Sprint Activation System had issues Sunday

Sprint Activate Sprint’s activation system took a dirt nap on Sunday as the launch of the HTC EVO 4G looked to be a success. There were not really any reported long lines at stores which fulfilled pre-orders of the HTC EVO 4G, but Sprint has a different strategy than Apple’s funneling of customers through one building as Sprint sold the device at some of the 22,000 sales locations across the United States, including Sprint retail stores, national retail partners including RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, and indirect dealers.

Friday sales of the device marked the largest quantity of any single phone in Sprint’s history (previously held by Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre). What’s more impressive is that the total number of HTC EVO 4G devices sold on launch day was three times the number of Samsung Instinct and Palm Pre devices sold over their first three days on the market combined.

“HTC EVO 4G has more than lived up to our expectations that it would be one of the most anticipated technology products of the year,” said Kevin Packingham, senior vice president – Product Development for Sprint. “We are working closely with our partners at HTC to increase the supply and get EVO 4G into the hands of everyone who wants one as quickly as possible.”

Source: UberGizmo, MarketWatch

Sprint’s HTC Evo goes on sale today

Sprint HTC EvoThe 1st WiMAX (802.16e 4G) Android device, the HTC Evo, goes on sale today on the Sprint Nextel network for $199 with a 2-yr contract. You can also purchase it from retailers Best Buy and Radio Shack.

The Evo has had a very positive reception since its unveiling in late March of this year. While the speed advantages are significant over current 3G networks (see video below), there is an additional cost of $10/month.  There is one additional benefit which AT&T and Apple have touted with their network and iPhones and that’s the ability to talk and use data services simultaneously. Expect this distinction to quickly fall away for Verizon and Sprint on their newer devices.

Sprint and HTC announce world’s 1st 4G smartphone, EVO 4G

sprint htc evo 4g smartphoneWe normally try to feature gadgets that are available right now, but this upcoming gizmo, a doozy of a smartphone is sure to make a huge impression this summer. It also helps makes the case for a Sprint that is not dead yet.

Sprint recently announced (at CTIA) its latest Android smartphone, the HTC EVO which also happens to be the world’s first 3G/4G phne. The EVO matches up really well with other Android stars – the Google-branded HTC Nexus One (on T-Mobile & others) and the Motorola Droid (on Verizon). Here’s a nice comparison of the 3.

Apart from its 4G cred, the EVO sports a 800×480 touchscreen with the Sense UI, 1GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera with video recording up to 1280×720, and get this, a front-facing camera. So now you can do some real video conferencing right from the palm of your hand.

The other noteworthy feature is the HDMI out connector. The EVO 4G is really being pushed as a video-savvy phone.

No word yet on pricing or exact availability, but you can be sure it’ll make a big splash. Pre-register for more info at http://www.sprint.com/evo.

Evo Grill

Evo Grill

Summer is here; time to get outside to cook up lots of hot dogs and hamburgers. I came across a cool grill called the “Evo Grill”. I was particularly fascinated by its unique design. It has a round top on it that is used for grilling. Just think about the times that you are typically over a grill. More times than not you are there by yourself or have people behind you trying to talk to you. With this gadget you can have people surrounding the grill having the conversation with you, or perhaps even cooking something else on the other side.

Another thing that was quite interesting was its ability to have multiple temperatures across it. As mentioned above, you can have two things cooking on it at once. Perhaps you want your hot dogs to cook a little quicker than your hamburgers. That’s not a problem. You get to specify exactly how hot it is through a two burner system ranging from 250 degrees to 670 degrees!

Price: $3150.00
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

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