HTC EVO 4G LTE, available exclusively from Sprint, the latest evolution of the award-winning HTC EVO family, will soon receive an exciting update. Originally available with HTC Sense 4 and Android Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC EVO 4G LTE will be upgraded to HTC Sense 4+ with Android Jelly Bean.
We’ve learned from a reliable source that Virgin Mobile will begin carrying the nearly year-old HTC EVO 3D later this year, offering it up as the HTC EVO V 4G. Tipped to be available in both grey as well as the plum shade once exclusive to Best Buy, the rebranded EVO 3D will join the recently-revealed HTC One V on Virgin, creating quite a compelling portfolio of HTC Android devices on the prepaid carrier.
Despite getting somewhat long in the tooth, the EVO 3D still offers a very attractive feature set. Besides being one of only two auto-stereoscopic (glasses-free) 3D handsets available in the US, it is also capable of 3D still and video capture thanks to a pair of five-megapixel cameras. With its qHD resolution and dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the phone still holds its own against many modern mid-range and even some high-end devices. Also remaining from the Sprint EVO will be 4G hotspot tethering capabilities.
No word yet on either price nor release date.
The company was honored with four top awards at the 2011 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), also known as the “Oscars of Design.” The HTC Droid Incredible was given a Gold award, HTC EVO 4G recognized with a Silver award, while the HTC Legend received a Bronze award.
In addition, HTC Aria was ranked fourth, which places it among the finalist smartphones in the communications tool category.
“The rigor of selecting the best of over 2,000 entries culminated in three days of intense dialogue and debate that was stimulating and rewarding for the 20 expert jurors, we are proud of the work we have chosen to represent the best from our profession,” said IDEA’s Jury Chair Davin Stowell, founder and CEO of Smart Design. Continue reading