There are some pretty aggressive handsets pouring out of the CTIA conference this year. Case in point, Sprint’s upcoming HTC EVO 4G. It’s an Android 2.1 handset with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch screen, 720p HDMI output port, visual voicemail, and more.
HTC’s done a nice job of making this thing relatively svelte but as you can see from the side view up above, there’s a little bit of girth going on to make room for both a micro USB port and the HDMI port. The built-in kickstand, fast processor, 4G compatibility, and Sprint’s promise of a “mobile HDTV experience in your hand” means that the EVO is aiming to be much more than just a run-of-the-mill smartphone.
Other features include dual cameras (an 8-megapixel primary camera and 1.3-megapixel front facing camera), built-in Qik live video streaming, GPS, Bluetooth, HTC’s “Sense” user interface, and the ability for the EVO to act as a hotspot for up to eight other Wi-Fi devices to share the 4G connection. Basically, think of the EVO as a 4G camcorder and router that happens to do a bunch of other stuff, too.
No word on price yet, and just a loose launch date of “this summer,” according to Sprint’s press release.