Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sprint debuts the HTC EVO 4G: blows our minds.

Sprint's new 4G WiMAX-capable superphone has been announced, and currently outspecs any other phone on the market.


Packed into a slim package, this Android phone running 2.1 (with Sense) has a 4.3-inch-across capacitive multi-touch display, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP forward-facing VGA camera, shoots 720p HD video, has mini-USB and HDMI outputs, has 512 megs of RAM, a 1 GB internal drive (with microSD slot for expandability), full Flash support, can function as a mobile 3G/4G connected WiFi hotspot, will come with mobile TV support, and even has a deployable kickstand for your viewing pleasure.

It suffers only one flaw: it's on Sprint!

The phone was originally code-named the "HTC Supersonic" and was correctly rumored to have WiMAX capability. However, it also claimed to have a 4.3-inch display, which I assumed was a mistake. Why? Because another device, code-named the "HTC Incredible" is going to be hitting Verizon soon with similar specs, sans the front-camera and instead having a 3.7-inch display. Similar to that, the "HTC Desire" was essentially the same as "Incredible" but with a different shell and on the GSM bands for Europe. It seemed to make sense that "Supersonic" was actually an Incredible/Desire but configured for Sprint's network.

I couldn't have been more wrong, and I'm floored. The phone is supposed to release this summer, so we'll see if I have to drop Verizon (my contract has expired, I'm month-to-month currently) or we'll see if something new and exciting shows up before then.

Dell Mini 5 for Verizon, I hope?

1 comment:

  1. It looks like all of the innovative new phones are running Android now and the open store for apps seems like a better alternative than Apple's tightly controlled App Store. My contract with AT&T doesn't expire until later this year, but I'll likely switch to an Android phone with Verizon at that time. That is unless Apple releases something far superior, not another iPhone 3G to 3GS-type upgrade.