Today, a Motorola device known as the IHDP56MD1 made its way through the FCC. The device offers support for Sprint’s CDMA/EvDO and WiMAX networks, a good indication that this device is Motorola’s Photon 4G Android smartphone.
Motorola and Sprint unveiled the Photon 4G last month. The device features a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, Android 2.3, 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, front (VGA) and rear (8MP) cameras, and a handy kickstand. The Photon 4G supports Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network – and unless Motorola has another WiMAX device up its sleeves, we’re confident that the IHDP56MD1 is in fact the Photon 4G.
The Photon 4G is scheduled for a Summer release, and today’s FCC filing supports that timeframe. No word yet on pricing.
HTC’s latest Android tablet, the View 4G, made an appearance on the FCC today. The device, which is essentially an HTC Flyer with 4G, won FCC approval for is CDMA/EvDO and WiMAX wireless functionality, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth.
The View 4G features a 7-inch screen, 1.5 GHz Snapdragon processor, 32GB of memory, 1GB of RAM, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera and Android 2.3 with HTC Sense. It’s a shame that the tablet isn’t launching with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but an upgrade to Honeycomb is apparently in the works. The View 4G also features HTC’s Scribe technology, while allows users to take notes on the device with an active stylus. While Scribe does allow for more accurate pen input, it also requires a pen that has been known to cost $80.
Sprint is launching the View 4G along with the EVO 3D on June 24th. The View 4G will cost $500 on contract. That’s a bit pricey for a 7-inch tablet – we wish Sprint had provided a less expensive, 16GB version of the View 4G with a microSD slot for additional storage. As is, $500 is quite a lot to spend on a 7-inch tablet that will lock you into a two year contract.
Yesterday, we learned that the HTC EVO 3D will be released by Sprint on June 24th, and today the device made its first appearance on the FCC. FCC filings confirm support for CDMA/EvDO 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WiMAX, Bluetooth and WiFi. The EVO 3D is known as the PG86100 in FCC filings, as you can see from the device’s label picture, above.
Interestingly, HTC also published the full schematics for the EVO 3D, which you can view by clicking here, then selecting “Schematic”. A few notable chips outlined in the schematics include:
eMMC + LPDDR2 SDRAM (no manufacturer listed)
Silicon Image SiI9244BO (HDMI)
Atmel mXT224c12 touch screen sensor
Sequans SQN1210 WiMAX Soc
TI TLV320AIC3254 Audio CODEC
TI TPA2051D3 Audio Subsystem
TI TPS65200YFFR (?)
Broadcom BCM4329 802.11n/Bluetooth transceiver
While the schematics don’t reveal anything new, it is quite fascinating to take a look at the internals of the EVO 3D.
HTC’s first 3D phone, the HTC EVO 3D, is apparently available for preorder at Best Buy today, at least if the Best Buy Employee News letter, pictured above, is legit. The letter describes what Best Buy employees can and cannot say regarding the HTC EVO 3D: specifically, Best Buy employees cannot comment on anything posted in blogs or unofficial sources, or actively promote the HTC EVO 3D’s presale. However, the letter does indicate that Best Buy employees can indeed reserve the EVO 3D through the “presale process” starting today, March 2nd.
While it is quite ironic that this internal news letter claiming that blogs are unreliable was published on the Android Central blog, some commenters on Android Central are reporting that they have been able to successfully reserve the EVO 3D with a $50 deposit. So, if you want to be first in line for an EVO 3D, it couldn’t hurt to make a trip to your local Best Buy to find out if the presale list is legit. Just don’t mention that you learned of the list from a blog.
Source: Android Central
Samsung’s SPH-D600 Android smartphone won FCC approval today. The device is headed to Sprint, and will support the carrier’s CDMA/EvDO network and 4G WiMAX network.
FCC filings do not reveal much about the device, but Pocketnow.com is reporting that the device will feature a QWERTY slider akin to the Epic 4G, as well as a 1GHz Qualcomm processor or 320 x 480 screen. Test reports confirm the presence of 802.11 b/g/n WiFI and Bluetooth 3.0.
No word on pricing or availability.
Sprint’s EVO Shift 4G is the company’s second 4G WiMAX phone from HTC. Although the device shares HTC’s EVO branding, the Shift 4G features a smaller 3.6-inch screen, sliding landscape QWERTY keypad and a low $150 price tag. Other features include 2GB of internal storage, 512MB of RAM, a Qualcomm 800MHz processor, 5MP rear camera, WiFi and Bluetooth.
The EVO Shift 4G was launched by Sprint on January 9th, 2011, and today internal pictures of the device were published by the FCC. We’ve seen other teardowns of the Shift 4G from sites such as iFixit, but the FCC photos give us a good close-up view of the device’s processors, including Qualcomm power management and RF subsystem chips, Samsung K4X SDRAM, Sandisk iNAND Flash memory, and a WiMAX processor from Sequans. Check out the full gallery below.