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    We got our first look at the Samsung SPH-D600 back at the end of April. Later on, after seeing a leaked Sprint inventory sheet, we learned that the D600 would be launched on the carrier as the Samsung Conquer 4G. Most recently, we finally got a really good look at the smartphone when Samsung put Conquer 4G info up on its website a little early. Now the handset's launch is finally officially on, with Sprint announcing that the Conquer 4G will be available on August 21 for about $100. Interestingly, when we first had that leaked pic of the D600 to check out, the information we had on the ...

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    Sprint 4G service, WiMAX, is offered by means of a partnership with Clearwire, of which Sprint owns a majority stake. Now Clearwire is gearing-up for a big change to its services, announcing today that it will start providing LTE Advanced-ready communications with network links that have demonstrated the capacity for 120Mbps speeds. How will this new direction affect current Sprint customers? Sprint has already aligned itself with LightSquared for LTE data, announcing plans to work together to build up an LTE network over the next few years. We had assumed that it would maintain separate ...

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    In this video we review the software of the new HTC EVO 3D for Sprint. The EVO 3D has some of the best software available for any Android smartphone available. Running Android Gingerbread along with the latest version of HTC Sense 3.0 delivers an awesome user experience that any smartphone connoisseur will enjoy. While the EVO 3D does include a little bit of proprietary software the majority of it is quite useful. The best apps included are Media Share, Mirror, Reader, Sprint Hotspot, Qik, Transfer, and Watch. Some other apps that some users may find appealing most would consider them ...

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    It looks like smartphone fans in the US will soon be able to pick up Samsung's popular Galaxy S2 from one of their local carriers, joining the international community that has already had a chance to try out the high-powered handset. After Samsung's J.K. Shin broke the news that the smartphone was expected to come to the US in August, we've been catching a few glimpses of what might be some of these handsets, including the purported AT&T model with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Today we've got a little more information on those US-bound GS2s, as well as some about a new GS2 model. With the ...

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    Over at Sprint, the times, they are a-changin'. We've already seen a leaked roadmap revealing some upcoming smartphones for the carrier; now we can see which are nearing the end of their time with us, thanks to another leak, this time of the carrier's end-of-life schedule for the next few months. According to these EOL dates (which could always end up shifting around, especially the further-off ones), Sprint's clearing some serious BlackBerry house, dropping the Style 9670 in just a few weeks, followed by the Bold 9650 and Curve 3G in September. With new BlackBerry models on the way, ...

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    It seems like Gingerbread has been just on the tip of Samsung's tongue for the past few months when it comes to the Epic 4G. We saw an early leak, and then heard that the official update could be going out OTA sometime in July. When Sprint updated the smartphone's page on its site to show that it was shipping with Gingerbread already installed, it looked like the update might actually be upon us. Unfortunately, that turned out to be a false alarm, but we've still been holding the belief that the update would land very soon. We're still waiting for that official release, but in the meantime ...

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    We've been teased with the promise of a soon-to-arrive update for Samsung's Nexus S 4G on Sprint WiMAX for a few weeks now. It was supposed to land back on July 11, and then we heard July 18 was a possibility. Those both fizzled, but now Sprint's put out official word that the update will finally get here on Monday, July 25. This update, system software GRJ90, will supposedly mark the arrival of Android 2.3.5. It will also activate the secure processing component of the NS4G's NFC transponder, setting it up to be ready for Google Wallet. We knew that update would bring a new 4G settings ...

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    In this video we unbox the new HTC EVO 3D operating on Sprint's 4G WiMax network. As one of the first Android powered smartphones to incorporate a glasses-free 3D display the EVO 3D is not just relying on this new technology but has also integrated some other pretty powerful hardware to give it that extra oomph. Included with the EVO 3D is a USB wall charger, a microUSB charging/sync cable, and a get started guide. Stay tuned for the hardware and software reviews coming up next. The HTC EVO 3D is available from Sprint for a subsidized price of $199.99 after a qualifying two year agreement.

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    As one of the first Android 3D smartphones available in the States, the EVO 3D, is not only relying on this key feature to appeal to the masses. The HTC EVO 3D also has some other appealing hardware that any techno-naught will appreciate. The biggest selling feature is of course the no glasses 3D screen and even with the 3D turned off the screen is still impressive. The 4.3 inch qHD LCD is behind a glass capacitive multi-touch digitizer. Giving life to the EVO 3D is a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor that HTC has combined with a capacious 1GB of RAM. The internal ROM is 4GB and the ...

