HTC Inspire 4G Android Phone, Red (AT&T)
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- Ultra-fast, 4G-enabled smartphone running Android 2.2 with 4.3-inch multi-touch Super LCD display
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot and tethering capabilities); GPS for navigation and location services
- 8-MP camera; HD 720p camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD memory expansion; HTML web browser; corporate and personal e-mail
- Up to 6 hours of talk time, up to 372 hours (15.5 days) of standby time; released in January, 2011
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 8 GB SD card, USB cable, quick start guide
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- Size (LWH): 4.84 inches, 2.68 inches, 0.46 inches
- Weight: 4.64 ounces
- Network Compatibility: UMTS
- Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 360 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 144 hours
- Battery Type: Lithium Ion
This high-end Android smartphone sports a large display, high-resolution camera with HD video capture, and 2nd-generation Snapdragon processor. Other key features include HTC Sense software, Wi-Fi mobile hotspot, DLNA wireless media streaming, unibody metal shell, memory card slot, removable battery, and GPS navigation.
Running on AT&T's ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband network, the Android-powered HTC Inspire 4G features a gorgeous, extra-large 4.3-inch Super LCD touchscreen, and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor to make quick work of all your social networking, image and video uploads, and e-mail replies. With AT&T's 4G network, you'll enjoy mobile broadband speeds up to 4x faster than AT&T's already fast mobile broadband network.
Enjoy ultra-fast 4G mobile broadband speeds and AT&T Mobile Hotspot capabilities.
The Inspire 4G also offers the next-generation HTC Sense user interface experience, which includes quicker startup times from hibernation mode as well as a consolidated view of your favorite social networking sites. You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal.
Equal parts speed and beauty, the Inspire 4G is constructed from a single piece of aluminum and includes an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash that can also capture video in HD resolution (720p). With an included Blockbuster app, you'll be able to instantly view movies over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connections and enjoy stunning audio via the integrated speakers with Dolby Mobile + SRS WOW HD surround sound.
Other features include a 4 GB internal memory, supplied 8 GB microSD memory card, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA certification for wireless media streaming to other devices, and up to 6 hours of talk time.
Android Operating System
The Inspire 4G runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overall Android experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. You'll be able to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. And it features a plethora of new enhancements, including an improved onscreen QWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web. It also offers enhanced Exchange support, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.
With integrated Google technology, the Inspire 4G brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The Inspire 4G also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
8-megapixel camera with HD 720p video capture (see larger image; black version shown).
HTC Sense Mobile Experience
With the next generation of the popular HTC Sense mobile experience, the HTC Inspire 4G automatically delivers your most-wanted information to your screen. It offers even more ways to stay connected--including FriendStream, which delivers Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr updates in a consolidated view. And you'll be able to pinpoint the location of a lost phone on a map, send a command to make the phone sound an alert--even while on "silent" mode--through the htcsense.com web site. If needed, you can also remotely wipe all of the phone's data with a single command in addition to forwarding calls and text messages to a different number.
- Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's HSPA+ network (with enhanced backhaul). See more about AT&T's 4G service below)
- Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
- Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views
- Ultra-fast Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go
- AT&T Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect multiple devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 3G/4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi.
- USB tethering for connecting a PC to your phone's 3G/4G cellular connection.
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP audio streaming Bluetooth profiles.
OS & Software
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The HTC Inspire 4G weighs 5.78 ounces and measures 4.84 x 2.68 x 0.46 inches. Its 1230 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time, and up to 372 hours (15.5 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies as well as AT&T's dual-band 4G network (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS).
What's in the Box
HTC Inspire 4G handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 8 GB SD card, USB cable, quick start guide
This phone runs on AT&T's dual-band 850/1900 MHz 4G network (UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+), and with HSPA+ you'll experience mobile data speeds up to 4x faster than ordinary mobile broadband--up to approximately 6 Mbps (download). AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber).
Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.
Coming later in 2011, AT&T will deliver a second layer of 4G network called LTE (Long Term Evolution) that is even faster than HSPA+ speeds.
In areas where either AT&T's 3G or 4G network is not available, you'll continue to receive service on the AT&T EDGE network, which offers availability in more than 13,000 US cities and along some 40,000 miles of major highways.
Note: AT&T's 4G mobile broadband coverage is not available in all areas. 4G speeds delivered by HSPA+ with enhanced backhaul; availability increasing with ongoing backhaul deployment.
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Top Customer Reviews
After having his phone for almost a year, it fell out of my husband's pocket at a truck stop. He had it in a leather case that clips on your belt, and had one of those plastic cling screen protectors on it. You can see where this is going. . . an 80,000 pound tractor-trailer ran over the phone. Someone found it and was able to call me on it to find out who it belonged to!!! They got it back to him, still in working order. The surface glass of the screen was fully intact, but the color layer looked like a spider web of cracks. This, however has not affected the functionality of the phone at all, minus a few dead pixels here and there and just looking a little "off" from the tiny web of cracks. The semi did bend the shell of the phone a little where the clip on the case was. This broke the shutter on the camera. However, I'm EXTREMELY impressed with the fact that this phone fell out of his pocket, got run over by an 18-wheeler, and lived to find it's way home to still be in use today. That's right, it's still working.
As far as the reviewer who said they couldn't hear the phone. My husband also has hereditary hearing loss, and he can hear this phone just fine. There's this thing called "settings" you can use to adjust the volume, ringtone, etc. to meet your needs. We can always hear our phones ring, and most of the time I have to turn my earpiece volume down during voice calls because it can be obscenely loud on full volume. So no problems there. All in all, while this is my first smartphone and I've never had the coveted iPhone, I think this is a really great phone. I would get another one in a heartbeat if needed. But I don't see that happening, since it survived a semi. As with ALL smartphones, though, DO NOT get it wet or damp. It's not going to survive that.
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