This handy gadget spawns a WiFi hotspot anywhere you go. It automatically switches between 3G and 4G networks, and has an microSDHC slot for file sharing between devices. On sale 2/27/10.
HTC’s EVO 4G is America’s first 4G smartphone; it boasts a 4.3″ touch screen, Android 2.1, Wi-fi w/mobile hotspot capability, GPS, dual front and back cameras, and a 1GHz CPU.
Motorola’s i1 is the world’s first push-to-talk Android smartphone; available summer 2010 via Sprint, it boasts a 3.1″ touchscreen, Wi-fi, Opera Mini 5, 5 MP camera, and Android 1.5.
Those of you lucky enough to live in a 4G area, Overdrive arrives 1/10/2010: the MiFi-like router connects to Sprint’s WiMAX and 3G networks and share up to five devices over WiFi.
Move over, Kindle DX: the Skiff Reader tips the scales with a giant 1600×1200 11.5″ touchscreen; due out this year, it features 3G, Wi-Fi, 4 GB space, a mini-USB port, and an SD slot.
Blackberry’s Curve 8530 does a double debut today at both Verizon ($99 on 11/20) and Sprint (price TBA); they both feature an optical trackpad, EVDO Rev.A, Wi-Fi, and 2 MP camera.
Samsung’s Moment, their first US Android phone, lands at Sprint on 11/1/09; it boasts a 3.2″ AMOLED touchscreen with slide-out QWERTY, EVDO Rev. A speeds, Wi-Fi and a 3.5 mm jack.
We’re still smarting over the $250 price ($200 at Best Buy w/extra rebate), but Sprint’s Samsung Instinct HD will feature a 3.2″ touchscreen, 5 MP camera, video recording and Wi-Fi.
Sprint’s follow up to the Pre, the Palm Pixi is a non-slider candybar with 2.63″ multi-touch screen, full QWERTY, 8 GB storage, EV-DO Rev. A and 2 MP camera; no Wi-fi, though.
HTC’s Hero lands at Sprint 10/11/09, losing the large chin and squared corners from its initial preview; the 3.2″ screen will also get pinch-zoom but the internals remain the same.
Double trouble with the BlackBerry Tour 9630, announced by both Sprint and Verizon; it’ll run on EV-DO and HSPA networks, which means 3G connectivity both in the US and abroad.
Based on Novatel’s MiFi, the Sprint MiFi 2200 is a combination broadband modem and mobile hotspot; it also makes use of the MiFi’s GPS, good for location and mapping apps.
If you’ve got a propensity for stats, Sprint’s What’s Happening TV spot is overflowing with useless but interesting figures; it mentions Twitter and has a brief flash of the Palm Pre at the end.
Thus far limited to Baltimore, Sprint’s 4G (WiMAX) services will be expanding to 10 cities in 2009 and 5 more in 2010; their U300 USB modem lets you use 3G in non-4G areas.
Targeted towards text-happy teens, LG’s Rumor 2 will launch on Sprint 3/15; it features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 1.3 MP camera, QVGA screen, stereo bluetooth and GPS.
Available 10/19 at Sprint, the HTC Touch Pro is an S740 and Diamond all-in-one, with quadband 3G, a 2.4″ touchscreen, slide-out keyboard, Wi-Fi and a 3.2MP camera.
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