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

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

by Nicholas Kolakowski

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Running on Android

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

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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.

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

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Getting a Call

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

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WiFi Capabilities

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

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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.

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Hands-Free Viewing

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

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Snapdragon Chip

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

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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.

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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.

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Flash Support

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

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Image Searching

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

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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.

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Virtual Keyboard

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

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