Well, at least one of the hot new phones shown off at CES is getting an official launch date. The HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T has been given the green light , and the deal seems sound. The Inspire will be on sale February 13th for the suspiciously low price of $99.99 on a two year contract. This is an Android phone running version 2.2 of the OS with HTC's updated Sense experience on top. The screen is a 4.3-inch Super LCD at 480x800 resolution. There is no front-facing cam, but a rear-facing 8MP sensor is present. It runs the same current-gen Snapdragon processor found in the Desire HD.
The 4G referenced in the name is not AT&T's upcoming LTE network, rather we’re talking about HSPA+ here. Both AT&T and T-Mobile have decided to brand their enhanced 3G networks as 4G. Speeds will be higher than regular 3G, but probably will fall short of what Verizon's LTE is capable of. The bandwidth you are getting can be pumped out through a mobile hotspot app on the device, but expect to drop a few coins each month for the privilege. Anyone planning to surprise their sweety with an Inspire 4G this Valentine's Day?