Launch delayed in the UK, No HTC EVO 3D until September HTC says

The release date for the UK version of the HTC EVO 3D has caused some ripples in the water. No real explanation has been given as to why the 3D device from HTC has been pushed back to September. But what we do know is that, Vodafone has decided to drop the EVO 3D from their line-up of Android devices. Vodafone, without hesitation had no problem giving us their reason for dumping the device.

We can confirm that due to delays in the launch of the HTC EVO 3D, we no longer intend to include the device in our smartphone range. We’ll be contacting any customers who registered their interest shortly.

Well it seems there is nothing to be done. So forget all about the possibility of getting your hands on it this month. HTC has confirmed that the device will be available with the following statement:

We can confirm that the HTC EVO 3D will be available to UK customers through Carphone Warehouse from September 2011.

I’m sure HTC has definitely disappointed a number of excited users. Hopefully they get things on track, and get this device to their UK customers in September as quoted above.

[via slashgear]

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II with NFC passes through the FCC

This has to be declared Samsung Galaxy S II week. First, pictures surfaced for an AT&T version with a QWERTY slider, then a 2nd slate version appeared. Then out of nowhere, pictures surfaced for the Verizon Wireless version. All of these are expected in August so they have to be hitting the FCC right? We already have news of the Sprint version (might be called the Within) passing, and now here comes one of the possible AT&T versions.

This one bares the model SGH-I777. It does not appear that it has a keyboard and we know that one of these versions could be called the Attain. It has 4G HSPA and NFC. This week might be Galaxy S II week, but it is looking like August might be declared Galaxy S II month, and Samsung will be on their way to selling 10 million units.

[via fcc]

Samsung Fascinate ED05 update for incoming call bug is now available

The Fascinate has been suffering from a bug in which you cannot receive calls, but some of you might not have noticed because you forgot you can actually use your phone for calls. For the ones that did notice, some were able to get replacements devices from Verizon with constant complaining. That route might be unlikely now because update i500.ED05 is now available too fix it, along with some additional SMS bugs.

[via verizon]

Sony Ericsson is bringing the unlocked Xperia Arc to the US in August

Sony Ericsson announced that the Xperia Arc is coming to the United States in August, but it won’t be offered by any of the carriers. You will be able to order unlocked from Sony, and places like Amazon and Newegg for $600.

The press release doesn’t mention radios, but it is likely that it will be compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile. Don’t forget, the bootloader is unlocked which makes it tempting.

Full press release after the break

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Vodafone dumps the HTC EVO 3D due to delays

Last month Vodafone announced that they would be carrying the HTC EVO 3D, but now they are saying that they won’t be carrying it due to “delays” with the launch.

Here’s the statement:

There’s been speculation recently regarding availability of HTC EVO 3D.

We can confirm that due to delays in the launch of the HTC EVO 3D, we no longer intend to include the device in our smartphone range. We’ll be contacting any customers who registered their interest shortly.

We realise this might come as a disappointment, but we’ve got some really exciting handsets in the pipeline. Keep an eye on our coming soon section for all the latest information about the products coming to Vodafone.

Could the disappointing sales of the LG Optimus 3D have anything to do with it?

[via eurodroid]

Verizon support mistakenly declares the Samsung Galaxy S II will have 4G LTE

A lot of people are going crazy because of the above tweet from Verizon support. The problem is that the person who tweeted it was most likely referring to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

First off, the Verizon Galaxy S II will most likely not be called the Galaxy S II, and to solidify my argument that the Verizon rep made a mistake, here is another tweet that took place shortly after the original one. You clearly see the question refers to the Galaxy S II, but the answer comes back as the Tab 10.1 with a link to pre-order.

Sorry guys, the Samsung Galaxy S II may end up with LTE 4G, but these tweets do not confirm a thing.

[via twitter]

Verizon Wireless Motorola XOOM 3G will finally receive LTE upgrade this September

The LTE upgrade passed through the FCC recently, and it looks like Motorola will finally begin the upgrade to LTE for the Verizon Wireless XOOM 3G. Make your plans to part with your XOOM sometime in September as internal documents and emails to customers are confirming that the end to this saga is near.

This was originally promised for the summer, but everything went wrong for Motorola as the Bionic was also delayed. Nobody knows exactly what happened, but the fact that the NVIDIA Terga 2 is in the XOOM, and was in the original Bionic, leads me to believe that it was the issue. Motorola has switched to Texas Instruments with the Bionic, and their next rumored beast, the Dinara, looks to have a TI chip as well. The XOOM was going to be Verizon’s 1st LTE tablet, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE ends up with the crown because it launches tomorrow.

One more picture after the break.

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Radio Shack will drop T-Mobile handsets in favor of Verizon Wireless

Radio Shack has entered into an agreement with Verizon Wireless to provide postpaid and prepaid wireless products in over 4,300 of its company-operated stores starting September 15, 2011. The company also announced that as of September 14, 2011, they will no longer carry T-Mobile wireless products.

Jim Gooch, president and chief executive officer of RadioShack Corporation, said, “This is a substantial win for our customers, as this relationship with the nation’s largest wireless provider will further enhance our position as a leading multi-carrier wireless retailer. The addition of Verizon Wireless, in combination with our existing carrier partners, positions us to now offer the best assortment of carriers, rate plans, devices and accessories for every consumer need.”

Full press release after the break

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Sprint will soon bid farewell to several Android phones

No matter how great a phone is, one thing we know for sure, it will eventually be replaced. The above document is a list of Sprint’s End of Life listings with approximate phase-out dates.

The most notable phone on the list is the HTC EVO. Starting this September, the white EVO will start to phase out. Next on deck is the black EVO and the Samsung Epic, slated for October.

For those worried about warranty replacements, there will most likely be refurbished units or you will receive a comparable handset.

[via sprintfeed]