Enterprise Mobility: HTC Evo 4G Offers Android 2.1, Google Goggles, Hot Spot

 
 
By Nicholas Kolakowski  |  Posted 2010-05-13
 
 
 

HTC Evo 4G Offers Android 2.1, Google Goggles, Hot Spot

by Nicholas Kolakowski

HTC Evo 4G Offers Android 2.1, Google Goggles, Hot Spot

Running on Android

The HTC Evo 4G runs Android 2.1, and includes both 3G and 4G capability.

Running on Android

Battery Life

Sprint claims the smartphone has 6 hours of talk time on a single battery charge. However, that could vary depending on 3G/4G usage.

Battery Life

Gestures

The 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen is navigable via pinch-to-zoom and other gestures.

Gestures

Getting a Call

Here, the HTC Evo 4G is receiving a call.

Getting a Call

WiFi Capabilities

Up to eight WiFi-enabled devices can use the HTC Evo 4G as a 3G/4G mobile hot spot.

WiFi Capabilities

Cameras

The HTC Evo 4G features a 8-megapixel auto-focus camera in back and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, for taking images and video chat.

Cameras

Hands-Free Viewing

A kickstand (not shown) steadies the device for hands-free video watching.

Hands-Free Viewing

Snapdragon Chip

The smartphone utilizes a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor to power video, games and mobile apps.

Snapdragon Chip

Location Features

Sprint Navigation offers 3D maps, turn-by-turn driving directions and similar features that make use of the phone's digital compass and GPS.

Location Features

Voice and Data

The HTC Evo 4G allows simultaneous voice and data capability in 4G and WiFi coverage areas, so a user can keep talking while, say, looking up a restaurant.

Voice and Data

Flash Support

Sprint says the smartphone's Web browser supports Adobe Flash, making available a wide number of Websites' rich media content.

Flash Support

Image Searching

Google Goggles allows users to search based on images snapped with the smartphone's camera.

Image Searching

Price and Availability

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced at a New York event that the HTC Evo 4G would sell for $199 and arrive in stores on June 4.

Price and Availability

Virtual Keyboard

The HTC Evo 4G relies only on a virtual keyboard for input, unlike some other devices, such as the Motorola Droid.

Virtual Keyboard

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