Sprint’s Dan Hesse takes the stage.
June 4th is the release date. $199.99 is the price. That got some applause
Sprint lit up a local 4G WiMAX network in NYC for this event. We’re posting right now on Sprint’s 4G network.
Sprint and Disney are teaming up to push the EVO 4G. We’ll be previewing Prince Of Persia in about an hour. Thanks, Sprint!
Talking about the EVO 4G’s 4.3-inch display, the 8-megapixel camera, the HD video recording, and the possibilities for consuming Disney content on the Evo 4G.
“Given our studio’s longstanding relationship with Jerry Bruckheimer, we’re proud to give you all a preview of this Summer’s upcoming Prince of Persia blockbuster.”
Talking more about Bruckheimer.
Watching a Jerry Bruckheimer movie montage. Kind of cheesy.
Time for another Evo 4G demo. This is probably going to be a lot like what we say at CTIA Las Vegas.
Showing off YouTube HQ on the Evo 4G.
Oh snap, comparing to Verizon (NYSE: VZ)’s Motorola (NYSE: MOT) Droid.
Double snap! The Droid just failed to load the video. Back in action now. That was fortunate for Sprint and HTC.
Talking about the Evo 4G’s 8-megapixel camera. Has the ability to record 720p HD video and then share to a big TV through the built-in HDMI port.
Will have a docking station accessory available at launch. Just pop Evo into dock and start streaming to TV. Cool.
Now they claim that they can do simultaneous voice and data, only because it’s using WiMAX for data and CDMA for voice. Won’t be possible in non-4G markets.
Demo of simultaneous voice and data right now. Staged phone call. Cheesy, but effective.
Showing off pinch zooming and Flash content. Nice dig at Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) and iPhone!
“Why Kevin, we never figured out how to get there.”
“That’s fine, let’s use the Layar augmented reality browser to figure out our location with GPS and find a nearby subway station”
I’d like some wine with all this cheese.
Demonstrating Layar for finding a subway station.
The Evo’s front-facing camera can be used to video chat, and Sprint will be launching two-way video chat with the Evo 4G.
Demonstrating video chatting live on stage. There are issues. Not good for a live demo.
Qik is a partner for video chat for Sprint.
Looks like they’re giving up on the video chat demo. That’s how live demos go!