HTC EVO 4G announced for Sprint – the world’s first WiMAX Android handset

CTIA 2010 is the place where Sprint has finally unveiled North America’s first 4G / WiMAX smartphone.

Previously known as HTC Supersonic, the device is officially called HTC EVO 4G, and it seems to be the most feature-packed Android smartphone ever – even besting the Google Nexus One (which, by the way, will also be available to Sprint customers).

The HTC EVO 4G resembles the Windows Mobile-based HTC HD2, but it has more features and, of course, it supports both EV-DO Rev A and WiMAX connectivity.

Here’s what the HTC EVO 4G has to offer:

  • 4.3 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display (with pinch to zoom)
  • Android 2.1 with Sense UI
  • Google Search, Google Maps, Google Talk, Gmail, Google Goggles, YouTube, Google Calendar syncing
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability for connecting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices
  • GPS with Sprint Navigation
  • Digital compass
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • FM radio
  • Amazon MP3 store
  • Qik video sharing
  • Kickstand for hands-free viewing
  • 8MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • HD video recording (720p)
  • HDMI port
  • 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
  • 1GB ROM, 512MB RAM
  • 8GB microSD card in the box
  • 1500 mAh battery

HTC EVO 4G Supersonic Sprint

HTC EVO 4G Supersonic Sprint back

HTC EVO 4G Supersonic Sprint kickstand

Well, the specs of HTC EVO 4G are really impressive. The bad news is that Sprint will sell the handset only starting this summer (the exact release date was not announced, and neither was the smartphone’s price).

You can pre-register for the HTC EVO 4G here on Sprint’s website.

Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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  • James W

    sweet, my god, this makes the HD2 dated already. Forget about a winmo 7 for the HD2 or Nexus One/Droid, this is the business.

  • pyrotech

    really… sprint. WTF!

  • djkraz

    How do i become one of the first to get this phone?????

  • Jen

    Sign up on Sprint's webpage to pre-register! I just did! WOot!

  • Rudy T

    wow this phones takes the cake…. iPhone what!!!! whats that oh yeah the nice paper weight.. lol

  • moremobiles

    The phone has a gorgeous display, a lightning-fast processor, and a loaded feature set. The enhanced voice capabilities worked flawlessly, and the phone delivers solid performance.More information from http://www.sourcinggate.com/smart-cell-phone-c-

  • djkraz

    How do i become one of the first to get this phone?????

  • Jen

    Sign up on Sprint's webpage to pre-register! I just did! WOot!

  • Rudy T

    wow this phones takes the cake…. iPhone what!!!! whats that oh yeah the nice paper weight.. lol

  • moremobiles

    The phone has a gorgeous display, a lightning-fast processor, and a loaded feature set. The enhanced voice capabilities worked flawlessly, and the phone delivers solid performance.More information from http://www.sourcinggate.com/smart-cell-phone-c-

  • CJ

    I love all this gushing praise for a phone that isn't much different from the HD2 other than having a front facing camera, which there aren't any apps yet that'll take advantage of it, and 4G, something that will only cover 30 cities by years end, support. Yes, it's a great looking phone but it's on Sprint and it won't see as big an advertising campaign or average consumer buzz as the iPhone. Hell, I may even leave my beloved Droid for it since I live in 1 of those 4G cities. But lets not kid ourselves people, the specs on this phone are barely above average, it has a larger screen than all but the aforementioned HD2, for what HTC is pushing out the doors these days.

  • androidphones

    This is an absolute beauty, Here's a place to look for some cool cases for the HTC Evo
    http://www.htc-evo-cases.org

  • Josh

    It Has Great Specs, 8 mp camer, 1ghz snap dragon processor, the huge screen, htc sense ui, kickstand in the back,,,,,,,,,etc
    its definatly the best phone out and will be for a while to come