HTC’s Upcoming Three New 4G Smartphones

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A worldwide leader in smartphone modernism and design, HTC Corporation announced upcoming three new 4G mobile phones during CES 2011 in collaboration with three U.S. wireless operators, further setting HTC’s position as the chief in 4G. HTC’s new 4G smartphones come out on three diverse networks – HTC Inspire 4G on AT&T, HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon, and HTC Evo Shift 4G on Sprint. Check out the key features, technical specifications, price details and review of all these HTC’s upcoming three new 4G enabled devices.

HTC's Upcoming Three New 4G Smartphones

In 2008 HTC had launched the world’s first 4G smartphone, and in 2010 the world’s first 4G Android™ smartphone. HTC’s collection of 4G devices in the US grows to six devices with these three new mobile phones joining the HTC EVO™ 4G, HTC’s T-Mobile G2™ and HTC’s T-Mobile MyTouch™4G, which demonstrates the HTC’s ability to deliver advanced phones.

HTC’s Three New 4G Smartphones Details

HTC Inspire 4G

The AT&T partnered HTC Inspire has a 4.3” WVGA Super LCD display to give your fingers abundant of real estate to handle. To boost the HTC Sense experience this is the first device in the U.S. with htcsense.com, an online service that widens the HTC Sense experience ahead of the handset. Also it includes an online constituent that will permit users to trace lost phones or wipe a phone’s data from a website. The HTC Inspire 4G boasts a striking list of features such as 4G HSPA+ connectivity, 8 megapixel camera with LED flash, Dolby and SRS surround sound, active noise cancellation, a sleek design machined from a single block of aluminum and more. You can even stream videos, photos, and music wirelessly, from your phone to your flatscreen with built-in DLNA connectivity. The price of HTC Inspire 4G in India is expected to be INR 28000 i.e USD 620 and also assumed to be released in quarter one of 2011.

Key features and Technical Specs:

  • Processor: Qualcomm® QSD8255, 1GHz Snapdragon
  • Camera: 8-megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash
  • Operating System: Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense™
  • Internal Memory: 768MB/RAM 4GB/ROM
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 1230 mAh
  • Talk Time (in minutes): Up to 360 minutes
  • Standby Time (in days): Up to 15.5 days
  • Display: 4.3 inch WVGA resolution with pinch-to-zoom
  • Network:
    • HSPA+ 850/1900 MHz, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Connectivity:
    • Bluetooth® 2.1, Wi-Fi® 802.11 b/g/n
    • 3.5mm stereo audio jack
    • Micro USB
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.8” x 2.7” x .46 (LxWxT)
    • 5.78 ounces (with battery)

Video of HTC Inspire 4G Android phone for AT&T hands-on demo from CES 2011 Las Vegas from youtube:

HTC Thunderbolt

HTC Thunderbolt is one of the 4G devices disclosed by Verizon network that delivers the speed of 4G LTE by merging HTC innovation with the power of a Qualcomm LTE chipset solution. The Thunderbolt has a large capacitive touch screen, 4.3 inches and this device features an 8 megapixel camera so it is high on video conferencing functionality. The Verizon/HTC ThunderBolt is powered by the newest generation of the blazing-fast 1GHz Snapdragon processor, extremely incorporated with Skype technology as well as come on Verizon’s all-new 4G LTE connectivity plans.

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Other features of the smartphone include front (1.3-megapixel), 8GB of internal storage, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS. The stunning 4.3” WVGA display of phone brings friends and family into clear focus and a front-facing camera allows easy video calling. The best HTC Sense user experience, running on the Android 2.2 (Froyo) will be enjoyed by Verizon Wireless customers. The HTC ThunderBolt can be straightforwardly stream and share content directly with well-suited home theater components with wireless DLNA capability. There are no pricing details officially announced until now but will be around 30,000 and it will be accessible in the middle of this year.

Technical Specifications:

  • Display: 4.3” WVGA TFT capacitive touch screen
  • Networks: LTE 700, CDMA EvDO revA
  • GPS: GPS/AGPS
  • Battery: 1400 mAh
  • WLAN: 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: 2.1 with EDR (3.0 when available)
  • Operating system: Android™ 2.2 + HTC Sense
  • Chipset: Qualcomm® MSM8655, 1GHz, Qualcomm MDM9600
  • Camera: 8MP with autofocus, LED Flash (2x LED), 1.3MP front facing camera
  • Memory: 8GB emmc + 768 RAM Memory card, preinstalled 32 GB microSD™
  • Special features: Dual mics with noise cancellation, Surround sound, Compass sensor, G-Sensor, Proximity sensor, Light sensor, 3.5mm audio jack, MicroUSB, FM radio, LTE SIM slot , TI audio DSP

HTC Thunderbolt Hands On video from youtube:

HTC Evo Shift 4G

Sprint follows up on its successor to HTC EVO 4G with HTC EVO Shift 4G Android powered smartphone which is being advertised as “not the next generation of EVO, but a 4G evolution for the masses.” The HTC EVO Shift 4G is a powerful alternative for mass-market smartphone users seeking to discover the speed of 4G with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, compact size and a price point of nearly 35000 INR in India. Several great features are included in this device like 5 megapixel camera, Android 2.2 (with HTC Sense), an 800MHz processor, 720p HD video recording, 3.6 inch display, Google tools, GPS with A-GPS, Digital compass, etc. and it is also connected via Sprint’s WiMAX network to get promised 4G speed. WiMAX has max out download speeds of 10 Mbps and 1Mbps up and average download speed is 3-6 Mbps as per Sprint.

Features and Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android™ 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense™
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM7630, 800 MHz, Sequans SQN 1210 (for WiMAX)
  • GPS: GPS and AGPS
  • Camera: 5 MP Color CMOS with auto focus
  • Internal Memory – ROM: 2 GB eMMC, RAM: 512 MB
  • Display: 3.6″ inch 800×480 WVGA resolution 262K-color TFT LCD (OS support 16 bit colors) Capacitive multi-touch screen
  • Connectivity: Version 2.1 compliant with EDR Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g/n compliant (for 2.4 GHz only) 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Standard 5 pins micro-USB
  • Battery Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 1500 mAh
  • Talk Time: Up to 360 minutes or 6 hours
  • Dimensions: 4.61 (L) x 2.32 (W) x .59 (T) inches
  • Weight: Weight 166 g. with battery –5.85 (oz); 134 g W/O battery –4.72 (oz)
  • Network:
    • CDMA2000 1x RTT/ 1x EVDO/ 1x EVDO rev. A
    • (800/1900Mhz) WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2
    • (mobile WiMAX) Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
    • compliant (for 2.4 GHz only) DL: 10+ Mbps
    • (WiMax) 3.1 Mbps (CDMA) UL: 4 Mbps
    • (Wimax) 1.8 Mbps (CDMA)

Check out additional information about HTC and these devices at www.htc.com.

Video of HTC EVO Shift 4G Review from youtube:

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