HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T brings the new Sense UI
The HTC Inspire 4G is identical to the European HTC Desire HD, but with AT&T's 3G bands. It is one of the bigger smartphones (4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 inches (122 x 68 x 11.8 mm)), with 4.3" 480x800 pixels super LCD screen and a line of capacitive keys below it. It is running 1GHz processor and features 8MP camera with 720p HD video recording.
Desire HD is announced as the first USA phone to use HTC's latest version of Sense UI on top of the Android 2.2. HTC EVO Shift 4G will also have this Sense version, but it seems that Inspire 4G will beat it with earlier launch date. To learn more about the new Sense UI, please see our in-depth HTC Desize Z review.
1. omarc26 (Posts: 360; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
i remember reading a while back in a few articles that at&t was pissed off at t-mobile because they named there hspa+ network 4g . At&t was saying that hspa+ was still considered 3g . That only LTE was true 4g and now there doing the same thing t-mobile is doing with there hspa+ network ?? There naming there hspa+ network 4g? I dnt get them.. Because it clearly says this new phone for at&t is hspa+ and at&t is calling it 4g
4. Saad073 (Posts: 13; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)
If AT&T wants to stay competitive, it has to keep up with the other carriers. Since T-Mobile was already labeling HSPA+ as 4G and attacked AT&T for being a slower network with their ad campaigns, AT&T has probably decided to market their new HSPA+ phones as '4G capable' when they previously DID consider it as 3G.
11. cansler (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
To quote AT&T's website from the Inspire 4G link:
"The nation's fastest mobile broadband network – and getting even
faster with 4G speeds* "
See the little asterisk at the end? the footnote to this statement reads like this:
" *4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul. Will be available in limited areas. Availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment. Learn more at att.com/network."
They are playing the game according to the rules the ITU have established. (Rules that keep on changing. As of now, HSPA+ qualifies as 4G, no doubt in my mind, this is due in no small part to T Mo lobbying to have it changed to fit their boasts/smear campaign)
14. skymitch89 (Posts: 1244; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Actually, "the ITU said that the 4G name could be used to describe "other evolved 3G technologies" that show considerable improvements compared to the original 3G in use". In other words, HSPA+ can now be called 4G.
18. matistight (Posts: 321; Member since: 13 May 2009)
youre all wrong. there is no 4g, and as i remember LTE is a cool way of saying lite, as in like a preview to 4g. 4g has speeds of 100mbs, which will happen on a phone, years from now. by the way, im an iphone owner, but evo 4g is the shit. no lag at all. even though it isnt 4g or "LTE". come on. talk english its 1g, 2g, 3g, 4g! thats it!
2. Polo (unregistered)
Yeah but when you are in a competitive market you need to do what is going to keep you in business and making money. basically if you can't beat them join them.
3. virgo (unregistered)
During a meeting in Geneva on December 6th, the ITU said that the term 4G "may also be applied to the forerunners of these technologies, LTE and WiMax." The ITU also said that the 4G name could be used to describe "other evolved 3G technologies" that show considerable improvements compared to the original 3G in use.
So that shows HSPA+ can be used as 4G as long as it shows an improvement over its 3G network.
7. spinelessrabbit (Posts: 35; Member since: 28 Dec 2010)
A bigger and faster aria not satisfied, can we get a new phone design please gosh, it really doesnt make it exciting when a alleged 4g phone which is just 3g plus look like an older phone thats a year old
9. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
This design works for a lot of HTC models - should they create a square phone or a circle phone, then?
10. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)
I can't wait finally a 4" screen!
15. skymitch89 (Posts: 1244; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
Um...the Samsung Captivate has a 4in screen.
13. cansler (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
I'm thinking I get this (I finially get my Bravo-like Device) on my father's upgrade, then use my upgrade on the REAL 4G behemoth that comes out later.
16. skymitch89 (Posts: 1244; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)
I just wonder if it'll bring the quick boot that the Desire HD and Desire Z has.
17. baztah (Posts: 29; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)
im just hoping that this phone has a nice microphone, coz on every videos i watch on youtube of HTC devices video sample, the audio quality sucks.
19. lethal6 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Dec 2010)
Is it true that this phone does not have a front face camera? I was really looking forward to getting this and leaving my i Phone. It looks as though I will have to lean towards the molorola.
20. copper1266 (unregistered)
Does anyone know how to shut of already installed aps on the inspire i am also having problems with what aps have to be running when i force stop aps they turn off but then come back on later without me knowing