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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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Top 10 Android Phones In The Market Right Now

is the next big thingin the mobile operating system field. The Android OS has been successfully able to compete with the Apple iPhone OS/. At present, the Android operating system share might not be much but the pace at which it has been gaining market share is something which surely has been troubling Apple. Currently around 160,000 Android handsets per day are being activated all over the world.

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The Android Application market is also the second largest in terms of volume, only behind the Apple App Store. The Android App Store has more than 55,000 applications, and currently more than 8000 applications are being submitted to the Android app market every month.

I am sure the above facts would have made you check out some of the Android phones out there. Well here are the Top 10 Android Phones in my opinion :

#10 HTC Legend: The HTC Legend is the successor to the highly popular HTC Hero. The HTC Hero was one of the highest selling and the most popular Android handset ever produced and had also won the Best Mobile Handset award at the Mobile World Congress 2010. The HTC Legend features a 3.2-inch HTC Legend capacitive touchscreen having HVGA resolution. The processor of the Legend is clocked at 600 MHz .The phone packs in 384MB of RAM, and 512MB of ROM. Along with this, the 5MP camera and the aluminum body of the Legend acts as an icing on the cake. The Legend also runs on the popular HTC Sense UI, which is the slickest UI I have ever seen on a mobile handset. Readers can purchase the HTC Legend from here.

#9 Motorola Droid/Milestone: The Motorola Droid was launched in late 2009, but it is still an awesome handset. The testimony to this is that the Motorola Droid is still selling like hot cakes. The Droid features a 3.7-inch TFT screen with WVGA resolution. The phone is powered by a 600 MHz ARM-A8 Cortex, and has 256MB of RAM. The main selling point of the Droid is that it is one of the few Android handsets out there in the market that has a full-QWERTY keyboard. The Motorola Droid won the TIME Magazine Gadget of the Year Award 2009 as well. Interested users can purchase the Motorola Droid from here.

#8 Sony Ericsson Xperia X10: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 features a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and packs in 384MB of RAM. The phone has a huge 4-inch TFTSony Ericsson Xperia X10 display, featuring a resolution of 852*480. The X10 is mainly a multimedia device. The phone has an 8MP camera, with a LED flash. The 8MP camera at the back is capable of taking decent snaps as well. The phone also features Sony Ericsson’s proprietary TimeScape and MediaScape UI. The only downside of the phone is that it still runs on the older Android 1.6 OS. However, Sony Ericsson has promised that the X10 will get the Android 2.1 update by Q3 of this year. Here is the link to purchase Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

#7 Google Nexus One: Google has not made the Nexus One. The phone has been manufactured by HTC, but is rebadged and sold as the Nexus One. Google launched the phone at the beginning of the year, in an attempt to promote the Android OS. The phone features the usual 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and 512MB of RAM. The phone has a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, which is great indoors but is a major pain outdoors. The Google Nexus One was the first phone to be running on the Android 2.1 OS. It is also the first phone to get the Android 2.2 a.k.aGoogle Nexus One Froyo update. Interested readers can purchase the Google Nexus One From Amazon by click this link.

#6 HTC Desire/HTC Incredbile: The HTC Desire is similar to the Google Nexus One. In fact, we can say that the Desire and the Nexus One are the same phone. The only difference between the HTC Desire and the Nexus One is that the Desire has 64MB more RAM than the Nexus One, and lacks the second mica for noise cancellation. The Desire also has an optical trackpad, instead of the trackball on the Nexus One. Being an HTC branded phone, the Desire features the highly popular Sense UI as well. Here is the link to purchase HTC Desire from Amazon.

People who live in the U.S, should go for the HTC Incredible instead of the HTC Desire.

#5 Motorola Milestone XT720: If the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 does not suffice your camera needs, the Milestone XT720 surely will. The phone features a 720MHz OMAP processor, and packs in 512MB of RAM. The device has an 8MP cam, along with Xenon flash. Yes, you read that right! The Milestone XT720 is the first ever-Android phone to feature a Xenon flash. The phone is also able to record 720p HD videos. The phone has a 3.7-inch TFT screen, and features multi-touch keyboard as well.

