HTC Evo 4G – America gets First 4G Phone
The HTC Evo 4G has said “hello world!” at the CTIA trade show over in the USA.
The Evo 4G employs HTC’s Sense interface over Android 2.1.
The face of the Evo 4G is a good looking 4.3 inch LCD touchscreen, with four capacitive touch-sensitive buttons underneath.
In the engine room is a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8650 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. It has 1GB of built-in memory as well as the standard microSD card slot to boost that by up to 32GB.
As well as the 1.3 megapixel front loaded camera for vid calls comes a fairly mental 8 megapixel camera round back. It’s buddied up with a flash, shoots 720p video, and lets you tap on the screen to focus.
The Evo supports 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and comes with a Sprint hotspot app. This allows you to tether up to eight devices to your phone at any one time to surf the Web via the phone’s data connection. The Evo connects to the Web via EV-DO Rev A and WiMax. Sprint seems to be forging ahead with WiMax in the States, but it’s unlikely we’ll see that over here. Some networks in this country have held trials using LTE, a different technology approaching 4G speeds.
The HTC Evo 4G also features a handy kickstand for easy video viewing and you can also output photos and videos in HD quality (720p) via the HDMI port.