The fourth-generation smartphone from Sprint and HTC has finally been unveiled. The EVO 4G has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a 1Ghz processor, and an 8-megapixel camera that is “HD-capable.” The phone is set to release this summer.
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EA Sports denied rumors today that the company was seeking legal action against South Park for a recent episode that contained reference to Tiger Woods PGA Golf 10, one of the company’s major games. “The reports that EA Sports plans to sue the creators of South Park are completely false,” a rep tells EW.
Jason Priestly is set to host this year’s International Digital Emmy Awards ceremony in Cannes on April 12, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Other notable attendees include Dog Whisperer star Cesar Millan, who will co-host, and Heroes creator Tim Kring, who will receive the Pioneer Prize.
Palm’s Pre Plus and Pixi Plus smartphones will be available from AT&T in the coming months, the companies announced today. The announcement comes on the heels of disappointing sales for both devices; as of Saturday, Palm shares had dropped more than 60 percent this year.
Google, Intel, and Sony are joining forces to create Google TV, according to the New York Times. The open-source Android-based platform will integrate web functions onto a user’s TV screen, and could be available “as soon as this summer.”
The Federal Communications Commission unveiled its National Broadband Plan today. The 10-year plan, which includes recommendations for Congress as well as local government and the FCC itself, seeks to expand high-speed broadband Internet access to an additional 100 million homes by 2020, create affordable access at “anchor institutions” like schools and hospitals, bring broadband to rural communities, and promote greater agency transparency, among other goals. The report calls broadband “the great infrastructure challenge of the early 21st century,” and compares its development and expansion to those of the transcontinental railroad and electricity.
Rock Band 3 will be out in time for Christmas 2010, Viacom’s CEO confirmed on Tuesday. Bloomberg reports that Electronic Arts will continue to distribute the music-themed video game. CEO Philippe Dauman, speaking at a conference, didn’t elaborate on any more details about the third edition of the game. Also, Harmonix Music Systems has confirmed it is working on the game now.
Apple’s iPad tablet computer will hit stores on April 3, the Wall Street Journal confirms. Apple unveiled the device on Jan. 27 and said then that it would come to market in “late March.” After the April 3 US launch, international rollouts will continue later in April.
Comedy Central has confirmed that Viacom will be removing episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report from Hulu. A blog post written by Hulu Senior Vice President Andy Forssell confirmed that episodes will no longer be available on the website beginning March 9. “In the past 21 months, we’ve had very strong results for both Hulu and Comedy Central, in terms of the views and revenue we’ve generated,” Forssell wrote in the post. “After a series of discussions with the team at Comedy Central, though, we ultimately were unable to secure the rights to extend these shows for a much longer period of time.”
Episodes of both series, however, will still be available on TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com. Comedy Central issued the following statement: “Hulu was one of the many digital distribution partners we’ve worked with over the past few years to add new outlets for our valuable and powerful content and to help drive the businesses of our partners. We had a great experience with Hulu, and we hope to work with its team again in the future.”
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