all the software updates you definitely must look out for. In the Dark Side we go through the HTC Evo 3D [...]
We’ve all been waiting for HTC to finally release their new gem, which in the past was known as the Ruby, but which we later learned will be called the Amaze 4G at least for T-Mobile. New leaks bring even better news to the block, as it seems that the HTC Ruby will not be exclusive to T-Mobile. This new blurry cam shot shows the gem in full glory, this time black instead of white, and with no T-Mobile branding.
According to the source, HTC is testing the new device in Thailand’s DC-HSPA+ network speeds, and everything seems to point to its ability to reach up to [...]
What does the future have in store for Sprint? Some information from what This Is My Next believes to be a trustworthy source has some idea, revealing some tidbits about what smartphones Sprint could be planning to release over the course of Q3 2011.
Some of the models the source mentions we’ve heard of already, or at least we likely have. He mentions a “full touch 4G” Samsung that’s on the horizon. While that doesn’t definitively nail it down as any one particular model, we are expecting Sprint to release the Galaxy Within in the next month, its [...]
We’ve recently heard that the eagerly-awaited Samsung Galaxy S2 wouldn’t come to Sprint as the Galaxy Within, as we had been expecting it to for months, but would instead find a home on the carrier as the Epic Touch 4G, and would launch sometime in September. A follow-up to that rumor reinforces the new choice of a name, and hopes to narrow down that release windows, claiming that the smartphone will go up for sale on September 9.
In addition to the Epic Touch 4G, apparently there was also word floating around that Sprint’s GS2 might be called the Epic 4G [...]
Samsung’s NYC press event is currently underway, and as is no surprise to anyone, we’re finally getting official announcements for the Galaxy S2 on US carriers. We saw some leaked information on Sprint’s GS2, the Epic 4G Touch, come out earlier today, and now we’re getting the big picture. Of the three models, Sprint’s will apparently be first to arrive, landing in the hands of customers in just a couple weeks, on September 16.
We already learned that the SGS2E4GT (what a mouthful) would feature a large 4.52-inch display, and now we can add to that [...]
Back in June, we heard an assortment of rumors about upcoming smartphones on Sprint. Samsung’s Galaxy S2 was obviously mentioned, along with a sequel to the Epic 4G. We had no clue at the time that those two might end up being one-and-the-same device, but that’s how the case seems now, after the claim has arisen that the Galaxy S2 will launch on Sprint as the Samsung Epic Touch 4G.
BGR cites unnamed sources for this information, which seems to disprove earlier assumptions that Sprint’s Galaxy S2 would be the Galaxy Within. This is a bit of a surprising move for [...]
Watch this week’s iReview as we go through all that’s cool and the not so cool inside the world of Apple’s iOS devices. In today’s show we go through all the recent hardware leaks of the iPhone 5 or a probable 4S or 4G. We also go through more rumors that Sprint is next in line to get the iPhone 5, but we still have our concerns regarding the availability of WiMax in that device. We also talk about a new feature coming to iOS 5, which brings Earthquake detection to the Japanese market.
In the not so cool we begin by talking about Steve Jobs resignation [...]
The “weapon of choice”, as Sprint would have us believe, is the newest to their mobile lineup – the Motorola Photon 4G. With beveled corners encasing its Tegra 1Ghz dual-core processor, this phone certainly feels good in the hand. Motorola’s first 4G device on Sprint looks to be a solid contender, but will it be able to win the battle of the consumers?
The Motorola Photon 4G is available from Sprint for $199 with a two year contract.
– Pentile display means some noticeable pixelation – No included [...]