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Sprint-HTC event (EVO ONE announcement): Liveblog

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Sprint-HTC event (EVO ONE announcement): Liveblog

Today is the big day for all Sprint and HTC lovers, as the companies have organized a get-together, where they'll be announcing their latest collaboration. Now, it doesn't take a genius to tell that these guys will probably introduce us to Sprint's version of the HTC One X - a device that some believe to be called EVO ONE. According to the available unofficial information, the phone will remain true to the One X in terms of specs, being equipped with a 4.7" HD screen and 8MP camera. What would be interesting to see, though, is whether the EVO ONE will have LTE and a dual-core processor, or a Tegra 3 SoC and no LTE. Our guess is it will have LTE and Snapdragon S4, similarly to AT&T's version, but we hope we'll know for sure soon enough.


Stay tuned, guys and gals, as the event is going to begin at: 5:30PM Eastern, 4:30PM Central and 2:30PM Pacific Time!


Live event tracker

16:59Make sure to check back here for our hands on. This is John V, thanks for participating! Peace!
16:58That's all folks. It's done. We'll be checking it out.
16:58We're just waiting for pricing. It's the true successor to the original. Available in 2nd quarter. may 7 preorder. $200 on contract
16:58
16:57You heard that right. 2,000 mAh battery
16:572,000 mAh battery only on the handset
16:57"hearing is believing"
16:57
16:57Of course, HD Voice sounds richer and more robust.
16:56We're getting a demo of HD Voice, first recording sounds muffled & lots of background voice.
16:55Dual-mics, encoders, decoders, and technology in the network provide HD VOICE.
16:55
16:54Now it's time for HD VOICE
16:54Media link lets you share multimedia wirelessly, which we've seen already.
16:54
16:53Next up is the focus on SOUND. Authentic sound on the EVO with Beats audio
16:53And the video is over
16:53
16:52"wait, there's a REAL camera inside of here."
16:52
16:52Wow, seems like this photographer is willing to trade his camera for the EVO
16:50(null) twitpic.com/95n2sq
16:50(null) twitpic.com/95n2jx
16:50Quick video about the handsets camera
16:48Super fast startup and auto focus
16:48He's talking about the handsets 8 megapixel camera.
16:47Sprint's fared adib is now on stage
16:46"we brought back the kickstand"
16:46Wow. He's definitely getting to every nook and cranny about the design
16:45And it has a physical camera button
16:45"impossible to mistake this phone as anything but an EVO"
16:44Red accents give it a distinctive look to the EVO
16:44And the video is over.
16:43This video is pretty in depth regarding the design process of the handset. Really comprehensive. Goes to show its beauty
16:43"it has to be sexier than any EVO before it"
16:42And yes, it has a kickstand
16:42Seems like HTC really put a lot of love and emphasis into the design of the EVO4G LTE
16:41Lots of passion put into the design of the EVO. Video is now playing
16:41Crafted from an aluminum space frame. It's anodized to a black finish.
16:40Jonah Becker, lead in HTC design, is now on stage
16:39"tremendous collaboration between HTC and Sprint"
16:39HTC Sense 4.0 is obviously on board with the handset.
16:39Lots of photo ops as Dan and Jason are showing off the phone
16:37It's showing off the new HTC EVO 4G LTE.
16:37Another video is playing.
16:36Again, talking about the HTV EVO 4G accolades.
16:35HTC President Jason Mackenzie is now on stage
16:35"so crystal clear, you can hear a pin drop."
16:34This new EVO will be the first to offer HD calling quality. Eliminating background noise so it's clear.
16:34This new EVO shows off Sprint's network vision for better 3G speeds and LTE networks


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posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:05 2

1. ducati0927 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Here is hoping for a bigger battery but not Integrated.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:13

2. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Hope Verizon gets HTC One phone so I can switch from Sprint.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:15

4. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


The htc one x will be out shadowed by the foray of phones that are about to land. This is just the beginning.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:20 8

