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Sprint hopes to knock it out of the park with the HTC EVO 4G

Microsoft has been making waves with its Windows Phone 7 Series operating system, Palm is battling the Grim Reaper with slow sales of the Pre and Pixi, and Apple is just on cruise control until the next generation iPhone and iPhone OS 4.0 hit later this summer. Forget the looming lawsuit from Apple, HTC and Sprint are looking to spice things up with some Android lovin' in the form of the HTC EVO 4G.

As its name implies, the new smartphone takes advantage of Sprint's advanced 4G WiMAX network. In addition, the phone supports EV-DO Rev. A, CDMA, and EV-DO.

"Sprint continues to lead the 4G revolution as we introduce HTC EVO 4G to give our customers an experience that is unlike anything available in wireless to date," said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. "Not only is this feature-rich device incredible on our Sprint 3G network, but Sprint 4G speeds will take mobile multimedia, including live video streaming, gaming and picture downloads, to a whole new level."

When it comes to the specs sheet, many people thought that the Google Nexus One had just about every smartphone on the market beat. The HTC EVO 4G simply crushes everything else on the market thanks to a 4.3" (480x800) TFT LCD, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM, 8.0mp camera in addition to a 1.3mp front-facing camera for video conferencing, GPS, digital compass, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile HDTV, and HDMI (720p) output. When it comes to storage, the HTC EVO 4G has 1GB of storage built-in and can support up to 32GB via a microSD slot.

Being that the HTC EVO 4G is a flagship Android device, it is obviously running Android 2.1.

"HTC and Sprint have a strong history of working together to bring consumers technologies and advancements that make their lives easier," added HTC CEO Peter Chou. "We believe that the HTC EVO 4G represents the best of Sprint and the best of HTC working together to bring an unmatched device to the U.S. This combination of HTC and Sprint innovation will allow people to do even more while on the go, faster than ever on the Sprint 4G network."

Sprint has not announced pricing for the HTC EVO 4G, but the phone will be available this summer.

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RE: The God of all phones...
By Motoman on 3/24/2010 1:45:53 AM , Rating: 4
No, no I can't live without a real keyboard. Any and all onscreen keyboards are permanently inferior to a real keyboard, and I will not ever buy a phone without a real keyboard.

...if this phone had a real keyboard, I'd buy one tomorrow. Not even kidding, not a little bit.

...but no real keyboard? It's useless to me. Just a toy.

RE: The God of all phones...
By PrezWeezy on 3/24/2010 2:26:08 PM , Rating: 5
Why did people rate down the fact that he doesn't like the on-screen keyboards? That's one thing I've been hating to see the trend of as well. I can't stand the on screen ones. My error rate on those things is 15 times higher than on a physical board. Not everyone has to like the on-screen stuff and he shouldn't be rated down just for his usage model. In fact, I think people like us should post MORE often so phone makers will continue to make phones with real keyboards.

RE: The God of all phones...
By Motoman on 3/25/2010 11:51:56 AM , Rating: 2
Why did people rate down the fact that he doesn't like the on-screen keyboards?

...because the magic box in the living room tells them that they *need* an onscreen keyboard.

That. Is. All.

There is no good excuse, ever, for an onscreen keyboard - technological niftiness is a poor replacement for fitness-for-purpose. it doesn't matter that a real keyboard will always be superior, in every way, to an onscreen keyboard - it's "old" and it's "not cool" and since onscreen keyboards are "cool" and "new" that's what the sheeple will buy.

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