HTC EVO 4G makes its way to the floor with supersonic speed

HTC EVO 4G makes its way to the floor with supersonic speed
Well guys, it's not called the Supersonic, but is still a 4G smartphone by HTC. Sprint announced the first ever 4G Android handset, the HTC EVO 4G, to be available this Summer. Bearing many similarities with the HD2 (to be available soon with T-Mobile), the HTC EVO 4G is an even better device. It still has that massive 4.3-inch LCD screen and 1GHz Snapdragon processor, but also raises the bar by offering a total of 1 GB ROM and 512 MB RAM. But wait, it's not over yet. The HTC EVO 4G will bring forth an 8-megapixel camera with HD video capture capabilities, plus an additional front-facing 1.3-megapixel one for video calls (which we guess will be usable thanks to the 4G connection) - sweet! Keep in mind there will also be a 3G module inside the EVO, so that you can take advantage of the carrier's 3G network, when 4G is out of your reach.

Unlike the HD2, the HTC EVO 4G will be running Android 2.1 with the manufacturer's acknowledged Sense UI. This being the first Android 4G smartphone, it means that developers will now be able to write some quite data-intensive apps for this smartphone (and hopefully the others that will follow). For the purpose, Sprint has also announced a 4G developer guide that will explain the ins and outs of utilizing 4G hardware and software, the front facing cam and the HTC EVO 4G's HDMI output.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on at CTIA

source: Sprint

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90 Comments

1. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

damn, next to this phone "The Incredible" doesn't look so incredible anymore.

7. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Sa... sa... sa... SUPERSONIC!! Sa... sa... sa... SOLD!!! "Quietly Brilliant" my ass.. that announcment sounded like a SONIC BOOM!.. instantly blowing away any smartphone on the market. This is truly a Superphone... no wonder Apple suing.

19. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Wait a minute wasn't you going HD2, and TMobile? ROFL......I agree with you here....who'd want an incredible or any other phone. Too bad no key board, but TP3, and Win7 is the next HTC Sprint Sonic Boom.

21. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

haha i gotta agree with both of you... this kills any existence of what we know of a cell phone as of this day. I will most definitely be first in line. And sprint has the everything data plan... ohh boyyy. I think sprint is actually making a move for at&ts place.

38. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

DAM THATS DA FIRST PHONE IN AMERICA WITH A FRONT FACING CAMERA FOR VIDEO CALLING!!!!! YAY ITS ABOUT TIME WE GOT VIDEO CALLING IN DA STATES!! IM SO EXCITED THIS IS GOING TO BE MY NEXT PHONE!!!!!

40. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

I am getting the HD2 tommorow.. and this later this summer. Who says I cant own two 4.3" phones? : )

43. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Show off....but I must say that's why I am thinking getting aTP2 with the 6.53 update until this arrives, but then I'd want A Win7 TP3 this Xmas!

46. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

tp3 is smaller then the tp2 and has win mobile 6.5

51. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Its been my plan all along... chk my previous posts. WP7S will have to go 1 generation before Ill get into it.. kind of like the 1st yr of a new production car. Dont want to beta test. btw... this is the song Ive had stuck in my head all day... Sprint needs to license this for commercials and change that Evo name back to SUPERSONIC! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_tIlVT1iDg

53. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Dude thats the Tera...Not the TP3. Where did you get this misinformation. The Tera was mis appropiated the TP3 in error.

56. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1461; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

You did mention that you wanted an HD2, and Sprint does needs to market this like Apple did the I phone; from now until the summer. They have the momentum with this buzz all over wall street, and the news Media. It would be a shame not to follow through, and let the public know about it through mass media blitzing like Apple did.

58. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

I meant.. my plan was to get HD2 AND SUPERSONIC. Theres no way for Sprint to fumble this one... even if the do ZERO advertising.. the phone is THAT HOT. I just hope they get the WiMax on in NYC before this comes on so everyone can get in on some of that video conferencing love. Also... Jobs and his team must be scrambling right now to get a front facing camera on their next Iphone... to bad its on pos ATT.

61. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Looks like their not sitting on their hands with this one... heres their first ad http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8-YNacAGHs

64. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Nokia E71, E72, N95, N95 8GB, N96, etc,. Where have you been?

70. mattkl

Posts: 255; Member since: Feb 01, 2010

Ya I just ordered my HD2!!! This phone looks pretty amazing as well. Just sucks that once I get my HD2 and you guys get your 4G it will be outdated and we'll want the next shiny device, and I'll buy it!!!!!!

90. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

Looks like HTC is finally using micro-USB? Awesome!

2. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

this thing is amazing!!! stupid iphone contract isnt up until december... any speculation on the cost of this thing? I'm guessing $4-500 with a contract...plus 4G contract will be expensive too

18. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

sprint bought back my friends iphone 3gs for like $230, so it wont even matter, it'll pay for your cancellation!

37. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

I was hoping to sell my iphone and use it to pay for the phone, not the cancellation... i can wait until december...

52. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

ETF that biatch!

3. rtimi26

Posts: 42; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

It does look nice but put next to the Samsung Galaxy S, the screen will be trumped. I can't wait for a comparison review.

23. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

fuck samsung. theyre phones are shit.

31. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

the galaxy s has an amoled screen while the evo has a lcd screen. so yeah

4. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

*DROOL*

5. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

AND THEYVE ADDED MIAMI TO THE LIST OF 4G CITIES FOR THE END OF THIS YEAR!! SPRINT HAS A ONE WAY TICKET TO THE TOP WITH THIS DOUBLE WHAMMI! WHHHHHAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMIIIIII!!! Sprint 4G Expands Coast-to-Coast from Los Angeles to Miami Today SPRINT announced plans to launch Sprint 4G in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City and St. Louis. This is in addition Boston, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Minneapolis, New York City, San Francisco and Washington D.C. already slated for 2010.

24. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Did you say Pittsburgh?? Yeahh buddy. This phone was destined to be in my pocket.

29. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

sick eh!?!?

6. bossmann20

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

DAYUM!!!

8. easytochris

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 21, 2010

*drool*

9. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

nice phone but that and being the 1st to have 4g won't turn there churn rate around.

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