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HTC EVO Shift 4G for Sprint gets slide-out QWERTY keyboard

Maybe you’re digging the higher speeds afforded by Sprint’s WiMAX network. Maybe you want to get ino on the action with a QWERTY-equipped smartphone and the Samsung Epic 4G isn’t exactly your cup of tea. If that’s the case, it looks like you’ll soon be in luck with the HTC EVO Shift 4G.

Despite its name, this isn’t really a slightly modified version of the existing HTC EVO 4G from Sprint. Instead, it gets a slightly smaller 3.7-inch display. As a trade, you gain a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, which will satisfy folks like me who prefer hardware keyboards over virtual touchscreen ones. The rest of the specs are similar to the T-Mobile G2, including the 800MHz processor under the hood.

According to the early rumors, the HTC EVO Shift 4G for Sprint will come preloaded with Google Android 2.2, but since the Nexus S has been outted with the new 2.3 Gingerbread action, it’s possible that the newer OS will find its way onto the EVO Shift 4G before launch. Chalk this up to an unconfirmed leak for now, but it’s looking pretty promising.

[Gizmodo, Android Central via Sprint Users]

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  • http://evosmartphone.blogspot.com muddog15

    No way I would give up my touch screen keyboard for a freaking hard keyboard. I’ve used both and a hard keyboard is way slower and is no better than a touch screen keyboard, except for keyboard shortcuts that I can never remember anyway. A hard keyboard makes the phone bigger and heavy. I do a lot of typing on my phone and there’s no hard keyboard I’ve found that can out perform a touch screen keyboard. I’m typing this on my EVO.

    • Shellewake

       Ummmmmm. i have that phone and you get a touch screen keyboard also. you have your choice and believe me when it comes to typing i almost never use the screen. sorry but the keyboard is awesome.

  • popinadam

    I do like the idea of it being preloaded with Gingerbread and at this point I will continue to reccommend a physical keyboard over a virtual one any day, especially for someone who does a fair amount of emailing. The only thing I don’t understand is why the downgrade in processing power. I figured any of the “EVO” series devices would have been 1Ghz+. Either way it should definitely hit a pretty decent market of people, especially those who favor HTC quality over the rest … EG: Myself. Thanks for the news MobileMag.