Sprint's HD Voice to Launch Before Year's End
Sprint today indicated that it is preparing to launch its HD Voice service by the end of the year for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. The feature requires that both devices support HD Voice and that the local network to which the device owners are connecting be upgraded with Network Vision. HD Voice delivers a dramatically improved cell phone calling experience. Sprint said though it is launching in limited fashion this year, it doesn't expect HD Voice to really take off until 2013. Sprint said it needs to upgrade a "critical mass" of its markets with the necessary network improvements to support HD Voice. Additionally, Sprint needs to get devices other than the HTC EVO 4G LTE in the market. Sprint explained that HD Voice's availability will gradually increase over 2013 and 2014, and that it expects a significant portion of its network and devices will support HD Voice by the end of 2014.
The HTC EVO 4G LTE carries the EVO brand forward for Sprint, and makes the huge jump from WiMax to LTE for 4G tech. Phone Scoop's full report details what's great and not-so-great about the EVO 4G LTE.
HTC today revealed Sprint's variant of the HTC One smartphone, the EVO 4G LTE. Though this smartphone closely mirrors the One X headed to AT&T, it has plenty to make it unique.
Apr 4, 2012
Sprint and HTC today announced the EVO 4G LTE Android 4.0 smartphone. The EVO 4G LTE is a variant of the One X, but substitutes an aluminum frame and casing for the polycarbonate found on the One X.
Dec 13, 2012
Sprint today announced that the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Sense 4+ system updates are available for the HTC EVO 4G LTE. Users can update over the air manually via the settings tools or wait for the update to be delivered by Sprint.
Jul 13, 2012
HTC recently made the source kernel of the HTC EVO 4G LTE available for download via its developer web site. The kernel will help developers adjust their apps/services to work better on these phones.