We decided to skip CTIA this year because we were sick of Vegas after CES. I’m almost wishing we went now, but there are plenty of more shows this year and we are already scheduled to attend several (Google I/O, GDC Austin, CTIA San Fran, etc.). The Sprint HTC EVO 4G is the hottest phone of this year’s CTIA so we rounded up several hands on reports from our friends to get a better feel of the first 4G WiMax handset.
Android Central – “First and foremost, the thing is a beast. A 4.3-inch LED touchscreen — same as the HD2 — and the same 1GHz Snapdragon processor. A gigabyte of ROM and 512 of RAM round out what’s under the hood.”
IntoMobile - “Overall, the HTC EVO 4G will quite possibly be the baddest Android phone on the planet, when it launches on Sprint later this year.”
Mobile Burn – “The phone itself is huge. The 4.3-inch touchscreen makes you feel like you are at the movies, which is great, but it is quite large physically and is probably going to bother some people just due to the sheer width of the device.”
Mobile Crunch – “Everything that relied on the 4G network, from pulling down Youtube videos to browsing, seemed to clip along at breakneck speeds. While it could very well be due to the fact that there aren’t that many devices on Sprint’s 4G network just yet, this thing was simply soaring.”
Slash Gear – “Frankly, this is the HD2 with Android 2.1 and an even better mobile browsing experience, ticking every box Google-lovers have been crying out for since the Windows Mobile smartphone was first spotted.”