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    Oh, Sprint, how you confound us! Yesterday we looked at the carrier's page for the Samsung Epic 4G, noting that it had been updated to now show the phone as shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread installed. That sounded promising, since we were expecting the OTA update to arrive later this month, but apparently it's all a big misunderstanding. Android Central reached out to Sprint for clarification, and the carrier responded that the Epic 4G is still shipping with Froyo. So what gives, Sprint? If you go to the Epic 4G's page today, it still shows Android 2.3; if this was a typo, and the ...

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    A rumor last week said that Samsung's Epic 4G on Sprint WiMAX would soon be getting a long-overdue Gingerbread update, with the target window for release sometime in late July. We didn't get to see any documentation in support of the claim, so we've been on the lookout for something to help back it up, or at least redirect us onto the right path. Well, Sprint has gone ahead and left one big clue for us, suggesting that for some users at least, Gingerbread may already be officially available for their Epic 4Gs. That lucky group would be brand-new Epic 4G owners; on Sprint's page for the ...

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    Last week, we saw Motorola's Photon 4G on Sprint WiMAX get its FCC certification, a month after the smartphone was first announced. That set us up to expect the phone's release in the coming weeks, and sure enough, Sprint has finally announced the Photon's launch details, coming out on July 31 for about $200 on-contract. Like other recent Sprint launches, subscribers who qualify for the carrier's Sprint Premier program, by being a long-term customer or meeting certain monthly spending goals, will have the opportunity to order the Photon 4G a few days in advance, able to purchase the ...

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    Sprint users of the Nexus S 4G may be looking quizzically at their phones today, wondering where their new software update is. After all, we were expecting one to arrive yesterday, supposedly ready to bump the phone up to Android 2.3.5, and enabling secure NFC transmissions. Don't worry, it's not just you who's missing out on the software, as we've learned Sprint's delayed the update's release. An internal Sprint screenshot tells the tale, though it's not much in the way of details. All we learn is that update GRJ90 simply wasn't ready to go out on Monday. If that means that Sprint ...

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    Today has been nothing if not inundated with rumors of Android updates. The most recent to land on our radar is for another taste of Gingerbread, this time on the Samsung Epic 4G. We've seen Gingerbread for the Epic 4G on Sprint before, with one build leaking a few weeks back for the adventurous among you to try out on your own smartphones (if you don't just run CM7, that is). That was build EF02; we haven't heard just what revision this pending OTA update will bring, but we wouldn't be surprised to learn that Samsung has made a few changes since then. Unlike most of these rumored updates ...

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    We just learned of a planned updated coming to the Nexus S 4G on Sprint, starting to arrive next Monday. System software GRJ90 is supposed to bring with it some 4G fixes, tweaks, and full support for the smartphone's secure NFC transceiver. What we couldn't have guessed from the leaked Sprint document, but has since been revealed by a tipster with early access to the software, is that this will mark the arrival of Android 2.3.5. Droid-life, which received the pictures verifying the claim, is adamant that this is no hack-job and the displayed version number is accurate. The images come from ...

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    It hasn't been that long since we first heard of Motorola's Photon 4G, nor since Motorola and Sprint officially announced the smartphone last month. The WiMAX-equipped Android has hardware specs that remind us of Motorola's Atrix 4G on AT&T, though you may find the Photon more stylish with its beveled corners, giving it a very Battlestar-Galacticy look. The Photon 4G is supposed to arrive sometime this summer, but we've yet to hear even so much as a rumor saying just when that will be (short of a broad "July"). It looks like we're getting closer, though, with what appears to be the Photon ...

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    We may be waiting for Congress to persuade America's cellular carriers to start providing all sorts of details about their mobile offerings to help the average smartphone user choose the network that's best for him or her, but in the meantime, independent companies are more than happy to do their own investigations and paint us a picture of the current state of wireless data in the US. The latest to lay a path across the nation and subject wireless networks to a barrage of tests is PC Magazine, which sought to find the fastest, most reliable service option out there. The tests examined ...

