Thursday, March 25, 2010

HTC EVO, Sprints First 4G Phone, It Is An Android!

HTC EVO Android Based 4G Phone,
If you were looking for the perfect 4G phone, yes Sprint has officially announced that it is bringing HTC EVO to the market, to it's 4G Cities.. HTC EVO is an Android 2.1 based phone similar to HTC HD2 WinMo phone, with some upscale components and snappier operating system.
The Sprints HTC EVO sports a 1GHz Qualcomm(R) Snapdragon(TM) processor ensuring a smooth and quick user experience when coupled with the Android 2.1 Mobile OS. The Phone has dual cameras - an 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD-capable video camcorder and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel camera (Something people expected from Apple on iPhone 3GS but never came)- HTC EVO 4G unleashes the ability to create, stream and watch video that far surpasses expectations of what is possible on a phone today.  Now you can have that video conference from anywhere.
HTC EVO 4G features the newest version HTC Sense user experience without a heavy underlying OS like the HTC HD2. The new HTC Sense features  adds a number of new features, including Friend Stream, which aggregates multiple social communication channels including Facebook and Twitter(TM) into one organized flow of updates; a "Leap" thumbnail view to easily switch between home screen "panels"; the ability to download new, interactive widgets; and a "polite" ringer, which quiets the ringing phone once lifted up

Android 2.1 platform also brings in a wide array of useful new features to HTC EVO 4G:

  • Android 2.1 enables a new way to search with pictures instead of words. Google Goggles(TM) works with everything from books, DVDs and barcodes to landmarks, logos, artwork and even wine labels. A picture taken of the Golden Gate Bridge returns all of the information anyone would need to know about the structure. By just taking a picture of several restaurant options, HTC EVO 4G will provide restaurant reviews to ensure the best choice.
  • Text messaging and email composition feature built-in voice-to-text technology. By simply pressing a microphone button on the screen, messages can be composed by just speaking, making keeping in touch faster and easier than ever.
  • Through Android Market(TM), HTC EVO 4G users have access to thousands of useful applications, widgets and games to download and install on their phone, with many more to come. Spring has Following 4G cities, for now.

So both HTC Google, and Sprint are happy campers in the 4G wilderness now;
"HTC and Sprint have a strong history of working together to bring consumers technologies and advancements that make their lives easier," said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. "We believe that the HTC EVO 4G represents the best of Sprint and the best of HTC working together to bring an unmatched device to the U.S. This combination of HTC and Sprint innovation will allow people to do even more while on the go, faster than ever on the Sprint 4G network." 
 "Sprint and HTC have come together to propel the Android platform into the 4G world with the introduction of HTC EVO 4G," said Andy Rubin, vice president, mobile platforms at Google. "The Android platform was developed to give people unmatched mobile connectivity to the Internet. By combining this vision with the promise of Sprint's first-to-market 4G technology, HTC EVO 4G makes accessing thousands of applications from Android Market, using Google(TM) services like Google Goggles, Google Earth(TM) and the all-new Gesture Search, or simply browsing the Web faster, easier and more enjoyable than ever before."
"Sprint continues to lead the 4G revolution as we introduce HTC EVO 4G to give our customers an experience that is unlike anything available in wireless to date," said Dan Hesse, Sprint CEO. "Not only is this feature-rich device incredible on our Sprint 3G network, but Sprint 4G speeds will take mobile multimedia, including live video streaming, gaming and picture downloads, to a whole new level." 
Sprint official site


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