An HTC double-take

If you think you've seen this phone before, perhaps you have. The HTC Evo Design 4G first came to Sprint last year. Now it has arrived to Boost Mobile, boasting the same WiMax 4G skills plus a fresh Android 4.0 Android OS update.
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A USB port for you

On the HTC Evo Design 4G's left side is a Micro-USB port for connecting it to PCs and powering up its battery.
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Black on back

With two soft-touch areas divided by a slick brushed-metal region, the HTC Evo Design 4G's back side has a distinctively premium look.
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The hidden compartment

Under a small door sits slots for microSD cards, SIM cards, and the Evo Design 4G's removable battery.
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Power and headphones

On the HTC Evo Design 4G's top edge sit a 3.5mm headphone jack and power button.
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A sensible lock

Running HTC's Sense 3.6 interface, the Evo Design 4G's lock screen lets you jump straight to common phone functions.
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The usual apps

On board the HTC Evo Design 4G are apps for the typical Google services plus a few Boost Mobile creations. For example, BoostZone lets you check your account status plus locate the nearest retail store.
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WiMax it up

As part of its move to 4G LTE, Sprint will migrate its old WiMax hardware to Boost Mobile. The HTC Evo Design 4G takes advantage of this shift and is able to connect to Boost's WiMax 4G flavor.
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HTC style keys

The HTC Evo Design 4G comes with the default HTC Sense 3 keyboard. It provides a pleasing text entry experience with light haptic feedback and lots of keys doubling as symbols.
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A reddish screen

The HTC Evo Design 4G's 4-inch qHD (960x540 pixels) LCD screen sadly has a reddish tinge. It does, however, provide wide viewing angles.
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