This kind of was off my radar but when I saw this piece of news, I started drooling.
Today, at a mobile wireless conference, Sprint unveiled the first ever 4G phone in the US dubbed the HTC EVO (aka Supersonic).
It’s working with Android 2.1, a 4.3-inch screen (480×800 TFT LCD), and 1GHz Snapdragon processor of the of the HTC Touch HD, 512MB RAM, 1GB internal storage,1280 x 720 video recording, a 1.3MP front facing camera, WiFi and a HDMI output. Yes, a HDMI output. Wow! (did I mention it has a kick-stand?). Best of all, it runs Flash!
Best of all, the HTC Evo will work as a hotspot for up to eight devices.
This is a huge advantage for Sprint. Having the first ever 4G phone in the US is a huge advantage. It all depends how the market it. If they can convince consumers that the phone is capable of faster streaming and downloads, they will have the advantage over the competition.
The ball is clearly in Apple’s court. With rumors of the iPhone 4G flying around, can Apple pull out something of it’s innovative hat and get consumers attention?
The EVO is planned to be released in the summer with no price specified so far.
The only thing that could bring this phone down will be the price point and Sprint itself. I’ve heard things about Sprint and they’re not good. Sprint needs to do some extra spending to bolster it’s image if it wants to get consumers in line.
This will be a great summer. We patiently await the announcement/leak of the iPhone 4G…