Wednesday, 24 March 2010
By James Sherwood email@example.com
Surf, stream and download from your phone over a PC-like connection.
HTC has taken the wraps of the world’s first smartphone able to surf the web over a wireless network that’s considerably faster than 3G.
The smartphone’s called Evo and manufacturer HTC said the phone’s 4G network support will make it possible to “download music, pictures, files or videos in seconds – not minutes.”
Most major operators already have plans underway to rollout 4G networks in late 2010 or early 2011, though US operators have more concrete plans to support 4G this summer.
Aside from its lightening-fast wireless web connection, the Evo is a high-end smartphone that boasts a whopping 4.3in touchscreen and impressive 8Mp rear-mounted camera.
The phone also has a 1.3Mp user-facing camera for holding video calls – something that will become more commonplace once 4G networks become the norm.
US carrier Sprint will be the first network to offer the Evo this summer. A UK launch date hasn’t been announced, yet.
HTC’s Evo – which runs on Google’s Android operating system – also features:
An HDMI port for watching HD video stored on the phone directly on your TV