Midmarket: HTC Evo 4G Is Sprint's First WiMax-Ready Smartphone

By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-03-24 Print this article Print
HTC Evo 4G Is Sprints First WiMax-Ready Smartphone

HTC Evo 4G Is Sprints First WiMax-Ready Smartphone

By Nicholas Kolakowski
Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse unveiled the HTC Evo 4G during a high-profile presentation at the CTIA Wireless 2010 conference in Las Vegas on March 23, offering up a device whose 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen, 1GHz Snapdragon processor and Google Android 2.1 operating system supposedly make it ideal for displaying multimedia content such as online video. In keeping with other smartphones making their debut at CTIA, the HTC Evo 4G emphasizes social networking, both by aggregating social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook into a unified "flow," and by allowing people to record every instant of their lives with two integrated cameras. Sprint hopes that its investment in a 4G network and devices will pay off by increasing its customer retention, which has dipped over the past few quarters.
Nicholas Kolakowski is a staff editor at eWEEK, covering Microsoft and other companies in the enterprise space, as well as evolving technology such as tablet PCs. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Playboy, WebMD, AARP the Magazine, AutoWeek, Washington City Paper, Trader Monthly, and Private Air. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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