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HTC Gives Store Clerk Who Was Saved By His HTC EVO 3D A Free HTC One

Here’s your really nice story of the week. Yesterday we reported that in Florida, a robbery occurred at a gas station and a store clerk was shot. Luckily, his HTC EVO 3D stopped the bullet from actually entering his abdomen. Below is a picture of the phone.

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HTC has taken notice of this incident and has given the store clerk a free HTC One, a stand for the HTC One, and an on-the-go external battery.

Once again, this is really nice of HTC and is probably the nicest story of the week so far. Does this nice gesture encourage you to buy an HTC One for yourself?

Source: HTC on Twitter

HTC EVO 3D Saves a Gas Station Clerk’s Life

bullet-hits-cell-phone-1-102813-650x433The HTC EVO 3D was HTC’s first smartphone that could shoot 3D video, but it never really took off. However, it can do much more than shooting 3D video, such as stopping a bullet.

A gas station clerk was working around 4:30AM when two thieves came in asking the clerk for money. The first clerk couldn’t open the cash register, therefore, a second clerk was called. The second clerk couldn’t open it either. In frustration, one of the two thieves used his revolver and shot the clerk in his abdomen.

The clerk didn’t notice that his phone had stopped the bullet until he pulled it out of his pocket. He suffered minor injuries, but it’s definitely better than taking a bullet straight to your abdomen. Got to say, HTC makes some pretty strong phones.

Source: MyNews13

 

Cyanogen Mod 9 Nightly Builds Available For HTC EVO 3D

When the Cyanogen Mod team said that its Cyanogen Mod 9 was stable and then released the build a couple of weeks ago, the list of supported devices was flooded with Samsung and Sony Ericcson handsets. Fortunately, even though the team said they’ve stopped development on Cyanogen Mod 9, they continue to work hard at it. Since then, they’ve wanted to bring the popular firmware to as many devices as possible, and the HTC EVO 3D is no exception. Owners of the devices will be excited to hear that you are, as of now, able to download a nightly build of the Cyanogen Mod 9 right now. The current build is only available for GSM variants of the device, with CDMA remaining unsupported at this moment. Hopefully, as the team continues to work hard, it will become available for both variants of the handset. Still, those that own a GSM phone will be ecstatic to see that it’s now available. Cyanogen Mod 9 is definitely one of the better ROMs to flash out on the XDA Forums.

Nightly builds for Cyanogen Mod 10 (Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) only just began a couple of days ago. That said, it may be quite some time before the HTC EVO 3D see’s any nightly builds for that. Still, hold on to hope EVO 3D users, there is currently no reason as to why it shouldn’t receive the update to Cyanogen Mod 10 at some point in the future. If the HTC Dream can run on Jelly Bean with very little lag, it’s very possible for the EVO 3D to get the very same results (except without the lag).

If you didn’t know, a nightly build is something someone threw together during the day and compiled at night. Thus there is a possibility that you could be experiencing numerous bugs, but usually the Cyanogen Mod team is very good at releasing some stable nightly builds. Still, not everyone is perfect, and you may very well encounter some of those nasty bugs.

If you currently want to get your hands on Cyanogen Mod 9 for your HTC EVO 3D, you can download the latest nightly build from the source link below. It’ll take you to the Cyanogen Mod Downloads website. This is a “bleeding edge” release, so you just need to be aware that you’ll most likely find a lot of bugs throughout your Cyanogen Mod 9 experience. Before flashing the new ROM though, just make sure that you back up your entire handset, and then put Cyanogen Mod 9 on there.

As always, if you decide to go ahead and flash the ROM, the Cyanogen Mod team or TheDroidGuy is not responsible for your actions if things somehow go the wrong way. If you brick your phone, you brick your phone. You are the only person at fault and no one else. Not trying to scare anyone out of it, but flashing can sometimes be a dangerous task, but at the same time, the rewards of flashing are pretty awesome.

Let us know how it all works out for you!

source: Cyanogen Mod Downloads

HTC EVO 3D Gets Android 4.0 Update

HTC EVO 3D users in selected areas will now able to enjoy Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their smartphones. The update has begun to be pushed out in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Lamentably, Sprint users reside outside of these regions so they will not be enjoying the update, at least not anytime soon.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich brings to phones much-awaited updates like a revamped user interface, new home screen functions, e-mail and web browser enhancements, resizable widgets, added control over data usage, and better text input. The camera has been improved with more functions like live effects, zero shutter lag exposure, single-motion panorama shots, face detection, and stabilized image zoom.

The usual fixes for bugs on older versions of the OS should be expected, as well. Meanwhile, special innovations like face unlock, Android Beam powered by NFC, Wi-Fi direct and Bluetooth Health Device Profile complete the package.

Despite the fact that Sprint users of the smartphone will not be getting the update at around the same time as those with the GSM version, this development could mean that Sprint is preparing for the update as well. As of now, it remains to be seen when Ice Cream Sandwich would be rolled out exactly, but at the very least, it will be available to those who own the HTC EVO 3D. Earlier, HTC had announced that their target date would be sometime in June or July. Most likely, it will occur next month as June is about to end.

Meanwhile, the new version of Android OS is expected to be unveiled soon at Google I/O this week. Possibly called Android Jellybean, the new OS will give HTC EVO 3D users more things to look forward to in the future. Until next month, however, they simply have to content themselves with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich features. Android Jellybean anyway might be a minor upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich.

via ubergizmo

Best Buy Puts All HTC Evo’s On Sale This Weekend Only

Should we call this evidence substantiating the rumor that HTC and Sprint are working on an Evo refresh for June? Maybe, maybe not… Either way the news is still great if you’re a Sprint customer looking for a good solid HTC Android device.

Starting today through Sunday Best Buy has marked All of the HTC Evo phones down to $49.99, except for the HTC Evo Design 4G, which is free… All of this is of course with a new two year activation, and available only at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile. So if you’re contract is up, or you’re looking to move over to Sprint for their really unlimited, unlimited, this may be for you.

Save $99.99 – Sprint HTC EVO Design (FREE)

·         Save $50 – Sprint HTC EVO 3D ($49.99)

·         Save $50 – Sprint HTC EVO Shift ($49.99)

·         Save $50 – Sprint HTC EVO 4G Black ($49.99)

·         Save $50 – Sprint HTC EVO 4G White ($49.99)

Source: Best Buy

Holiday Gift Guide: Ballistic Shell Gel Cases For HTC Evo 4G And Other Android Devices

As we head into the 2011 holiday shopping season some may think it’s odd that we are featuring a case for a phone released in June 2010. Well if you weren’t aware, the original HTC Evo 4G was still the number one selling Android device in the third quarter of 2011.

The new Ballistic cases challenge the main stay by Otterbox for tough, reliable, durable and stylish cases. In fact, in a space that Otterbox used to rule, more and more companies have found ways to make equally protective, and more eye appealing cases.

The Ballistic Shell Gel series features 3 layers of protection for your HTC Evo 4G. Layer 1 is a ballistic shock absorbent polymer. Layer 2 is a tough impact resistant polycarbonate shell. Layer 3 is a soft silicon with ballistic corners.

The Shell Gel case for the HTC Evo 4G even features a kick stand so you don’t lose that functionality by covering and protecting your HTC Evo 4G.

The Shell Gel case by Ballistic is also available For the, HTC Evo 3D, Droid Incredible 2, Thunderbolt, Sensation 4G, Nexus S, and the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G.

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