HTC unveiled the HTC Sensation 4G April 12. The Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone is coming to T-Mobile in the U.S. this June.
off its Thunderbolt
launch on Verizon Wireless, HTC introduced the Sensation 4G, a Google
Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" smartphone whose highlight is a
HTC Sensation 4G is a premium smartphone, which means it is geared to go
toe-to-toe with Apple's iPhone.
, the handset sports a 4.3-inch quarter-high-definition screen with
540-by-960 resolution, and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon
processor from Qualcomm.
device features HTC's new Sense 3.0 user interface and HTC's new HTC Watch
video service, which lets users choose to rent or buy movies and TV shows.
Purchased videos may be viewed on up to five different HTC devices.
Watch leverages "progressive download" technology so that users may
watch videos without waiting for the content to finish downloading.
emphasis on watching video content reaffirms HTC's strategy that consumers want
to take their entertainment content with them, view it on the go and share it
both the HTC Evo 4G and HTC Thunderbolt 4G are fitted with crisp screens and
kickstands to promote mobile video viewing. The Sensation 4G has no kickstand.
Sense 3.0 introduces a number of new features to the UI. There is a
customizable lockscreen, which displays social updates, photos, weather or
stock updates when a user turns on the display.
may jump from the lockscreen to make a phone call, send an email or take a
picture via the gadget's 8-megapixel camera, which includes an instant-capture
feature to let users rapidly snap photos. The Sensation also shoots full
high-definition video in 1080p resolution, with full stereo sound at up to 30
frames a second.
Sensation is launching from Vodafone in the U.K., Germany and other European
markets in mid-May, and will be available in the United States exclusively from
T-Mobile this summer. Engadget
has the best Sensation 4G run-through.
to Android smartphones such as the Thunderbolt 4G, HTC enjoyed quite the first
quarter, watching net income almost triple to $513 million from the same
quarter last year, according to Bloomberg