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EVO 4G shipped with improperly grounded displays?

June 14th, 2010

Apart from scattered complaints that the glass display on the HTC EVO has a tendency to separate from the devices housing, word from xda-developers is that the EVO likely suffers from the same poorly grounded capacitive display issues on another popular HTC device, the Droid Incredible. What this means that is if an EVO with an …

Droid X gets shown off alongside iPhone, EVO 4G and Droid Eris

June 12th, 2010

There’s no denying that the Droid X floodgates are wide open now. Over at the Android Forums some new photos of the device have emerged by way of user matrix2004. Far more fascinating than the typical leaked images, what makes these ones special is that the show off the X next to EVO 4G, iPhone …

HTC EVO 4G sold out across the country

June 8th, 2010

You snooze, you lose. That’s exactly what thousands of EVO 4G hopefuls are learning today as the smartphone that smashed Sprint sales records has gone out of stock across the country. So what can we learn from all of this? While sitting outside a retailer in a lawn chair the night before sale looks absolutely ridiculous, …

Is the EVO 4G plagued by poor Wi-Fi reception?

June 7th, 2010

It certainly seems that way. All across the interwebz, proud new EVO owners are saying they’re having a horrible time when it comes to Wi-Fi signal strength. Some users claim to only have 1 bar of signal regardless of their proximity to a router, while others say that you need only be a few feet from …

HTC EVO 4G breaks Sprint's first day sales record

June 7th, 2010

Turns out the ages old adage that a cutting-edge product plus hype equates to big first day sales, as Sprint today announced that the Friday saw the HTC EVO 4G smash the carriers records for first day handset sales. Not only did it outsell the previous two record holders in the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct, …

Sprint's activation systems come crashing down

June 4th, 2010

Sprint seems to be having a great deal of difficulty dealing with all of the rabid EVO 4G fans. Throughout the day we’ve been getting scattered reports sporadic crashes of the activation system, but now we’re hearing that the entire thing has bit the dust and that lots of customers are being sent home with …

America's first 4G smartphone now on sale

June 4th, 2010

It’s been exactly 10 weeks and 3 days since it was announced at CES 2010, but it’s finally here: The HTC EVO 4G is now available nationwide from Sprint. In exchange for two years and two C-notes, Sprint reps will be more than happy to hand over the hottest phone of 2010 that isn’t at …

Hackers urge all EVO 4G owners to root device citing security flaws

June 3rd, 2010

Remember how jubilant we all were the first time the EVO 4G was successfully rooted? Well we’re not smiling anymore. According to Matt Mastracci, one of the men responsible for the first successful root, customizations made to the UI at the request of Sprint have made the phone an easy target to a “whole suite of vulnerabilities” …

Root for the EVO 4G released

June 3rd, 2010

With one day to go before it hits stores shelves, the much talked about root for the HTC EVO 4G has been released to the public. All of the files needed to get the job done, along with a detailed tutorial, have been posted to the xda-developers forum, and by all accounts this works pretty …