Well, the wait is over, folks. Apple’s new CEO has unveiled the next generation iPhone — the iPhone 4S. Aesthetically, it’s the same design as the iPhone 4 but if you look under the hood, you’ll see it’s packing some new components that will surely blow the competition out of the water. It featuers the same dual-core A5 chip that debuted in the iPad 2 and its dual-core graphics processor gives 7 times the graphical performance of the iPhone 4′s A4 chip.
Sprint‘s first WiMax/4G phone has been unveiled and no one is surprised it’s by HTC. What is surprising is this beauty’s power and versatility. The Touch HD2 was a looker and had a Snapdragon processor but didn’t pack the data speeds to keep users happy. The HTC EVO is special as it’s got the aesthetics, features and the horses to really be Sprint’s savior. AT&T and Verizon can keep comparing maps, but the fact is Sprint’s had the strongest data network for quite sometime. Now, with the company promising to get their 4G to nearly 120 million people by year’s end, this is the phone of 2010. So far.
Highlight features include a 4.3-inch screen (480×800 TFT LCD), 8MP camera, as well as a front-facing camera 1.3MP camera capable of HD video recording. Under the shell is a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Google’s sleak 2.1 version of the Android OS. Oh, but wait, there’s more. The Evo is also fitted with 1GB of built-in storage, 512 RAM, HDMI output as well a kickstand for easy viewing of that 720p video. HTC’s latest creation will also work as a hotspot for up to eight devices, even your iPhone or Droid. Damn these guys. With the Nexus One and HTC Evo both coming to Sprint, other carriers might want to start paying attention.
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The iPhone-like waiting lines might emerge this Saturday as Sprint and Palm are set to release the Palm Pre, a multitouch smartphone that periodically out smarts the iPhone. It’s got the standard features like GPS, Wi-Fi, camera, as well as tilt sensors. However, it’s got a smaller body, an actual keyboard plus a changeable battery. It’s also got the ability to multitask, allowing you to play internet radio while you read a PDF or even compare two open email messages, something the iPhone can not do.
So what will Saturday bring, bang or bust?
Is it us or does this happen pretty frequently? Break out of your current Sprint contract without paying an early-termination fee. How, you ask? Thanks to a materially adverse change of contract. Consumerist reports that a 99-cent administrative fee increase per line is going into effect on January 1st, which falls under, “you can use it to argue that the fee renders your contract void and you can end service without a termination fee.” Head to the Consumerist to get full details and how to hurdle the Sprints reps.
Thanks to Consumerist
HTC’s officially released the Touch Diamond for Sprint customers, and boy is it sexy. It’s got a 2.8″ touch-screen that has great resolution and is easy to use. It’s got all the essentials that you’d expect from Sprint – Sprint TV enabled, bluetooth, email, Sprint Music Store, and GPS enabled. What’s even greater is that it has a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera that doubles as a camcorder with zoom.
With the touch of a finger, check your work and personal email, surf the web on the 2.8″ touch-screen and access your personal photos, videos and music stored on the 4GB of internal memory.
The phone’s available now at Sprint.com for $249.99 with a two-year contract and after a mail-in rebate that requires an Everything plan, Talk/Message/Data Share plan, Data Premier add-on or PRO Pack add-on. Get free shipping and free activation when you purchase a phone with a new line of service online!