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HTC EVO 4G Android Phone [Update]

The first Sprint 4G phone in the United States will be a Google phone. The HTC EVO 4G was unveiled earlier this week at the CTIA show in Las Vegas. Its 4G connectivity promises speeds 10x as fast as typical 3G networks. This new super-Android phone is said to be even more powerful than the Nexus One.

Besides blazing fast 4G coverage (see Sprint’s 4G city list below), this Sprint phone can also act as a hotspot allowing eight users to tether to the phone. Sprint is also said to be testing concurrent data and voice capabilities for the EVO 4G.

The display on the EVO 4G is slightly bigger than the Nexus One‘s at 4.3 inch (3.7 in on the N1), and runs at a 480×800 resolution. Instead of an AMOLED it uses a TFT (thin film transistor) LCD touchscreen.

The phone has an 8 mega-pixel camera with flash that supports 720p high-definition video. It also has a forward-facing 1.3 mega-pixel camera for use in video conferencing and other live streaming.

Like other new Android phones, the EVO 4G will be running on Android 2.1. The user interface is HTC’s Sense. It will have integrated Qik integrated for live video streaming, and also is the first to have YouTube High Quality Mobile.

Besides all the hardware and software goodies, the EVO 4G has an HDMI out, which will allow it to connect to HDTV’s to watch HD movies.  It even comes with a kickstand as an aid for your viewing pleasure.


Size 4.8 x 2.6 x 0.5 inches
Processor 1 GHz Snapdragon QSD8650 CPU
Operating System Android 2.1 (Eclair)
Memory 512MB RAM
Storage 1GB flash drive, microSD expansion to 32GB (comes with 8GB card)
Display 4.3 inch, 480×800 TFT LCD touchscreen
Camera 8 mega-pixel rear facing camera w/ flash, 1.3 mega-pixel front facing
Battery 1500 mAh
Size 120.5 x 67 x 11 mm(4.7 x 2.64 x 0.43 inch) (unconfirmed)
Connectivity Sprint CDMA, 802.11b/g WifFi
Other HTC Sense, HDMI Out, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headset jack, proximity and motion sensors, digital compass, micro USB

[UPDATE] The EVO 4G will be available on June 4th for $200 (with a mail-in rebate, $450 otherwise – Best Buy will apply the rebate directly). If you want access to the 4G network you’ll have to shell out an extra $10 a month, and eight-device tethering will cost another $30.


Sprint 4G Cities

  • Abilene, TX
  • Amarillo, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Bellingham, WA
  • Boise, ID
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Corpus Christi, TX
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth, tX
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Kileen/Temple, TX
  • Kitsap, WA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lubbock, TX
  • Maui, HI
  • Midland/Odessa, TX
  • Milledgeville, GA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Salem, OR
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Seattle, WA
  • Snohomish, WA
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Waco, TX
  • Wichita Falls, TX

And coming soon to:

  • Boston, MA
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New York, NY
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Washington D.C.


For more on the EVO 4G and other Android phones visit the Android Army Blog!