6. downphoenix (Posts: 2415; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


why not just go ahead and do it already? If you are going to choose your carrier based on if they get a phone or not, then just go to verizon anyway because Im sure you'll just get excited about something else in 2 weeks.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 19:25

26. jeffhanson1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


The carrier's data plan should be more important that the phone. Sprint doesn't have the best selection but their unlimited data is a no-brainer. Same price as Verizon with $40 voice +$30 for only 4gig data +$10 for text.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 19:30

27. jeffhanson1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


The carrier's data plan should be more important that the phone. Sprint doesn't have the best selection but their unlimited data is a no-brainer. Same price as Verizon with $40 voice +$30 for only 4gig data +$10 for text.

To switch from Sprint to Verizon for the same phone makes NO SENSE.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:14

3. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Hopefully this has a kickstand. Could you say perfect phone for watching video.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:18

5. ducati0927 (Posts: 8; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


Bio if you look at the pic at the top of the page, you can see the kickstand. It is red in color and is more towards the middle of the phone.

Will

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:09 1

19. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


It wasn't offical then

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 19:33

28. jeffhanson1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


There are plenty of phone cases that have kickstands of their own.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:22

7. wizzardtech (Posts: 59; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)


so many evo fan are waiting for this next gen evo. hoping somethin more with
bigger screen, faster processor and good battery life (at least 1800). pls dont ruin our expectation.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:35 1

22. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1650; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I was until I saw the back of it, and I hate cases so now i'm probably going to wait for the SGSIII

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:24

8. elmojh (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


i want it now!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:28 2

9. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


Thank you phone arena ! i work for sprint and i knew nothing about this event or phone ! i will stay posted

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:36 2

10. salic (Posts: 24; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


HD calling quality, I like it! Imagine a feature of a phone being geared towards actually being a "phone" lol

EDIT: I also work for Sprint and didn't know a damn thing either lol

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:52 1

15. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


riGHT!! ITS ABOUT time a phone is actually a "phone"!! i hope it has a strong antenna too!

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 20:35

23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The Rezound and other newer HTC phones all have a really good signal strength. But THIS IS Sprint we are talking about.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:38

11. networkdood (Posts: 6325; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I remember the days when I almost went to Sprint for the original EVO - which was an awesome phone at that time....It is in the best interests of both HTC and SPRINT to ensure that this phone is a success.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:45 1

12. elmojh (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


i hope we see some "manufacturing process" on YouTube soon

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:47

13. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


htc's success is deeply rooted to the evo. many mah devices followed after it.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:50

14. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Just think, had I kept my Sprint contract I would be, more than likely and happily, upgrading to this beauty. But, alas, Verizon can't get rid of me that easily. Congrats' to all my Sprint brothers; may your children also own EVOOOOOOs.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:56

16. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Damn, that was fast; you must sit by your computer waiting for me.... lol

Wa-wa-wa ...

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 16:58

17. rockstarlive (Posts: 307; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I think i know why no one from sprint knows...looking at the pre-order date May7th and release date maybe later...that's gonna be a while.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:00

18. elmojh (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


im getting it May 7th WOO HOO

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:22 1

20. AnnDroid (Posts: 53; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)


I am thrilled that it has a kickstand and RED!!

PhoneScoop has beautiful photos of this phone.

posted on 04 Apr 2012, 17:32 1

21. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4108; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Everything I expected to see, and a bit more :) the design could be a bit better, and the name is a bit weird (hoped for HTC Evo X) but still, as soon as I switch to sprint this is gonna be in my hands, I'm kinda tired of tmobile.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 19:12

24. jeffhanson1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


According to other reports the HTC One DOES NOT have a 2000mah battery. The Motorola Maxx still has the best battery but it's only on Verizon.

posted on 07 Apr 2012, 19:14

25. jeffhanson1 (Posts: 7; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


If anyone really thinks a photographer would trade in their pro SLR camera for a camera phone, you need help.

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