HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G tablet appear on Sprint website

By on March 22, 2011 at 8:45 AM.

HTC EVO 3D and EVO View 4G tablet appear on Sprint website

At this point there’s little doubt Sprint will be announcing these two exciting devices later today at its media event — which we’ll be covering live beginning at 1:00 p.m. Eastern — but seeing the devices pop up on the Sprint website is always comforting. We scooped both the HTC EVO 3D and the HTC EVO View 4G tablet last week and details were reaffirmed on Monday ahead of this year’s CTIA Wireless show. The EVO 3D is said to feature a 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 450-pixel Autostereoscopic 3D display, 4GB of RAM, 1GB ROM, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, dual rear 5-megapixel camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a hefty 1730mAh battery. The EVO View 4G tablet is rumored to sport a 7-inch device with a 1024 x 600-pixel touchscreen, an aluminium unibody design, HTC Scribe with optional pen support, the latest HTC Sense UI optimized for tablet devices, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4000mAh battery, DLNA and HDMI-out support. Launch details and pricing information are not yet available. More →

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Live from CTIA Wireless’ day 1 keynote!

By on March 22, 2011 at 8:45 AM.

Live from CTIA Wireless’ day 1 keynote!

Greetings from CTIA Wireless 2011! The conference is about to officially kickoff, and what better way to start an event than with a keynote. While we’re not expecting to hear any product announcements at this particular keynote, the group on stage will definitely have plenty to talk about. Verizon Wireless CEO, Dan Meade; Sprint CEO, Dan Hesse; AT&T CEO, Ralph de la Vega; and T-Mobile USA CEO, Philipp Humm will be sitting down for a “carrier roundtable” hosted by CNBC’s Jim Cramer. We’re hoping to hear some dialogue on the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile from the wireless executives. The event kicks off at 9:00 a.m. ET, hit the jump to follow along! More →

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T-Mobile Sidekick 4G and G-Slate priced at $99.99 and $529.99

By on March 22, 2011 at 7:59 AM.

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G and G-Slate priced at $99.99 and $529.99

Following a number of overnight announcements from buzzing carrier T-Mobile, pricing has been confirmed for two anticipated devices set to launch this spring. First up, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G will cost $99.99 after rebate on a new two-year contract. Built by Samsung, the new Sidekick will feature Android 2.2, a slide-out QWERTY keypad, a 3.5-inch TFT display, a 1GHz processor, a 3-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. Also priced was T-Mobile’s upcoming G-Slate by LG. The tablet will run $529.99 after rebate with a two-year contract for data service, and specs include an 8.9-inch HD display capable of 3D playback, a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor and the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) operating system. Both devices will be available this spring, though specific release dates have not yet been revealed.

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Verizon-branded Xperia Play rears its head at CTIA

By on March 21, 2011 at 11:00 PM.

Verizon-branded Xperia Play rears its head at CTIA

At a Verizon Wireless media event this evening, we happened to spot a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play handset showing off its freshly inked Verizon tattoo. The device — which was tipped for a Verizon launch by third-party retailer Wirefly back in February — is not new, but the Verizon branding and Gingerbread operating system definitely are worth mentioning. We tried to pin Verizon down on a launch timeframe, but all we could get was a “coming soon” from the company’s PR folk. We snapped a dozen or so images for your review, enjoy.

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Hands-on with T-Mobile’s Nokia Astound

By on March 21, 2011 at 6:46 PM.

Hands-on with T-Mobile’s Nokia Astound

We just met up with Nokia and T-Mobile to check out the Astound, also known as the C7, which is the first Symbian^3 device to launch in the United States (even though Symbian^3 is now just Symbian). The Astound sports a 3.5-inch AMOLED touchscreen display, and the colors really popped off the screen during our time with the device — we watched a music video from Shakira, in case you were wondering. It’s also packed with some high-end specs, including an 8-megapixel camera that’s capable of recording 720p HD video, Bluetooth 3.0, and support for Wi-Fi b/g/n networks. Hit the jump to read on.

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BGR is reporting live from CTIA Wireless 2011!

By on March 21, 2011 at 2:29 PM.

BGR is reporting live from CTIA Wireless 2011!

That’s right folks, CTIA’s annual CTIA Wireless show kicks off tomorrow and the BGR team is on the ground in sunny, humid Orlando to bring all the latest news to you as it breaks. In spite of the huge news that came out of AT&T’s camp over the weekend, Sprint is shaping up to be the star of the show this year thanks to several planned device announcements. We’re sure there will be some great surprises in store this year, however, so we hope you’re all ready for an action-packed convention. It goes without saying that CTIA Wireless is one of the biggest shows of the year in the mobile industry, so stay tuned to BGR — and keep an eye on our special CTIA tag — to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

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