09
May
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Remember the bug-fix build for the HTC Thunderbolt that we leaked last month? Turns out Verizon decided it was OTA material, because the support docs were just updated with details of this same build (2.11.605.19).

The OTA brings a handful of fixes to Big Red's first LTE device:

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The update should begin rolling out shortly, but if you don't feel like waiting, you can always hit up this post and flash our leak.

09
May
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The HTC EVO 4G LTE is probably the most anticipated phone to ever makes its way to the Now Network (except maybe that other phone), and it in just ten days, you'll be able to claim one as your own. That's right, Sprint finally announced the release date for the newest edition to the EVO line, and it will be hitting shelves on May 18th for $199 with a two-year agreement.

08
May
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Looks like Sprint's underling companies have been busy working on bringing the first taste of 4G to the pay-as-you-go market. Piggybacking off of Sprint's 4G WiMax network, Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile will both begin offering one 4G-capable smartphone each on May 31st: the HTC EVO V 4G on Virgin and the EVO Design 4G will be representing all that WiMax has to offer on Boost.

HTC EVO V 4G

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The EVO V appears to be some sort of rehash of the EVO 3D:

  • 4.3-inch qHD display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 5MP rear shooter with 3D imaging, 1.3MP front camera
  • 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot
  • 1730mAh battery
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 3.6

There's no word on processor or clock speed, but I'll be surprised if it's not the same 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon that's in the original EVO 3D.

08
May
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While Big Red may not be getting an HTC One series device just yet, the finally official Incredible 4G is actually very close. Announced yesterday just in time for CTIA, the Incredible 4G, along with most of its specs, was leaked by Android Police back in early April and briefly showed up two weeks later at DroidDoes.com. Yesterday, Verizon threw together a nice unofficial shindig for the press where we could finally check out the Incredible 4G in person.

07
May
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Historically, Best Buy hasn't been the most, shall we say, reliable company when it comes to... well, anything. The most recent display of typographical error on Best Buy's part comes from the pre-order page for the upcoming HTC EVO LTE. Looks like Best Buy thinks it's the phone of the year - it has the off-contract price listed as $100k. Ha!

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While the $100k price tag may indeed be a humorous error, there is a silver lining: if you actually pre-order the phone from BB, you get a $50 gift card upon activation.

07
May
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For everyone wanting to get a piece of new HTC tech, it looks like the littlest brother of the HTC One family, the One V, will be making its way stateside "later this summer."

HTC One V

For the uninitiated, the One V is the budget device from the One Series, packing some rather meager specs:

  • 3.7-inch 480x800 display
  • 1GHz single-core processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB built-in storage
  • 5MP F/2.0 rear shooter
  • Android 4.0 with Sense 4

While it's definitely no powerhouse on paper, it does bring some unique features to the world of budget devices, like Ice Cream Sandwich, the now less-intrusive Sense 4, and HTC's impressive new camera.

06
May
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This is the latest in our Weekend Poll series. For last week's, see Have You Switched Your Primary Cloud Storage Service To Google Drive?

The HTC One X landed in Europe in early April and was released today on AT&T, and as such, earned the distinction of first of the next-gen hardware. But being first isn't always the best - on Thursday, Samsung revealed their new flagship, the Galaxy S III.

06
May
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I've had the European version of the One X for a few weeks now and in my book, it's the best damn phone on the market right now, bar none. David spent some time with the AT&T variant (which lost some cores and storage but picked up LTE on its trip to the States) and came away equally as impressed, calling it "the best all-around Android phone you can buy in the US today."

Surprisingly, the price is entirely reasonable, too - it checks in at just $550 off contract, $200 on contract from AT&T, or $150 from Amazon Wireless.

04
May
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After MoDaCo's recent report that HTC's Bootloader Unlock tool didn't work for AT&T's One X variant,  The Verge reached out to the Taiwanese manufacturer, and received a reply which suggested that the device has "restrictions" which prevent its bootloader from being unlockable:

HTC is committed to listening to users and delivering customer satisfaction. Since announcing our commitment to unlockable bootloaders, HTC has worked to enable our customers to unlock the bootloader on more than 45 devices over the past six months.

04
May
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A small OTA update started rolling out the HTC EVO 4G on Sprint this morning that brings but one enhancement to the device: the Sprint Connections Optimizer. Never heard of it? It's actually pretty neat.

It's basically a location-aware service that can enable/disable Wi-Fi and WiMax based on user defined variables (much like Tasker or Locale). For example, it can automatically turn on Wi-Fi when it knows you're at home or the office.

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