HTC launches three new 4G smartphones
Dubai, January 11, 2011
HTC Corporation unveiled three new 4G smartphones together with three US wireless operators this week at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES).
HTC introduced the world’s first 4G Android smartphone last year. With these three new smartphones - the HTC EVO 4G, HTC’s T-Mobile G2 and HTC’s T-Mobile MyTouch 4G, HTC’s portfolio of 4G devices in the United States grows to six, all of which support the launch of every major US carrier’s 4G network.
“Whether people are looking for large-screen multi-media, consumer social media, touch or Qwerty 4G devices, HTC has a device that fits their needs,” stated Peter Chou, chief executive officer, HTC Corporation.
The new HTC EVO Shift 4G, unveiled alongwith Sprint, comes with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, in a compact size, and a price point of $149.99. It is a strong choice for mass-market smartphone users looking to explore the speed of 4G.
HTC ThunderBolt on Verizon is one of the world’s first LTE smartphones, spearheading Verizon Wireless’ push into the world of 4G. Embedded deeply within the phone is Skype connectivity. With a 4.3 inch screen, front and rear cameras, integrated DLNA support, Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon processor and the latest version of HTC Sense, the HTC ThunderBolt is a multimedia powerhouse, a statement said.
“Qualcomm is providing chipsets that can switch seamlessly between 3G and the next generation LTE networks that are coming on line,” said Steve Mollenkopf, executive vice president and group president, Qualcomm.
Additionally, HTC is joining forces with AT&T to launch one of the first 4G smartphones on AT&T’s HSPA+ network, the HTC Inspire 4G.The HTC Inspire 4G is the first device in the US to enhance the HTC Sense experience with htcsense.com, an online service that extends the HTC Sense experience beyond the handset. This allows people to find a lost phone on a map, send a command to make the phone sound an alert – even while on “silent” mode, and if needed, remotely wipe all of the phone’s data with a single command.
Along with 4G HSPA+ connectivity, the HTC Inspire 4G boasts features such as an 8 megapixel camera, Dolby and SRS surround sound, active noise cancellation and a sleek unibody design machined from a single block of aluminum.
HTC is continuing to build awareness by kicking off the next phase of its brand building growth with a campaign evolution, which was unveiled for the first time at CES.
“At HTC, our long-standing focus has been to find new ways to make the mobile experience simpler for customers,” added John Wang, chief marketing officer for HTC Corporation.-TradeArabia News Service