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HTC Evo 4G Smartphone To Cost Only $450

The HTC Evo 4G, the first 4G phone to land in the US, will be released on the 4th of June overtaking the HTC Incredible and the Desire as the flagship handset in HTC's expanding Android portfolio.

PC World (opens in new tab) reports Sprint CEO Dan Hesse saying at an event that the device will cost $200 with a two year contract and only $450 without any subsidy, a surprisingly low price for a top-end smartphone.

The HTC Evo 4G will come with a massive 4.3-inch 800x480 pixel capacitive touchscreen, a 1.3-megapixel camera in the front and a 8-megapixel one at the back and will run Android 2.1 OS.

Powered by a Snapdragon 1Ghz processor, it will also come with the optional feature of being converted into a mobile WiFi hotspot and provide data to up to eight devices, although this option comes at a hefty price, nearly $360 per year.

The Evo 4G will also be able to use voice and data at the same time and will be the first handset to come with Youtube HQ player and a nifty video chat application from Qik to make the most of the high res front camera and run HD-ready live video streams.

Apart from the 1GB RAM it carries onboard, expect the HTC Evo 4G to come backed with features; WiFi, Bluetooth, A_GPS, HDMI out port, up to 32GB onboard memory and hopefully a battery life that won't let users down.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.