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HTC Design 4G May Lure Some Away From IPhone

Sprint plans to offer the HTC EVO Design 4G, the first EVO device with World Phone capabilities, on October 23 for $100 with a two-year contract, a value that may keep some customers away from the iPhone.

The Design 4G runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 4-inch HD display, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video capture. The device runs on Sprint's 4G WiMAX network.

The addition of 4G and World Phone technology make the Design 4G an upgrade to its predecessor, the HTC Hero S.

HTC's price point for the Design 4G is its greatest advantage against the iPhone 4S, which has helped Sprint break sales records since it debuted on the service last week. The cheapest 4S starts at $200, but customers turned off by that price who still want a capable smartphone may turn to HTC's new device.

The Design 4G is half the price of the 4S, but still offers customers a dual-core processor, an above-average camera and is also capable of faster data speeds. The device stacks up even better against the iPhone 4, which features just a single core processor and sells for the same $100 price tag as the Design 4G.

The Design 4G will likely not deter Sprint customers who have their heart set on an iPhone. However, for casual customers looking to save money but still get speed and above-average functionality out of their phone, HTC's new handset may be the perfect landing spot.

Apple's iPhone will undoubtedly outsell HTC's new smartphone on Sprint's network, but the Design 4G may be able to bring a specific set of customers to Android who would have otherwise wound up on iOS.

Sprint plans to offer the HTC EVO Design 4G, the first EVO device with World Phone capabilities, on October 23 for $100 with a two-year contract, a value that may keep some customers away from the iPhone.

The Design 4G runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 4-inch HD display, 1.2-gigahertz dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera capable of 720p video capture. The device runs on Sprint's 4G WiMAX network.

The addition of 4G and World Phone technology make the Design 4G an upgrade to its predecessor, the HTC Hero S.

HTC's price point for the Design 4G is its greatest advantage against the iPhone 4S, which has helped Sprint break sales records since it debuted on the service last week. The cheapest 4S starts at $200, but customers turned off by that price who still want a capable smartphone may turn to HTC's new device.

The Design 4G is half the price of the 4S, but still offers customers a dual-core processor, an above-average camera and is also capable of faster data speeds. The device stacks up even better against the iPhone 4, which features just a single core processor and sells for the same $100 price tag as the Design 4G.

The Design 4G will likely not deter Sprint customers who have their heart set on an iPhone. However, for casual customers looking to save money but still get speed and above-average functionality out of their phone, HTC's new handset may be the perfect landing spot.

Apple's iPhone will undoubtedly outsell HTC's new smartphone on Sprint's network, but the Design 4G may be able to bring a specific set of customers to Android who would have otherwise wound up on iOS.

HTC Design 4G May Lure Some Away From IPhone

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Edited by DUTCH VanAtlanta on Oct 20, 2011 at 3:42:34 AM

brinkley1988 wrote:

Sprint plans to offer the HTC EVO Design 4G, the first EVO device with World Phone capabilities, on October 23 for $100 with a two-year contract, a value that may keep some customers away from the iPhone.


And away from ATT as well.  ATT seems to only want to ride the iPhone bandwagon - to the detriment of customers who would like some of the better options available elsewhere.


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Sprint plans to offer the HTC EVO Design 4G, the first EVO device with World Phone capabilities, on October 23 for $100 with a two-year contract, a value that may keep some customers away from the iPhone.


And away from ATT as well.  ATT seems to only want to ride the iPhone bandwagon - to the detriment of customers who would like some of the better options available elsewhere.

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Edited by redpoint73 on Oct 20, 2011 at 9:49:20 AM

Your continual cut-and-paste of other's articles (without giving credit) is in poor etiquette, and plagiarism. If you don't link, or at least credit the original work,  you are claiming it as your own.

 

Here is the link of the original article:

http://www.mobiledia.com/news/112991.html

 

I doubt a single Android device is going to change many people's minds about getting an iPhone or not.  You either want the iPhone and Apple brand, or not.  And at this point, there are already a large number of Android devices around with similar capabilities as the Design 4G.  As far as the 4G/WiMax capability, most people don't understand 4G enough for it to really matter, anyway.

Your continual cut-and-paste of other's articles (without giving credit) is in poor etiquette, and plagiarism. If you don't link, or at least credit the original work,  you are claiming it as your own.

 

Here is the link of the original article:

http://www.mobiledia.com/news/112991.html

 

I doubt a single Android device is going to change many people's minds about getting an iPhone or not.  You either want the iPhone and Apple brand, or not.  And at this point, there are already a large number of Android devices around with similar capabilities as the Design 4G.  As far as the 4G/WiMax capability, most people don't understand 4G enough for it to really matter, anyway.

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