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Official: Sprint bringing Android 2.2 to HTC EVO 4G August 3rd

July 30th, 2010

It is officially official. Sprint has announced that it will be “the first wireless carrier to bring Android 2.2 to customers […] beginning Tuesday, Aug. 3.” Yesterday, leaked slides indicated that August 3rd was Sprint’s targeted go-live date, but a post on the company’s blog has made the date official. Go ahead EVO 4G owners, …

Best Buy signs deal with Clearwire, to offer Best Buy branded WiMax plans

July 30th, 2010

Reuters is reporting that retail giant Best Buy has signed a partnership deal with WiMax network operator Clearwire. Beginning in 2011, Best Buy will be offering wireless 4G data plans, on Clearwire’s WiMax network, under their Best Buy Connect service offering. No details on pricing, availability, or hardware have been announced. Currently Clearwire’s 4G network covers 43 …

Analyst: EVO 4G sales expected to bolster Sprint's Q2 2010 earnings

July 27th, 2010

Sprint is slated to announce its Q2 2010 earnings on Wednesday and analysts are weighing in on the expected performance of the nation’s #3 wireless carrier. Though it is still losing customers to its competition, Sprint is expected to show improvement year over year in the important postpaid category, with the carrier losing approximately 425,000 …

Sprint Samsung Epic 4G spec sheet emerges

July 26th, 2010

Excited about the Sprint Epic 4G? Want to know more official specifications? Great, because the folks over at sdx-developers.com got their hands on the spec sheet for the Epic 4G. Here is what you can look forward to: Samsung 1 GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird Processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touch-screen display with multitouch, 5 megapixel …

Samsung Epic 4G to launch by August 20th?

July 24th, 2010

Anxiously awaiting the 4G version of the Galaxy S? If you answered with an enthusiastic “yes”, then you may be happy to know that Sprint’s second 4G handset might land in August, possibly on or before the 20th. This tentative launch date is a based upon the observation that the Epic 4G is scheduled to debut on Samsung’s Galaxy S On …

The big winner in the wireless data wars is Sprint/Clearwire

July 22nd, 2010

With the #1 and #2 wireless carriers scrambling to beef up their network and limit data usage by instituting tiered data plans, Sprint/Clearwire is sitting pretty on to a treasure trove of 100-120 MHz of spectrum across much of its coverage area. In this dawning age of data hungry devices, Sprint/Clearwire has three to four …

Deutsche Bank gives Sprint buy rating, cites success of EVO 4G

July 20th, 2010

Right before Q2 earning go live, Deutsche Bank has knighted Sprint with the coveted “buy” rating. DB noted that they “expect Sprint’s 2Q results to highlight continued improvements in its post paid ops,” which prompted Deutsche Bank to reduced their estimate for post-paid net losses from 500,000 to 400,000 for the quarter. The firms analysts credit strong sales …

HTC provides explanation for 30FPS limitation of the HTC EVO 4G

July 7th, 2010

An HTC represesntative in attendance at the HTC Aria event in Chicago last night, reportedly provided some insight into the 30FPS limitation that has been reported on the HTC EVO 4G. As was suspected, the 30FPS limit is imposed via software, but it is a hardware limitation that lies at the heart of this issue. Though …