HTC EVO 4G: Sprint Android Official For Summer 2010 [GLORY]

We’ve heard rumor after rumor after rumor regarding the HTC Supersonic destined to be an Android in overdrive, headed to Sprint as the company’s first 4G powered handset. That phone WAS announced today at CTIA, but with a different name – the HTC EVO:

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Some of the specs that instantly make the HTC EVO *THE* Android sensation of the moment:

  • 4G connectivity
  • 4.3-inch display
  • 8MP Camera with flash
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • HDMI Out
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB Built-in memory
  • 512MB RAM
  • Android 2.1
  • HTC Sense

During the press conference, Sprint and HTC CEOs claimed the companies have been working together since 2008 to bring Sprint’s first 4G handset to life. By the looks of it all the hard work really, REALLY paid off:

Oh. My. God.

That thing looks nothing short of amazing. When Android first hit the scene, everyone wanted an HTC HD with Android. Instead we patiently waited, and got that, times 2, on crack and anabolic steroids (the smartphone legal kind). This thing looks nothing short of astonishing.

Verizon has the HTC Incredible rumored to be announced in the very near future and together these two BEAST-droids are poised to rule the Android World… at least for the time being. Is HTC cleaning up in the Android world or what?

Head over the HTC EVO 4G Forum to discuss the hottest new phone with tens of thousands of Android Fans!

[Via Engadget]

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  • Craig

    Awesome!! I hope the price tag doesn’t turn me off…. Not sure how it could though!

  • tomeaine

    wow…just wow.
    finnally a front face camera, hdmi out and specs to knock your socks off.
    please sprint, dont go greedy on this and start this puppy low..you need customers..you, err I need this phone..please

  • G8D

    Please, please come to the UK :3

  • jo

    BEEEEEEEEAST!

  • Jeff

    I think I just creamed in my pants!

    On a side not anyone know what the metal bar on the back is? It seems to flip out as you can see right away in the video, has some writing on it too that I couldn’t quite make out at the end of the video.

  • Jerry

    @Craig .. 4g plans will be more expensive.. I really don’t think Sprint will sell the device for more than $200 on contract though… they will make money on the plan .. if you don’t like it .. go with a 3g plan

  • Mur

    suddenly my Nexus One that I should be receiving tomorrow is less exciting.

  • ?????

    Um what—->”Verizon has the HTC Incredible rumored to be announced in the very near future and together these two BEAST-droids are poised to rule the Android World…” I thought the Incredible was supposed to be basically the same as the Nexus One, just running SenseUI. The processor is even less powerful than that of the Nexus isn’t it? And isn’t the Incredible rumored to be using the same ‘has issues screen’ as the Nexus? I think the credit your giving the Evo is well placed, but unless you’ve heard something I haven’t, then the Incredible shouldn’t even be mentioned in the same breath with this new titan!

  • gambrinus

    But no physical keyboard, apparently. That’s a deal breaker to me. I honestly don’t understand how people find that acceptable. I can barely type at all on a touchscreen keyboard, much less quickly.

  • max

    Only 512 meg of ram???the desire has 576. the only advantage is the cameras and the 4g. Wheres the incredible?

  • SuperSonic

    Jeff: Kickstand, so phone can stand on its own for you to watch video on it

  • mudrock1000

    Don’t worry Mur, While that think is juts making it to android 2.2 or whatever the Nexus One will be on Android 4.0 ;)

  • josh

    Physical keyboards are overrated. Once you get used to a touchscreen there is no going back!

  • jo

    Engadget: “Hesse also mentioned a moment ago that the EVO will operate as a WiMAX hotspot supporting up to 8 simultaneous connections, besting even Sprint’s own Overdrive. How hot is that?”

  • http://www.themavenreport.com Kyle

    I could care less what this phone costs. It’ll be worth int when I take it home.

  • jo

    Engadget: “First thing we’re going to see is YouTube HQ, which will premiere on the EVO 4G — a high-quality YouTube experience designed for 4G networks, it seems.”

  • swazedahustla

    @mudrock1000,

    that sounds like a bit of misplaced jealously. Buyers remorse??? LMAO!!

  • V

    Quote
    “gambrinus wrote on March 23, 2010

    But no physical keyboard, apparently. That’s a deal breaker to me. I honestly don’t understand how people find that acceptable. I can barely type at all on a touchscreen keyboard, much less quickly.” quote

    seriously with a 4.3 screen, that can fit 2 keyboards. If it’s as responsive as an iPhone it will do the job.

  • snapdragon

    Nowadays techblogs like this replace pornsites – or is there anyone who didnt get wet of this?

  • jo

    Engadget: “They’re outputting a Prince of Persia trailer over HDMI to a flat panel, and as you might expect, it looks stellar… such is the magic of HD digital video out, we suppose.”
    .
    “Now we’re seeing video streaming to TVs using the EVO as a WiFi hotspot and a Roku box. The same result as usual: it’s fast.”

  • ?????

    “Nowadays techblogs like this replace pornsites – or is there anyone who didnt get wet of this?” LOL! Yeah, we Verizon users are only wet from the tears we’re crying. I want this on my network! AH!

  • jo

    What is the difference between the TFT screen this has and the SUPERAMOLED that the nexus has? Which is better?

  • jo

    keyboard comparison between EVO, Iphone, and Nexus: http://www.engadget.com/photos/htc-evo-4g-vs-iphone-vs-nexus-one-0/#2826096

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  • James

    I’m in LOVE 8) Must have it!!!!

  • jo

    Nexus’s Amoled vs. EVO’s TFT: “AMOLED is brighter and colours appear livelier compared to TFT screens. Not only that, but AMOLED’s require less power than TFT screens because they don’t require a back light — each individual pixel is lit by it’s own accord, unlike TFT based LCD’s which require a LED or fluorescent backlight.
    Because of this, mobile phone makers use AMOLED’s instead of TFT because it conserves battery life.

    AMOLED displays however often aren’t as bright as their LCD counterparts when viewed outdoors or in direct sunlight. The other downside to OLED displays is they have a significantly shorter lifespan than LCD displays — roughly three years.”

  • David Hamilton

    Not waiting till may or sept again sprint missed the boat.

  • treefq

    woo

  • Tochukwu

    I’m sure Apple will soon sue HTC for 4G.

  • http://www.omgandroid.com OMG Android App Reviews

    I love the screen and a HDMI output ?

  • awesome!!

    nothing short of breathtaking!!!

  • Craig

    And where in the world is T-Mobile ._.

  • issac

    I was waiting for NEXUS on SPRINT, now I am confused

  • Lee

    @issac – sprint will be carrying the nexus one, and also the EVO :)

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  • jay

    funny how the guy he’s recording a video of is on a MAC!!! LOL!!!

  • diane von

    awesome phone i owne one :)

  • Bruce

    “ummmmm” This guy is a marketing rep? Geeez, this guy should be FIRED!

    Go back to school and learn how to communicate dude!

  • marc

    What was the website she whispered?
    sprint.com/express-something