The first photos of the HTC Evo Shift 4G smartphone, a mainstream version of the EVO 4G, have appeared online and show some interesting details.
The device, which will run on Sprint's WiMax network, is slightly smaller than the EVO 4G, comes with a slide out QWERTY keyboard and may come with a 800MHz processor, possibly from Qualcomm.
The handset's design appear to be quite different from the other keyboard-equipped HTC handset available from the UK, the HTC DesireZ.
According to the photos published by phonearena, it has touch sensitive buttons rather than mechanical ones (but no homing button) and the keyboard has a multidirectional pad with tiny plastic keyboard buttons.
It comes with a camera without a flash but there's doesn't seem to be any front camera. Expect it to be released at CES 2011 and to come with Android 2.2.