Starting today, customers can go into a Best Buy store and preorder the Evo 4G for pickup when the Android superphone launches on June 4. You will have to go into an actual store to place the order, but the good news is that you'll get the $199.99 price instantly (provided that you sign up for a two-year contract, of course) and therefore won't have to send in a mail-in … Read more
Would you ask your entire Facebook friend base this question:
"Do these jeans make me look fat?"
I wouldn't. At seven months pregnant, everything makes me look fat. But I digress.
Diesel stores in Spain are using something called the Diesel Cam to let people take photos of themselves in potential purchases and upload them over Facebook Connect to crowdsource whether they are worthy of Diesel's hefty price tag.
I can see this going all kinds of wrong.
First off, if you ask me what I think of those jeans, I'll tell you. Publicly. On … Read more
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NEW YORK--Sprint CEO Dan Hesse finally revealed the pricing and release date of the much anticipated HTC Evo 4G at a special event here Wednesday. The nation's first 4G smartphone will be available starting June 4 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Android device will also be sold through national retailers, including Best Buy, Radio Shack, and Wal-Mart Stores.
Interestingly, the issue of data plans was never mentioned during the presentation and became a source of confusion during the event. … Read more
Almost two months after Apple filed a patent complaint against HTC, the Taiwanese handset maker says it has a patent beef with Apple too.
On Wednesday, HTC accused Apple of infringing on five patents related to its mobile technology, and it has asked the International Trade Commission to stop the import and sale of Apple's iPad, iPod, and iPhone.
The complaint, which can be viewed below, states Apple that is infringing on five patents related to general hardware and software used to implement directories in mobile phones and power management in mobile devices. It's notable that at least … Read more
I'm sure many of you thought this day would never come, but all you HTC Droid Eris owners are finally getting your Android 2.1 update.
Verizon announced via its VZW Support Twitter account that it has begun rolling out the over-the-air update and will continue to do so over the next couple of weeks until it reaches all customers. The update is being released in random batches and you will receive a notification on your phone when it's ready for download.
Once installed, you'll be able to enjoy new features and improvements, such as pinch-to-zoom support … Read more
Even though Showtime is owned by CNET parent company CBS, I know little about the network and have no influence over it. Which is unfortunate because I have something to say about news that Showtime may launch its own online streaming site.
If my CBS colleagues at Showtime are reading this, here is a tip: Don't limit a streaming site to current subscribers only. You are locking yourself out of people like myself who would gladly pay a la carte for shows like Dexter, which I shouldn't watch because it gives me nightmares but I do anyway. … Read more
Over the past couple of weeks, we've started to see increasing signs that the Sprint HTC Evo 4G might be heading toward an imminent release. There is talk of the Shack taking Evo 4G preorders later this month; Sprint has an Evo 4G event planned for Wednesday; and now, the Android superphone has received the FCC's blessing to go out into the world and spread the good word about 4G.
The FCC documents don't reveal any surprises, but, hey, at least we now know it's been cleared to head to Sprint stores and other retail outlets. … Read more
Anticipation is building as a handful of leaks recently have all but confirmed that HTC will release its Evo 4 in June.
AndroidCentral posted literature appears to be for The Shack sales representatives. From what we can tell, these documents are part of a planned four-week ramp up designed to educate employees on the handset's features. If we count this as week one, then the previously rumored June 6 launch falls right into place.
When backed into a corner, the FCC acts less like a bear and more like a kitten ... which is probably a good thing for the Internet overall. Facebook takes another lump, the HTC Evo shows up for pre-order at The Shack at all places, and Google Chrome is faster than a potato. Well, French fries, to be really accurate.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1222
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Digging through the actual documents, we learn that the filing is for a handset with 850 and 1,900MHz WCDMA bands. For those not familiar, these are the bands used by AT&T here in the United States. That said, this isn't proof positive that it's for AT&T; Canadian wireless providers, such as Bell and Rogers, also operate with the same frequencies.
Personally, I'd love to see AT&T pick up the Legend. With … Read more