Saturday, January 8, 2011

HTC Leads in 4G with Three New Phones at CES

HTC has delivered the world’s first 4G phones, and at CES 2011 is extending this lead with the announcement of three new 4G devices. With the introduction of the HTC EVO Shift 4G from Sprint, HTC Inspire 4G from AT&T, and HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon Wireless, HTC has cemented its position as the leader in ultra-fast connectivity.

This Tuesday, Sprint announced the HTC EVO Shift 4G, a compact design featuring Android 2.2, HTC Sense, and a full QWERTY keyboard. Continuing Sprint and HTC’s partnership in innovation, the HTC EVO Shift 4G allows you to connect with those most important to you at unprecedented speeds. Additionally, at just $149.99 with a new two year contract and accompanying data plan, the device is the perfect choice for your first 4G phone.

The HTC EVO Shift 4G will be $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and activation on a new two-year contract and data plan. It will be available in all Sprint retail channels, including and 1-800-Sprint1, on Jan. 9th.

A 4G offering on AT&T’s new HSPA+ network, the HTC Inspire 4G boasts the largest screen (4.3”) from the carrier, as well as Dolby and SRS surround sound, the perfect combination for entertainment on-the-go. Designed with protection in mind, the HTC Inspire 4G is the first U.S. phone to utilize providing ultimate mobile control. In the unfortunate case of a lost or stolen phone, you can pinpoint your cell’s location on a map, and if necessary, wipe all personal data with a single command. This means all user content is deleted at the touch of a button, thus protecting personal and work information. All this is wrapped up by HTC’s unique manufacturing process which carves the shell of the device out of a solid piece of aluminum.

The HTC Inspire 4G will be available in the first quarter of 2011.

As one of the world’s first 4G LTE smartphones worldwide, the HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon Wireless is spearheading HTC’s commitment to introducing new technologies. A 4.3” screen brilliantly shows off pictures taken by the 8 megapixel camera and DLNA capabilities mean HD videos captured on-the-go are easily enjoyed in their native resolution. Additionally, Skype connectivity is embedded deeply within the ThunderBolt experience, bringing Skype’s 100 million users onto a single global platform at your fingertips. Skype integration ushers in a new era of face-to-face mobile communication—the business traveler can check-in with their family before a long flight, parents can video chat with their college freshman and friends can stay connected from across the country. At this time, we are not announcing pricing or availability for the HTC ThunderBolt.