HTC EVO 4G is the first smartphone to run on Sprint's high-speed 4G WiMax network. Here's what you need to know about your first WiMax-capable phone before it hits the streets.
What makes EVO 4G so special is the 4G wireless support. According to Sprint, the 4G network offers download speeds 10 times faster than those offering 3G connectivity. It said that 4G (also called WiMax wirelessly) is still new technology and is not available in many places. Indeed, since mid-May, the Sprint 4G network is only available to around 41 million people. In addition, 80 million people are expected to receive the service by the end of this year.
Price and availability
From 4 June, HTC EVO 4G will be available from Sprint for $ 199.99. To get a handset for that price, you need to sign up for a two-year service agreement, such as $ 69.99 per month. All Data plan. And if you live in a 4G coverage or not, you also need to subscribe to $ 10 per month 4G Premium Data add-on plan.
EVO 4G has a large 4.3-inch display. It's an all-touch screen phone which means it does not have a QWERTY keyboard. The screen recognizes multi-touch activities and sports 800 x 480 pixels.
HTC EVO 4G has a kickstand that you can set up to watch videos. The handset also features a mini-HDMI out port for transferring pictures and videos to a larger screen.
EVO 4G runs Android 2.1. It can run tens of thousands of third-party apps in the Android Market. It also features HTC Sense interface as the surface of the Android OS.
Browsing the Web
Next to 4G, EVO supports other connectivity features like 3G and WiFi. Sprint says that your smartphone will have a custom browser that is designed to take advantage of the 4.3-inch display. It will also support Adobe Flash, which means you can view embedded video and flash websites.
EVO 4G can serve as a mobile hotspot where you can connect up to 8 wireless devices simultaneously. This feature is not free, though. Sprint will charge you an additional $ 29.99 per month to use the service.
HTC EVO 4G has two cameras: 8 megapixel camera at the rear and 1.3 megapixel camera with front panel. As you can probably imagine, the camera in front is rotated for video recording. The camera on the back can be used to shoot high quality images and videos with resolutions up to 720p. It has auto focus and flash.
On paper, the HTC EVO 4G looks like the most feature-rich smartphone available today. But a lot of money is necessary to use all its actions.
Source by Manjusha Nambiar