Sprint introduces HTC EVO Shift 4G WiMAX smartphone

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Sprint has introduced it's second generation of 4G WiMAX handset HTC EVO Shift™ 4G. This device brings an attractive, compact design with the addition of a sliding QWERTY keyboard. HTC EVO Shift also boasts the power of 4G, Android 2.2™, a 5MP camera, 720p HD camcorder and a 3.6-inch capacitive touchscreen display with pinch-to-zoom capability.

With built-in mobile hotspot functionality, HTC EVO Shift 4G also allows up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including a laptop, camera, music player, video player and any other Wi-Fi-enabled device, to enjoy the benefits of 3G/4G speeds on the go.

According to Sprint, it's 4G (WiMAX) allows peak download speeds of more than 10 Mbps & peak upload speeds of 1 Mbps with average download speeds of 3-6 Mbps. Where as it's 3G (EVDO Rev A.) allows peak download speeds of 3.1 Mbps & peak upload speeds of 1.8 Mbps with average download speeds between 600 kbps and 1.4 Mbps.

It's specifications are as below

  • Qualcomm® MSM7630 (800 MHz) processor.
  • Dimensions: 4.6" x 2.3" x .6" (LxWxT). 
  • Weight: 5.9 ounces.
  • Main display: 3.6” WVGA (800x480) 65K colors.
  • Battery life: 6 hours of talk time*.
  • Standard removable 1500mAh Lithium (Li-on) battery.
  • Memory: 2GB ROM, 512MB RAM.
  • Stereo Bluetooth® 2.1.
  • Built-in WiFi®: 802.11 b/g/n.
  • Digital compass, G-Sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS.
  • Expandable memory: 2GB microSD card included; supports up to 32GB
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