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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on (photos)

Sprint's new superphone, the HTC Evo 4G LTE, wows with a stunningly slim design, Android ICS, LTE -- and, yes, a kickstand.

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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

The first thing you notice about the HTC Evo 4G LTE is its massive 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 (720p) display. Read our hands-on review.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

Superslim and sporting an elegant metal band around its edges, the HTC Evo 4G LTE seems to be inspired by the latest BlackBerry Bolds, or perhaps the iPhone 4. Read our hands-on review.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

On back of the HTC Evo 4G LTE is its 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash array. Also here is a distinctive red stripe that conceals the thin, spring-loaded kickstand. Read our hands-on review.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

The top of the HTC Evo 4G LTE houses the tiny power button and standard headphone jack. Also here is a secondary microphone for active noise canceling, part of Sprint's HD Voice solution.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

The HTC Evo 4G LTE's bottom edge sports the same aluminum band plus primary microphone.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

The HTC Evo 4G LTE's left side houses the phone's Mico-USB port. There's no HDMI port like there is on the old Evo 4G, but HTC said the device will support its wireless HD video-streaming technology.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

An Evo wouldn't be an Evo without kickstand, and the HTC Evo 4G LTE doesn't disappoint. HTC also said the stand could be used whether the phone is resting on its left or right side.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

Here's another view of the HTC Evo 4G LTE's kickstand. It's smaller than the original Evo 4G's peg leg, and is also spring-loaded.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

The default software keyboard on the HTC Evo 4G LTE is the HTC Sense virtual typing surface.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

With a large 4.7-inch screen, the HTC Evo 4G LTE's virtual keyboard offers plenty of typing real estate.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

A brief look inside the HTC Evo 4G LTE's app tray reveals a Google Wallet mobile payment application that takes advantage of the phone's NFC chip.
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HTC Evo 4G LTE hands-on

HTC continues the practice of hiding interesting design elements beneath the surface of its phones. The HTC Evo 4G LTE is no different, with a clear plastic compartment covering the memory card storage area. Note you can access the microSD card slot without messing with the battery. Read our hands-on review.

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