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HTC EVO 4G – Sprint's First WiMAX Handset

We recently shared some rumors about Sprint gearing up to introduce HTC Supersonic, its first WiMAX enabled mobile/handset. Unexpectedly, Sprint has confirmed the rumor little before anticipated time-frame and has announced its first 4G handset, it will dubbed as HTC EVO 4G and will be released this Summer. The hardware of phone is of HTC HD2 with Android 2.1 OS running on it. Interesting fact about the phone is that it supports multiple 3G/4G wireless technologies, the handset basically runs a combo of EV-DO Rev. A and WiMAX, with calls still being made over CDMA and the EV-DO / WiMAX options for data.

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As far as the hardware specs of phone is concerned, they are more-or-less similar to those of HTC HD2 but there are some enhancements particularity in memory and battery life. Phone has large 4.3 inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1GHz powerful Snapdragon processor, 512 MB RAM. Front camera for making video calls is of 1.3 megapixels and phone also provides 720p video recording! Last but not the least, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11b/g. Certainly from hardware point of view, this phone is superb! The phone runs Android 2.1 (same as Nexus One) with slight changes in home screen.

Have a look at hands-on with HTC EVO 4G by Engadget.

The price of the phone has not been announced yet, but as per Sprint, they would release the details soon. This phone would certainly be a landmark in 4G arena, as 4G technology truly possess a high data speed and performance but there wasn't a 4G(WiMAX / LTE) handset available in the market to support a true 4G multimedia experience on the go, hopefully this set will fulfill 4G customers needs. Having said that, there are few concerns associated with this handset as well like battery life and the OS stability. Let's see how this handset turns out. Stay tuned for more updates.

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