The HTC Evo 4G smartphone offered on Sprint’s 4G WiMAX mobile broadband network was the first mobile device to land on that wireless platform. It was also the first 4G/3G handset, capable of accessing 3G towers when 4G was not within reach. Recently, HTC and Sprint both announced an over the air software upgrade, and now that update should have reached all HTC Evo  4G handsets.
The software upgrade was rolled out in a tiered delivery system, with some handset owners receiving it before others. You should have received a notification, and then simply followed the on-screen prompts to install. To check and see if your handset has already received the new software, check the settings on the HTC Evo  4G for a 4.53.651.1 handset profile designation.
The software upgrade was issued to address several problems that HTC Evo 4G handset owners have expressed. Voice recognition accuracy is now integrated with voice search which was a problem in the past. Some images were being cut off in the Picasa application, and out of memory errors were appearing when there was no memory issue. These have all been addressed with this new software update, and users have even reported battery better battery life as a result of the upgrade.
The HTC Evo 4G was one of the first handsets to deliver a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen supporting multitouch gestures with a layer of protective scratch resistant Corning Gorilla Glass on top of the screen. Light and proximity sensors are built into the display, and the touchscreen technology employed is TFT. The HTC Evo 4G is medium in size and heavier in weight than the average 4G smartphone, measuring 4.80 x 2.60 x 0.50 inches (122 x 66 x 13 mm) and weighing 6.00 ounces (170 g).  Buy the HTC Evo 4G starting at only $19.99.
The processor on board is a single core Snapdragon chipset, with 512 MB of RAM memory and 1.0 GB of ROM memory supporting it. Out-of-the-box the HTC Evo 4G handset supports Android Froyo 2.2, but an upgrade to Android’s 2.3.4 Gingerbread software was recently rolled out over the air.
A rear facing eight megapixel camera offers recording video and still pictures in 720P HD with autofocus, digital zoom and dual LED flash features, and the front facing 1.3 megapixel camcorder offers video chat and video call options at VGA quality. The HTC Evo 4G Android handset is exclusive to the Sprint 4G WiMAX mobile broadband network, and is available for $19 at select Sprint authorized retailers with a two-year activation.


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