Never say never when it comes to the EVO 4G

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Never say never when it comes to the EVO 4G
Just yesterday, we reported how HTC had thrown a wet blanket over those who had hoped that the EVO 4G would offer them simultaneous voice and data over 4G. After saying that the only way to talk and browse over 4G would be through using a third party VOIP service, the Taiwanese based firm said that the problem was not hardware, but software related. Sprint responded by tweet and in a terse statement, the pin-dropping network wrote out some equations for the HTC EVO 4G. Voice and Data can be used together while the handset is using Wi-Fi. On 3G, simultaneous voice and data is a "No". As for talking and surfing while on 4G, Sprint wrote " still TBD, still being tested." While HTC said yesterday, "If you're using 4G for data, you can't use CDMA for voice," it seems that the carrier isn't ruling it out at all. So before AT&T calls Luke Wilson back to the studio to film some more spots crowing about how its customers can change a dinner reservation online while talking on the phone at the same time, there still is a chance that Sprint's testing will result in simultaneous voice and data using 4G on the EVO 4G handset.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on

source: Twitter via androidinca



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9 Comments

1. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Well after reading all these other post it seems that people could care less about doing the both at once,so why is sprint trying to? Is it b/c only ATT can do it, so do they really care or is it the fact that only ATT can do is why they are hating, i'm confused?

2. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

SOLD! Cant blame them for trying to make the phone as perfect as possible. Change that screen to SUPER AMOLED HTC and Sprint! Plan Mini Hadron collider in FULL EFFECT

3. branmcc03

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

any gsm carrier(att or tmobile) can use both voice and data.

4. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

It's because a lot of ppl actually see the convenience in this, of course there are going to be kids who don't have at&t, who will post saying they could care less, but if they had experienced the convenience in it, they would care. It's like how multitasking is so huge, when the majority of us don't have ore than a couple apps running at the same time, it seems small but it's a huge convenience.

5. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Same reason most iPhones uses say they don't need multi-taskinging...if you have never used voice and data at the same time or mutli-tasking you don't know what your missing until you use it. Then in most cases you see what all the fuss was about even if it's some you may use only a few time a month.

8. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

For me I didn't think this would be useful until I found myself talking on either Speakerphone or over Bluetooth and wanted to look something up such as a restaraunt. This isn't something I would change carriers over, but it's a nice feature to bring to the table. If the issue is software and not hardware related, I don't see why you wouldn't fix it to offer as much as possible. HTC has brought what seems to be a great phone to the market and I'd hate to see them start cutting corners now. As for CDMA 3G, that's a hardware issue and won't be addressed.

6. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

AT&T, T-Mobile and the majority of the world that uses the GSM standard can do voice and data at the same time over 3G. In a few eons when Verizon gets LTE they'll do it too and that'll just leave Sprint without simultaneous voice and data. Its not that its a necessity its more so it becoming at least an option i mean its 2010. I use my N1 to send emails while taking a call so... ..I'm sure Sprint will make it work.

7. markemark11

Posts: 47; Member since: Jan 07, 2010

How about this... I DONT CARE!!! EVO 4G will crush ATT anyway!

9. boriqua2000

Posts: 260; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

monkey see monkey do and thats all there is to it.

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