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.
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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