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While having a conversation with a close Sprint source, we ended up getting some new details on the Now Network’s Q3 lineup. We came away with details on the Samsung Galaxy S II, but also found out there’s another Galaxy S sequel on the way. Our source revealed to us that Sprint has plans to release a follow up to their popular slider the Epic 4G. The Epic 2 and Galaxy S II are set to be a part of Sprint’s Q3 roadmap. This means we can expect to see something between July and September. Our source says they’re expecting Sprint to ride out the EVO 3D as their premiere Android device for the majority of the summer and that we can most likely expect a late August to mid-September release for these devices.
The WebOS and Windows Phone 7 Problem: The Role of the Underdog OS in an Android/iOS Dominated World
Walk into a crowded bar and look around. Seriously, just look. Not discounting the folks holding actual face-to-face conversations (a handsome minority, no doubt), take note of how many people are staring intently at the glowing brick of communication magic in their hands. Now, take note of just how many of those bricks are running Android…or iOs….got it? Good. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Now, try and find a WebOS phone. We dare you. Can’t do it? No problem. Point us towards the first Windows Phone 7 handset you can find and we’ll be happy. Right. Get the picture?
Bloomberg is reporting that Sprint and LightSquared have reached a fifteen-year agreement to bring LTE to the Now Network. The going word is that both companies will cooperatively build and deploy the next-gen wireless network. This all comes after rumblings of a $20 billion agreement between the two. Like all other mega-deals, this will still need to go through a motion of federal regulations before anything actually starts to happen. We think LightSquared still needs to resolve their current issues with GPS interference before anything, but that’s just our two cents.
There’s this saying in film, that sequels are almost never better than the original. Well maybe that rule doesn’t apply to Back to the Future II, but in most cases it’s pretty spot on. However in the world of tech a follow up almost guarantees major improvements where the first effort came up short. Just like film not all mobile devices deserve a part two or three, but it happens anyway. So is the Droid X2 another blockbuster hit? Or should it have been a straight to DVD release? To find out move past the break for our full review.
Arriving this summer, the Motorola Photon 4G reminds us a lot up the Atrix 4G. The main differences being the device ships with Gingerbread and includes a kickstand. No exact word on pricing and release, but as far as other specs go, here’s what you can expect:
- Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and 1GB of RAM.
- Large 4.3-inch touchscreen with qHD (Quarter High Definition) display.
- Dual cameras – 8 megapixel, dual-LED flash camera with front-facing VGA webcam.
- 16GB of onboard memory, support for up to 32GB SD Card, for a total of up to 48GB.
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to eight devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G networks.
- Ability to utilize the webtop application while connected to a Motorola accessory dock (sold separately) to open, view, edit and send Microsoft Office documents using cloud-based web apps through the full Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Pre-loaded with Sprint ID.
If you’re a Sprint customer rocking one of their many WiMax 4G devices, brace yourself for a boost in upload speeds. One of our beloved Super Spies has sent us a shiny internal Sprint document that advises of a 4G uplink speed increase on dual mode and single mode devices starting on June 10th. The new increase will raise the upload speed cap from 1 to 1.5Mbps. Now we know people tend to focus on download speeds, but think about all the data you actually do upload when on the go, especially pictures! We must warn that your data speeds will vary based on your coverage location, but seeing a potential speed increase is always a good thing. We’d also like to add since this is a network-based change, this will not require any software installation on your part. So get ready to fire up those speed test apps!
After weeks of speculation, both the HTC EVO 3D and HTC View 4G now have official release dates! Sprint has both devices set for a June 24th release and lists the EVO 3D at $200 and the View 4G at $400,with a two-year contract of course. We’re not too sure if releasing them on the same day is a good thing or a bad thing, as theoretically this could make for one expensive day for some customers. Qualified Sprint Premier customers will have an opportunity to purchase the EVO 3D three days early and will receive an email notifying them of eligibility. Shot of the View 4G followed by a full press release after the break.
There’s been a lot of back and forth between the major mobile carriers about who offers the most bang for your buck. Sprint apparently is trying to raise the bar, by lowering it. Our Super Spies are at it again! Pictured above is the Samsung Trender, an entry level phone with below average specs, but there’s more than what meets the eye. Releasing on June 5th, the Trender will cost only $29.99 on contract and will sport a package of unlimited talk and text at a low, low price of $49.99 per month. This may not be the trailblazing device of your dreams, but it seems almost ideal for someone with kids who love to talk and text. We’ve been advised that this plan is for individuals only and that data will be an additional charge, but considering the phone’s 2.8-inch display, are you really gonna browse the web on this thing?
The HTC Sensation 4G is one of the most anticipated phones heading to T-Mobile and the peeps at Android Central seem to have picked up some info from a connect at Target Mobile. If this is the real deal, it shows that the Sensation will run you $200 on a contract. We can’t also help but notice the huge sticker that reads “061211,” which could also be interpreted as 06/12/11. We want to keep in mind that this is from Target and not T-Mobile. This means the details here might be a bit different directly from T-Mobile, but at least we’ve got some info on how much a retailer will carry this device for whenever it does release.
Fresh from T-Mobile’s Twitter the soon to be acquired carrier is still stocking up their high-speed mobile data network. Pueblo, CO; Fort Myers, FL and Wilkes Barre-Scranton, PA are the latest to be added to Tmo’s 21Mbps network. So if you’re rocking one of their many 4G handsets, get ready for a boost in data speeds. If and when the AT&T buyout is complete, it will be interesting to see how thick AT&T’s coverage actually is. Currently T-Mobile’s HSPA+ is available in 170 markets in the US..