The first day of CTIA 2010 in Las Vegas mostly revolved around 4G technologies. Sprint was always expected to raise the WiMax flag at the convention, having bet big on the technology. It actually did follow the script to the hilt and unveiled its first WiMax phone just as expected. The Android-based HTC Evo 4G will become the first 3G/4G WiMax phone in the US when it debuts sometime during this summer. Aesthetically, the Evo 4G is redolent of HTC's HD2. It even boasts a large 4.3-inch touch screen just like its Windows Mobile-based cousin.
The powerful 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM inside the phone are enough to ensure that there is more to it than just ample screen space. An 8MP camera on the back, a 1.3MP camera on the front, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 1GB internal storage, A-GPS, web browser support for Adobe Flash, and single HDMI out port are some of its other notable features. A feature that stands out is its ability to double as a WiFi hotspot for up to eight devices.
Though nobody expected Windows Mobile 6.5 to break any ground, it even failed to fulfill whatever few expectations people may have had. It is hard to imagine Windows Mobile 6.5 spurring handset shipments. However, HTC CEO Peter Chou claims there is strong demand for the company’s Windows Mobile 6.5-based HTC HD2 smartphone.