Video is data intensive. Live streaming video services like those offered by Qik are super data intensive. Thankfully the 4G speeds of Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G are so blazing fast that not only can they handle Qik when connected, Sprint is so confident that they’re pre-installing the Qik Android application on the phone. When you turn on your EVO 4G for the first time, expect to see the Qik app ready to run directly out of the box.
When Android first launched there were a lot of “it” apps but it seemed ShopSavvy and a few others were the ones you would show your friends saying, “look what my phone can do”. Everybody seemed to have those types of apps and headed straight to Android Market to grab them. With Qik preloaded on the EVO, the company behind the application stands a LOT to gain as it could become the next example of “it” apps enabled by 4G connectivity.
And with an 8MP HD capable camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera, I expect owners of the EVO to get a lot of bang for their multimedia mobile buck.