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Sprint 4G Case for iPad Available at Best Buy

Sprint 4G Case for iPad Available at Best Buy

Apparently, Sprint wants you to know that the iPad works with their 3G/4G Overdrive mobile hotspot. And, why should they stop at the iPhone, right? And, while commercials are all well and good, the next logical step is obviously creating an accessory for your Overdrive mobile hotspot, and Apple's iPad. We're wondering if AT&T, the carrier that's supporting the 3G iPad, is going to start showing this kind of support for the tablet, or if Sprint will continue to lead the way.

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HTC EVO 4G Set to Launch Some Time in June

HTC EVO 4G Set to Launch Some Time in June

You haven't forgotten about Sprint's first WiMAX phone, right? The HTC EVO 4G was pretty big news back at CTIA this year, but we realize that the tech world moves quickly, and there's been a pretty big release since then. But, we know that for most Sprint customers, and especially Android fans on the Sprint network, the EVO 4G is a shining light at the end of a dark tunnel. But, when's it coming out? According to some higher-ups in Sprint, it may be sooner than you think.

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Leaving Las Vegas: A CTIA Tech Travelogue

Leaving Las Vegas: A CTIA Tech Travelogue

I was at CTIA last week pitching various column ideas to SlashGear Editor Vincent Nguyen, and he shot them down, one by one. An analysis of the Kindle vs. iPad? No, SlashGear has covered that more than once, and we’ll all be writing hands-on reports next week. How the digital home environment has changed? New columnist Ben Bajarin just used that theme as his debut for SlashGear. How I lived on loaner laptops, cellphones and 3G modems last week when our town was out of power? Too close to Michael Gartenberg’s recent column on traveling with just a cellphone. Apparently, the big stuff is covered. So instead, I’m going to try to provide a look into how one analyst covers a trade show: a tech travelogue, of sorts.

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Verizon Wireless Data-Only WWAN With 4G Will Also Support 3G

Verizon Wireless Data-Only WWAN With 4G Will Also Support 3G

With all this talk about the next step in wireless technology, 3G seems to have taken a backseat for the time being. We've got all sorts of new technology rolling out at this point, with LTE and WiMAX the main focus (really, the only focus), but what about 3G? Are we forgetting about the technology that got us to this point? Verizon Wireless has an answer to that question, and believe us, it's a good one.

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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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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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Sprint “Make your iPhone 4G” promo pushes Overdrive [Video]

Sprint “Make your iPhone 4G” promo pushes Overdrive [Video]

Now, far be it from us to suggest that Sprint are looking to trick would-be iPhone 4G seekers into watching their latest Overdrive promo, but calling your video "Make your iPhone 4G" and then criticising AT&T's 3G network isn't going to go down well in Dallas.  The Overdrive is of course Sprint's 3G/4G MiFi-style portable WiFi hotspot, capable - if you're in one of the 25 areas with WiMAX coverage - of up to 6Mbps downlink speeds.

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Mio Moov V780 MID gets hands-on video: promising but pricey

Mio Moov V780 MID gets hands-on video: promising but pricey

Mio's Moov V780 hybrid MID/PND device certainly has potential, at least going from the spec sheet, with a 7-inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen, WiFi b/g and optional 3G and WiMAX, together with 720p HD video output capabilities.  What we didn't know was pricing, and according to jkkmobile - who caught up with the Moov V780 at CeBIT 2010 this week - that may be where the Mio tablet hides its sting.  Still, there are hints of an Android update in the future, and a bit of a surprise about the CPU.

Video demo after the cut

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Palm WiMAX phone for Sprint rumors sound like wishful-thinking

Palm WiMAX phone for Sprint rumors sound like wishful-thinking

Sprint's WiMAX network has long been tipped to get its first 4G phone from HTC, sometime in the first half of this year, but there's now speculation that the carrier will also look to Palm for a device.  ComputerWorld has been rounding up rumors about the possibility, with ailing Palm potentially looking to 4G for its market salvation.  Problem is, most of the rumors seem to be little more than wishful thinking.