CES 2011 was a great chance for HTC to launch its 4G phone offer and the company did exactly that by launching three 4G models – HTC EVO Shift 4G from Sprint, HTC Inspire 4G from AT&T and HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon.
HTC EVO Shift 4G is an Android 2.2 phone with a full qwerty keyboard. It comes priced at $149.99 with a two year contract. Note however that this price is after a $100 mail-in rebate.
HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T’s new HSPA+ network comes with a 4.3’’ screen, Dolby and SDS surround sound, active noise cancellation and more. The phone will be the first to use htcsense.com, allowing for tracking a lost or stolen phone, pinpointing its location on the map or just remotely wiping all user data from it. The device shell is carved out of a single piece of aluminum. It is expected in Q1 2011.
HTC ThunderBolt from Verizon comes with a 4.3’’ screen, 8mp camera, DLNA support, embedded Skype connectivity, etc. Pricing and availability will be revealed at a later date. The device is based on Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon.