CTIA 2010 started with a bang as Sprint and HTC unveiled the brand new HTC EVO 4G which is Sprint’s first 4G phone. The HTC EVO 4G runs Android 2.1 and comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU, a 480×800 4.3 inch touch screen, a 8 megapixel camera as well as a front facing 1.3 megapixel camera for video calls. This new device uses the CDMA network for calls and EV-DO or WiMAX for the data connection which is supposed to be 10 times faster than a 3G connection. More after the break.
Here is the full press release from Sprint:
Today at CTIA Wireless, Sprint and HTC announce the upcoming availability of the new HTC EVOTM 4G device to be offered this summer. The HTC EVO 4G is the world’s first 3G/4G Android device and offers one of the most robust multimedia experiences on a wireless phone. Sprint 4G delivers peak download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, giving HTC EVO 4G the fastest data speeds of any U.S. device available today.
This feature packed device delivers a multimedia experience at 4G speeds that is second to none, making it possible to download music, pictures, files, or videos in seconds. Also boasting a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and dual cameras – an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera, the HTC EVO 4G ensures a smooth experience. Additionally, you can watch streaming video on-the-go on one of the largest pinch-to-zoom 4.3 inch display.
In addition to these class-leading features, the HTC EVO 4G incorporates the HTC Sense user experience and adds a number of new features, including Friend Stream, which aggregates multiple social communication channels including Facebook and Twitter into one organized flow of updates. The HTC Sense experience also touts a “Leap” thumbnail view to easily switch between home screen “panels;” the ability to download new, interactive widgets; and a “polite” ringer, which quiets the ringing phone once lifted up. With these added features, the HTC EVO 4G is as intuitive as it is powerful.
Customers will be able to purchase HTC EVO 4G through all Sprint channels and through national retail partners, RadioShack, Best Buy and Walmart, this summer.