Dec 11 AT 4:46 PM Sean Riley 27 Comments

HTC Evo Shift 4G shows off its keyboard in its latest leaked photo

A regular poster over on Sprintusers.com, r0fl, just outed a crystal clear image of the upcoming HTC Evo Shift 4G and finally shows off its keyboard in glorious detail.

The phone is sporting a case which throws off the dimensions a little, but it’s a safe bet that if you have seen the T-Mobile G2 or Desire Z you have a pretty good feel for the size of the Evo Shift 4G.

This will have slightly more in common with the Desire Z asĀ unlike the T-Mobile G2Ā it will feature Sense UI.

Other specs that have been rumored to date include:

  • 1 Ghz Snapdragon Processor
  • 3.7″ Super LCD
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • 8MP Camera
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • WiMAX

A rumored launch date of January 6th has been floating around for awhile. I’m sure we have probably driven into your head sufficiently now that the 6th is the opening day of CES so we will unquestionably be seeing a lot of devices launched and announced that day.

While I find myself drawn more to the larger screen phones there is certainly a strong contingent in favor of the sub 4″ screens so hopefully this will please those that were looking for a more compact 4G experience than is offered by the Epic and Evo.

I think a big deciding factor for this device will be how Sprint decides to price it. This hardware would have been great a few months ago, but it is going to be launching at a time when dual-core phones will at the very least be announced which means the Evo Shift 4G should probably be slotting in somewhere between $100-$150 to remain competitive.

Source: Sprint Users

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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