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 [...]
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 [...]
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 (320×480) resolution and 3.1-megapixel primary shooter.
July 24th has been listed as the planned consumer launch, [...]
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 [...]
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.
HTC’s EVO 3D on Sprint should be here in a matter of weeks, so it’s a good thing the smartphone finally got around to putting in an appearance with the good folks at the FCC, where it dropped a whole load of information, including some rarely-seen electrical schematics.
In fact, the HTC cover letter it submitted to the FCC requested that the electrical schematics it divulged be withheld from publication. Either it’s talking about a physical schematic rather than the logical one we’re seeing, or someone messed up, because there are forty-three pages of [...]
HTC’s EVO 4G on Sprint is getting Gingerbread, and it really looks like it’s getting it soon. An apparently official Gingerbread ROM has already leaked, and we’ve been hearing rumors trying to tie down just when the update will finally drop. Things finally looked like Sprint was ready to send out the update last week, when the carrier updated its website to indicate that at least new orders for the smartphone would ship running Gingerbread, but it quickly denounced that move as an error. Now a leaked document gives us a new date to expect Gingerbread: June [...]
Sprint’s not exactly known for its wide assortment of Motorola phones; right now, the only such smartphone on the network is the aging push-to-talk i1. We heard a rumor in April that the Atrix 4G might no longer be an AT&T exclusive in the States and be picked up by Sprint, as well. While nothing’s come of that as of yet, the newest twist on the rumor says that instead of the Atrix proper, Sprint could be getting another high-end Motorola Android, supposedly called the Photon 4G.
According to Phandroid, the Photon 4G will have a 4.3-inch qHD display, like the [...]
Previously, we took you through our unboxing and hardware tour of the Sprint Nexus s 4G. To follow-up, here is our Software video tour for your viewing pleasure:
Ultimately, since the Nexus S 4G is running an unbranded version of Gingerbread, there isn’t much to really set it apart from other Gingerbread devices. This also means one loses some functionality which would normally be included in a carrier or manufacturer-branded kit. For example, the default Samsung phone software opens up a lot of extra tools and capabilities (such as tap to zoom), but the [...]
This is the unboxing of the Sprint Nexus S 4G. Sprint in coordination with Google, have come together to co-develop the next Google Phone: 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.
The Nexus S 4G is available from Sprint for $200 with a two year contract.
First impressions– Lightweight and thin – Slick plastic back shows [...]
Sprint in coordination with Google, have come together to co-develop the next Google Phone: Nexus S 4G, which is basically the same phone as the GSM Nexus S, but with 4G and some other customizations.
Previously, we took you through our unboxing of the Sprint Nexus s 4G. To follow-up, here is our Hardware video tour for your viewing pleasure:
It has a 1GHz Hummingbird CPU with 512MB of RAM, and 16GB of ROM. The Nexus S 4G features a curved 4″ Contour Display (Super-AMOLED), a 5MP rear plus VGA front-facing camera, WiMAX (4G), and a 1500mAh [...]
The yet un-named Samsung SPH-D600, destined for Sprint, has passed FCC a month ago where we say the first pictures of the smartphone showing off a rather smaller-than-expected resolution screen of 320 x 480 pixel HVGA.
The smartphone is the star of some real-life, not-so-blurry not-so-sharp, pictures where we can clearly see the Sprint branding on the front and the flash-enabled 3.2-megapixel camera at the back. It runs Google Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8655 processor, HVGA screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, front facing webcam, Samsung [...]
Here’s the deal with the Sprint EVO 3D: nobody knows when it will be available since no information was made public since its announcement back in March but Best Buy and RadioShack are already taking silent pre-orders for the glasses-free 3D smartphone. Even more, rumor has it Vodafone UK will have it ready on July 11 as the HTC EVO (sans 3D in the name but with the same specs, minus WiMAX capability).
According to the screenshot above, the EVO 3D has a “rough launch date” of June 4. What’s a “rough launch date”? We’re guessing one that [...]
We’ve got to hand it to Sprint for not dallying when it comes to getting updates out to smartphones it’s only just begun selling. First it hits Samsung Replenish owners up with a few bugfixes the same weekend the phone goes up for sale, and now we’ve learned that the also-Samsung-made Nexus S 4G is in a similar boat, with a maintenance update of its own already going out OTA.
It’s no secret that Sprint sort of jumped the gun on Nexus S 4G sales, letting some customers pick theirs up as early as mid-last-week. Sales officially began yesterday, so by now [...]
