It’s coming, folks… closer and closer. That’s right, of course we’re talking about the Evo 3D and the View 4G tablet. Sprint has recently made some website changes, for example: heading to www.sprint.com/evo3d will now bring you to the new “All. Together. Now.” page, which shows off the Evo 3D, View 4G, Kyocera Echo, and Nexus S 4G.
Be sure to hit the link above to check it out for yourself!
Sprint always seems to be coming out with new, semi-cool, carrier-billable services, and today is no exception. The carrier has released “Music Plus”, a new service that runs off of the RealNetworks back end and is available on Android and Blackberry handsets.
The service provides access to singles, albums, ringtones and ringback tones. They all come in DRM-free, and th app also doubles as a media management too, where you can store your playlists and get recommendations on new media. There is also talk that you can save by bundling your tracks when you buy.
Be sure to check it out by scanning the QR code below, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Our friends over at BGR got a tip from an inside man at Sprint that cases for the Motorola Xoom are starting to arrive at the retail locations. We’ve certainly heard a lot of talk about the Xoom arriving the Now Network, and adding this little kindling to the fire certainly makes it look like we’ll be getting some official word soon. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have the announcement on price and release date, but in the meantime…it looks likely that Sprint will be bringing us the Honeycomb tablet with WiMax soon.
The above picture is a training promotion for Sprint’s upcoming phones that show a Samsung Replenish. It was originally thought to be a feature phone, but it looks like it will be a “green” Android smartphone according to a couple of Sprint internal pages that have been leaked. The pages also reveal that an official press release will come on April 15 and Sprint will be selling it on May 5th.
The Replenish could be the Samsung portrait Qwerty phone that was leaked a couple of months ago.
Hit the break for shots of the leaked pages
This afternoon at TalkAndroid we received a finalized press release from Brett at the MWW Group For Samsung Mobile. This release discloses information about the pricing and availability of the WiFi-only version of the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. Earlier this week we reported that Sprint would be dropping the price of the the 3G version to $199, starting April 3rd. Now it looks like we have a Wifi version, free of contract for $349.99.
With-in the following press release you’ll find a link that will point you to a list of retail and online stores that will carry the Galaxy Tab. Hit the break for it all…….
All of you Sprint customers itching for that new Google Voice integration will be happy to know that the service has entered beta status. Android Central received word from a few of the beta testers today who supplied a bit of information about the incoming service. Apparently, you’ll have two options: either using your Sprint number for your Google Voice, or using your Google Voice number for your Sprint number. Both solutions offer their own caveats based on what you want to use it for. Obviously, if you would rather keep your Sprint and Google numbers separate instead of merging, you can do that as well.
Like all betas, this one does come with a few things that haven’t been ironed out quite yet, most noticeably a lack of Sprint support. Customer service calls will go through Google’s own support instead of Sprint’s Customer Service. Considering this a beta test for what is mostly Google’s service, this is probably not a bad thing.
Check out the full e-mail message after the break.
This “Pure Google” device was pretty big new last month, where there was talk of preordering at Best Buy, planned ship dates, and Sprint carrying the phone. Looks like we’ve been let down…for now at least. Best Buy did have the Samsung manufactured Google phone listed as shipping April 6th. That has since changed, and Android Centrals Best Buy sources gives us another story.
This phone is included in the Sprint line up of latest Android devices, along side the HTC Evo 3D. Both phones are still advertised on Best Buys site. It states that the Nexus S 4G can still be preordered via your local store. And the HTC Evo 3D you can opt-in via email to receive notification when this device is available for ordering.
Many of us hope to see this phone at our doorsteps soon. And if you’d like, you can head over to Sprints website and read up on the “Coming Soon” Nexus S 4G to alleviate the shakes from the Android candy being withheld as of late.
[via android central]
Well, folks, we’ve been graced with the opportunity to take an HTC Thunderbolt by Verizon into our arms and cradle it, and we must admit… we just don’t want to let us go. Fortunately for you, we won’t be discussing our phone envy, but rather giving you an in-depth review of the Thunderbolt. We also ran it through some comparisons with Sprint’s HTC Evo, and the result were pretty astounding. Hit the break to check out the video, and let us know what you think in the comments.
With how fast Android has been advancing, anti-Android pundits like to point out that your device will be outdated merely a week or two after you buy it. What does that say about your device in 10 months? Does that make it archaic? The HTC Evo 4g was released to the public on June 4th, 2010. This was in the middle of possibly the most heated stage of the “Android vs iPhone” war. The iPhone 4 was just around the corner, Android was starting to really pick up steam, and the Evo 4G was marked with the typical “iPhone killer” (stupid phrase) even with the expected iPhone 4 coming out just later that month. The device received rave reviews, numerous awards (including a rather prestigious award from Popular Mechanics), and few criticisms. It set the standard for devices with large screens and brought about a new wave in how people view smart phones. Suddenly the standard 3.5 inch screen that the iPhone taught the world was the norm wasn’t as appealing. 4+ inch screens became the new black with the Evo leading the way (Yes, Verizon supporters, the Droid X was released in response to the Evo). Of course, all new technology is amazing when it’s initially released. The shelf life and its use months later, however, are what set the device apart from the pack.