HTC EVO 4G+ Announced; Korean Version of EVO 3D Minus the 3D Capabilities

HTC has just announced a variant of the HTC EVO 3D, which will be heading to Korea, known as the EVO 4G+. The EVO 4G+ is similar to the EVO 3D, except for the lack of 3D display and 3D camera (s ).

Instead, the handset sports a normal 4.3-inch display with qHD (960×640) resolution. Unlike the EVO 3D, which sports dual 5MP cameras, the EVO 4G+ sports a single 8MP camera with an LED flash.

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The EVO 4G+ will be powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Qualcomm, and packs 1GB of RAM. The handset will also be capable of recording videos in 1080p full HD resolution. Like the EVO 3D, the 4G+ is powered by a chunky 1730mAh battery, and also sports a physical camera shutter button.

The handset runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with the latest version of Sense (v3.) running on top of it. HTC has not announced anything about the pricing or the availability of the handset. Hopefully, more details about the handset will be made available in the coming weeks.

Here is the official product page of the HTC EVO 4G+.

HTC EVO 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update To Roll Out From Tomorrow!

Sprint has just announced that they will start rolling Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the HTC Evo 4G beginning from Monday, June 6.

The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Evo 4G will bring some much needed bug fixes including the popular SMS bug, along with a new Downloads application. The update will also bring in better copy and paste functionality, and some performance and stability improvements.

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The update will be an OTA (Over-The-Air) one, and will be pushed automatically to all Evo 4G owners. For the impatient Evo 4G owners, Sprint will allow them to pull the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update from their servers beginning from tomorrow itself!

Sadly, Sprint has not mentioned whether the Gingerbread version will be Android 2.3.3 or Android 2.3.4. The Evo 4G has a front facing camera, so it can definitely make use of the video chatting capabilities of Google Talk introduced in Android 2.3.4. Also, the update will not bring a newer version of Sense to the Evo 4G, as many have expected.

Some other Gingerbread goodies like the screen-off animation, new keyboard will also not be included in this update.

HTC EVO 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread RUU Leaks

The HTC EVO 4G was announced last year by Sprint and it still is one of the most popular Android handset in the United States.

The handset launched with Android 2.1 on-board, but received an Android 2.2 FroYo update pretty quickly. HTC recently confirmed that the EVO 4G along with a bunch of other handsets, will be tasting Gingerbread by Q2 or Q3 of this year.

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Now, one of the XDA member wdfowty has managed to get his hands on the leaked RUU of the EVO 4G Android 2.3 Gingerbread update. The leaked RUU has already been rooted, zip-aligned and de-odexed by another fellow XDA member.

Users who have flashed this ROM on their EVO 4G are reporting improved responsiveness, and increased free space in the internal storage of the device.

Sadly, the ROM comes with Sense v1.0, which means that the Sense version on the EVO 4G will remain the same even when the final version of Gingerbread comes out.

HTC EVO 4G owners should head over to this thread to know more about the leaked RUU.

HTC EVO 3D Hands-on Video and Pictures

HTC is coming out with the first 3D phone called HTC EVO 3D which can take 3D pictures and shoot 3D videos using two 5MP lens on the back of the device. The device can also be used to view 3D videos without using glasses.

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HTC EVO 3D has a 4.3 inch qHD display and is powered by a 1.2Ghz dual core Qualcomm processor. The   phone also has a 768MB. I didn’t get a chance to touch the phone but was able to view a demo of the phone in action at the Sprint booth at CTIA 2011.

Take a look at some of the pictures and video of the HTC EVO 3D after the break. You can read up the HTC EVO 3D specs and pricing too to know more about the device.

HTC EVO 3D Announced; Sports A 3D Enabled qHD Display

HTC and Sprint have just announced the successor to the highly successful EVO 4G the EVO 3D. As the rumors suggested, the EVO 3D packs a 4.3-inch qHD (960×540) glasses-free 3D display.

The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor and packs 768MB of RAM. The back of the handset sports dual-5MP cameras with dual-LED flash, which are capable of recording 720p HD videos in 3D mode (glasses free), and 1080p in 2D mode. Like the EVO 4G, the EVO 3D also supports Sprint’s WiMAX network.  HTC_EVO_3D The handset will launch with Android 2.3 Gingerbread on-board, with the latest version of Sense running on top of it. The usual Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Accelerometer and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present. The handset also sports a mini-HDMI port and DLNA capabilities.

Users can connect their EVO 3D to their 3D enabled HDTV and enjoy 3D content. Sadly, the kickstand found at the back of the original EVO 4G is nowhere to be found on the EVO 3D. HTC also states that they have improved the battery life over the EVO 4G, and will ship the phone with a 1730mAh battery.

