HTC has announced three new 4G-enabled phones for three different operators in the US market. The HTC EVO Shift 4G expected on Sprint is an extension of the original HTC EVO 4G with a full QWERTY keyboard. Running on Android 2.2 OS, the phone features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 4G speeds, HTC Sense UI and more. It will sell for $149.99 on contract and after $100 mail-in rebate.
Next up is HTC Inspire 4G for AT&T. The Inspire 4G will take advantage of AT&T’s HSPA+ network and bring in the support for HTC’s htcsense.com service, making it the first US-based handset to do so. Carved out of a single sheet of aluminum, the Inspire 4G features a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, DLNA, Dolby, SRS surround sound and 8MP camera with dual LED flash. It will sell in Q1 2011 at an undisclosed price.
The last phone to be announced is HTC Thunderbolt for Verizon. Thunderbolt 4G supports LTE and brings in a 4.3-inch screen with HTC Sense UI, 8MP rear-facing camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, GPS, HD video recording, DLNA support and more. No word on the pricing or availability yet.