HTC is expanding its line of EVO devices. Together with Sprint, the mobile maker announced the HTC Evo 4G Design today, available October 23 for a modest $99.99 price tag (after a $50 mail-in rebate). The fifth model in the series, the Design offers world roaming capability and uses the Android Gingerbread 2.3 with a HTC Sense interface. The phone offers 4G support, a 5-megapixel main camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, HD video recording (probably 720p) and works as a 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The cons: the single-core 1.2GHz processor is less powerful than a dual-core chipset and the screen is on the small side at 4 inches, but for $99, it does seem to be a fairly comprehensive package.
The Design 4G has essentially appended global roaming capabilities to the original Evo 4G, which became Sprint's top-selling launch day phone when it was released in 2010. We'll see if the Evo 4G's successor performs as well on October 23.
- AndroidTM 2.3, Gingerbread
- HTC Sense
- Aluminum unibody design
- 1.2GHz processor
- 4-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display
- Dual cameras: 5MP rear-facing camera/camcorder with flash and HD video recording and 1.3MP front-facing camera for video chat
- World Phone capabilities
- 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot, supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices on the Sprint 3G or 4G network
- Wi-Fi® b/g/n capable
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