Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G is the WiMAX Smartphone We’ve All Been Expecting; Formerly Known as HTC Supersonic

March 23, 2010, By Alex Ion

For the last few months we’ve been drooling over Sprint’s first Android handset, the sleek HTC Supersonic. Well folks, today the US carrier finally shred some light during a press event at the CTIA 2010 show, making an official announcement about a mobile phone dubbed the HTC EVO 4G.

Sprint's HTC Evo 4G is the WiMAX smartphone we've all been expecting

According to Sprint, the HTC EVO 4G is a “wireless phone that’s as fast and powerful as most people’s basic DSL and cable wired connections. Filled with so many features we don’t know where to begin. Like the fact that it works in 3G and 4G markets or the over 30,000 apps you’ve come to expect from an Android-powered phone. And it’s only available on the first wireless 4G network from a national carrier.”

Indeed one of the most powerful device we’ve seen as of late, the new Sprint HTC EVO 4G comes with a large 4.3-inch TFT LCD that does 480×800 pixel resolutions, features a fast-paced Snapdragon QSD8650 1GHz processor 512MB of RAM (yum) and 1GB of built-in memory to store your favorite apps. Another eye-catching feature of the EVO 4G is the astounding 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, that’s capable to shoot 720p video.

A mobile phone a la HD2 but with Android under the hood, HTC EVO 4G also comes with HDMI out (requires an adapter to connect it to your HDTV or HD monitor), an 8GB microSD card and 802.11b/g WiF connectivity. The handset comes with a combo of EV-DO Rev. A and WiMAX for data transfers (which are supposedly far beyond 3G), but does calls via CDMA.

On top of that the EVO 4G has mobile hotspot capability that allows it to connect up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices to it, allows you to shoot and upload videos instantly to the web and brings social integration with Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and more other networks.

Regarding the mobile OS, we’re hearing it’s Android 2.1 with a tweaked Sense UI — making it even more interesting.

While an official release date is not yet available, Sprint says that the HTC EVO 4G will debut “this summer”.

There’s no word on pricing, but for some reason it already managed to get to our hearts.

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