LAS VEGAS -- Sprint Nextel launched the HTC EVO 4G smartphone at CTIA today, using the name EVO instead of Supersonic for the Android-based device.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said the device will appear in the summer. He noted that it can run on Sprint's WiMax network "but is a terrific smartphone even at 3G speeds."
The extent of WiMax availability could be critical, according to some analysts, but Sprint promoted the EVO on its own merits, pointing to its 1-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.
The carrier demonstrated its HD-capable video camcorder and a 1.3-megapixel camera. It features a 4.3-in. display and a built-in kickstand to be used to stand up the device for viewing.
Sprint said the phone is 4.8 by 2.6 by 0.5 in. and weighs 6 oz. Pricing was not announced.
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