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Picture of HTC EVO Shift 4G shows physical QWERTY, but no front facing camera

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Picture of HTC EVO Shift 4G shows physical QWERTY, but no front facing camera
The HTC EVO Shift 4G looks like a Sprint 4G version of the HTC G2, Desire Z and Merge. While it does offer a landscape sliding QWERTY along witrh the 4G connectivity, it does not have a front facing camera for video chat.

Originally called the HTC Knight, don't be alarmed by what appears to be a very thick body-it looks like someone put a case on the device before taking the picture. If indeed this model does get launched by Sprint, this will be the carrier's third 4G enabled handset, the second with a keyboard. And take a look at how spacious the QWERTY is on the HTC EVO Shift with plenty of real estate between letters.

No launch date or possible pricing has been discussed, but with T-Mobile trying to steal the 4G thunder from Sprint, and with the holiday shopping season upon us, it would behoove the pin-dropping network to get this phone released soon.

source: SprintUsers via AndroidCentral

The HTC EVO Shift 4G adds a QWERTY keyboard, but does not offer a front facing camera

The HTC EVO Shift 4G adds a QWERTY keyboard, but does not offer a front facing camera


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posted on 12 Dec 2010, 08:50 2

1. Nicksully23 (Posts: 16; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


isn't there one on the left side of the speaker at the top?

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 11:54

2. portal (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)


i think it's a camera there. as it is big enough. eventhough it's not officially yet...

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 12:01

3. XxxCalebxxX (Posts: 14; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)


it sure does look like a camera

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 13:13

4. bk13 (unregistered)


The "camera" is the proximity sensor for the touch screen (most likely)

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 13:35

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


if the phone is black/dark grey, why is the qwerty out line blue then its out line of the outline is grey and the fnt is yellow and track pad white??? HTC could of done way better but this showed they have no taste and are lazy hopefully they didnt do the same thing to its performance

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 16:52

7. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Function txt on keys in Sprint yellow.
htc has used blue backlit qwerty keyboards on the last 3 phones I have owned.
I suspect the qwerty keys are white on black and the photo lighting does not show this well [white on black is highest contrast I can think of].
I think the trackpad is useless so I have no thoughts on why it may be white...

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 16:04

6. smpdx (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Either way, it looks ridiculous.
If they are going to make a new Evo, it should look very similar, with no keayboard.

posted on 12 Dec 2010, 20:13

8. baldilocks (Posts: 541; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)


The R O F L on the keypad are underlined and also written on the screen of the phone. Looks like a fake or someone having fun putting two phones together to me.

posted on 13 Dec 2010, 00:59

9. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


yeah look at the sun on the screen. clearly says ROFL. this is not a real phone. its a fake. even if its not, what a waste of time by HTC to take am evo and slap a keyboard under it. not to mention the snap on cover.. looks like part of a droid2 to me by looking at the keyboard.

posted on 13 Dec 2010, 10:37

10. ant (unregistered)


this is a fake!!

posted on 14 Dec 2010, 03:00

11. TechDork (Posts: 242; Member since: 10 May 2010)


Has anyone realized that there is a case on that? lol.

posted on 15 Dec 2010, 15:12

12. ray up to di time (unregistered)


dat would suck if its not a camera at da front

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