The nation's first 4G phone is now available via the Sprint store and its affiliates.
People probably didn't camp out overnight for them (they could have bought them from Googlers I/O attendees on eBay/Craigslist if they were desperate), but the Sprint EVO 4G from HTC is a pretty hot phone, if you can get over the battery issues.
It is now offically on sale all over, obviously including the Sprint Store with MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 4, 2010 6:54 AM ET
The EVO needs to be charged at home and at work. And that's OK.
When I first heard about the Sprint EVO 4G, I was floored. This was exactly the phone I wanted. Huge, bright screen, 4G capability with hotspot, 720P with HDMI, front facing camera, fast processor, KICKSTAND.
Using the EVO is just as amazing. The huge screen makes touch typing a breeze. Watching video is fantastic, especially with that MORESeth Weintraub - Jun 3, 2010 6:04 PM ET
It isn't Apple's 1984 commercial, but it does usher in the era of 4G phones.
As a Monday Morning Commercial Art Director, I think you spend every single second of ad time focused on that amazing display and try to reassure potential customers that you are working on the battery issues.Seth Weintraub - Jun 3, 2010 12:01 AM ET
Today's Fring 2.1 update for Android allows owners of devices like HTC's EVO to make video calls from their phones.
Besting Apple's next iPhone by at least a few weeks, Fring announced today the general availability of its Fring 2.1 software for Android. With a front-facing camera phone like the Sprint EVO 4G, you can now make video calls to your Skype contacts on their computers or other devices with front MORESeth Weintraub - May 27, 2010 10:45 PM ET
The rate of innovation on Android devices is so great that many buyers may feel alienated.
Google's Android platform is morphing at an amazing rate. So fast, in fact, that consumers may be hesitant to jump on board for fear that a new, better device may be right around the corner.
Another concern: Will the device you bought be able to handle the firmware updates that come out toward the end of MORESeth Weintraub - May 24, 2010 5:39 PM ET
Android developers are already knee deep into the latest Google technology released at I/O last week and have made some significant breakthroughs.
Sprint EVO 4G rooted:
What happens when you give away 5000 of your smartphones to the some pretty clever developers at the Google I/O (GOOG) conference? Sprint (S) found out yesterday when its yet-to-be-released HTC EVO (the most amazing smartphone I've ever touched btw) was rooted.
That means that developers will soon be able MORESeth Weintraub - May 24, 2010 12:07 PM ET
For that 4G MiFi-like router feature though, users will have to spring for the additional $29 monthly plan.
I'm here reporting from the Sprint EVO 4G event, where the wireless carrier revealed all the details about its forthcoming super-smartphone. Though the EVO will come loaded with Android 2.1 when it launches June 4, it will be upgradable to 2.2, codenamed "Froyo," at some point in the future. 4G fans will have to shell MORESeth Weintraub - May 12, 2010 6:26 PM ET
Second dumping in as many months for the Nexus One shouldn't be seen as a bad sign for Google's phones.
If you are like me, you are drooling over the specs on the Sprint EVO 4G Android phone. It either meets or exceeds every spec of Google's Nexus One and yet was scheduled to be sold at around the same price at about the same time on the same network, Sprint MORESeth Weintraub - May 10, 2010 5:10 PM ET
The leaked internal Radio Shack advert only reveals that pre-orders will start by the end of the month, not the anticipated pricing plans.
The ad says that the HTC EVO will be available for pre-order later this month, which obviously means that Sprint stores will be carrying the EVO as well at that time. Apple (AAPL) is widely expected to announce its 4th generation iPhone at its Worldwide Developer Conference at MORESeth Weintraub - May 6, 2010 9:09 AM ET
Mason Cohn, Producer - Mar 26, 2010 12:16 PM ET
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