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.
Enjoying a nice evening in front of the TV last night, a Sprint commercial came on touting the ability to “Make Your iPhone 4G”. Being a bit of an iWhatever junkie and a slave to AT&T, I was excited to say the least.
I instantly went to their company site for more information. Once there, Sprint promises to “Turbo charge your productivity with an even faster Mobile Broadband connection”. What black magic would allow you to escape the clutches of your 3G carrier? Sprint’s Overdrive 4G mobile hotspot comes to the rescue!
I remember when I first saw the Novatel MiFi device, I thought it was wonderful, the ability to pop in a SIM card your 3G provider packed in your phone – creating a Wi-Fi hotspot for nearby devices. Sure the data bills could get steep, but this was before wireless tethering became “a thing.”
While I’m more inclined to use wireless tethering now, there are still many others who love the MiFi and the terrific utility that it provides.
There has been a lot of talk over the last year or so about the iPhone 4G (fourth generation) and its impending arrival. While the iPhone 4G stands for an increase in operating system and technological features of the device itself, it may also stand for the fourth generation of communications technology on the iPhone. Beceem, a company known for making components that make wireless communications possible, has managed to create a new chip that is indeed a 4G chip.
According to MacVideo, the new chip called the BCS5000 is said to have speeds and reliability up to the standards of the 4G.