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Sprint makes EVO Shift 4G official; available January 9th for $149.99

January 4th, 2011

Rejoice QWERTY fans! Sprint has just made HTC’s EVO Shift 4G official and the company’s 16th 4G capable device. The Shift, which will be available on January 9th for $149.99, will pack a 3.7-inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, hotspot capabilities, and Android 2.2. The …

HTC EVO 4G Shift specs confirmed by Walmart

January 3rd, 2011

It’s been called the HTC Knight, the HTC Speedy, the HTC EVO Shift 4G, the HTC EVO 4G Shift and now Walmart is calling it simply the HTC EVO Shift. Call it whatever you want… the bottom line is Sprint’s version of the sexy HTC Desire Z is getting ready for lift off. We first …

2010: Phones, fires and 4G

December 31st, 2010

2010 was quite the interesting year for the tech industry and here on BGR, the smartphone was king. Adoption of Google’s Android OS skyrocketed, Microsoft is officially back in the smartphone game, Apple is leading with its iOS devices, RIM is working on a brand new OS to power tablets and handsets, HP acquired Palm, …

Clear discontinues Apple-centric 4G iSpot

December 31st, 2010

Wow, who would have seen this one coming? A mobile broadband router that only works in 71 markets with three specific devices — iPhones, iPads, and iPod touchs — was not a best-selling device? Shocking. According to a Clear representative, the company will be discontinuing its 4G-only, Apple iDevice-only, mobile router. As the forum post …

Sprint’s MiFi 4082 pictured, 3G/WiMAX device

December 30th, 2010

Several weeks ago, we told you about the Novatel MiFi 4082 getting its proverbial rubber stamp from the FCC. Now, it looks like a press image of said device has made its way onto the Intertubes. User r0fl from the SprintUsers forums has posted an image of what we presume to be the 4082 — Sprint’s first 3G/4G …

Sprint meets commitment, lights up WiMAX in San Francisco

December 28th, 2010

Honoring a verbal commitment it reiterated last week, U.S. wireless provider Sprint has officially launched its 4G, WiMAX network in San Francisco, California. “The Bay Area is responsible for creating so much new technology and today we are bringing the power of 4G to our customers in that region who are hungry for fast mobile …

Leaked images indicate Samsung EPIC 4G getting Android 2.2 on December 26

December 22nd, 2010

According to an image obtained by blog Phone Arena, Sprint’s EPIC 4G handset will be receiving an over-the-air (OTA) update to Android 2.2 (Froyo) on December 26th. The new code adds the ability to install applications to external storage cards, improves Bluetooth support and voice dialing, and brings Flash Player 10.1 compatibility. “GPS enhancements” is also …

Sprint to launch WiMAX in San Francisco, surrounding area next week

December 21st, 2010

Coming in just a hair under its self-imposed deadline, Sprint is set to launch its WiMAX network in San Francisco and the surrounding area next week. Beginning December 28th, subscribers with WiMAX-enabled devices like the Sprint Overdrive and HTC EVO 4G will have access to Sprint’s 4G network in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, Silicon …

PalmPad line to be revealed at CES; WiMAX, dual cameras, more

December 21st, 2010

It has been known for quite some time that Palm will be introducing its first iPad competitors in 2011, but FoxNews.com claims to have some new details about the tablet line dubbed PalmPad. Accompanying what appear to be drawings of the device, a purported spec sheet details several features of the upcoming webOS tablets. Highlights …

Sprint announces 69th, 70th WiMAX markets: Denver, CO and Bridgeport, CT

December 20th, 2010

In a press release today, U.S. wireless carrier Sprint announced Denver, Colorado and Bridgeport, Connecticut as the 69th and 70th markets to be covered by its next-generation WiMAX network. “With Sprint 4G, wireless customers will experience faster mobile downloads, video chat capabilities and turbo-charged Web browsing – all on the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier,” …