The EVO 3D will be available starting this summer. Sadly, HTC and Sprint did not mention anything about the pricing of the EVO 3D.

HTC EVO Shift 4G Unveiled; Yours For $150

After numerous leaks and special appearances, HTC and Sprint have finally unveiled the EVO Shift 4G. The HTC EVO Shift 4G is Sprint’s version of the HTC Desire Z or the T-Mobile G2 with some subtle changes. The Shift has a 3.6-inch screen with WVGA (800×480) resolution.

The EVO Shift 4G is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Scorpion’ CPU running at 800MHz and sports the Adreno 205 GPU. The phone has 512MB of RAM, 1GB of ROM and a microSD card slot with a 2GB card bundled.

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The usual Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB port, 3.5mm jack and a Digital Compass are all present. The back of the handset sports a 5MP camera which is capable of recording 720p HD videos. The handset also has a slide out QWERTY keyboard but without the Z’ hinge as found in the Desire Z.

The EVO 4G Shift runs on Android 2.2 with the latest version of the HTC Sense UI on top of it. The phone will easily last a couple of days on normal usage since it’s powered by a 1500mAh battery.

The HTC EVO Shift 4G will hit the stores on January 9 and will cost $150 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a 2 year contract.

HTC EVO 4G Maintenance Software Update Rolling Out Now

HTC is rolling out a software update for the first ever 4G phone the HTC Evo 4G. The software update is basically a maintenance update and updates some applications of the phone along with adding some bloatware. The update also includes SWYPE keyboard, Kindle eReader and a demo version of NOVA game from Gameloft.

HTC_EVO_4GHere is the full change-log thanks to Android Central :

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  • Kindle eReader
  • Preloaded try/buy video game: NOVA from Gameloft
  • Sprint Zone update
  • Latest Telenav
  • Latest VVM App
  • Latest Sprint TV app
  • SWYPE Keyboard
  • Scan Now Widget for 4G (does not need to be available on any panel, just a widget option users could find and use).

As you can see from the above change-log, this OTA update basically adds more bloatware to the EVO 4G.

The software update also breaks root so rooted users should not install this OTA. Alternatively, they can install this rooted and deodexed RUU based on the OTA from teshxx.

Buy Droid X for $9.99, Droid Incredible & BlackBerry Torch 9800 for Free, EVO 4G for $99.99

Black Friday has arrived early for people who are looking to get their hands on a brand new mobile phones. Dell Mobility Store is selling three excellent Android based mobile phones for really cheap, one of them Droid Incredible is selling for absolutely free.

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First of, Dell is handing over the Droid Incredible for absolutely free along with a $25 Dell gift certificate. The product ships for free too. If you think that the Droid Incredible is a bit old, you can get your hands on a Motorola Droid X for $9.99 with free shipping. And last but not the least, you can buy a brand new HTC EVO 4G for only $99.99 and get your hands on the first 4G phone launched in US. You can also buy the Torch 9800 for free from Dell and get it shipped to you for free.

Excited? Go ahead and get your mobile fill at the Dell Mobility Store.

Note: All these phones require a 2-year contract on the respective networks the phones are available on.

HTC EVO 4G Rooted….Again!

It was just a few days ago that HTC had released an Over-The-Air (OTA) update for the EVO 4G. The OTA software update enabled the Wi-Fi n feature on the device, and improved the performance of the device. Along withHTC EVO 4G this, the update also fixed the vulnerability via which the EVO 4G was hacked.

Soon after this update was released, the modders over at XDA forums got back to work and started finding ways to root the EVO 4G. Thankfully, an anonymous modder has been able to find a hack to root the EVO 4G again. This new rooting method uses vulnerability present in Adobe’s Flash Lite Config to do its job.

The method is a bit complex, so only experienced users should try this. Here is the link to the thread with full instructions.

Nokia N9 To Sport A 4-Inch Screen

It was just a few days ago, we told you guys about the Nokia N9. At that time, rumors and leaked pictures suggested that the phone would have a 3.5-inch screen. Apparently, the phone will be packing in a 4-inch screen. Inclip_image001 the recently leaked picture of the N9, the device has been compared to the HTC EVO 4G, and the iPhone 4G. The screen of the device is bigger than the iPhone 4, but is smaller than the EVO 4G.

This is the first time ever that a Nokia phone will feature such a large screen. If rumors are true, then the phone will be having a disappointingly low resolution of 360×640 (nHD). The phone will sport a QWERTY keyboard, and an 8MP camera with dual-LED flash. The Nokia N9, in all probability, will be the QWERTY sporting sibling of the Nokia N8.

The usual Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, and HDMI out ports are all present. Hit the source button to check out more pictures of the Nokia N9.

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