HTC Evo Shift 4G now official, Sprint will sell it starting January 9

In a surprising pre-CES 2011 announcement, Sprint has finally made the HTC Evo Shift 4G official – it is its third 4G (WiMax) smartphone, after the original Evo 4G and the Samsung Epic 4G.

In case you don’t know yet, the new Evo Shift 4G comes with a sliding QWERTY keyboard and runs Android 2.2 Froyo with HTC Sense on top. Hopefully, it will be updated to Android Gingerbread soon.

Other specs and features:

  • 3.6 inch WVGA multi-touch display
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Sprint Mobile Hotspot
  • Digital compass, G-Sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor
  • GPS
  • Stereo Bluetooth
  • 5MP autofocus camera
  • HD (720p) video recording
  • 2GB ROM, 512MB RAM
  • Qualcomm MSM7630 800MHz processor
  • MicroSD card support (up to 32GB)

Customers will be able to buy Sprint’s HTC Evo Shift 4G starting January 9 (this Sunday). The smartphone costs $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate – new 2-yr contract agreement required. You can check out the Shift 4G here at Sprint’s website.

You can also get the EVO Shift 4G at Amazon for $119.99.

Sprint has also announced a new MiFi 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot from Novatel Wireless. More info should be available here.

Via Press release

Author: Florin

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  • Evo4GUser

    Where’s the kickstand? At first I thought the kickstand was lame, but now I use it all the time.

  • Oshogg

    This has 800MHz CPU – Gingerbread requires at least 1GHz. This will never get gingerbread..

    something to keep in mind before getting into a 2-year contract.

  • Ajones7456

    It looks cheaper, has a lower MP camera and doesn’t have a kick stand, plus a smaller screen. What a disappointment from HTC

  • Ajones7456

    It looks cheaper, has a lower MP camera and doesn’t have a kick stand, plus a smaller screen. What a disappointment from HTC. Plus yeah there will be no gingerbread because of the processor requirements