HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s Speedy Superphone

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HTC just raised the superphone bar with Sprint’s introduction of the HTC EVO 4G — the first phone ready to jump on Sprint’s fast 4G network. And it’s not just the WiMAX radio that makes the EVO compelling. From top to bottom and everywhere in between this Android phone is built for performance. Why would I say that? Look over this rundown of the specifications to see why:

  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU
  • 8 megapixel camera with HD video recording capability and HDMI out
  • 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • Google Android 2.1
  • Wi-Max, EVDO, Wi-Fi and a mobile hotspot utility to share mobile broadband with up to eight devices over Wi-Fi
  • 4.3″ multitouch capacitive display at 800 x 480 resolution.

Simply put, the EVO is a potent combination. Sprint hasn’t yet announced pricing and expects availability this summer. Perhaps most interesting to me is what Sascha Segan noticed: the phone is both a “with Google” device and includes HTC Sense and seven home screens. Between the custom interface, high-end hardware and nimble 3G/4G capabilities, the EVO just might be the phone to beat this summer. Looks like the ball is in Apple’s court now.

 

Images courtesy of Sprint

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