Wednesday, March 24, 2010

OMG ALERT: HTC Evo 4G - The HD2 for Android? |

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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  1. Yes, why would i buy current HD2?? Forget upgrades... Windows Mobile Stinks. I started my Smart Phone romance 7 years with a Treo 650... The Treo is still far superior to any windows platform. Windows is extremely slow. I have an HTC touch pro2. It is excruciatingly slow.. Lags even attempting to open contacts... mind u I have 1400 contacts... But, my treo had 1200 contacts.. no lag. I really hope the Hd2 is not another disappointment. Microsoft has two choices.. Come out a with a better operating system.. i.e. totally new code or suffer the same fate as the Dinosaurs... EXTINCTION!

  2. OK, I LOVE Windows Mobile... BUT only because it had apps WAY BEFORE the Apple iCrap ever came out and its enterprise friendly, and it has flash, and it has Office 2K3/2K7/2K10, and it multitasks (well, for now, I heard WinMO7 may change that), and it has... EVERYTHING Palm wanted to be, and does it better than Blackberry....... UNTIL you pair it with over 500 contacts, more than 1GB of music, more than 3 or 4 apps multitasking, more than... yeah. So you gotta point, WinMo only works GREAT until you get to a point where either a FREE app you installed breaks it, or you put so much stuff on there (which, YES, I want to know too, why does M$ let us put more than 500 contacts on, but then slow to a halt!). So it is frustrating to those of us who remember the old school Palm's that could handle 1000 or 2000 contacts... no problem. BUT what we sometimes forget, and usually take for granted, is that the OLD phones were just that... PHONES! Now we have MOBILE PCS DEVICES that do ... well... EVERYTHING! So hardware/software developers get WAY TO overzealous and allow us to go about this willy-nilly with no regard for OS stability. Actually Apple (and like now M$ too) have a good idea... allow only manufacturer distributed apps to multitask in order to protect the stability of the system! But we will see how Android does on this great new hardware!