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Long anticipated, hugely specified and just plain huge: there’s a lot to like about the HTC EVO 4G.The first Wi MAX phone in the US brings with it the promise of DSL-like mobile data access along with the flexibility of Google’s Android OS, complete with HTC’s now-legendary hardware quality and flexible Sense UI.On the flip side it’s nowhere near cheap and Wi MAX coverage is marginal.Is this new superphone faster than a speeding bullet, or is that just how quickly it drains its battery?Check out the full Slash Gear review after the cut.Physically, the HTC EVO 4G feels like a blend of the HD2 and the Droid Incredible.Dominating the front is that bright, vivid and crisp 4.3-inch WVGA 800 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, with little but a row of four touch-sensitive shortcut keys running underneath to distract you.



Turn on, and you’re faced with Android 2.1 underneath the user-friendly gloss of HTC Sense.Now familiar from several generations of smartphones, Sense is arguably still the best way to bring new users up to speed with what their handsets are capable of.Feature-wise it’s the same as on the HTC Desire or Legend: Facebook, Twitter and Flickr integration with contacts, a Friend Stream aggregated feed of all recent updates, full Exchange integration (with calendar support, rather than just mail and contacts on regular Android 2.1) and various eye-catching widgets for weather, settings and other features.There are seven homescreen panes on which to arrange them, and the EVO 4G flips between them – and indeed between all the menus and apps – without pause or lag.

That’s because under the hood are specifications we’ve grown to expect from high-end Android devices, with Qualcomm’s 1GHz Snapdragon chipset core to that experience.

Here it’s paired with 512MB of RAM and 1GB ROM (the latter is – on Android 2.1 at least – the only place you can save your applications to), along with a micro SD slot (there’s an 8GB card preloaded, held in with an unusual little peg rather than the traditional spring-loaded slot) and 1,500m Ah battery. A there’s Wi Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR and GPS, together with a G-sensor, proximity and light sensors, an FM radio and a 3.5mm headphone socket.