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    Right as we wrapped-up 2011, we caught wind of an important milestone for the Samsung Epic 4G on Sprint. After months and months of spotty, unofficial support, the Android finally earned itself an official release of CyanogenMod 7. While that was fantastic news for owners of the QWERTY slider, there were still several problems remaining with the build, including a pretty major one for most users: broken WiMAX support. Still, it was progress, and we were happy to see it released, even in that state. Now, just a few days later, WiMAX has already been fixed. The important thing is that 4G is ...

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    After launching in Europe back in November, Samsung's Galaxy Note is nearly ready to make its State-side debut. It's seen some solid sales so far, despite its unusual size, falling somewhere in-between the biggest smartphones and smallest tablets. In preparation for its arrival in the US, we spotted the Note undergoing the knife in order to swap-out its physical home button for a lineup of capacitive elements, and then finally decked-out in the AT&T badging the Android will wear as it joins the carrier's lineup. That's all we'd heard about plans for the Note in the US, but could another ...

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    With AT&T and T-Mobile having already seen their Samsung Galaxy S II variants show up in special white editions. it was only a matter of time before the Epic 4G Touch on Sprint got the same treatment. What is somewhat surprising is that Epic, the first of the US variants to go on sale, will be the last one to get whited out: it doesn't look like we can expect this SKU until early next year, after what is likely to be a CES debut. Any guesses as to when we'll see the launch of Verizon's inevitable white Galaxy Nexus?

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    We recently saw the arrival of software updates for many HTC models, fixing a privacy-related security flaw. No sooner are users installing that patch than a new vulnerability has been revealed, showing flaws in the security of WiMAX 4G radios. The crux of the issue is that on HTC WiMAX phones, a process keeps a couple ports open for WiMAX diagnostics. Problem is, there's no authentication done on those, so any app that you grant internet permissions to could conceivably connect over those ports and start modifying WiMAX settings. Not only can it read information about your account, but it ...

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    Previously we compared the Samsung Epic 4G Touch to the Motorola Photon 4g on Sprint. In this video we continue our comparison series, this time with the Epic 4G Touch and the HTC EVO 3D, both of which are available for $199 after a new two-year agreement on Sprint. The most notable difference between the two devices is that the Epic 4G Touch is much thinner and lighter than the EVO 3D, despite having a larger screen. But the EVO 3D is also a 3D-capable device, meaning it can record and playback 3D images and video.

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    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 Samsung's unpacked event where they teamed up with Google to release both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Google smartphone and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to go along with it. We also go through Android 4.0 and what it means for the smartphone industry and competition. We later talk about Motorola's recent unveiling of its new flagship Droid RAZR sporting more than just a thin design. We then go through all our recent coverage for the ...

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    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. Google Video chat now works ...

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    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 960x540 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 compare web browsing ...

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    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 is not wasting any more ...

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    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. The rumor itself has been stewing for a little while now, but ...

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    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, Sprint will start ...

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    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 wall charger, ...

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    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! BOX CONTENTS Not much in the way of included accessories in the box with the Photon 4G. A wall charger and appropriate USB cable is all you'll find outside of the ...

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    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.

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    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 480x800 resolution Weight 4.60 oz Processor 1.2Ghz dual-core Samsung Exynos Memory 16GB Internal, 1GB RAM Camera 8MP w/flash rear camera (1080P video capture) 2MP front-facing camera Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, WiMAX, ...

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