HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T brings the new Sense UI
posted by Nanko R. / Jan 05, 2011, 11:57 AM
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.
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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
posted on Jan 05, 2011, 12:32 PM 1
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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.
posted on Jan 05, 2011, 1:31 PM 0
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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)
posted on Jan 05, 2011, 10:43 PM 0
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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.
posted on Jan 06, 2011, 12:31 AM 0
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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!
posted on Jan 06, 2011, 10:41 PM 0
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.
posted on Jan 05, 2011, 1:14 PM 0
Posts: 35; Member since: Dec 28, 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
posted on Jan 05, 2011, 3:31 PM 0
I can't wait finally a 4" screen!
posted on Jan 05, 2011, 9:24 PM 0
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