HTC Posts Great 2nd Quarter Revenues, Ships 12.1 Million Devices


Right now execs are HTC may be prepping with their legal divisions against Apple and their ITC complaints,  but at the same time celebrating an amazing quarter. The second-quarter’s revenues were NT$12.4 billion ($4.3 billion) were up 104% year-over-year and up 19% over the first quarter, and shipped a massive 12.1 million handsets, with next quarter projections around 13.1 million devices to be shipped. Also, the average selling price of an HTC smartphone is down to $349 instead of the average $359, thanks to new lower-end handsets like the HTC Status/Cha Cha, Wildfire S and others. Higher-end devices such as the HTC EVO 3D and Sensation 4G also have been bringing up sales for HTC. For more detailed results, check out HTC’s PDF at the source link. Via: HTC

Nintendo Posts Earnings, Brings 3DS Down To $169 Instead Of $249


So if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a 3DS but didn’t have the cash to do it (or just thought it wasn’t worth it, like I did), then you have another reason to buy it: it will cost $169 —
starting on August 12th. Also, for gamers who already got a 3DS, Nintendo is giving you a little gift: 10 free NES virtual console games on September 1st, plus 10 more Game Boy Advance virtual console games — the latter of which will be available later this year. Via: Nintendo Q1 Earnings

Sprint Will Be Moving From WiMAX To LTE Using LightSquared


Looks like another network will see the light with its 4G services and move to the true version of the technology: LTE, or Long Term Evolution. Part of the deal Sprint has made with LightSquared is $9 billion over 15 years to deploy a 4G LTE network compatible with smartphones, tablets, and the like. Sprint and LightSquared aim to cover 260 million Americans with the new 4G LTE service by 2015, and better yet for Sprint, they will be given $4.5 billion in credits towards the LTE and satellite service. Full press release after the break.

myTouch 4G Slide Review: Great Android Slider, “4G” HSPA+ Not A Marvel

T-Mobile will be releasing the myTouch 4G Slide as of publish tomorrow. It has the specs of a champion smartphone: a 1.2GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 8 megapixel camera (which is wide-angled, has rapid fire shooting, HDR, low-light shooting, and finally a wide-aperture lens capable of f2.2), VGA front-facing camera, 3.7-inch Super LCD display, and finally an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It is also incredibly cool-looking, and despite not being the slimmest QWERTY smartphone on the market, it still is the perfect size. Check out the review after the break; you know you want to!