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HTC Inspire 4G (photos)

AT&T plans to launch 20 4G devices in 2011, and the HTC Inspire 4G is the first out of the gate. Check out CNET's hands-on photos here.

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HTC Inspire 4G (AT&T)

The HTC Inspire 4G will be available from AT&T starting on February 13. The Android 2.2 device will be the carrier's first 4G smartphone and retail for $99.99 with a two-year contract.
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Features

Aside from 4G and Android 2.2, the Inspire also offers mobile hot-spot capabilities, the latest version of HTC Sense, which brings faster boot times, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.
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Design

The HTC Inspire 4G has a design similar to the Evo 4G. The large but relatively thin smartphone measures 4.8 inches tall by 2.7 inches wide by 0.46 inch thick and weighs 5.78 ounces.
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Backside

On back, you'll find the phone's 8-megapixel camera and dual LED flash. Instead of a single battery door, HTC switched it up with one removable panel on the bottom for the SIM card and memory expansion slot and one on the right side for the battery compartment. The latter was particularly hard to remove.
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Left side

The left spine features a volume rocker.
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Top view

On top, you'll find the power button. Most recently, HTC has put the 3.5mm headphone jack alongside it, but on the Inspire 4G, the headphone jack and Micro-USB port have been moved to the bottom.
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Picture quality

We were impressed with the quality of photos taken by the Inspire's camera. Images came out sharp and with bright colors. The new version of HTC Sense also brings additional editing tools in the camera app, such as effects.

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