Android superfactory HTC’s latest smartphone is a 4G device designed just for Sprint. The phone called HTV Evo is a feature-packed gadget that will have the distinction of being the first phone offered for a 4G network in the U.S.
The Evo has a 4.3-inch touchscreen, two cameras, GPS navigation, HDMI output and mobile hotspot capability. It will run Google’s Android 2.1 operating system and HTC’s custom user interface called the Sense.
Sprint claims its 4G network can offer download speeds up to 10 times faster than current 3G networks, allowing the Evo to be blazing fast when its come to data access.
Over the last few years, Sprint has been building out its 4G network and the company’s 4G wireless services is available in 27 cities in the U.S., thought that doesn’t include most major hubs like San Francisco and New York. Sprint has said it will expand its 4G network in a big way this year.
Sprint and HTC haven’t announced pricing for the Evo but device is expected to launch this summer.
Like the Nexus One, another HTC designed phone for Google, the Evo will use a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It will have a 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera. (See a list of detailed specifications on Sprint’s site.)
Evo’s mobile hotspot functionality will also allow up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the network. The phone will also support Adobe Flash and will have a “custom” web browser, says Sprint.
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Source: Gadget Lab