Swype, Blockbuster coming to HTC EVO 4G

If you’re an EVO user who loves Swype but can’t stand the last several beta versions, the OTA headed your way will be a breath of fresh air. According to this xda-developers thread, OTA_supersonic_3.70.651.1-3.30.651.3_releasekobxwrvtv9q86pp0.zip includes an public release of Swype.

The complete list of changes:

HTC – EVO 4G (A9292)

Software Version: 3.70.651.1
Release Date: 12/13/2010
Method: Available OTA + Retail
PRL Version: 60671
Version: 1.90_003
Hardware Version: 0002 / 0003
Fixes:

NEW FEATURES / SERVICES IN MR3
- Blockbuster (including WM DRM 10)
- Kindle eReader
- Preloaded try/buy video game: NOVA from Gameloft
- Sprint Zone update
- Latest Telenav
- Latest VVM App
- Latest Sprint TV app
- SWYPE Keyboard
- Scan Now Widget for 4G (does not need to be available on any panel, just a widget option users could find and use).

Insiders are confirming the update:

“Team, There has been a new software version released for the Evo, please reference the CE forums for the specific update details. Please understand this is a tiered roll, each device will not be able to update until the unit is eligible for the update. This is to prevent overload of the server. The user will receive a notification when eligible for the update. ”

One xda user reported the update was available to his EVO OTA.

I downloaded the update from a link at Android Central (now broken, HTC seems to have removed the file), but received an error when flashing. Has anyone had luck with this update yet?

Thanks to those who sent this in.

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