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Sprint admit to accidentally tripling HTC EVO 4G sales figures

Sprint admit to accidentally tripling HTC EVO 4G sales figures

Looks like someone at Sprint needs to re-oil their abacus, as the carrier has admitted to "accidentally" over-estimating their launch day sales figures for the HTC EVO 4G.  Sprint originally claimed to have sold "three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined"; now, they're saying EVO 4G sales were "in line with the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined."

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Qik premium service launches with EVO 4G [Video]

Qik premium service launches with EVO 4G [Video]

Remember the Qik HTC EVO 4G video call furore last week, and the company's promise to unveil some "premium features" on the same day that the WiMAX smartphone made its debut?  Qik has now announced exactly what you can get for $4.99 per month in their Premium package, and it includes higher video quality together with the ability to send "video mail messages".  Best news, though, is that Qik-to-Qik video chatting, live-streaming to the web and live sharing to social networks, IMs and video sites are still free.

Video demo after the cut

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HTC EVO 4G video calls free insist Qik; subscription covers “premium features”

HTC EVO 4G video calls free insist Qik; subscription covers “premium features”

Qik have clarified pricing details for their upcoming HTC EVO 4G video call app, after a leaked document last week suggested that the functionality would be subject to a $4.99 monthly subscription.  According to the company, basic two-way video calls will be free for EVO 4G users; their subscription fee will be for a new package of "advanced premium features."

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$5 Qik video call surcharge for HTC EVO 4G revealed

$5 Qik video call surcharge for HTC EVO 4G revealed

Sprint's mandatory $10 per month WiMAX surcharge on top of the basic HTC EVO 4G package was enough to get us mildly miffed in our review of the Android 2.1 smartphone, but word that we users might be expected to pay extra for Qik video calling has us even more disappointed.  According to a leaked document passed to AndroidGuys, Qik video chat functionality will be a $4.99 per month subscription, made via PayPal rather than via Sprint's regular monthly bill.

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