#4 Motorola Droid 2: The only phone in this list, which is yet to be officially announced. The only information available about the Droid 2 until now is through leaks. The phone in all probability will pack in a 1 GHz OMAP processor, and 512MB of RAM. The Droid 2 will be the successor to the original Droid. From the leaked pictures, we can say that the Droid 2 resembles the original Droid closely. Motorola has just tweaked the design, and have thankfully replaced the golden d-pad found on the original Droid keyboard, with four arrow keys. Motorola will officially announce the phone sometime within the upcoming couple of months.

#3 HTC EVO 4G: The HTC EVO 4G is a U.S only phone. The device is the first ever-mobile handset to sport 4G connectivity. Along with 4G, the device has a mammoth 4.3-inch TFT display, and the usual 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. As of now, the device is available in the U.S on the Sprint network. Since it is a HTC branded phone, the device also features theMotorola Droid X slick and smooth HTC Sense UI. The phone has a decent 8MP camera at its back as well.

#2 Samsung Galaxy S: The Samsung Galaxy S is definitely one of the best Android phones out there in the market. The phone has a 4-inch Super-AMOLED screen. The Super-AMOLED screen on this device has a better sunlight legibility than the AMOLED screen found on other devices. In fact, the Super-AMOLED screen is considered a worthy rival of the iPhone 4G’s Retina Display. The device also has a 1Ghz Hummingbird CPU that is better than the 1Ghz Snapdragons CPU found in most phones. The only downside of the phone is that the camera lacks an LED flash, and the plastic-y build quality of the device.

#1 Motorola Droid X: The Droid X was officially announced by Motorola just a couple of days ago. The Droid X is the king of all Android phones. Hardware wise the phone has a 1 GHz OMAP processor that is build on the 45nm fabrication process. The phone also has a 4.3-inch TFT screen, an 8MP camera with 720p video recording capability. Multi-touch keyboard or Swype, DLNA and a mini-HDMI port are present as well. The phone is currently only available in the U.S on the Verizon network.

Q. Why did not the HTC Incredible made it to the list?

A.  The phone has a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and an 8MP camera. The phone is available in the U.S only under the Verizon network. The reason the phone did not made it to the list because it is available only in the U.S. This severely limits the market reach of the phone. The HTC Desire can be said a worthy equivalent of the Incredible in the European, and Asian markets. Therefore, I have included the Desire in this list, instead of the Incredible.

So which Android phone are you going to purchase? Do you have any other suggestions that you would want to add to this list? Feel free to tell me about them through your comments.

HTC EVO 4G Gets An Over-The-Air Software Update

HTC along with Sprint have just released an Over-The Air (OTA) software update for the 4G handset EVO 4G. The software update weighs in at 21.43MB, and mostly fixes bugs. The OTA software fix version number isclip_image001 1.47.651.1. No official change log about the software fix is available as of now though.

Reports suggest that the software fix is mainly for improving the Wi-Fi performance of the device. It might be possible that the software update will also enable the Wi-Fi 802.11n hardware inside the EVO 4G.   The HTC EVO 4G is the first phone in the market to feature 4G. Along with this, the 4.3-inch TFT LCD and the 1 GHz Snapdragon processor make the device a monster in its own right. The EVO 4G also has an 8MP camera at the back, and a mini-HDMI out port.

The only downside of the phone, other than its huge size, is the poor battery life. Maybe this software update will also improve the battery life of the phone?

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White HTC EVO 4G Up For Pre-Order At Best Buy

The HTC EVO 4G is a monster of a phone. The HTC EVO 4G is the first ever phone to hit the U.S market, which sports 4G. This enables the handset to make use of the ultra-blazing 4G SprintHTC EVO 4G network.

The HTC EVO 4G sports a 4.3-inch TFT display, an 8MP camera along with an HDMI out port. The handset has been a huge success in the U.S, selling like hot cakes. The handset as of now is available only in black color.

“We are proud to help HTC and Sprint bring such a unique, fashionable and versatile mobile phone to consumers. It is a true connectivity device and exclusively launching this product affirms the position Best Buy Mobile has taken as a preferred destination for smartphones.”

Now people who always wanted a white-color version of the HTC EVO 4G should rejoice. The white colored version of the HTC EVO 4G will hit the Best Buy stores exclusively on 11th of July. The white version of the EVO 4G will hit the Sprint store sometime in August.

Interested buyers can pre-order the device starting from today itself. The price of the handset remains the same at $199.99, along with a 2-year contract.