Sprint-HTC event

Were here in New York City (when are we not, really) for a little get-together with Sprint and HTC. What's in store? Only one way to find out. Liveblog's after the break!

There are 30 comments

harold42483 says:

I hope that leak we saw is the htc evo S not the X


hmmm says:

I hope they blindside us and release it within two weeks.

zhecht says:

In before all the haters calling the new phone ugly!

I personally like the black and metallic red look. Size may be an issue, though.

jcastag says:

What happened to HTC going back to the drawing board and focusing on quality and not quantity? It seems like they still can't let go of the designs that made their handsets so bulky to begin with. Kickstands? Protruding camera lens?

svargas05 says:

They get rid of kickstands and all you hear is:

"Where's my kickstand that I used EVERY SINGLE DAY OF MY LIFE!?"

They add the kickstand back:

"Who the hell uses a kickstand anyways??? All it's doing is bulking up my phone... Oh! And a bigger battery!? Pfft! I'd rather my phone die in 2 hours and be paper thin, please"

Luger718 says:


dadavises says:

I hope that leaked photo was a prototype

Jarvis73 says:

I hope the phone will be worth all the hype I'm about 5 seconds from dropping sprint like a bad habit. what good is unlimited sloooooooow data and corny phones. The had something with the OG Evo and WiMax but fell off every since

frettfreak says:

yeah.. i am with you.. moved to sprint for the OG evo... but almost willing to pay verizon money to get a decent signal!

kitchin says:

Kinda poor looking, nice try htc but no go for me

svargas05 says:

I hope Sprint gives me a million dollars for fun.

bigrey81 says:

I have an EVO 3d which is a great phone now I am getting the EVO one which will be a great phone longer battery life toned down sense great slcd2 screen come on

Jayshmay says:

@ Phil, what do you mean in NYC, not really? Ya there? Or not there? I don't get that part in perenthesis.

triangle8 says:

Thanks for doing the liveblog. Couldn't find another blog doing it aside from BGR, but they're not really updating it live.

EvilMonkey says:

I hope it comes out sooner than June since i'm upgrade-eligible now. If it's not out until June, my contract will be up and I might have to switch to Verizon.

I like Sprint's unlimited data, but even the 4G here is pretty slow here and who knows when LTE will be available. Also traveling for work, I go through quite a few Sprint dead-zones, while the people with me on Verizon keep on trucking along.

Decisions, decisions...

bwithey11 says:

Evo 4G LTE? What a failure... internal hardware should not be part of the name, sorry.

zhecht says:

HTC EVO 4G LTE? Holy acronyms batman! Does it come with a side of alphabet soup?

Ardrid says:

So much for HTC's branding initiative. Definitely not going to be able to walk into any Sprint store and ask for the One; no one will know what you're talking about.

Mrshades says:

What about the fookin' screen? Amoled or LCD2?

emayekayee says:

This is so totally my next phone! I'll assume from the poll above, that it's (as usual) the vocal minority piping up here on the comments. This is a great looking device up close. It has so much more character than the One X with everything great about that phone. Still waiting for a mention of the rumored battery size and SD card slot, though.

zhecht says:

Other sites are reporting 2000 mah. Don't know if it's removable or not.

scotbotmosh says:

SD slot was confirmed.

Cubfan says:

No sign of the SD card slot, so I'm holding out hope for a removable back that hides the SD (and the removable battery). If so, I'm in.

scotbotmosh says:

No launch date? When will Android manufacturers & Google take a que from Apple. These are always so mediocre and lack something incredibly important...like launch date..

zhecht says:


4.7" HD 720p Super LCD display
1.5 GHz dual core processor
8.0MP primary camera
1.3MP front-facing camera
Android™ 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Google Wallet™
Beats Audio™, for authentic sound
HD Voice capable*
An easy-to-use kickstand

Mrshades says:

What the heck is a "Super LCD?" Is that LCD2? Guess I'm glad that its not amoled like the leak said...

Cubfan says:

So what about the fancy Beats earbuds? Do we get those, too?

Crispy says:

What a terrible launch.

Took a beautiful design and destroyed it.
Got rid of a consistent branding name.

It doesn't even have the rumored 2650mah battery which would've been the only reason to get this over a One X.

tedsc says:

So what will be the battery replacement policy then? 2 years on a single battery is going to be a lackluster experience.