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Whether if you’re on a landline or purely wireless, Verizon will soon offer their third party rated number one spam and robocalling protection features to all customers for free – previously they charged $3/month for Call Filter service. “We are continuously updating our algorithm and to date have identified nearly 300 million numbers associated with spam and robocalling. In March, we will be rolling out our free spam alerting and call blocking tools to all of our wireless customers whose smartphones support these features, including iPhone and Android devices,” said the company in a press release. Read more for another video on stopping robocallers and additional information.

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GungHo Online Entertainment’s – a Japan-based video game developer that was recently acquired by Softbank – Puzzle & Dragons is a top grossing mobile game for both iOS and Android that achieves revenue of over $2-million per day. Just like the innovation found in Puzzle & Dragons, Sprint has decided to upgrade their data network. In a recent demonstration, Sprint collaborates with Nokia Solutions and Networks to show the potential capabilities of the enhanced LTE capability, sending wireless data at speeds exceeding 1.3 Gbps. This evolving new technology is called Sprint Spark™. Continue reading for five reasons why you should be playing Puzzle & Dragons today.

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We have seen the future, and it’s filled with smartphones, self-healing electronic chips, advanced projection technology, and even glasses-free 3D televisions. The phone you see above may be months or years away, but Sprint Spark™ is here today. Powerful, enhanced LTE, thanks to a revolutionary tri-band network experience, is poised to provide never-seen-before mobile data speeds, far better in-building signal, and improved call quality via planned updates. Best of all, it’s only going to improve, as Sprint is the first domestic carrier to demonstrate 1 Gigabit speeds over the air. Continue reading for five more future technologies that exist now. Continue reading to see more.

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According to sources from Boy Genius Report, “the iPhone 5 does indeed exist and that it will launch as a 4G WiMAX device as a Sprint exclusive.” Whether or not that rumor is true will be known later today, but the WSJ reports that “Sprint is preparing to ‘bet the company’ on the iPhone, agreeing to purchase 30.5 million units over the next four years regardless of whether they are purchased by customers or not.” Click here to see what an iPhone Nano might look like. For those who missed the CG concept video, continue reading to watch.

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Just hours after the HTC EVO 3D leaked on Sprint’s website, the company officially revealed the groundbreaking handset at CTIA 2011. It boasts a dual-core 1.2-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8660 CPU, glasses-free 3D display, dual 5.0-megapixel cameras, 1.3-megapixel secondary camera, HDMI-out, and Android 2.3 with HTC Sense. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a hands-on video.

…early impressions confirm our main fear about the 3D after time with the 3DS’s similar screen technology: The 3D viewing angle is very tiny. But in 2D it apparently looks fantastic.

[via GizmodoEngadget]

That’s right, the HTC EVO 3D has leaked ahead of CTIA. The handset is rumored to feature dual 5.0-megapixel cameras, 4.3-inch (960 x 540) 3D display, and a dual-core 1.2GHz processor. It will run Android with HTC Sense. No word yet on pricing or availability, but we’ll keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Beyond confirming that the EVO looks like an EVO and noting that the EVO View seems to have a black case rather than the silvery one that the HTC Flyer (the product it’s based on) comes with, there’s little new here.

[via Engadget]

Sprint touts its new Kyocera Echo as the world’s first dual touchscreen phone. Featuring “two 3.5-inch screens [that when] unfolded and snapped together, you get a single 4.7-inch diagonally-measured square with an eighth-of-an-inch bezel screen between them.” Available this spring, priced at $199.99 with new service agreement. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for the videos.

The Echo�s Android 2.2 OS has been optimized to operate three ways. You can run a single app across the one large screen and scroll around as if it were one screen. You can run a single app divided logically in half.

[via SprintDigitaltrends]

Powered by Android 2.1, the Samsung Transform boasts a “3.5-inch HVGA touch-screen display, full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3.2MP rear-facing camera with flash and camcorder and VGA front-facing camera for video conferencing.” Expect to shell out $150 after rebate, when it hits stores on October 10th. Video after the break/

We just got hands-on with the phone, and came away mildly impressed — though it’s a little sluggish compared to the Epic, it’s got much the same build quality, and the exact same hinge and buzzy vibrator if you want to get specific.

[via Engadget]

Sprint just released a comparison video pitting the Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S) against HTC’s EVO 4G. Some “distinguishing features of the Epic include the slide out QWERTY keyboard, Super AMOLED display, and the industry leading graphics processor (PowerVR SGX540).” Continue reading to watch.

Even though the Epic might be the faster of the two phones, the EVO still has its own advantages like a larger display, higher megapixel camera, HDMI out, and the recent Android 2.2 software update.

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The HTC / Sprint EVO 4G is now on sale, priced at “$199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new line activation or upgrade.” Just to recap, this smartphone features a 4.3-inch display, 1-GHz Snapdragon processor, 8.0-megapixel camera, Wi-Fi personal hotspot functionality, and Google Android 2.1. Video review after the break.

I keep telling myself that I still want this phone because of the awesome screen and the Froyo Android release will cause unicorns to dance on the phone and fix the battery problem.

[via MobileCrunch]