If you know me at all you know that I go through phones at a pretty fast clip. In the last 12 months or so I’ve had the iPhone 3GS, Palm Pre, HTC Hero, Droid Eris and finally the Motorola Droid. Well let me introduce you to what is sure to become my next phone, the HTC EVO 4G.
The spec sheet on the EVO reads like my ultimate smartphone wish list. I’ve become a huge fan of Android since I got my Droid (Sorry Ari, couldn’t disagree with you more). It’s very fast, stable, fun, has a ton of apps and does a number of things the iPhone can’t. I won’t drone on about that since that really isn’t the point of this post. But needless to say I’m an Adroid convert and I think this phone will go a long way with others to further that.
So what’s this thing got under the hood, well let’s check. 800×480 resolution display (that’s nearly 4x the resolution of the iPhone). 4.3” screen (yeah, that’s big and I am concerned it could be too big). 1 GHZ CPU. 1GB of ROM, 512MB RAM. 8MP camera with flash (yup, 8MP – good by pocket camera). 720 video recording (good by video camera). HDMI output (hello playing video on friend’s TVs). Front facing 1.3MP camera. Removable memory (MicroSD). Removable battery. Virtually as thin as the iPhone. Android 2.1 with HTC SenseUI (their very pretty interface stuff). And a kick stand to hold it up for video, etc. Holy shit.
So basically if it’s not too big for the pocket (early reports are it is not) then this thing is going to be amazing. While I’m not trilled it’s coming to Sprint the great part there is it’ll be their first 4G phone (and the first 4G phone in the US). Hello video conferencing on the go. And goodbye iPad – with a device like this I think the iPad will be irrelevant to me.