Sprint and HTC today announced the launch of the world's first dual-mode 3G/4G Android smartphone, the HTC EVO 4G which will become available exclusively from Sprint. The HTC EVO 4G delivers a multimedia experience at 4G speeds, making it possible to download music, pictures, files or videos in seconds - not minutes. Running Android 2.1, the HTC EVO 4G delivers a robust list of features, including a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and dual cameras - an 8.0 megapixel autofocus main camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera.
With integrated HD video capture and 4G speeds, HTC EVO 4G makes slow uploads and grainy video a thing of the past. Now, it is possible to post high-quality video to YouTube or Facebook or share moments in real time over the Internet live, via Qik. After these videos have been captured, it is easy to share them on an HDTV via an HDMI cable (sold separately).
The built-in mobile hotspot functionality allows to hook the HTC EVO 4G up to eight WiFi enabled devices to share the 4G experience. Users can easily share an Internet connection on the go with a laptop, camera, music player, game unit, video player or any other WiFi enabled device.
The custom Web browser is optimized for HTC EVO 4G's large display and Sprint 4G speeds to deliver a full, no-compromise Internet experience. 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.
Sprint's 4G network offers a faster wireless experience than any other U.S. national wireless carrier, and Sprint is the only national carrier offering wireless 4G service today in 27 markets. Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than U.S. 3G (Sprint's 4G network speed is something between 3 - 6 Mbps), giving HTC EVO 4G the fastest data speeds of any U.S. wireless device available today.
Customers will be able to purchase HTC EVO 4G through all Sprint channels and through national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, this summer. Pricing will be announced at a later date.
Cheers ~ Arne