HTC and Sprint Announce the EVO Design 4G World Phone
Updated: typo, added reference to Hero S
Sprint took the wraps off a new EVO-branded handset today called the HTC EVO Design 4G. The Design 4G is a rebadged version of the Hero S. It is a slim tri-mode CDMA/WiMax phone that also offers world-wide roaming thanks to GSM/HSPA+ network compatibility. It features a 4-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 768MB of RAM, Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0, and a 5-megapixel camera. Other features include a 1.3-megapixel user-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, gyroscope, compass, proximity, and ambient light sensors. The EVO Design 4G goes on sale October 23 for $99.99 with a new two-year service agreement after a $50 mail-in rebate.
HTC Hero S Designed For Sprint
The US version of HTC's Hero S - just released for US Cellular - contains hardware supporting Sprint's unique network, including WiMAX, and CDMA in the ESMR (old iDEN) band, according to the FCC approval documents for the phone. Much like the Motorola Electrify for US Cellular is essentially the Photon with WiMAX disabled, HTC has done the same for the Hero S.
Sprint Affirms Android 4.0 for its HTC Lineup and Others
Following HTC's announcement earlier today, Sprint confirmed via its community support forums that it will update the HTC EVO Design 4G and the HTC EVO 3D to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. Sprint said that Android 4.0 will be pushed out to these devices over the air.
HTC Commits to Upgrading 7 Smartphones to Android 4.0
HTC announced today via its Facebook page that it plans to update a number of its smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012. In the U.S., HTC will update the Rezound, EVO Design 4G, and Amaze 4G.
Sprint Pushing Maintenance Updates to Android Phones
Sprint has begun distributing system updates to the HTC EVO 4G, Samsung Epic 4G, and HTC EVO Design 4G smartphones. The updates remove Carrier IQ's software, as well as fixes bugs, boosts performance, and resolves security issues.
HTC Details Android 4.0 Roll-Out Plans
HTC today provided more details via its Facebook page on when it will update its existing smartphones to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The first batch includes the Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE by the end of March, with the Sensation XL soon after.
Mid level phone
1st it is less than $200.
2nd it does not have dual core.
3rd the camera is 5mp.
4th 768meg of ram.
5th lower res. WVGA
6th no NFC
2. It doesn't need a dual core CPU, the S2 Snapdragon it carries already has a FSB Speed that is just as fast as the T250 Nvidia Tegra
The EVO is the best phone.
Too bad it's not on Vz
Not Dual Core