HTC EVO 4G, the World’s first 3G/4G Android handset coming to Sprint

HTC EVO 4G Android Smartphone coming to Sprint summer of 2010

Sprint’s first WiMax/4G phone is official, and it’s everything your dream smartphone could be.  The HTC Evo 4G is a combination of  HTC’s Touch HD2 hardware, and a bit of Sense UI Android goodness of the HTC Legend, pushing 720p HDMI output and ultimately becoming the future of portable multimedia entertainment.

The Evo will be exclusive to Sprint, with blazing fast downloads over their 4G network, it will also work on their existing 3G network, but 4G is really where its at (10 times faster than 3G).  Running Android 2.1, with a beautiful 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen at 480×800 resolution, we would expect this powerful machine to support DiVX, but no official word on that just yet.

The camera is quite notable, at 8 megapixels in the rear, and 1.3 megapixels in the front, you can record HD video and output it through the HDMI port on the side.   Support for posting high-quality video to YouTube and Facebook will come out of the box, or share real time over the Internet live, via Qik.

HTC has built-in mobile hotspot functionality, letting you share 4G to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices. A custom web browser with Flash will be used, details are scarce and that’s all we know about it now, but that sure is exciting. Imagine an Opera Mini optimized browser on 4G? At those speeds your EVO could very well catch on fire.

Check out the full specs below, or a great hands-on at Gizmodo.  Sprint will release the phone “this summer” but no news on an actual date or price has been set.

HTC Evo 4G from Sprint photo gallery


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2 Comments

  1. Yo! this new htc phone looks funkin awsome!!! i’m really interested in to hook up this tool, i think Android is much better than the iOS in my opinion so i guess thats the phone for me :)

  2. coolfx35 says:

    Well, I’ve been obsessively checking every day, all day long for news of a 2.1 upgrade for my Hero. To be honest, I didn’t think we would see a 4g phone until the end of the year. It may be impetuous and ridiculously optimistic, but I’m planning to buy the Evo for myself and my boyfriend just as soon as it hits the shelf. I’ve been waiting a long time for this kind of hardware on an Android device. I was an early adopter. I’ve had a G1, a myTouch and now a Hero. My dad has my boyfriend’s old G1, My boyfriend and I both have Sprint Heros now. We had to switch networks when we couldn’t get voice or data coverage in our home or offices. We have Clear Networks as an ISP, so I’m super psyched to see Sprint partnering with them. And I’m way excited about the possibility of simultaneous voice/data services. Anyway, glad to find a community like http://www.Evo4Gforum.net with full of people as anxious as I am for the release of the Evo.

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