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    Sprint officially announced the HTC EVO 3D back in March with the occasion of this year's CTIA and has just made it public that the Taiwanese 3D smartphone is now available from the carrier for anyone to own. Sprint Premier customers had a three day advance but you can now grab the EVO 3D yourself. The price is $199.99 with a new two-year service agreement or eligible upgrade. You can grab the smartphone from Sprint stores as well as online from the carrier. The smartphone runs on Sprint's 4G WiMax network and can wirelessly tether up to eight devices. It sports a dual-core Qualcomm 1.2GHz ...

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    Trying to figure out what kind of network performance you're going to get out of a carrier's 4G offerings can be maddening. Especially in cases where that 4G is not much more than 3G with an enhanced backhaul, it can be difficult to identify just which areas of 3G service have gotten the 4G upgrade. The US Congress thinks it just might be worth your while to have the full picture of a carrier's 4G network available to you before you decide on which to sign-up for service with, so it's introduced the Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act. The Act wouldn't require carriers to manage their ...

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    Here is the HTC Rider, a Korea-bound handset based on the EVO 3D -- although unlike that model, this one has neither 3D capture nor playback capabilities. It will be sold under the name HTC EVO 4G+, closely following the EVO WiMax which recently landed at KDDI Japan. Besides the omission of 3D, specs are largely the same as found in last month's leaked ROM: 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 4.3-inch qHD display, and 1GB of RAM. Instead of dual five-megapixel cameras, however, EVO 4G+ packs a 1080p-capable eight-megapixel shooter along with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing cam. The 2D/3D toggle switch has ...

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    When we first heard about HTC'S Kingdom, all we had to go on was a blurry pic, but since then we've seen a test ROM leak, divulging plenty of information on the forthcoming smartphone for Sprint. Now the Kingdom makes its debut at the FCC, with the publication of the handset's RF testing documentation this morning. We've looked at the Kingdom as both a Sprint version of the Thunderbolt and the EVO 3D. While there are similarities with both, the Kingdom will be its own phone, with specs lying closer to the lower end of that pair. That means a single-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon, 768MB of RAM, a ...

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    Sprint and Google have come together to co-develop the next Google Phone: Samsung Nexus S 4G, which is basically the same phone as the GSM Nexus S, but with 4G and some other customizations. This partnership helps demonstrate the latest advancements and capabilities of Gingerbread (Android 2.3) in coordination with cutting-edge technology. Or at least that's what the PR would lead you to believe. It's important to remember that the Nexus series isn't intended to wow, per se. Rather, it's meant to represent the best possible experience of the Android operating system at the time. How well ...

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    This weekend saw an update of that alleged Sprint inventory sheet featuring unannounced devices and their corresponding release dates, and we've learned that the SPH-D600 on that list will launch as the Samsung Conquer 4G. A Gingerbread QWERTY slider powered by a single-core 1GHz processor, Conquer 4G has been likened to a low-end Epic 4G: while it shares that model's WiMax capabilities and front-facing camera, it offers just an HVGA (320x480) resolution and 3.1-megapixel primary shooter. July 24th has been listed as the planned consumer launch, probably at a price point between $50 and $100.

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    This afternoon in New York City, Sprint and Motorola's press event has revealed the Photon 4G, just as we were expecting, along with the Motorola Triumph on Virgin Mobile pre-paid. Available Photon 4G specs match what was earlier leaked: the Android is very Atrix-like, with a qHD display, dual-core Tegra 2, and a gigabyte of RAM; the most obvious difference between the smartphones is the Photon 4G's screen measures in at 4.3 inches, over the Atrix's 4.0. Like the Atrix and the re-tooled Bionic, the Photon 4G will support Motorola's laptop dock. In addition to working on Sprint's CDMA and ...

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    If you're on Sprint and you have an EVO 4G or an Epic 4G, you'll be glad to find out the carrier is preparing to raise the upload speed cap as of tomorrow, June 10. While the change will not be proactively advertised by the carrier, starting June 10, WiMAX upload speeds will increase 50% from the current 1Mbps to 1.5Mbps. The change will not be consistent though depending on the 4G signal and its strength but in optimum conditions you'll be able to upload your favorite pics and videos to the Internet faster. Source: AndroidPolice

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