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