HTC Evo 4G: First 3G/4G Released Today on Sprint
June 4, 2010 | Google and Android | 3 Comments|
Today Sprint released the first 4G phone in the form of the HTC Evo 4G. The hardware specs of this phone are really good with a 1ghz processor, 8mp camera and also a front facing camera running android. However, from some of the reviews that I have read of the device the battery life SUCKS!!! Here are some of the specs from the press release for those who have not had a chance to look at the phone yet:
HTC EVO 4G features the increasingly popular Android platform, Android 2.1, offering more than 50,000 apps, as well as a mind-blowing list of features, including:
- Simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G or Wi-Fi coverage areas, enabling Web surfing and more during conversation
- Offering a new way to search with pictures instead of words, Google Goggles™ works with everything from books, DVDs and barcodes to landmarks, logos, artwork and wine labels
- Superfast 1GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ processor, ensuring a smooth and quick movement within phone menus
- Two cameras – an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera
- Built-in mobile hotspot functionality allowing up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to share the 3G or 4G experience on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player, or any other Wi-Fi enabled device
- Integrated HD video capture with the ability to capture and share live video via the Qik Web site, Facebook®, YouTube or Twitter™
- Ability to easily watch video with the device on an HDTV via an HDMI cable (sold separately)
- Custom Web browser optimized for the 4.3-inch display and Sprint 4G speeds to deliver a full, no-compromise Internet experience
- A handy kickstand built into the back, making it easy to watch videos on-the-go
- Adobe Flash technology ensures that rich Internet content, such as embedded video and animation, are displayed the way they are meant to be seen
- Pinch-to-zoom and automatic text reflowing provide easy Web page views
I just left a Sprint store having a hands on demo with the Evo. Very fast and responsive. Especially wanted to try out the Leap feature and it worked flawlessly.
It is alot smaller than I anticipated and I have rather small hands for a man and the phone felt both light and fit snug in my palm. Looking to go back over the next couple days and do a hands on demo.
nice!! Are you planning on purchasing the phone soon?
NVM. If i remember correctly you are the WP7 guy right? That is going to hold out for WP7 and purchase the very first phone that comes out with WP7?