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2:06 PM That’s a wrap. Sprint noted that they are “hiding some features before the (launch)” and won’t be sharing plan or pricing details now.
2:05 PM Demoed Roku set top box playing Netflix and streaming video from EVO 4G. Now moving on to demoing Droid and iPhone 3GS sipping Wi-FI from the EVO 4G.
2:04 PM Staff just let me know, EVO 4G product page is live on Sprint.com. Here it is.
2:02 PM Demo of mobile hotspot “product” (uh oh, it’s a product). Demoing right now… but we’re starting to question if it’s free.
2:00 PM We’re sure it was a well-tested site in advance, but desktop Flash ran without any performance drop in-browser.
1:58 PM Sprint’s reading our coverage, wanted us to know EVO is indeed in all-caps. Well, they’re reading…
1:57 PM 8 megapixel camera will upload in full resolution, by default over 4G.
1:54 PM Live demo of YouTube HD trailer being played on HDTV, from EVO 4G.
1:53 PM HDMI port on-device confirmed as well.
1:51 PM YouTube High Quality shown for the first time. Mobile app that provides H.264 HD access to mobile devices. Previously these videos were only available in flash in HD mode on the desktop, or in H.264 using hacks (or Apple TV, et al). Built-in to EVO 4G.
1:50 PM Sprint VPs Kevin Packingham and Fared Adib take the stage to do live demos and share more tidbits.
1:49 PM Evo 4G will double as a mobile hotspot (fully supported) for up to eight devices, three more than Sierra’s Overdrive.
1:48 PM Video playing, montage of EVO 4G with “new generation HTC Sense”.
1:46 PM No surprise, but Chou did confirm Flash will be integrated into the Evo 4G. Advanced clipboard added as well.
1:43 PM No, we didn’t get disconnected. Mr. Chou is still talking about 4G experiences and how most people aren’t taking full advantage of their phones yet. He claims Evo 4G will be the first phone to overcome this, by pairing 4G access with a processor fast enough to handle it.
1:39 PM HTC’s CEO, Petero Chou takes the stage. Talks about accomplishments, excitement, etc.
1:38 PM Supersonic will now be known as the HTC EVO 4G. Claims “HD Quality” camera built-in. 4.3-inch display. Kickstand added in back.
1:36 PM Dan Hesse takes the stage. Talking about move from aircards, to Overdrive, to wireless devices. Announcing HTC Supersonic.
1:35 PM Expensive, unnecessary videos playing touting Sprint’s “firsts” in the wireless industry. Really loudly.
1:34 PM The HTC Supersonic, as long suspected, will be announced here. The HTC staff was showing it off in the waiting room.
1:30 PM No Dan Hesse yet, but the “revolution” music in the air seems to be their last-song second warning.
1:19 PM We’re signed in and have our space reserved straight in front. Conference is supposed to begin “promptly” in about 10 minutes.