Sprint Shows Off Superfast 4G Phone

Evo boasts screen with high-definition video capacity
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2010 5:42 AM CDT
The HTC EVO 4G smart phone is pictured during the CTIA wireless show Tuesday, March 23, 2010 in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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(Newser) – Racing to solidify its lead in next-generation wireless technology, Sprint Nextel yesterday unveiled the Evo, the first US phone able to tap into 4G networks. Equipped with two cameras and running on the latest version of Android, Evo stands out for its 4.3-inch screen, which is able to handle high-definition video. It is also able to act as a mobile hotspot, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Sprint is banking on Evo, and 4G, to stop the steady atrophying that has seen the carrier lose nine million customers over the past three years. Pushing to expand 4G, Sprint and partner Clearwire yesterday also expanded the list of cities slated to get 4G technology, including Los Angeles and Miami. Some 27 cities currently have 4G networks; where 4G isn't accessible Evo will fall back on the Sprint 3G network.

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