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QWERTY-packing droid HTC EVO Shift 4G goes live

Today HTC announced a new addition to their CDMA smartphone lineup, the EVO Shift 4G. The full QWERTY-packing Android smartphone comes with a 3.6” LCD screen of WVGA resolution. The 4G moniker and the Sprint allegiance give away the EVO Shift WiMax radio, but you should know that there’s also EV-DO support for when the new generation networks aren’t available.

The HTC EVO Shift 4G packs a Qualcomm MSM7630 CPU, clocked at 800 MHz and a 5 megapixel camera capable of HD video recording. The rest of its key features include 3.5mm audio jack, Wi-Fi, GPS and a microSD card slot. The EVO Shift 4G will ship with Android 2.2 (Froyo) an there’s no information yet whether a 2.3 (Gingerbread) update will come.

The bad news is that the HTC EVO Shift 4G is a Sprint-exclusive so your only chance of getting it involves living in the US and being fine with signing a long-term contract costing north of $70 per month. The price of the handset itself is $150 after a $100 mail-in rebate.



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