Verizon’s 4G HTC Thunderbolt available today for $250

It’s been a long wait for the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s first LTE 4G smartphone. After a delay of almost a month, Verizon has finally made the phone available today for $250 with a two-year contract.

Sprint’s gadget plans: Nexus S 4G, EVO 3D phone, EVO View tablet

Sprint may be gearing up to take the upcoming CTIA wireless trade show by storm: The company is supposedly planning to launch a 4G version of the Nexus S, a 3D version of the EVO  4G, and a tablet dubbed the EVO View, Engadget reports.

Meet the HTC Thunderbolt, Verizon’s first LTE 4G phone

It looks like we won’t have to wait until next week’s Consumer Electronics Show to check out Verizon’s first 4G phone. HTC’s Thunderbolt Android smartphone was just outed tonight by the Android blog Droid Life.

Sprint loses exec who oversaw Evo 4G, Epic 4G Android phones

The man who spearheaded Sprint’s Android phones with the popular HTC Evo 4G, and Samsung’s upcoming Epic 4G, is leaving the company. Senior VP Kevin Packingham is moving on to run another company near Sprint’s Kansas City headquarters, a spokesperson tells the Wall Street Journal.

Evo 4G shortages hurting Sprint’s 4G network plans

Despite being the first wireless carrier to offer a 4G wireless network — which promises speeds ten times that of 3G — Sprint is finding that increased shortages of its flagship Evo 4G Android smartphone may be hindering its plans for 4G domination, according to the Wall Street Journal.

HTC quarterly sales up 58% thanks to Android

Not surprisingly, Google’s Android platform is proving to be a godsend for Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC. The company has released its June financial numbers today, showing its total second quarter revenue as $1.88 billion (up 58 percent from the same time last year), with $268 million in profit — up 33 percent from $202 million 12 months ago.

HTC Evo 4G problems pile up

Update: We now have some ideas how HTC may deal with these issues in a more recent post.

Motorola co-CEO: Droid selling “extremely well”, 2GHz Android phone in 2010

Speaking to reporters after a presentation at the Executives Club in Chicago yesterday, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha said that sales of its Droid smartphone on Verizon were still “extremely” strong — even after the recent release of the technically superior HTC Droid Incredible phone on Verizon.

Sprint CFO hopes that Android-powered Evo 4G can combat iPhone 4

At an investor conference in New York on Wednesday, Sprint’s chief financial officer Robert Brust discussed why he believes fewer subscribers will jump to the iPhone 4 this summer, compared to previous summers which saw new iPhone releases. This time around, he believes that Sprint has a major weapon against the iPhone in the form of its Android-powered superphone, the Evo 4G, CNET  reports.