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HTC Evo 4G: The HD2 for Android?

Mar. 24, 2010 (8:31 am) By: Matthew Humphries

Do you like the look of the HTC HD2, but get turned off by the fact it uses Windows Mobile? Well, it seems HTC has you covered with the announcement of the Evo 4G. It’s very similar to the HD2, but runs Android, and has a few additional features.

Previously known as the Supersonic, the Evo 4G is the first 3G/4G handset for the U.S. market, and will be available exclusively from Sprint.

Here’s the main specs:

  • 4.3″ AMOLED capacitive pinch and zoom touchscreen
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 8.0 megapixel auto-focus camera with HD video capture
  • 1.3 medapixel forward-facing camera
  • 1GB ROM
  • 512MB RAM
  • HDMI port
  • WIMAX support, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • HTC Sense UI
  • Kickstand

Sprint is touting its 4G network as an all-in-one solution, so with the HTC Evo 4G you will be able to connect up to 8 devices such as a laptop, MP3 player, and handheld gaming unit.

If you want one, you’ll have to wait until the summer.

Read more at the HTC press release, found via ITProPortal and

Matthew’s Opinion

The HD2 with Windows Mobile 6.5 is a bit of a dead end for users if they want to upgrade as there’s no path to Mobile 7. When contracts usually run two years that’s surely going to put you off having one.

Then comes the announcement of a similar phone, from the same manufacturer, but running Android. We all know how readily Android gets new versions, and upgrades appear within a few months. So this may cause a few consumers to wait and get the Evo 4G instead.

I’m actually hoping HTC stops announcing phones for a few months so I can sit down, look at what’s available, and choose a new handset. Currently, I keep looking, but then hear about the next model appearing in a few months and wait a bit longer.

OK! Seriously HTC!?!? I was JUST ABOUT to go get my HD2 from T-Mobile and then I see THIS! An Android version of HD2 that will be released WITH a better camera, a front facing camera (which I will miss from my HD1 if I get T-Mo's HD2), AND Android OS! I agree with the article author that I wish HTC would just SLOWDOWN! Apparently you are KILLING Apple, Blackberry & Palm with all these phone releases but you are making us smartphone aficionados a little scared of upgrading for fear that our (next) "dream" phone is only MONTHS from release! SMH!

That's what STYLEZ thinks, what do you think?

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