HTC Evo 4G (Sprint)
HTC Evo 4G (Sprint)
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HTC Evo 4G (Sprint)

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>> Kent German: Hi I'm Kent German Senior editor at CNET.com. I'm here at CTIA 2010. I want to show you something kind of exciting. 4G is really the talk of the show, we heard it going into it, we hear it just as we arrived, and now we're looking at our first 4G device. This is the HTC Evo 4G. It is Sprint's first 4G WiMax device and more important than that it is the first 4G phone that's available in the US but right now the carrier does have the largest 4G network. It is running on WiMax as opposed to LTE and it is available here in Las Vegas, so we can check it out just see how fast this phone is. On the outside it looks a lot like an HTC device. You'll notice some elements from other phones like the HGC Droid Aris, you'll see it from the HTC HD2 so but it is a little bigger. It does have a 4.3 inch display, very bright and vibrant, it's nice so that does make it larger than the iPhone's display, larger than the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 so of course I always think that a larger phone touch screen is better, of course it does mean the phone is bigger but the phone is still pretty slim, it has a very nice feeling in the hand. The one thing that's great about the design it does have this kickstand with this, you can just balance it right on the table, any surface, that is a great option. You don't have to buy a case for that. Other elements on the outside you'll have a few controls down on the bottom, they seem to be pretty responsive and accurate. Besides that 8.3 megapixel shooter on the back there is a VGA camera on the front that's gonna be used for any video calling that you want to do. It does run Android 2.1 so it's great that we're seeing a phone that is coming out and has the most currently available Android operating system on it. Overall, basic Android design is [inaudible] them and internal menus, the main menu, the internal menus of course it has a lot of Google applications like Google goggles, Google talk, Google voice. It has a couple of Sprint applications as well. You get Sprint navigation for GPS, that's turn by turn directions. You also get Sprint TV and I did like the virtual keyboard, it does take advantage of the full display so that means it's nice and wide, and the keys are big and pretty responsive. Overall I'd say it's a very attractive device. It's great to start off with but the 4G is really exciting. It's nice to have 4G finally available on a phone and not just something you plug into your laptop and for the first pass at a 4G phone from Sprint, looks like a good one. [ Background music ] I'm Kent German and this is the HTC Evo 4G.

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