CTIA 2010

HTC EVO 4G: where will I get WiMAX?

HTC EVO 4G: where will I get WiMAX?

So, you're tempted by Sprint's HTC EVO 4G, and frankly who can blame you?  If our all-too-brief hands-on play with the WiMAX-packing Android 2.1 smartphone taught us anything, it's that HTC have taken the best of the HD2, slapped on an arguably more alluring OS and created the sort of superphone we scoffed at Google for describing the Nexus One as.  Plenty has been made of Sprint's 4G promises, but that got us wondering: exactly who will get to enjoy the HTC EVO 4G's WiMAX connectivity?

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Kyocera ZIO Hands-On Video: Thin, Android 1.6 for Cheap Price Tag

Kyocera ZIO Hands-On Video: Thin, Android 1.6 for Cheap Price Tag

We shed some light on the Kyocera ZIO earlier today, and lucky for us we were able to get some hands on time with the device during CTIA 2010. The device is running Android 1.6, but there's talk that it could be updated to a level of 2.x some time in the near future. We were also able to get some whisperings about pricing. The device itself may go for somewhere between $170 and $220 before subsidy, so that means Cricket may be able to launch the Android-based device for basically nothing. And, let's face it, free is never a bad thing. Check after the break for our hands-on video of the device.

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HTC EVO 4G hands-on

HTC EVO 4G hands-on

It's big, it's fast and it's enough to lure us into a two-year Sprint agreement, and when was the last time you heard that?  The HTC EVO 4G is a monster of a smartphone, and having gone hands-on with it here at CTIA Wireless we've only just grazed the surface of its potential.  Packing the best of the HTC HD2 - including a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and HTC Sense UI - together with WiMAX 4G and EVDO Rev.A connectivity, the HTC EVO 4G promises to really shake up the smartphone ecosystem when it arrives Summer 2010.  More hands-on first impressions after the cut.

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HTC EVO 4G is Sprint’s First 4G Handset, With Android 2.1 and a Kickstand

HTC EVO 4G is Sprint’s First 4G Handset, With Android 2.1 and a Kickstand

The HTC Supersonic is one of those devices that's been rumored about for awhile now, and even managed to get some random shaky-cam shots of it out into the wild at one point or another. And one of the main rumors swirling around about the device was that it was going to be officially announced by Sprint at this year's CTIA conference. Sure enough, we've got the official word on the device, now officially known as the HTC EVO 4G.

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Motorola i1 Hands-On Video, Mike Rowe Tells Us What we Want

Motorola i1 Hands-On Video, Mike Rowe Tells Us What we Want

Motorola just announced the i1, the world's first Push-to-Talk Android-based handset, and sure enough they were on scene at CTIA tonight, showing it off. We managed to wrangle up some video time with the handset, and talk about the device's finer points. We already know the meat and potatoes of the handset: PTT on Nextel Direct Connect, utilizing Sprint's Network for the rest of the story. It's got a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, and it's running the same look and feel of MOTORBLUR, but it's lacking MOTOBLUR. It doesn't have the deep social integration and it's not linked up with the Blur servers, so there won't be any of those updates you've come to expect on devices like the Backflip or CLIQ.

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