Sprint is supposed to start selling the Samsung/Google Nexus S 4G in just a couple days, on this Sunday, May 8. Patience may be a virtue, but if you want to get a head start on some WiMAX-powered Android action, there are reports of numerous customers successfully being able to buy a Nexus S 4G at Sprint stores, as of right now.
Just like the pre-release Droid Charge sales we’ve heard about, success seems to be very hit-or-miss. There’s also a lot of unsubstantiated information out there, so some of the reports on store policies may be the results of [...]
There seems to be quite a bit of confusion concerning the device codenamed HTC Kingdom and whether or not it’s the HTC EVO 3D coming to Sprint this summer (and currently available for pre-order at Best Buy). Well after analyzing the Kingdom’s ROM, we’re quite confident that it’s a completely new device distinct from EVO 3D, whose codename — as we learned in a now-pulled GLBenchmark test result — is HTC Shooter. While the two handsets are somewhat similar, EVO 3D clearly boasts the superior specs, with a more advanced processor, bigger screen, and [...]
The HTC Rider, pictured above in full blurry-cam glory has had all it’s specifications revealed thanks to a leaked ROM posted yesterday by 911sniper. HTC Rider looks to be a EurAsian version of the EVO 3D, sharing many specs with the HTC Shooter, which is expected to be the US EVO 3D.
Featuring the Qualcomm MSM8660 platform, HTC Rider will be one of the highest performing, most feature packed retail smartphones to date. Powered by the dual Scorpion 1.2GHz CPUs coupled with the Adreno 220 GPU and 1GB of RAM, the Rider is prepared to handle the most demanding apps and games. [...]
HTC revealed its latest Sprint smartphone today in a beautiful image. Combined with device specifications gleaned from yesterdays leak of the Kingdom and Rider ROMs, we now have the complete picture of what to expect when HTCs Kingdom hits the market.
The Kingdom runs on Qualcomms MSM7630 chipset, which provides CDMA world phone support, coupled with the Adreno 205 GPU. It features 768MB of RAM and a four-inch qHD display with a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, while the rear camera supports five-megapixels. Interestingly the ROM shows that the Scorpion single-core CPU inside [...]
We’ve told you about the HTC Kingdom and the HTC Rider when the first blurry images of the two upcoming HTC smartphones hit the internet. At that time, all we had was the pictures and our wild guesses but today we get Test ROM leaks, from the same source, for the same smartphones.
The HTC Kingdom is going to land on Sprint, according to the leaked Test ROM. Given the similarities with Verizon’ LTE-enabled Thunderbolt, we’re inclining to think the Kingdom will (or it better be) a WiMAX-enabled smartphone.
As far as the HTC Rider is concerned, we thought [...]
Supposedly this is the Samsung SPH-D600, a QWERTY slider destined for Sprint. The capabilities here are apparently a mixed bag: on the one hand you’ve got a powerful gigahertz-class MSM8655 processor from Qualcomm along with 4G WiMax broadband data, but then a screen of just 320 x 480 HVGA resolution (according to its user agent profile) and a camera which is uploading pictures at only 3.1 megapixels (which may or may not be its maximum resolution). You’ll also notice a front-facing cam and a row of physical buttons very reminiscent of those on the Sprint’s latest [...]
Sprint announced the Samsung-made Google Nexus S 4G one month ago and Best Buy had the smartphone — pretty much like the Nexus S sans 4G — on pre-order since day one. Now the smartphone is available to purchase for $199.99 with a new 2-year contract but unfortunately no shipping date yet.
The Samsung Nexus S 4G is basically your typical Nexus S with WiMAX support. The rest is the same: 1GHz Samsung processor, four-inch SuperAMOLED contour display, 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability (supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously), 512MB ROM, 16GB internal [...]
The groundwork has just been laid for a future Europe blanketed in high-speed 4G coverage, with the European Commission ruling that EU members must allow phones to access 4G services over the frequencies currently used for 3G and 2G deployment.
Basically, this decision would block countries from requiring LTE or WiMAX to run on their own, segregated bands, like Verizon has done with its LTE network in the US. Both 900MHz and 1800MHz bands already share 2G and 3G data services; while adding LTE into that same space will decrease resources available to legacy services, apparently [...]
Best Buy is taking pre-orders for the WiMAX-enabled Nexus S 4G coming to Sprint, but just when will the phone finally be available? We had seen some evidence pointing to April 18, but haven’t heard anything else to confirm that date. Now Best Buy had to go and get us hopeful about a possible release much earlier than we were expecting, updating its pre-order page to advise that the smartphone would start shipping on April 6, this coming Wednesday.
The retailer has since edited the page, going to back to a “Coming Soon” status, so now we’re stuck playing [...]