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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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Excellent phone, HTC!
By themaster08 on 3/24/2010 6:29:48 AM , Rating: 2
I'm glad HTC are standing up to Apple, and giving them the middle finger with brilliant phones like this.

I bet Jobs is seething!

He'll be in dire straits when Apple lose their patent case.

RE: Excellent phone, HTC!
By Aloonatic on 3/24/2010 7:03:15 AM , Rating: 2
Whilst I'm sure that you are right in saying that he won't be happy to see some genuine competition...

I'm also pretty sure that he will still be able to sleep at night, knowing that he has had a couple of years head start and built up a massive (indoctrinated) user base who all have iTunes/app-store accounts, so will find it a bind to move over to Android, WinMo 7, Memo, whatever, no matter how good the hardware might be. Many of them on nice lengthy 24 month contracts too, by which time Apple will have a new device (or 2) released or waiting in the wings.

So Dire straights? Probably not.

Still it's all good for us though. That is, If you can stand the fact that HTC seem to be releasing a new and better phone quicker than the time it takes for the ink from your signature to dry at the bottom of the 18/24 month contract that you've just signed for their last "latest and greatest" device too.

RE: Excellent phone, HTC!
By themaster08 on 3/24/2010 8:03:45 AM , Rating: 2
So Dire straights? Probably not.

I do agree with your post, however I feel he will be in dire straits as he will have absolutely no hold over the competition once Apple lose, and the competition will be free to do as they please.

Like every dictator that ever was, Jobs loves nothing more than control over everything. Take that control away and he'll start panicking.

"It's okay. The scenarios aren't that clear. But it's good looking. [Steve Jobs] does good design, and [the iPad] is absolutely a good example of that." -- Bill Gates on the Apple iPad

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