So what exactly is going on with Sprint?

For a company that many thought would be in trouble by year’s end, Sprint has seemingly taken the mobile world by storm. In fact, there’s more Sprint coming up in my Android feed than both Verizon and AT&T for the first time I can remember. That didn’t happen even before the release date of the Evo 4G. So what exactly is the littlest of the Big 3 up to now a days? From where I’m standing Sprint has some big plans for the future:
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HTC Flyer bound for T-Mobile, on file at FCC

We’ve gotten confirmation that the Evo View 4G, Sprint’s version of the Flyer, will be available June 24th, with its unique Scribe Pen. Also on the HTC Flyer front , is the 7-inch WiFi version you can already purchase, via Best Buy as of last month.

In March there was some speculation earlier on about whether or not T-Mobile customers will have a chance at purchasing a version of the HTC Flyer. Well it looks like we have further proof that a T-Mobile HTC Flyer will show its self soon. Listed in the FCC Exihibits Reports you can find all the technical information you can handle on the soon to be latest offering from T-Mobile.

[via intomobile]

Google Voice allows number change – or keep old number for $20

Want to change you number but thought you couldn’t on Google Voice? Hold the phone, GV allows you to change you number at no cost, while also allowing you to keep your old one for $20. Things have changed since way back in the early Google Voice Beta stages where they assigned a number for you, and we welcome it!

When you grab a new number and keep the old, calls and texts will go to both, but will only show the replacement number for any outgoing calls or texts, so it may be best to alert your contact list of the number change, even if you’re keeping the old one. Find out more here at the Google Voice Blog.

[via engadget]

HTC EVO 3D pre-order on Amazon – sale price only $179

Are you waiting for the new Sprint HTC EVO 3D? It’s going to be available on June 24th, but if you don’t want to wait, you can get it on Amazon Wireless now for pre-order! On top of that, it’s even priced lower than the expected sale prices you’ll pay if you get it at Sprint stores. On Amazon Wireless, you can pre-order the HTC EVO 3D for $179 if you qualify for an upgrade and a new two year contract, or you can buy it without a contract for $469, which is $30 less than what you’ll pay at Sprint.

You never know, it may be a good idea to pre-order in case the demand is high from Sprint on launch day. Amazon doesn’t say when it’ll ship, but we expect it to hit your doorstep on June 24th. Hit the link here to check it out and see if you qualify.

[via androidandme]

Video: Hands-on with the Motorola Triumph for Virgin Mobile

Now that it’s been announced that Motorola has couple new devices for the Sprint and Virgin Mobile networks - Motorola announces the Photon 4G for Sprint and the Triumph for Virgin Mobile USA - It’s time to get a closer look at one of them. The Motorola Triumph, which will be Virgin Mobiles latest, and looks to be the best Android device they’ve ever offered. This will be a great device for all you who love the whole pre-paid program. The Triumph comes fully equipped, as you would expect from a high end Android smartphone. Even sporting a vanilla version of Android 2.2. That means no Moto-Blur, straight up stock Froyo…..Yo!

Hit the break for a full minute of a hands-on demo from the source.


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TalkAndroid at E3: Sneak Peek at Upcoming News

Regular TalkAndroid readers may have noticed that I have been strangely absent the past week.  (What do you mean you haven’t noticed a difference?  That’s not nice!)  Well, there’s a very good reason for this!  You see, this was there was this small event called the Electronic Entertainment Expo (known within the industry as E3) — perhaps some of you have heard of it.  For those unfamiliar with the event, E3 is an opportunity for video game publishers, developers, and hardware manufacturers to get together with the media and show off what they’re working on.  Well, there was a bit of an Android presence there this year, and in order to bring our dear readers every last drop of Android news available, TalkAndroid was there!  That’s right, I sacrificed my time, money, and my feet (and I’m REALLY serious about that last one!) to scour the Los Angeles Convention Center to bring you guys every scrap of Android coverage I could find!  While there will be several in-depth looks upcoming in the next 3-4 days, I thought I’d give you guys a little sneak peek of what we have in store!

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Sprint raising upstream Cap to 1.5Mbps June 10th

What’s better than having a full 1.0Mbps upstream speeds…having 1.5Mbps of course (ok, we could all imagine much better, but it’s a start). Sprint is jacking the speed cap on uplink from 1.0Mbps to 1.5Mbps starting on June 10th according to this PR document seen above.

This will affect devices which are not ‘fixed’ such as the Motorola 4G modem, but we’re pretty sure that devices like the EVO 3D and Epic 4G will take it all in! Faster is great, but uncapped would be even better.

[via androidpolice]

Motorola announces the Photon 4G for Sprint and the Triumph for Virgin Mobile USA

Today Motorola and Sprint announced the Photon 4G (pictured above) which is the first Motorola Sprint 4G phone. The Photon will have worldwide GSM capabilities. It will be compatible with Motorola’s webtop application, and it will include a kickstand for hands-free viewing. When you open the kickstand the phone automatically switches to landscape mode. It will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the newer version of Motorola’s Blur.  
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